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Old 10-14-2013, 09:51 AM   #15
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We drove the entire Mother Road this summer (2013). It took us right at 30 days from Chicago to Santa Monica Pier. We did stop along the way for non-Route 66 sights...Merimac Caverns, St. Louis Arch, and train to the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
We towed our 28 foot TT, and had no issues at all. Not quite sure about the posting concerning toll roads, as we did not encounter any toll roads at all. We were able to travel almost exclusively on non-interstate highway.
As NRR posted, do not try and take your rig into downtown Chicago to the start of Route 66 at Adams & Michigan. We spent two nights at a campground in Joliet and drove into Chicago. We also visited the Navy Pier and other sights while in Chicago.
Missouri is the best marked, while Texas and New Mexico are lacking Route 66 signage.
We did tow out TT from Kingman to Oatman on the Oatman Highway (SR-10 / Route 66). It was quite the experience! I wouldn't try it with anything bigger.
We returned via Death Valley, Las Vegas, Carlsbad Cavern and visited the aliens in Roswell. A great adventure!
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:26 AM   #16
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We have discovered what appears to be a good mile by mile reference of Rt 66. The guide book is "EZ66 guide for travelers" by Jerry McClanahan found on Amazon. We will be using it on our trip starting in March 2014 form Santa Monica to Chicago.

Safe travels and THE JOY IS IN THE RIDE
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Rode my MC on the Chicago end, the Santa Monica end and the middle in Adrian TX. A few sections here and there also...good enough for me.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:04 PM   #18
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Old 66 in AZ

Old 66 from Kingman to Seligman, AZ is not to be missed. Good 2 lane, watch for radar speed enforcement in Peach Springs and it is a very easy alternative to I-40. Beautiful scenery, parallels the Santa Fe RR (yeah, I know now BNSF), access to funky Grand Canyon Caverns and rv park, plus a couple roadside cafes and snackbars in Seligman.
Grand Canyon Caverns is privately owned and not subject to the gov't shutdown.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:08 PM   #19
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I did it back in the early 40 with my family when we left upper state N.Y. to go to California.
I don't remember if the inter state Highways were completed then.
That was when you had to have Rationing stamps to by gas.
I think I am dating my self.
The A.A.A. insurance Co. has a map of where the old 66 High Way is located.
When I came across the Country they had a lot of old towns along the way and there were a lot of the old Burma Shave sings along the Highway to look fore ward to as we traveled.
Just a thought.
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