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Old 07-31-2012, 01:04 PM   #15
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My wife gets really terrified in situations where she's looking over a cliff, dropoff, etc.
101 has areas that have cliffs also. Only thing I can think of that will solve your issue would be to buy some blinders for DW.
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Big Critter,
If you are coming from Grants Pass to Crecent City, your DW will be inside against the outcroppings (be careful of them) and she should have no problem with "looking down." However the road is a twisty-turny type of road (US-199) so just be advised. You will have no problem, just watch the outcroppings on some of the turns - swing wide but be attentive to any oncoming traffic if you have to cross the center line.

Going the other way, DW will be looking at the tree tops below her.
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Thanks all! I actually checked it out today on Google Maps online, and zoomed down to near street level, it didn't look bad at all. This last Sunday I was on WA-14 from Stevenson to Washougal, and I think it may be worse than US-199. :>) Did really well in my 31'MH gasser towing my smart car on an Eze-Tow dolly, total length 45 1/2'. Just took my time around the curves and on the downgrades.
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HWY 14 from Stevenson to Washougal does not have the tight corners that are on a few portions of 199. Some of the corners on 199 are marked at 25 mph. I was raised near Stevenson and traveled 14 a lot in the good old days and the highway has been significantly improved and is not as "tight" as 199. I live off 199 a few miles north of the CA-OR border and do not hesitate to take my vehicles down to the coast.
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Thanks, Ciderdog. Yeah, after talking to a friend of mine who's a motorhome driver & instructor, I think I've decided to just take I-5 down to Eugene, OR and then take the Eugene-Florence Highway from there. My wife didn't like the idea of US 199, and frankly, I really didn't either. I've driven a camper van for 12 yrs., but that's quite a difference going from 17ft. & 5 ft. Wide, to 8 1/2 ft wide and 45 1/2 ft. Long counting the toad. : - O
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Anyone familiar with the Florence-Eugene Highway.....126? That looks like it might be a little more motorhome & DW friendly for me. Anyone that regularly travels that highway that could give me information on just how motorhome friendly it might be? Thanks! I'm thinking we could head over from Eugene to Florence and then head south to the Redwoods from there. :>) Using Google Maps, that road looks like it would be an easier road to drive than the one from Grants Pass to Crescent City. :>)
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bigcritter..... I've driven 126 many times with my coach. Nice two lane and a lot of it recently resurfaced in the last couple years.
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Honda told me my battery was good but it still went bad after a few hours of towing. I added a separate wire from the trailer plug to the CRV battery (fused & with an on/off switch). Haven't had a problem since. When the RV is running it is topping off the tow car battery.
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bigcritter..... I've driven 126 many times with my coach. Nice two lane and a lot of it recently resurfaced in the last couple years.
Thanks! I appreciate that. It looked like a good route on Google Maps. :>)
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Humm? I wonder how my above post #22 get into this one? I obviously was responding to a different question.
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Humm? I wonder how my above post #22 get into this one? I obviously was responding to a different question.
A little too much cider perhaps?
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Ok, that's been known to happen but mostly in my younger years!
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A windy road for sure. Beautiful country.
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