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Old 05-16-2009, 04:22 PM   #1
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Ca 88

Is CA route 88 between Jackson and Carson City, NV a good route for a 35' MH with tow car? I'd like to avoid I-80 if possible.

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Old 05-19-2009, 08:18 AM   #2
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Here's a long answer to a short question. I've never driven this road but my resource to roads I don't know is a Cal-Trans pilot car table for oversize loads I use at work. It shows Ca 88 to be a brown route through most of Calaveras Co. and green in the adj. counties. That means I can drive my 11' wide crane with no pilot car on the green and 1 pilot car on the brown. It's solid brown and not dashed which means it's not too twisty. It has no red sections which is bad. Ca 4 and Ca 108 both have red. Let me know if I can share more. Kel.

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I have not driven this route in my M/H, but have driven in my toad several times. I plan on using it on my next trip East with M/H and toad. The travelling East has a lot of curvy road but very managable. As you approach the summit it gets narrow but again managable. The descent into Carson Valley is pretty long and about 6 degrees, slow with Pac brake or downshifting is my plan.
It will not be as fast/quick as I80, but will be more scenic and enjoyable. I have driven the M/H and toad on Route 50 through Nevada into Utah with no problems.
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:17 PM   #4
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Yes, a beautiful drive. It goes pretty high, around 9,000 ft., but wide and good pavement. Lots of passing opportunities. Lots of semis hauling hay, too. Check out the campground at the Jackson Rancheria - outstanding!
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