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Old 04-12-2011, 10:35 PM   #1
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Hwy 50-So.Lake Tahoe to Sacramento,ca

Has anyone driven over this section of Hwy 50 in a class A? I recall it being narrow, windy and a long haul uphill. Should I have any reservations driving a 38 footer over the hill into Lake Tahoe? Thanks, Jack
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Has anyone driven over this section of Hwy 50 in a class A? I recall it being narrow, windy and a long haul uphill. Should I have any reservations driving a 38 footer over the hill into Lake Tahoe? Thanks, Jack
i drove both 50 and 80 last summer. both have grades to climb, ims 50 goes a little higher. 50 is still narrow and windy in places. 80 is a much better highway.
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JackN..You will be fine -We have been on many roads that are a lot worse then this one. You won't have any problems if you take your time and don't drive like you are driving in a new Camaro.
Have a great time!! When are you heading up and where will you be staying?
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As MM stated not an issue with or w/o toad. Once at the summit the down hill grade is cause for caution. So don't be surprised and take your time.
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Drive 50 about 4 times a yr like it better than 80. Get better mpg and a smother ride on 50 so go for it and have fun.
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Thanks everybody! I've been told Hwy 80 can beat a motorhome up, so I was shooting for Hwy 50. This'll be my maiden voyage with my new-to-me motorhome and had only driven Hwy 50 in a little car. I feel better about it now.

M. Mama- In August, we'll be going from Santa Rosa to Zephyr Cove campground in South Lake. My son has a week long training camp up there. I guess we'll be passing by your neighborhood on the way!! (Niiiiice Camero, by the way...)
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I live in Carson City and routinely use Hwy 50 in a 40' MH pulling a toad to get to the Bay Area. Just take it easy and you'll be fine.
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