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Old 09-13-2015, 06:30 PM   #1
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route 1 in CA between eureka and golden gate bridge

Coming down along 101 from Oregon. At Eureka, the road splits - 101 at the east and SR-1 along the shore at west. Needless to say, SR-1 is more scenic. Has anyone had gone through this route? will 40' with a small toad run through ok? Tia.
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Did you do a search for posts on that route?

I'm sure there have been some horror stories on that section , from passengers point of view in particular.
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SR 1 over 40' is prohibited:http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/tr...busmap-d01.pdf
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Did you do a search for posts on that route?

I'm sure there have been some horror stories on that section , from passengers point of view in particular.
thanks for reminding the search function i just did, but didn't get the threads about the condition of the section of route 1. i remember from LA to San Francisco #1 is bad for large rvs, i don't remember i have ever read any comments on north of San Francisco. Oh well, will dig more.
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My suggestion and everyone else (I think) will be NOT to take a 40 foot RV down or up CA 1 in Northern CA. I have driven it in auto and that is OK but not a large rig. Leave the RV somewhere on 101 and drive the tow car over to Ft Bragg or other places on HWY 1.


I've driven 1 in southern CA with a large motorhome and it would be a easy trip compared to the parts north of San Francisco. Just my opinion but I wouldn't do it.
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i am glad i asked... i was unaware that DOT does not allow big size RVs going through those sections; i had been thinking the road conditions might be unfriendly... phew...
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My suggestion and everyone else (I think) will be NOT to take a 40 foot RV down or up CA 1 in Northern CA. I have driven it in auto and that is OK but not a large rig. Leave the RV somewhere on 101 and drive the tow car over to Ft Bragg or other places on HWY 1.


I've driven 1 in southern CA with a large motorhome and it would be a easy trip compared to the parts north of San Francisco. Just my opinion but I wouldn't do it.
thank you bob. looks like i would have to do the same, leaving rv on 101 and poke the coast with toad...
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Your 40ft mh is allowed.
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Your 40ft mh is allowed.
would you not consider the toad behind it at part of the overall length????
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I wouldnt, just as overall length has nothing to do with pin to axle length. Its been along time ago but i towed my 35ft fifth wheel with another trailer behind it on Hwy 1 without issue and will be taking my mh towing my pickup there this year.
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45' Motorhomes read the first part
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Read it, you are correct, I like to see things in black and white, and it says it there, thanks for taking the time to look it up
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thanks nick for clarifying the length. i am afraid of the road conditions, ie narrow lanes, switch backs, and tree branches, etc.
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