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Old 08-05-2022, 03:33 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, so hitting the road next week a last minute decision. And Im traveling from eastern WA, just south of Spokane through Oregon and into Northern CA.

I have a 39 foot motorhome and want to make sure that I avoid any wildfires as well as restricted highways or highways I just plain and simple should not be on. I love the scenic drive down the coast but Im pretty sure some of those tight curves would end my journey? Any thoughts about that?

I would like to stop at some scenic spots along the way before I get to family in California. I need to get to San Francisco to see my son but no way do I want to navigate through that city! So Im looking to stay further south like Half Moon Bay. Then on to Sacramento valley area before heading back.

All suggestions and advice welcomed.

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Which city in SF does your son live? Are you towing?
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Old 08-05-2022, 05:32 PM   #3
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The Oregon coast, 101, is an easy drive with the RV and the state parks are awesome. I'd recommend heading that direction and then head south on 101. Don't take I-5 if you want scenery.

101 in California and Oregon is a great highway for RVs. No major issues. No need to get on Hwy 1 with your RV - quite different than 101.

I'd recommend you stay on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge for visiting San Francisco. Then you don't even have to get in or near the city with your RV which is a mess.

Napa Valley would be a nice place for your son to visit you.

Are you an Elk?

As for fires they can spring up at any moment so you'll just have to monitor where they are and plan accordingly.
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Old 08-05-2022, 09:53 PM   #4
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There is a few tight spots on 101 in Oregon. Probably the worst is going to be south of Yachats for about 15 miles. Curvy, narrow and beautiful. Keep your eyes open and watch for bicycles. They always show up at the worst time.

There is a few tunnels that you will find that are marked with low clearances ON THE SHOULDER. Maintain your lane position and you will be fine, watch for the oncoming panicked drivers hugging or crossing the centerline.

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