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Old 07-16-2016, 07:12 PM   #1
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Anyone traveled US 20 from Bend Or to Newport OR? Any problems with this route I should be aware of in a 40' Diesel pusher pulling a Toad?
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I can only speak to the stretch of the 20 between Newport and the I5. We did that 2 years ago eastbound and it was fine. Past the 5 to Bend, I cannot say.
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Not 20 but we've driven 126 multiple times. Good highway. It's best to take those roads to the beach mid-week, if possible. The weekends make them VERY crowded.
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We just drove a 40" DP along with a 42"DP, both pulling toads from Newport OR to Bend. Lots of curves and hills, but certainly doable. I'm not particularly fond of that kind of driving, but the scenery was spectacular.
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The area I'm most concerned about is West bound from Sisters to Sweet Home. A gentleman I was talking to in the park said it's really steep and not good for a DP. Anyone done this stretch?
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Done it several times in my 43' towing. Take it easy and enjoy.

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The area I'm most concerned about is West bound from Sisters to Sweet Home. A gentleman I was talking to in the park said it's really steep and not good for a DP. Anyone done this stretch?
I don't understand a statement like that. A DP can certainly do steep. What would be the problem? We've done a lot of 'steep' with our DP.
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Don't mean to hijack the thread, but any advice on US 20 between Idaho and US 97? Curvy, hilly, availability of diesel, etc would be greatly appreciated.

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Heading west from Sisters you climb rather quick, with a passing lane most of the way to the top. Hwy 20 to Sweet Home is a rather windy steep road, but you will be going down hill just take it easy.

I have taken this route several times, going both ways when I had my F350 and 36' FW. I did like it better traveling west though.

If you don't want the steep windy down grade, you can take hwy 22 to Salem to Lincoln City and then 101 south to Newport. This is a good route with lots more traffic.
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Almost every year we use 20 from Ontario to Newport. It has lots of hills and curves, and you have to DRIVE. But as long as you don't go too fast and you use the pull offs to let the cars and logging trucks go by, you won't have a problem. I always think we'll see a Sasquatch crossing the road; it is wilderness!
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