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Old 07-01-2022, 07:06 PM   #1
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Oregon Hwy 38 from I5 to the coast

Has anybody taken a 13ft high 40 footer with a toad through Oregon Hwy 38 from I-5 to the coast.
I understand there is a tunnel on it that might be tight.

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We've taken Hwy 38 from the coast to Elkton, then Hwy 138 to Sutherlin and I-5 many times with our 43' & toad with no problems (both directions). We haven't been through the tunnel as it is east of Elkton on 38 (haven't been on 38 between Elkton and Drain). I guess it depends which direction on I-5 you are headed.
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Old 07-01-2022, 08:12 PM   #3
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Thanks we will hit 138 to 38 tomorrow..
You have the same setup as we do but 3 feet longer.
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Old 07-01-2022, 08:14 PM   #4
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Old 07-01-2022, 11:20 PM   #5
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We have taken the route many times, no issues on 138 or 38
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Old 07-01-2022, 11:44 PM   #6
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Took 38 from I-5 to the coast just early last week. Tunnel is no issues; out of habit and keeping the DW happy I ran down the center as there was no oncoming traffic. A nice run, but a bit curvy in numerous places. You won't see 6th gear pretty much the whole way. Happy travels.
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Old 07-02-2022, 06:59 AM   #7
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Oregon Hwy 38 from I5 to the coast

Called drain my home address ( sil place) for several years and made that trip many times to the coast and Reedsport. The new bridge over the Umpqua river that was tight spot in the past is open wide and great and the tunnel has room to drive your own lane. I see many grabbing the middle if possible but itís not needed. Itís just closer than some like.
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Old 07-02-2022, 07:37 PM   #8
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A Truckers Atlas can be your friend.
We are in New England this summer and I wonít trust my Garmin or coach gps without reviewing my truckers atlasí restrictions and clearances.
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Driven this route many times, no issues. Yes, the tunnel is skinny. Slow down, you'll be fine. It's actually a very nice drive...enjoy.
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I assume it's marked. Google maps street view would show the marked entrance.
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Nice route made it with no issues!
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Oregon Hwy 38 from I5 to the coast

This is my guide for all mountain roads in the west. Itís very reliable and the descriptions of the inclines/declines really help me understand what lies ahead.

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