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Old 04-02-2015, 10:48 PM   #15
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I live in Florence and have a 13 Ft. Motorhome which makes many trips up and down 101. No problems with any of the tunnels. Plenty of clearance. Northbound is against the mountainsides, so not many places to pull over. Southbound there are many great pull-offs.


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We will be headed South from Port Townsend WA to see the redwoods in Northern CA and considering taking 101 all the way. I see the comments about Northbound being on the mountain side, so (obviously) Southbound for us will be better on the pull off situation, but how is the Southbound side for white knuckling? I don't care for narrow lanes, no shoulders and large drop offs. I prefer wide lanes, good white lines, nice shoulders, places to pull off in an emergency, guard rails and not huge drop offs. How is 101 Southbound from Northern WA to Northern CA with that in mind? (ex: I didn't care for Natchez Trace much except that it was pretty)
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If you're taking 101 from Port Townsend, a good stopping point is Forks, WA. Beyond that there are few RV parks until you get toward the WA/OR border.


There's no problem southbound on 101. It's a beautiful drive. There are plenty of pull-offs and you'll see many RVers and semi trucks driving it, too. It's a slow drive because you go through many little towns so allow enough time to stop and sit a spell and check out different areas. We always do about 3 stops in Oregon - one at the top around Astoria - a fun city but you won't like the bridge , One around Florence and another at the south end. They all have plenty to do and great restaurants.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:27 PM   #18
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We just came that way 2 weeks ago. Southbound on the 101 from Washington into northern California is an awesome drive. Gorgeous views lots of turnouts.
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Once again, all excellent advice...DW just looked up RV parks in Forks and found a Passport America for $17 when we will be there a month from now...sweet! We were going to go out to Forks before we leave Port Towsend for a 2-night and back trip but doing that area on the way makes so much more sense...thanks!!
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We are in Sequim just returning from the San Juan Islands, we spent the night at Little Creek Casino just north of where I-5 & 101 intersect if you need a good overnight stop on the way to Port Townsend.
When we leave here we are going to Cannon Beach & Lincoln City then south to Napa.
I was going to go over to 5 after Lincoln but after reading the positive posts on 101 I'm re-thinking the route.
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There is no reason to go to I 5 unless your in a hurry. Above the bay area.
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Going north or south on 101, I highly recommend staying at the Pacific Shores Motor Coach Resort in Newport. Lots and lots to see and do in Newport, much more than any other town on the Oregon Coast. We spend our summers here every year and we always finds new things to do.

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Going north or south on 101, I highly recommend staying at the Pacific Shores Motor Coach Resort in Newport. Lots and lots to see and do in Newport, much more than any other town on the Oregon Coast. We spend our summers here every year and we always finds new things to do.

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We agree, just left left there after spending a very short 2 weeks. Still our favorite place to spend time in the summer.
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How do you get back or do you go to I-5 ?
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I live in Florence and would encourage anyone traveling U.S. 101 to stop in Florence and visit the Oregon Coast Military Museum. Newly opened and a good show. We also have several good RV parks and several state and USFS campgrounds close by.
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How do you get back or do you go to I-5 ?

Why do you want to get back to the I-5? You said you were headed to Napa, you want the 101 all the way to the wine country.
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Why do you want to get back to the I-5? You said you were headed to Napa, you want the 101 all the way to the wine country.
I agree......and it is a beautiful trip. Have done it several times.
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