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Old 01-26-2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Hwy 89A in AZ

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I'm going to Sedona this spring and would like to try Hwy 89A that goes from Prescott to Cottonwood. It looks like on a map at least one section is very narrow and curvy. How much trouble would I get into on this route? I'm in a 36' class A and tow a compact vehicle.

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Old 01-26-2014, 11:53 AM   #2
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After driving it a couple of times this last fall when on vacation......, to enjoy all the road has to offer, do it in a car! Leave the RV at the north end or the south end and drive it in your auto so you can do all the pull offs and simply stop when you want to. In your RV you are not going to see much driving as the road will keep your full attention for sure. Steep grades and switch backs. We were in Flagstaff for a 4 days and explored in the Jeep and after going down 89A to Cottonwood, I asked the wife if she wanted to back another way and she wanted to right back up the same way we came down..........beuatiful road, but enjoy it and all it has to offer in a auto! Just my opinion on this subject......

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We went from Cottonwood to Prescott with our 37' motor home no tow. It was really tight getting through Jerome, going uphill. Would not want to try that part the other direction.
As we left Jerome we saw a motor home w/toad stopped unhooking their toad, later we saw them again in Prescott, they had taken the toad through Jerome and decided not to take the motor home threw Jerome. They said they somehow got the motor home turned around and cam back the way they had come.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:05 PM   #4
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In Jerome if I remember right nothing over 40 feet allowed through. I live in Prescott Valley and use to drive it alot. They do frown on RVs. the road is long and windy.
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I'm in Cottonwood as we speak. I asked your exact question of some folks who know the area, and they advised against it. Their description was that there are places on 89A where you can see your own tail lights in front of you.
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That trip through Jerome would be nasty in anything but the shortest RV, and in fact units above a certain length (not certain what it is) are prohibited. I would never try it in a 36' Class with a toad, in fact that would likely violate the maximum vehicle length restriction.
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Driving our Jeep down 89A, we both said just about the same time said.....this would be a great ride on the Harley.........
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I believe anything over 40' is prohibited; 36' pulling a toad, no way, even if it's allowed. There's a 13 percent grade near Jerome if I'm not mistaken.

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