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Old 02-24-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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Oregon to Nogales, Arizona: Best Route for Rig??

We are babes in the woods here in Oregon, looking to become beach bunnies! I am unfamiliar with the roads from S. Cal into Arizona; would 10 or 40 be better to take in early April (yeah, about a month) in a 28' 5th wheel for beginners to Rving? I have pulled a 12 ft landscape trailer for the last 11 years almost daily, so am an experienced driver in general. Unsure of weather/elevation complications of each route which will ultimately take us to mexico via Nogales. Thanks for your input!

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:15 PM   #2
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Pardon me for asking but are you aware of the trouble that is occurring in Nogales and the border towns?

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:42 PM   #3
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Nogales on the south side of the border is not a friendly place.

But, I live in the Phoenix/Mesa area. I drive both I-10 and I-8 to California and once in a blue moon, I-40. I-40 is the rougher of the three.

I like the scenery better on I-8, but I-10 is okay too. I pulled my TT behind my stiffly sprung Dodge dually west on I-10 and back home on I-8.

Of those two routes, I will stick with I-8. Not quite so bouncy.

The drug runners? Ummmmm, let me think.... uh, no.
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I live in SW Oregon and often take HWY 89 off I-5 in Northern CA. It takes you to Susanville then 395 to Reno, east on I-80 and then down 95 to Las Vegas and on down to Phoenix. It is somewhat shorter mileage wise - good roads but mostly two lane highways. IF you chose that route do check the weather before taking on that route.
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last summer we took 58 east from eugene to 97. the pass is about 5100'. then s. to klamath falls. 39/139 to alturas. 395 through susanville to reno. good, mostly 2 lane roads with 3 lanes on upgrades (a passing lane) all the way. 395 was 4 lane when we got close to reno.
this was a better ride than than i5 coming back in september. better scenery too.
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