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Old 12-03-2015, 09:22 PM   #15
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I5 or 101 - are you going in winter?

Keep in mind the passes on I-5 in Oregon and northern CA may have a carry chains requirement depending on weather. We've driven both routes several times and are driving up in two weeks taking 101. If taking 5 you might want to purchase chains; I believe they are required on at least one wheel on the rv and on the TOAD.

Personally I have the chains but have never used them; if the weather is that bad I either take 101 or wait it out.
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:49 AM   #16
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I think I have it all figured out. Thanks everyone for your input.
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It sounds like you're all set to go, but just thought I'd throw this in as well. 101 is not that bad, pretty scenic and far better than I-5! As others have said, Highway 1 between Morro Bay and Monterey is tedious to say the least. Though Moro Bay and Hearst Castle are worth a visit.

A great drive and very doable in your rig would be to head to Monterey from Highway 101 at Salinas and head up Highway 1 thru Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, and then up 280 and back on to Highway 1 / 19th Avenue thru San Francisco and across the GG Bridge. Which has no tolls or tool plaza going Northbound! 19th Ave. aside from being very busy is probably the easiest way through the city, 3 or 4 lanes most of the way, pretty straight (except thru Golden Gate park) and NO BIG HILLS! And the way around the Bay Area is very long and boring also. From there North stay on 101. This part of the Highway 1 on the North Coast is almost as bad as along the Central Coast, beautiful but with much less traffic.

Enjoy the trip!

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It sounds like you're all set to go, but just thought I'd throw this in as well. 101 is not that bad, pretty scenic and far better than I-5! As others have said, Highway 1 between Morro Bay and Monterey is tedious to say the least. Though Moro Bay and Hearst Castle are worth a visit.

A great drive and very doable in your rig would be to head to Monterey from Highway 101 at Salinas and head up Highway 1 thru Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, and then up 280 and back on to Highway 1 / 19th Avenue thru San Francisco and across the GG Bridge. Which has no tolls or tool plaza going Northbound! 19th Ave. aside from being very busy is probably the easiest way through the city, 3 or 4 lanes most of the way, pretty straight (except thru Golden Gate park) and NO BIG HILLS! And the way around the Bay Area is very long and boring also. From there North stay on 101. This part of the Highway 1 on the North Coast is almost as bad as along the Central Coast, beautiful but with much less traffic.

Enjoy the trip!

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Thanks Tom, I appreciate your advice. The no big hills is a plus so I don't beat up the old rig too badly.
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CaptainGeezer - If you are going in the 26' rig in your signature line you can go on any road you like. I have been up and down the State many times on 1, 101, 5, & 395. Oh and 99. Your question was about 1 or 101. 101 and 1 are the same road much of the way. I would stay on 1. Cambria north to Carmel on 1 in a 26' footer is easy. 101 inland is still a nice road. FAR nicer than i5. Stay off of I5 as much as possible. Although north of Sacramento it is not so bad. 101 north of San Francisco is very scenic. It then goes to the coast in Oregon. 395 is also a very nice road. 99 is terrible in most parts. Some is redone now.
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CaptainGeezer - If you are going in the 26' rig in your signature line you can go on any road you like. I have been up and down the State many times on 1, 101, 5, & 395. Oh and 99. Your question was about 1 or 101. 101 and 1 are the same road much of the way. I would stay on 1. Cambria north to Carmel on 1 in a 26' footer is easy. 101 inland is still a nice road. FAR nicer than i5. Stay off of I5 as much as possible. Although north of Sacramento it is not so bad. 101 north of San Francisco is very scenic. It then goes to the coast in Oregon. 395 is also a very nice road. 99 is terrible in most parts. Some is redone now.
Yep, going in the old Tioga. Thanks for jumping in, we're sure looking forward to this trip and I don't want to mess up.
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