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Old 08-05-2011, 07:01 PM   #15
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I agree with the TOAD expedition but I fear you are misleading folks with your description of 101 and heavy traffic. There are several roads which lead from I-5 to the coast from north to south of the entire state. All are easily travelled by even the biggest RVs. They all have some windy parts but the roads are fine. Traffic on 101 CAN be heavy at times, but this is one of the most scenic roads in America and well worth it, TOAD or not. I've been on the coast (Linclon City and Florence) all summer and the high has been 67. MUCH better than temps consistently in the low 100s at home and very comfortable. Almost no rain and little fog. Come and enjoy the coast (but wait until I leave so the traffic isn't so bad).
We're currently on our second trip along the PNW coast in our 40 footer and love the beauty AND the mid 60s temps but we're getting

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RickO,
You're not off topic, driving a 40 footer with a toad on Hwy 101 is the definition of "large motorhome"
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We keep a Rand McNally "Truckers Commercial Atlas" close at hand. It has a lot more info on roads and low bridges than a normal atlas. We use this in conjunction with a new GPS. It shows roads, bridges and overpasses that are compatible with big rigs. These are found in truckstops everywhere. The roads that are big rig friendly are highlighted in orange. I used to own a tractor and Trailer and traveled 48 states and Canada long before GPS's were invented. Cheap insurance for peace of mind when traveling in a 42 footer and a toad. As far as CG's are concerned, internet site with pics helps and calling them in person.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:12 PM   #18
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Having travelled with my husband in a large Class A and last year solo in an 18 foot trailer, I could get into far more campgrounds with less planning.
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Having travelled with my husband in a large Class A and last year solo in an 18 foot trailer, I could get into far more campgrounds with less planning.
Thanks all ! With out a doubt the smaller the unit the easier the handling. However I'm looking for that balance that allows me to live full time happily in my rig AND allows me to get into most CGs without having to be in one of larger resort styles CG.

It appears that my current favorite, (Thor, Four winds 31k ) fits my needs pretty well. If anyone know this unit I'd welcome comments on it even though it is somewhat off my original post.
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It appears that my current favorite, (Thor, Four winds 31k ) fits my needs pretty well. If anyone know this unit I'd welcome comments on it even though it is somewhat off my original post.
You might get better results if you start a new thread asking about your current favorite. Just a suggestion. Good luck.
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You might get better results if you start a new thread asking about your current favorite. Just a suggestion. Good luck.
Yeah I think your right. I'll a new thread thanks again, everyones input is incredibly helpful to me,!
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OK, I just picked up you are planning to full time. In addition to length considerations, you also should plan for your storage needs to suit length of stay and travel distances requirements. Most "C"s do not have the carrying/storage capacity generally found in an "A". Also, fresh water/gray/black tanks are important capacities to figure in when full timing. Over-all, I wouldn't rule out a class A of the same length range you're thinking of. There are some real bargains out there... Bob
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I always thought "large" was defined as "5 or more feet longer than the motorhome owned by the person talking about it"

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In CA a motorcoach that's 40' or more has to stay only on certain routes and if owned by a CA driver they need a different license. When we went through CA to Quartzsite I had CA send me a map of the approved routes.
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Is the 40' the length of MH only or MH and a tow car ?

Thanks for all the replies, I'm so glad I found this forum.
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