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Old 07-25-2010, 07:40 PM   #1
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Oregon Route 20

We will be traveling from Portland,OR to Crescent City, CA and then down to Petaluma in Oct. Considering taking US 20 from I 5 to 101 and then 101 all the way down. We're not in a hurry. Any problems?

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Old 07-25-2010, 08:24 PM   #2
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Haven't done much on 101 in California but you will have no problems with any of the Oregon route.

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From Portland you might consider taking 99W and 18 into Lincoln City and catch 101 there. No big mileage difference but beats going I-5. Hy 20 is somewhat curvy but no big thing.
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We traveled 101 from Crescent City to Petaluma about two weeks ago. An inconvenience was highway construction north of Petaluma. Hwy 101 was beautiful as always but more bicycles on the road edges than I remember from the past. If you come down the Oregon coast you might want to stay at Harris Beach State Park a few miles north of Brookings on Hwy 101. Crossing to 101 via from I-5 on Hwy 199 at Grants Pass is also a good option.
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The crossing from Grants Pass to Crescent City on US-199 is exciting. That is how I described the crossing in the reverse direction about 6 weeks ago. My DW called it "frighteningly scary," her words. Of course, she had the over the edge look-see seat. There were two curves on US-199 that I sounded the air horns, just in case anyone was coming from the other way. I was pulling the TOAD.

We took US-101 from LA to Crescent City. We didn't even scratch the paint on the redwoods. The road is a road, and some places are better than others, but overall it was a good ride.

If you have a mind to stop for awhile and smell the flowers, try Armitage County RV Park, in Eugene, OR(Coburg). If you are in need of any service, (oil change, etc.,) the Cummins and CAT fix-em-upper is 3.5 miles from the CG at Pacific Truck Center. I had a 6000 mile service done there one day and the price was a couple hundred dollars less than what I can get it done for in the Houston area.

For any serious RV repairs, Guarantee RV in Junction City is about 20 miles away.

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They are working on 20 between Toledo and Newport this summer. After Corvalis you can take 34 to Walport. It's curvy but a nice ride.

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