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Old 11-23-2019, 10:46 AM   #1
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CA 74 from Hemet to Palm Desert

Has anyone done CA 74 from Hemet to Palm Desert in a class A? Looks like a scenic and interesting drive. I'm finding nothing on Caltran site about length restrictions on Pines to Palms Highway. We would be 63' long, 35' MH towing a enclosed cargo trailer.
We've done lots of mountain driving so steep grades don't concern me, it's more making it around tight blind corners that make me pucker.
Mid March is the time we'd be thinking about doing this.
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It's an absolutely GREAT road (if you're driving a Porsche) Not so much fun in a big rig. Do a Google Earth and look at the road. You'll probably change your mind about driving it.
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There are many YouTubes on Hwy 74. If you ever want to know what a scenic road is like this is our source. Here is one:

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The posters above pretty much covered it. I've driven the road both ways in a Jeep GC and it really wasn't a whole lot of fun.
If you do take 74, be prepared to pucker
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We did it in our Mini Roadster. We saw some RVís but it doesnít look like it would be a fun trip over top an back down.
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Thanks for the input, I have watched all the videos and read what I could find on the road which is why it looks like something I'd like to drive. Will think about it over the next couple of months and see which way we go. Heading from Hemet FCOC rally over to Yuma and had been considering something other than the same old routes.
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We take the 79 to the 10 in the RV. Not scenic, but easier and quicker.
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As I mentioned in the 1st post after you posted your question. It's a great road in a Porsche. You'll find that you're not going to see anything other than the road ahead of you as you'll need to concentrate entirely on driving your rig and trailer.

Obviously you'll do as you please and that's Okay too.

Just be warned that it's like driving Hwy 1 (one lane each direction) and you'll be constantly pulling over to let cars pass. Calif. Vehicle Code says you have to pull over if 5 cars are behind you and you're causing a delay.
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Thanks

Thanks for all the info, I guess we will just have to take the motorcycles over it sometime. Although I'm always up for a challenge I think I'll rethink taking the motorhome over it this time.
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hwy 74

Driven it many times in a 36 ft coach but not towing. I wouldnt do it at 63ftoal.
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