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Old 05-27-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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We will be camping near the west entrance along rt 120. Our next stop is scheduled for Carson City, NV and Streets and Trips route us out of the Park using 120 to 395 in NV. I am driving a 40ft Winnebago with Toad and our traveling partners are towing a 33ft 5th wheel with a dually Dodge. Is the road drivable with those vehicles?
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i see you are from iowa . are you comfortable on high mountain passes with narrow twisty road with sheer drop offs on one side? it is very nice drive if you aren't a white knuckle driver in such conditions. the key is slow and gear down don't ride your brakes.
google tioga pass there is a wealth of info
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i see you are from iowa . are you comfortable on high mountain passes with narrow twisty road with sheer drop offs on one side? it is very nice drive if you aren't a white knuckle driver in such conditions. the key is slow and gear down don't ride your brakes.
google tioga pass there is a wealth of info
Not a problem. I have driven in every State and am a retired 18 wheeler driver. Never driven that road.
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If you drop down from Tioga Pass to 395, don't break your concentration when the road levels out. The last mile (or so) to 395 the grade resumes again with a stop at the bottom. It is very easy to carry speed that last stretch. If I recall, we crested Tioga in 3rd gear and never touched the brakes.
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If you are coming from the San Joaquin Valley on 120 you will get a preview of the grade when you climb "New" Priest grade. We go up there every Fall. If you are coming up 120 from the Yosemite Valley. The Quonset hut style tunnels have adequate room. My wife saw the vertical clearance signs and was not happy until I explained that these list the clearance at the sidewalks on the edge not in the middle.

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