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Old 12-27-2019, 09:18 PM   #1
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Looking to take California 95 from Needles to Parker. We have a 45' with toad. How is it? Looks windy on the maps?
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Looking to take California 95 from Needles to Parker. We have a 45' with toad. How is it? Looks windy on the maps?
"Looks windy..." This time of year it could be quite "windy"... Drive carefully.
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I use that stretch every year and it's fine. Windy....a few good curves but it's has never been a problem for me on there.

However there are very few places to pull off the road so I suggest doing a pit stop before you go over it.
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"Looks windy..." This time of year it could be quite "windy"... Drive carefully.
Not windy like the wind...windy like a winding road.
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AZ95 is a much better drive... more scenic.
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AZ95 is a much better drive... more scenic.
Have thought about using that route. Is there much stop and go through Lake Havasu City?
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The first route you asked about is a nice drive, kind of over the hill and dale kind of drive. The route trough Havasu is ok as well.
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Have thought about using that route. Is there much stop and go through Lake Havasu City?
Well... it's not a big town. You'd have about 10 mi. to get through it and not that many stops.

Look on Google Map Satellite View for the comparison of the two routes. CA95 isn't as scenic to us.
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There are maybe 6-8 stoplights going through Havasu, its easy and 4 lane through the town.
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Just to clearify, there is no "California 95", there is US95 that runs through Needles, CA and it crosses into AZ at Blythe, CA. Then there is AZ95 that goes north-south in AZ and through Lake Havasu City, AZ and Parker, AZ and ends at Quartzsite, AZ.

I wanted to make it clear to anyone reading this thread that it can get confusing in this area with two highway 95's. I know of many who ended up on US95 instead of AZ95 when heading to Lake Havasu from Needles.
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I took US95 a couple times a few years ago to avoid the lights a traffic in Lake Havasu City. Found it to be rough, poorly maintained with reverse banking on curves, slow moving and generally PITA. So tried AZ 95 and used it ever since. The cruise thru LHC is a breeze and the highway is a much easier drive than US95.

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