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Old 09-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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Rt. 66 Kingman to Seligman , Az.

We are traveling from Kingman , Az. to Williams , Az. in a 39' class A with a Towd. Instead of I-40 I am thinking of driving the old Rt. 66 which is listed as a Scenic Byway. Anyone with recent experience on this route?

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Walter,

Only sections of the original Route 66 still exist. If I remember correctly, it's been a couple of years since we did that area, it was fine. It is on and off 40 a couple of times, but the areas of 66 through towns is OK.
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We drove that section a year or so ago on our way to Laughlin. There had been a hazard material accident and was detoured around it. It is a nice and easy drive. The road was in fine shape. We were in our Suzuki, not the RV, but it would have been fine. Personally, the I-40 more scenic, but has more ups and downs. The detour adds 12-15 miles, IIRC.
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We traveled that a few years ago without problem. If you take that route between Kingman and Seligman you might want to stop at the Grand Canyon Caverns (not part ot the Grand Canyon)
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:29 PM   #5
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We are traveling from Kingman , Az. to Williams , Az. in a 39' class A with a Towd. Instead of I-40 I am thinking of driving the old Rt. 66 which is listed as a Scenic Byway. Anyone with recent experience on this route?

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We have traveled the route from Illinois to California and back. Never travelled it in an RV, I'm sure a small Class C without a tow vehicle, would have no problems but IMHO I wouldn't want to tackle it in a 39 ft with a toad. In Kingman there is a Route 66 museum across from Mr Ds drive inn, check with those nice folks and I'm sure they can give you up to date road conditions. Some of the most scenic areas are from Topock to Oatman, Ed's Camp, Cool Springs, Kingman, Hackberry, & Peach Springs on toward Seligman. Many photo ops along the way. Hope this helps, happy trails.
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DO NOT TAKE YOUR 39 FOOT RV on hwy 66 between Oatman and Kingman. That portion near Oatman is scary in an automobile. Very narrow, steep, and hairpin curves. You can take a large RV from the Bullhead City side to Oatman without problem.
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DO NOT TAKE YOUR 39 FOOT RV on hwy 66 between Oatman and Kingman. That portion near Oatman is scary in an automobile. Very narrow, steep, and hairpin curves. You can take a large RV from the Bullhead City side to Oatman without problem.
Maybe I need to be a little more clear, I did not mean to take the 39 footer from Topock to Kingman by way of Oatman, etc... all I was wanting to explain is there are great photo ops in that area. I totally agree that no large motorhome especially with a toad should ever travel in that area. I apologize if I was misunderstood. Happy trails.
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We did this drive early this year and had a great time. Watch out for the wild burro's near and in Oatman, they will wander right out in front of you. The burros come into Oatman every day for snacks, I think around 2 in the afternoon as I recall, the locals can give you the burro arrival time for sure. Make sure you stick around for the "wild west show" in Oatman, very cheesy but... Plenty of photo ops along the way. Have fun. We also did RT66 in Oklahoma had a great time.
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DO NOT TAKE YOUR 39 FOOT RV on hwy 66 between Oatman and Kingman. That portion near Oatman is scary in an automobile. Very narrow, steep, and hairpin curves. You can take a large RV from the Bullhead City side to Oatman without problem.
We did it in a 36' with toad. No scrapes, no dragging parts, no errors. But I would not do it again. Check out the neat old gas station:
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We did it in a 36' with toad. No scrapes, no dragging parts, no errors. But I would not do it again. Check out the neat old gas station:
New/old station really. It was blown up for a movie, then rebuilt. Still a very cool place with a friendly owner.
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Stop at the station at Hackberry and get a Route 66 root beer. At seligman be sure to get a custard( great one! ) and wander around a little. Great photo ops.
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