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Old 01-28-2012, 06:33 AM   #1
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I-5 to Redwood National Forest

We'll be leaving Sacramento, CA heading north on I-5. What is the best route to get over to 101 to visit the Redwoods? Keep in mind my 40 foot DP pulling a car.

From some of the maps, it doesn't look like there's a lot of choices, and none of those look to good.
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I don't know that it's best but have you considered going down I-80 to Vallejo, then across hwy 37 & 16 to Petaluma? That would certainly be a "safe" route for your size RV.
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i-5 north to hiway 20 at williams is the best road over. done it several times with my 40 footer with toad and plan to do it again in may
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i-5 north to hiway 20 at williams is the best road over. done it several times with my 40 footer with toad and plan to do it again in may
Second that.. 20 is about the same type of highway you will be dealing with as you go north on 101 from Ukiah and lot better then going over to Petaluma and dealing with the bay area traffic you will not get out of until you are past Healdsburg.
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i-5 north to hiway 20 at williams is the best road over. done it several times with my 40 footer with toad and plan to do it again in may

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20 should be no problem. A few small towns on the north side of Clear Lake.
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yep, 20 will be a good route unless you'd like to go thru wine country on the way to 101.
if you want to, then take I-80 west to 12 west and you'll go thru Napa and Sonoma wine country before you hit 101.
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