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Old 03-14-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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I am visiting friends in Prescott, AZ. When I leave Prescott, I need to drive north to Page, AZ. Has anyone driven SR 89A north from Prescott to Flagstaff? Would you recommend driving a 40 ft. motorhome up that road or should I find alternate routes. Any help would be greatly appreciated. DJ
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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89A is restricted to less than 30ft. from Prescott to Clarkdale. I would recomend Rt169 to I-17, then north to Rt-260 and pick up 89A in Cottonwood to Flagstaff.
89A from Cottonwood to Flag. is a beautiful drive but a narrow winding road. Not many places to stop with a 40 footer.
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Good advice, I did it in a 30'er. Little tight even then.
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DJ:

DO NOT take 89-A from Prescott, through Jerome to Cottonwood. We'd certainly recommend this route using a toad vehicle for a day trip to see Jerome, but, NOT your rig.

Have to agree with Harold & Linda (az bound) about using the 169 route (see above).

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Another very good route is US 89 to Ash Fork, I-40 to Flagstaff, then US 89 to Page. I have driven this route in several motorhomes - no mountain issues and it avoids the steep drop into the Verde Valley and the climb from there to Flagastaff. Strongly agree with the others about 89A from Prescott to Flagstaff - DON'T do it in your RV.
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DO NOT take 89-A from Prescott, through Jerome to Cottonwood. We'd certainly recommend this route using a toad vehicle for a day trip to see Jerome, but, NOT your rig.

Have to agree with Harold & Linda (az bound) about using the 169 route (see above).

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Yep...a buddy of mine and I rode this on our motorcycles a few years back and that was pretty fun. Couldn't imagine driving our coach up those hills and curves. Yikes!
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I miss quoted that length restriction, it is 40 ft. on 89A. From Prescott to Cottonwood.
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A big thanks to all who responded to my quest for information on SR 89A from Prescott to Flagstaff, AZ. Had the opportunity to drive with friends, in a car, from Prescott to Jerome yesterday. Absolutely in no way would I ever attempt that drive in my rig. Once again, thanks, and have fun on the road. We do. DJ
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