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Old 03-15-2019, 09:38 AM   #1
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Route 20 between Willits and Fort Bragg

Any concerns taking this route with a 38 towing a 4-door Jeep? We are experienced RVers. However, our rig is new to us, its our first diesel pusher, our first big rig and weve only driven it on two short trips and not over mountains.
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It's narrow and curvy and as I recall there are signs stating if a certain number of cars are behind you then you need to pull over. Problem is.... there are very few places to pull over.
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Hmm, thanks for the info
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:46 AM   #4
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Would 128 out of Cloverdale be any better?
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:43 AM   #5
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You can do it, just slow and lot of curves.
Logging trucks will want to pass you!
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I thought it was an error when the trip planner said 1 hour 15 minutes to go 30 miles. It wasn't an error.
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I thought it was an error when the trip planner said 1 hour 15 minutes to go 30 miles. It wasn't an error.
It is closer to 60 miles.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:58 PM   #8
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Willets to Fort Bragg is 35 miles; not 60.

Here's a good report on driving Hwy 20 with a 40' motorhome plus a video.

https://wheelingit.us/2016/04/20/cro...fort-bragg-ca/
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Willets to Fort Bragg is 35 miles; not 60.

Here's a good report on driving Hwy 20 with a 40' motorhome plus a video.

https://wheelingit.us/2016/04/20/cro...fort-bragg-ca/
Thank you for the correction. Maybe it just felt like 60.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:28 PM   #10
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Just drove it last weekend, there are no issues that i would be concerned about. The traffic wasnt even that heavy.
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:24 PM   #11
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What were you driving? I cant see your rig info on your profile.
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Put it in a lower gear and go slow. There are incredibly slow curves. There are enough turn outs that are plenty large. Pull over and enjoy the view.

I have been over that road with my 40 footer towing more times than I can remember.

It will take an hour or more and if anyone is susceptible to motion sickness get them looking out front.

Have fun, it is a beautiful area.
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We did it in our 38ft. Towing a Wrangler, a bit curvy but nothing bad. Do not take 1 north to 101 when you leave, possible bottom out on corners.. 1 south is not a problem or just go back the way you came.
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Traveled it many times in our 36' gasser pulling our Odyssey. It's a beautiful drive, but it is curvy. Still one of the best routes to the north coast, and completely doable. Take is slow and use the turnouts.
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