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Old 12-07-2013, 12:48 PM   #15
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Oh, forgot to mention, rather than stopping in San Bernadino, stop in The Palm Springs area instead. It's just about 30 minutes or so before San Bernadino and is one of Trip Advisors top 20 vacation destinations. Lots of nice places to stay in your RV. Lots of stuff to do and the weather is terrific.
ahh cool! thanks!
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My brother says to heck with I-10.

He suggests I come up through Lubbock (84?) and through Albuquerque, flag staff and then over to 5.

Google says it's the same distance. Anyone see any issues through this route?
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:30 PM   #17
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My brother says to heck with I-10. He suggests I come up through Lubbock (84?) and through Albuquerque, flag staff and then over to 5. Google says it's the same distance. Anyone see any issues through this route?
We recently relocated our coach to Los Angeles from Fort Worth (3 weeks ago)
I could not have travelled this route due to snow and ice. So you are increasing your odds of getting stuck in bad weather
We travelled I20 to I 10 to Palm Springs with no issue.
We were in Phoenix a couple of weeks ago with beautiful weather andFlagstaff, just a couple of hours north was being hammered with well below freezing temps and snow.
In march we travelled thru Lubbock, Albuquerque, Flagstaff to Grand Canyon - the drive was very boring with nothing to see for miles.
There are only disadvantages in your alternate route IMHO
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I agree with Thread #13 about the rout but the grade just North of San Luis Obis is around 7% I believe, we travel from the Bay Area each year on 101 on our way South to Indo in Palm Springs for about 6 or 7 weeks and then we head back home along the same rout.
There is a lot to see along this rout.
When we head home and hit the base of that hill I am going about 70 mile an hour with a 36' M.H. toeing a Saturn car and it doesn't take long when you start to slow down first to second then down to first we manage to go up the grade in first gear doing about 32 miles an hour at 4000 RP M'S it's a slow clime but we seem to make it each time.
Note: When I go up any steep hill I drive looking at my tech not my speedometer.
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Another option from I5 is to take Hwy 41 to 46 into Paso Robles then up 101 to San Mateo. Wine Country RV is another good park in Paso Robles. It is on 46 at the East end of town. The grade on Hwy 58 will be mostly downhill and will have a lot of truck traffic. Good RV parks in Bakersfield.
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I saw that on the map, Any reason why this would be a bad idea?

See I'm glad I ask these things.. i had no idea "the grapevine" existed.

I use 152 from 99 to 101 about three times a year. Good road, however it is two lane for about 10 miles where it hits 101.
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My brother says to heck with I-10.

He suggests I come up through Lubbock (84?) and through Albuquerque, flag staff and then over to 5.

Google says it's the same distance. Anyone see any issues through this route?
Snow and ice can be a problem that far north.
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Another option from I5 is to take Hwy 41 to 46 into Paso Robles then up 101 to San Mateo. Wine Country RV is another good park in Paso Robles. It is on 46 at the East end of town. The grade on Hwy 58 will be mostly downhill and will have a lot of truck traffic. Good RV parks in Bakersfield.
This would be my choice as well. We drive this route between San Diego and Morgan Hill at least twice a year visiting grand children.
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If u want to go toPaso and are I 5 north take 46 in Bakersfied It is south of 41 a nice road parts have new pavement . also shorter 46 and 41 connect Taking 46 saves back tracking

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If u want to go toPaso and are I 5 north take 46 in Bakersfied It is south of 41 a nice road parts have new pavement . also shorter 46 and 41 connect Taking 46 saves back tracking Joe (ka6bud) Mariposa Calif
The only problem with this option is you have to take the grapevine to get there. No a problem unless there's weather. And right now there is a ton of construction.
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