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Old 09-25-2016, 11:39 AM   #1
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Hwy 101 North in Oregon & Washington

Driving a Freightliner M2 towing a 36ft Fifth wheel would it be safe to take the 101 from California all the way North to Port Angeles and Sequim WA?

We are 56 ft long in total length and wondering if this would be an advisable route.... Or should we stick to going over to I5 when we leave California?

Thank you for any advice or assistance!

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I've run from California to the Washington border on 101 and that's all good two lane road.

Haven't done the Washington part but someone will chime in soon with the rest of the story.

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I think you'll be fine, I haven't done it in a rig that big but I can't think of anything that would be a problem. Like Oregon, the highway is 2 lane and goes through a few towns.

I don't think the Washington segment is as scenic as the Oregon part because it tends to be further inland. It's still a nice drive. Once you get North, you should plan on detaching to visit Olympic National Park.
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Our overall length is shorter than yours, 40 foot plus tow car, but just a couple of months we left Olympia went to Forks around the north side through Sequim and down hwy 101 to just north of Crescent City and have previously gone down to Petaluma on 101. I don't see a problem for you using 101 (stay off CA 1). That's just my opinion.
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We've done it with our 40' MH towing. Semi trucks do it. Yes, you'll be fine.
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101 in Wa is no problem.
After Grays Harbor (Aberdeen) the drive gets much more scenic with nice ocean views for a stretch, then beautiful forest and breathtaking rivers.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:26 PM   #7
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Thanks to all for your advice and sharing of your own experiences! We are very excited about this trip and are having a great time just planning it.....So I am sure we will have an awesome experience!

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