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Old 04-06-2015, 03:04 PM   #15
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I did it 3 years ago with a 34' and a toad. IMHO, don't do it. too narrow, sharp turns and too many hills. Also the bicyclist own that road and your looked at as just a big nasty carbon footprint.
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We did follow your advice and came up on 101. We are in Fortuna and it was a beautiful and relaxing drive.
Thanks to all who contributed.
Will be using this as base to do Redwood National Park, or might move to Eurika to be closer.
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Beware of Hwy 199 from Crescent City Ca. to Grants Pass Or. There are some very narrow roads with switch back turns as you get close to the Oregon border.
There is no shoulder with a two foot high barrier that might stop a small car on the edge of the road and a sheer drop off into a very deep raving lined with boulders. The turns are so tight you will have to take up half of the other lane making the corners, the semi's coming the other way do the same, I will never drive this road in an RV again, we did this last year in a 40' Bus towing a Jeep.
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Beware of Hwy 199 from Crescent City Ca. to Grants Pass Or. There are some very narrow roads with switch back turns as you get close to the Oregon border.
There is no shoulder with a two foot high barrier that might stop a small car on the edge of the road and a sheer drop off into a very deep raving lined with boulders. The turns are so tight you will have to take up half of the other lane making the corners, the semi's coming the other way do the same, I will never drive this road in an RV again, we did this last year in a 40' Bus towing a Jeep.
Just my opinion but I don't think 199 is all that bad but I do live right off it and drive it often. The long haul or over the road truckers use 199 all year round. One thing to keep in mind is that CA 199 has a restriction for RV's over 40 feet but I do see large RV's with tag axles using it so perhaps the length rule is not strickly enforced.
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We did follow your advice and came up on 101. We are in Fortuna and it was a beautiful and relaxing drive.
Thanks to all who contributed.
Will be using this as base to do Redwood National Park, or might move to Eurika to be closer.
You definitely did the right thing. I drove from San Diego to Washington this last summer. The worst thing about the 1 is people just stop to look at the ocean and they stop on blind curves. I saw one accident and a near miss. The 101 will be entertaining enough. As you get north. stop in Scotia, CA it is an old sawmill town and the entire down town is all read wood. Watch out for Elk in the Read wood National park.
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Thanks. We did see Elks today...what a beauty the Redwood National/state Park


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Great thread! I made a lot of notes on my planner map.

We plan on driving the MH down from Whidbey Island NAS, WA to Redwood NP area this summer. We’ve never driven along the northwest coast & look forward to seeing some of the 101.

Can anyone recommend places to see and places to avoid with the MH along that stretch?

Also, what’s the best route to take from Redwood NP to Reno?

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That all depends on how much time you have and what you want to see. Don't go on hiway-1 with the motorhome use the jeep.
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Like the million dollar highway (US-550) from Durango to Ouray, CO, I can't imagine I'd enjoy the scenery much along CA-1 at the wheel of a MH, but I loved both in a car.
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I would not do 1 from Jenner North to Mendocino or Big Sur south to San Simon(Hearst Castle)with anything longer than 30' or a trailer more than 25'. one mistake and a long, long, long way to the ocean.
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Just made it from San Fransisco to Coos Bay Oregon on 101 (wanted to do 1 from SF but didnt based on your recommendation). We are in our 37' MH towing a jeep. Beautiful road. Lots of Elks and Ocean views. The road is great and while narrow at times but no issues and very relaxing.
We had done 1 from LA to Big Sur before. That was really narrow but did it with no issues. Another breath taking road.


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