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Old 09-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Hwy 50

we are leaving sac to head for jackson,tn I am thinking about taking us 50 all the way or as for as i can Has anyone been that way it looks a little tricky in the mountains.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
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We drove US50 from Reno to western Utah last month. You cross several ranges of mountains but the only significant grade is just east of Austin NV. The road is good throughout the drive. It is pretty desolate and is dubbed "the Loneliest Highway" for good reason.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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Suggest you get two books, these will tell you what to expect as to steep grades and limitations if any.
Mountain Directory West and Mountain Directory East

If you're going to hit 50 you will want these books. Just browsing hwy 50 in Nevada I see a lot of earmarks on the road for grades and passes.

Keep us posted on your trip, sounds like it might be fun.

Like docj said it is a lonely hwy and fuel is pretty scarce so fuel up when you see a station.
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Just came back to Sac. from Colo. Have driven 50 for years and like it better than 80 to and from sac to colo a lot less traffic than 80 and most of 50 is posted 70mph, Take it and you will like it make sure to stop at the nv-ut border and sell Leman caves at baker nv. good luck
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Do a little googleing. The MG world held the Ralley to Reno last year. Ther was a caravan from MD. to CA., with a stop in Reno for MG2011. A good starting point is here. The MG Experience : Welcome to the Club!

https://www.google.com/search?source...94...........0.


Althouh the RV is a lot bigger than an MG the road is the same.
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Thank You ,sounds like the Exhaust brake is going to get a lot of use.
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Thanks for all the advice.We will post how it went when we get there, not leaving untill Oct 7th though
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We made it to Jackson and I will never use another route it is a beutiful drive. Hwy 50 is great for Rv's as long as you have an exhaust brake. Although i seen a few gassers and they didn't seem to have any problem.Also I don't think I would use it in the winter.
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