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Old 07-04-2016, 05:21 PM   #1
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Traveling US 101 from CA to Washington state

Traveling this July 6 to From Northern California to Seattle area with stops along the coast. Looking at Google maps was wondering how RV friendly the 101 is. Looks like a 2 lane to me which doesn't sound like fun for several hundred miles. Any thoughts thanks.

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Old 07-04-2016, 06:23 PM   #2
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There are RVs on it all the time. Yes it is two lane but it is plenty wide enough with lots of pullouts. If you have a choice to go southbound, do it because the scenic pull outs are typically on the ocean side of the road.

If you are in a hurry, take I5. 101 can be slow and congested, but in my opinion, it's worth it. The last time we did it, we covered between 60 and 250 miles per day.

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We made the trip last summer with our son and 3 grandkids. WOW. Most of the trip is 2 lane but some is 4 lanes. Take your time and enjoy it is amazing from the Redwood Forests to the Oregon Coast - amazing!! We have a 38' gasser with an Explorer in tow - never was a problem.

Beware that you do not get onto Ca 1 - BIG problem in spots.
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101 is a piece of cake. You'll have no problem. Just don't confuse it with Hwy 1 in California. That's altogether different. Enjoy the trip!
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We will take I-5 to Seattle then cruise south down the 101. Thousand trails has many campgrounds along that route so won't have to be in any hurry. Thanks all for the tips.
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We will take I-5 to Seattle then cruise south down the 101. Thousand trails has many campgrounds along that route so won't have to be in any hurry. Thanks all for the tips.
Newport has a 1000 trails, but is south of town a few miles. If you want to enjoy the Oregon coast's crown of motor coach parks, stay at Pacific Shores Motor Coach Resort on the north end of Newport.

Also, 101 in Washington, makes a loop around Olympic National Park and is a beautiful drive. Since you have time, I would spend a couple of days in Sequim or one of the other small towns and explore that whole region.

Have a great trip.


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