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Old 11-18-2009, 10:41 AM   #15
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Dan & Elaine, your are right, we will be talking about this trip for a long time. We made the trip from Costa Mesa to San Fransisco. We drove exclusively on CA 1 except when we had to use 101. We went through all the small towns as well. We thought we might have a problem getting an RV space at the CA state beach campgrounds without reservations, however that wa not a problem. We stayed at Carpinteria, Pismo, New Brighton and Half Moon Bay and several sites were right on the beach, million dollar views. The trip is not fast and the highway is very good, however there are some up and down areas that require slow going but doable and well worth the time required. Put this on your bucket list. Someone suggested to go from north to south and I agree as the pull outs are all on the ocean side of the highway. My next trip will be from Washington to San Fransisco to utilize the pull outs.

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PAC1 in March

What an awesome thread.
We would love to try this route, northward, in March.
We have a 37' diesel pusher.
Would you have any weather concerns?

Phil & Carol.

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Old 12-02-2009, 08:17 AM   #17
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grampakoot, I have driven the PCH many times, in both directions in automobiles, and a few times in the motorhome. It is a beautiful drive, and one that is completely doable in your 37 footer. Its not a highway you want to try and make time on, but one you need to take your time, use the turnouts and enjoy the scenery. As in above posts, do a little research, plan ahead on your overnight stays, as your length can prevent staying in some of the state parks.
As to weather, in the month of March, there is no set weather pattern. There can be rain, more so farther north, sometimes early morning patchy fog on some stretches, and as mentioned breezy at times. It can also be absoloutly sunny and beautiful, don't let the fear of bad weather deter you from driving the coast highway. Enjoy

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Old 12-05-2009, 04:39 PM   #18
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One road that you really want to avoid is 199 from crescent city,ca to grants pass,or. It is all tight turns with lots of logging trucks and narrow roads. The worst part are the rookie rv ers that need their lane and half of yours. They are the one that will hurt you. I traveled it once but never again,

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