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Old 01-06-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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Trying to avoid the bulk of LA traffic, here's my planned route: US 101, then 27 to Hwy 1, I-10 then I-405 to I-5S; or US 101 to I-405 then I-5S. For all you RV'ers out there that have been in the same predicament as I am, which route makes better sense, driving a 35'MH with a toad. Thanks in advance for any input/suggestions.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:49 PM   #2
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Trying to avoid the bulk of LA traffic, here's my planned route: US 101, then 27 to Hwy 1, I-10 then I-405 to I-5S; or US 101 to I-405 then I-5S. For all you RV'ers out there that have been in the same predicament as I am, which route makes better sense, driving a 35'MH with a toad. Thanks in advance for any input/suggestions.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:09 PM   #3
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Rom,
I'd say it's tough to "avoid the bulk of LA traffic." In our travels we have twice gone from San Luis Obispo to San Diego.

First time used 101,405 to 5. The 405 was down to 30 mph at times but never stopped at mid-day.

Second time took 101, 10 then 15. Never had any real slowing down, although there was a good amount of traffic on the 10 and the 15 in LA. This was longer but traffic kept moving.

Definitely time your travels to avoid the morning or afternoon rush hours. Most of the time I stayed in the second lane from the right trying to stay out of eveyone's way.

Happy miles to you!
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You could take the 126 at Ventura. It is a nice wide, falt road that will take you to the I5. It goes through Santa Paula and Fillmore. You end up at Magic Mountain. Nice scenic drive.
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You could take Hwy 46 east from Paso Robles to Hwy 5 and then 5 all the way to San Diego. That way you would miss both the 101 and 405. Those are some of the slowest, wildest in So Cal.
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Thanks to you all. Don: in 2007, we camped at Pt.Mugu on the way to SDiego. Took Hwy 1 to Santa Monica then I-10, I-405, 73 and then I-5.Wasn't a bad drive, busy but as what Ding-a-Ling said, slowly moving. Now, on the other hand, I took I-5 all the way with my toad last year to SDiego, arrived at the valley (San Fernando) at about 4:30 PM, traffic was barely moving. Switched to I-10 so I can connect to I-15,same thing. In other words, we didn't reach SD till about 9PM. Never want to experience that again, especially with an MH towing. Freemn2: I'd also like to avoid the Grapevine so, I'll just probably stick with the 101, then 405 to I-5.
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Another suggestion

I am currently in visiting in San Diego as I have for several winters.

One winter I needed to drive my motorhome from San Diego to Piru (east of Fillmore on 126). Friends of mine who travel that direction often gave me this route (From San Diego)

North on I-15
West on I-210
North on I-5
West on 126

It is a few miles further but the traffic kept moving ... and there were shopping centers along the way if you need a rest area ...
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