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Old 03-03-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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Route 66 in an RV

Hi All:
My other half and I are planning a month long trip cross country in May and we plan on driving Route 66 from Chicago to California. Now I know it's not all there and it may be run down but we believe it is still something to see before it's completely gone.

Has anyone ever driven Route 66 from start to finish in an RV??

We have a 94 Tioga 28' RV.

Any tips or ideas for must see attractions??
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Good luck with your plan.
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I've only done St Louis to the AZ/Calif border.

There is a Very nice Rest area/Welcome center that has a RT 66 theme in MO on I-44
Here is my Photobucket library James Norris Jr's (spnitecop) Library | Photobucket look around it (RT 66 is bottom of page 1,&5 Top of page 4)

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This is a section you can drive around Weatherford, OK

My RV was at Williams AZ I did the part to CA in My Jeep. there is a sign, nothing longer than 40' ahead. Oatman, AZ is in this section.
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Your 28 footer should be fine if you dont mind a bit of bump and grind.

The stretch between Oatman and Kingman is grandious! Dont bump the donkeys.
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Kingman to Seligman

Route 66 from Kingman to Seligman is one of many favorite drives. Lots of red rock and parallel to the Santa Fe railway. Be careful of your speed, especially thru Peach Springs where two tribal radar police units stay busy. Grand Canyon Caverns and campground (privately owned and inviting) are like stepping back forty years. The caverns are interesting. The cg surroundings are pinyon pines. Very relaxed place. FHU were basic and OK when we were last there a few years ago.
So relaxed, in fact, that one time years ago we crested a hill with our pickup and TT only to find two ranchers parked and talking in the middle of the two lane highway! Oh, s... Those guys had no idea how close they came to a tragedy.
Seligman has a couple of roadhouses (grill your own at the Roadkill Café)and tourist traps.
For anyone interested in Route 66 this segment should not be missed.
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Route 66 from Kingman to Seligman is one of many favorite drives. Lots of red rock and parallel to the Santa Fe railway. Be careful of your speed, especially thru Peach Springs where two tribal radar police units stay busy. Grand Canyon Caverns and campground (privately owned and inviting) are like stepping back forty years. The caverns are interesting. The cg surroundings are pinyon pines. Very relaxed place. FHU were basic and OK when we were last there a few years ago.
So relaxed, in fact, that one time years ago we crested a hill with our pickup and TT only to find two ranchers parked and talking in the middle of the two lane highway! Oh, s... Those guys had no idea how close they came to a tragedy.
Seligman has a couple of roadhouses (grill your own at the Roadkill Café)and tourist traps.
For anyone interested in Route 66 this segment should not be missed.
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I did the stretch from Missouri to Calif. several years ago. Many towns have some sort of a Rt. 66 museum which can be interesting. When I went by the "Road Kill Café," there was no special as nobody hit anything on the way to work.

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In Seligman, the Sno-Cap Drive In is a must see.
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Lots of great stuff so far

Thanks everyone! Lots to read and think about!!

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I'd like to do this we have a 39' rig pulling a 16' trailer is it possible to drive it with this length?
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Absolutely! The segment from Kingman to Seligman is two lane and the last time I was over it the roadway was in good shape.
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recently had lunch at Mr D'z Route 66 Diner in Kingman, Az. Good food, good service and lots of Route 66 memorabilia.
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The main street of Tucumcari, NM is old 66 ... there are three original restaurants there ... our favorite for breakfast or lunch is "Kix on 66" ... there is parking in the rear for your RV
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The town of Elk has a great Route 66 Museum.


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