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Old 07-25-2015, 12:41 AM   #1
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Trip from San Francisco to Coeur d' Alene, ID

Hi all-first time posting to the Board, but have been able to extract a lot of wisdom learned from hard lessons I hope to not make. -thank you to all.

We will be pulling a 28' TT with a small caravan trailing us with a small clan of six adults and four children under the age of 5 and ten days to do it. The current plan is Hwy 5 to SF->Medford, OR->Portland->Coeur d' Alene, ID->Bend, OR->SF.

I would love any pointers on whether this is a good route, places to see that are kid friendly and any other wisdom your willing to share is appreciated. A lot to get in for a short trip

Will be doing some fishing in Idaho, but would love to sneak in some fishing on the way up.

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I-5 to Portland, E I-84 to I-82 to U.S. 395 to I-90 is probably the most direct route. U.S. 395 is 4 lane divided hwy all across Washington st. The other route would be at Weed, CA go off I-5 and up US 97 to I-84. Perhaps not as quick as I-5, but more interesting. We stayed a week at Coeur d' Alene 2 summers ago when our son was in the Ironman race. Very beautiful city and lake, we really enjoyed it.
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I-5 to Portland, E I-84 to I-82 to U.S. 395 to I-90 is probably the most direct route. U.S. 395 is 4 lane divided hwy all across Washington st. The other route would be at Weed, CA go off I-5 and up US 97 to I-84. Perhaps not as quick as I-5, but more interesting. We stayed a week at Coeur d' Alene 2 summers ago when our son was in the Ironman race. Very beautiful city and lake, we really enjoyed it.

Thank you for the recommendation. I'm looking forward to the trip and hope to find a few great RV parks.
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US 97 is much more scenic than I5 for sure, but just drive very safely on that road, because chances are it will seem like almost no one else is. I'm not saying to avoid it, just be forewarned.

I hope you have a great trip!
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Well...a bit delayed update from our amazing trip.

2,578 miles of trailering our TT and one nail in the tire later we are convinced that we need to hit the road to see the rest of the U.S. As soon as we can.

I realized there is so much to see that a plane ticket and rental car won't allow you to see and the wife and I have started plans to fill time starting early next year with our daughter and three dogs...

Thanks for all the feedback!

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