Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-16-2015, 06:36 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
jason1029's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 141
Congrats on the new rig!!

We did the complete Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica last May and were able to find and drive a lot of the old Route 66 in our 28' Tioga Class C. There were a few times we had to turn around as the road just abruptly ended.

You can usually take the "new" route 66 which is the highway for a few exits to get back on the old road. I would not hesitate to do it again in a smaller or little larger RV. So I would suggest go for it. The worst that can happen is you take the highway and just jump on and off when sightseeing.

Check out our blog where we posted daily our adventures. Along the Way with J & J

Good Luck and have fun!!
__________________

__________________
Jay & Jazz ~ Along The Way With J&J
1994 Tioga - Massachusetts
Follow Us! > Our Blog - YouTube - Twitter - FaceBook
jason1029 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-16-2015, 09:29 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
HavingABlast's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2,006
Thanks Jason. It is great to read that you would do it all over again.


2015 Newmar Ventana 3636 (on order)
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
__________________

__________________
HavingABlast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 01:02 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
MattC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 459
Having,

We started in Joliet, but only went as far as Albuquerque because we were going to the Balloon Fiesta.

WARNING about Joliet!!
STAY West of the river.
East of the river there railroad overpasses are low and tight. There were also some corners that we (23') had difficulty negotiating.

We drove on all the original Rt66 we could and accidentally some that we probably should have by-passed.

A lot of of the old route is clearly marked in Illinois. They seen to be proud of it. If you can find someplace to put the coach, stop at the Lincoln Library. Have a couple of hours to devote.

Buy the book EX-66. (ISBN 0-9708851-4-8). You will not regret it. Write your name on the fly leaf. The only problem is you have to remember who borrowed it and be sure and to ask for it to be returned.

We will do west of Albuquerque some day.

Matt
__________________
A lifelong waterman and his bride going dry places for as long as the fuel money lasts.
MattC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 12:47 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
HavingABlast's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2,006
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattC View Post
Having,



We started in Joliet, but only went as far as Albuquerque because we were going to the Balloon Fiesta.



WARNING about Joliet!!

STAY West of the river.

East of the river there railroad overpasses are low and tight. There were also some corners that we (23') had difficulty negotiating.



We drove on all the original Rt66 we could and accidentally some that we probably should have by-passed.



A lot of of the old route is clearly marked in Illinois. They seen to be proud of it. If you can find someplace to put the coach, stop at the Lincoln Library. Have a couple of hours to devote.



Buy the book EX-66. (ISBN 0-9708851-4-8). You will not regret it. Write your name on the fly leaf. The only problem is you have to remember who borrowed it and be sure and to ask for it to be returned.



We will do west of Albuquerque some day.



Matt

Thanks for the tips Matt. Will check out the Lincoln Library and the book.




2015 Newmar Ventana 3636 (on order)
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
__________________
HavingABlast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 01:20 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Falcon190's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Camas, WA
Posts: 871
Old Route 66

Quote:
Originally Posted by DonDee View Post
Seligman AZ is a must see. The Sno-Cap Drive in especially.
Was there a year ago. Bought the Route 66 T shirts, etc. Fun little touristy place off I-40. Even though they were getting ready for a car show, we still found parking for our 40' MoHo and toad. And while there we watched a 45' tour bus pull in so you know that section of the road is drivable in that area. There's also a Route 66 museum in nearby Kingman, AZ.
__________________
Falcon190 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 08:30 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
HavingABlast's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2,006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Falcon190 View Post
Was there a year ago. Bought the Route 66 T shirts, etc. Fun little touristy place off I-40. Even though they were getting ready for a car show, we still found parking for our 40' MoHo and toad. And while there we watched a 45' tour bus pull in so you know that section of the road is drivable in that area. There's also a Route 66 museum in nearby Kingman, AZ.

Thank you Falcon190!


2015 Newmar Ventana 3636 (on order)
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
__________________

__________________
HavingABlast is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cross Country trip this summer -Route recommendations needed rdrv831 Navigation, Routes & Roads 14 02-19-2015 03:21 PM
Suggested Route, Pahrump to I-15 South wyatt earp Navigation, Routes & Roads 5 10-02-2014 10:46 PM
Route 105 - Washington State vettenuts Navigation, Routes & Roads 5 08-27-2014 11:24 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.