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Old 10-05-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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reno to seattle advice on best route

Hi, we are looking for advice on the best route to take from reno to Seattle. We have a 43 foot motorhome and we will be towing a dodge ram, so around 65 foot total length. We will be leaving reno on the 21st of October and starting our journey.

Any advice would be great

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Old 10-05-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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i like 395 to susanville,36,44,89 to i-5 north. good roads with some of california's best scenery.

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Old 10-05-2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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Unless your into scenery I'd keep it simple. Take the 80 through Sacramento and pick up the 5 north. As you go through Donner Pass there is still construction, but I was their a month ago and most of the concrete barriers have been pulled over, still just a bit tight so watch your speed. Also, if you can, avoid Sunday, as everyone is coming back from Reno and Tahoe, traffic can be horrible.
Seven Feathers Casino RV park is a great stop, very large Resort park.
If you take the scenic road to see Napa Wine Country it becomes real winding 2 lane roadway as it borders the lake. I did it with a 39ft and a toad, keeps you at 25mph but it is doable. I'd stick to the freeway myself.
Fuel up in Reno so you can get well North of Sacramento before the next fuel stop as there are few big-rig stations along the way.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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395 to I84 to I82? To I90 into Seattle is about as direct as you can get. Another option would be 395 to Lakeview and cross over to 97 north to I90.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the great advice
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:52 PM   #6
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Hwy 97 through Oregon is a beautiful drive with many places to stop, see, walk, hike, photograph and learn.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:55 PM   #7
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Or, I 80 to the highway turnoff at highway 20. This is about 25 miles West of Truckee. Come down 20 and as you get into Nevada City watch for the turn off to Marysville/Yuba City. There might be a sign there for the Nevada City Fairgrounds as a reference. Keep on 20 and follow the signs through Marysville and Yuba City. Continue to Colusa on 20. Follow the signs to the Colusa Casino. As you pass it watch for the intersection after that about 2 miles. It shows I5 and Maxwell. Head that way and right onto I5 North.

The route is Scenic, not many tight turns but a few. It is a major route so anything street legal can easily traverse the route. Sounds much more difficult than it sounds.
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395 is a wide well maintained beautiful two lane road and the connections in Oregon are the same. Head straight North until you hit 90 then turn left and have a great trip.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:13 PM   #9
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Heading to seattle next week from Reno we have at least three days to get up there so want to take a more scenic route. I was thinking about travelling up 395 from Reno to 97 through Oregon and then turning off at Madras onto the 26 across heading towards Portland and then hit interstates into Seattle. I just wondered if anyone has travelled on the 26 from Madras Oregon in a Class A with Toad and if so would you recommend it
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You will have no problem on 26 from madras over Mt. Hood. Great scenic drive. Big wide road with a few curves coming down the west side into Sandy.

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