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Old 01-03-2021, 08:53 AM   #1
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Idaho Route 95 between Grangeville and Council

I travel in a 31 foot gas motorhome towing a Honda CRV. I use the Good Sam Road Atlas for identifying approved RV routes. The section of Route 95 in the state of Idaho between Grangeville and Council is “not approved”using this RV travel resource. Has anyone traveled that section of highway in a similar rig and does anyone have an idea why this portion of this major highway would not be indicated as “approved”? Overall travel suggestions of north south travel in Idaho are appreciated.
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Iys been several years, but I’ve travelled that section in my 45’er and don’t remember anything out of the ordinary. There are a couple long grades, White Bird being one of them, but I don’t remember anything unusual.
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White Bird Hill at 4245' EL is 8 mi. south of Grangeville

From the Mountain Directory for Truckers & RVers:

Going south: 8 miles of 7% grade with 3 runaway truck ramps. Speed limit for trucks is 35 mph. The road alternates from two lane to three lane. Use caution for large and heavy vehicles.

This publication is highly recommended because it gives a description rather than just a mark on a map. Even though a road is included in the publication it doesn't mean you can't drive it. It's just a 'heads up' so there are no surprises. We used it all the time regardless of having driven a certain road previously. It makes for a good refresher.

We've traveled both directions many times with no issues with our 40' motorhome towing a Jeep.

There's no reason for the atlas to mark it as 'not approved'. It's a very popular RVing route and thousands have driven it.
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White Bird Hill at 4245' EL is 8 mi. south of Grangeville

From the Mountain Directory for Truckers & RVers:

Going south: 8 miles of 7% grade with 3 runaway truck ramps. Speed limit for trucks is 35 mph. The road alternates from two lane to three lane. Use caution for large and heavy vehicles.

This publication is highly recommended because it gives a description rather than just a mark on a map. Even though a road is included in the publication it doesn't mean you can't drive it. It's just a 'heads up' so there are no surprises. We used it all the time regardless of having driven a certain road previously. It makes for a good refresher.

We've traveled both directions many times with no issues with our 40' motorhome towing a Jeep.

There's no reason for the atlas to mark it as 'not approved'. It's a very popular RVing route and thousands have driven it.


Thank you. Your detailed reply is very helpful
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