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Old 07-07-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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Does anyone know of a reason I shouldn't drive from Florence, Oregon to Newport Oregon (45 miles) up highway 101 in a 40' DP? My GPS is trying to route me 100 miles out of the way and I'm wondering if there is a reason such as weight restrictions or low bridges. Thanks for any info.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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Done the drive; straight up 101 unless there's some reason they've shut the the Hwy down. GPS are a wonderful thing, but they'll never replace a road map.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #4
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101 a nice highway,the way it is sending you is much worse. i have a 40 footer pulling a toad and have done it many times both directions last time less than 2 months ago
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Ditto. Done it several times in our 40DP w/toad. No problems in Oregon.

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Do it all the time in a 45' MCI Tour Coach..
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Thanks everyone. It was a beautiful drive. The only part that gave us a little concern is a tunnel that said it was 11'4" clearance on the shoulder, but 14'6" in the middle so we just stayed in the middle and did fine. Sure saved us 100 miles of driving out of our way and was well worth the windy road. The scenery was stupendous.
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I routinely override my GPS's recommendations. Sometimes I have to wonder why the programmers did what they did.
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I've been looking at the allstays site, and it seems to be pretty good at showing bridges and heights. Is having a Magellan or similar navigation device necessary for an RV?
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I've been looking at the allstays site, and it seems to be pretty good at showing bridges and heights. Is having a Magellan or similar navigation device necessary for an RV?
On occasions, going into totally unfamiliar areas ... yes. But it is just a reference material for a rod map.
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