Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-11-2017, 10:36 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 18
Would like route input

In a few weeks we are going from Eastern WA to AZ. Our travel choices in our 34 ft motorhome with a tow is down threw NV via Ely on hwy 93 down to Las Vegas or threw Salt Lake City UT on 15. We feel the road is better via NV but more isolated for winter travel but 15 south of Salt Lake is awfully rough but more traffic. Any suggestions for or against one of these routes?
Rainstorm50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-11-2017, 11:04 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
fcbbob15's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Las Vegas NV.
Posts: 459
Went down 93 from Idaho last August to Las Vegas where I live. They were doing construction from just south of Jackpot to almost Ely. They had one lane blocked and were stopping traffic each way. Then you followed a truck until two lane again. I would guess they are done now. You can go to NDOT website and they have info on construction. Winter weather should not be an issue unless a major storm comes thru. South of Ely you have two mountain passes that could get snow (6000 -7000 ft.) NDOT does plow them. You can make your trip 40 miles shorter if you take highway 6/50 west out of Ely (RH turn at McDonalds ) And then left on highway 318. Nice two lane road thru farm and ranch country. Comes out on 93 again at Hiko. You will have heavy traffic on I-15 and I-515 in Vegas unless early morning or late Evening. Let me know if you need more info or info on things to see as there are lots of places and campgrounds on this route. I have run this route for over forty years.
__________________
Robert, Sami and our driver Zink the puppy dog, co-driver Jax the puppy dog and the boss Katie.
2017 Winnebago Vista LX 35F. 5 Star Tune, Hellwig sway bars, Super Steer Trac Bar, 1600 Watt Solar, ARP, Spare tire carrier, 2020 Jeep Wrangler, Ready Brute Elite.
fcbbob15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2017, 12:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Busskipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Grasonville, MD -- Golden, CO
Posts: 6,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rainstorm50 View Post
In a few weeks we are going from Eastern WA to AZ. Our travel choices in our 34 ft motorhome with a tow is down threw NV via Ely on hwy 93 down to Las Vegas or threw Salt Lake City UT on 15. We feel the road is better via NV but more isolated for winter travel but 15 south of Salt Lake is awfully rough but more traffic. Any suggestions for or against one of these routes?
You Missed my option - Big Map - https://binged.it/2zCFmgQ

Make the drive as good (Or Better) than the destination.

JMHO,
__________________
Busskipper
Location - Grasonville, Maryland - and/or - Superior, Colorado
2005 Travel Supreme 42DS04 - GX470 Toad
Busskipper is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2017, 09:14 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Bilgerat's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Staying at KOA Salome AZ. Thru The Summer, & Loving It..
Posts: 374
Send a message via AIM to Bilgerat
Quote:
Originally Posted by fcbbob15 View Post
Went down 93 from Idaho last August to Las Vegas where I live. They were doing construction from just south of Jackpot to almost Ely. They had one lane blocked and were stopping traffic each way. Then you followed a truck until two lane again. I would guess they are done now. You can go to NDOT website and they have info on construction. Winter weather should not be an issue unless a major storm comes thru. South of Ely you have two mountain passes that could get snow (6000 -7000 ft.) NDOT does plow them. You can make your trip 40 miles shorter if you take highway 6/50 west out of Ely (RH turn at McDonalds ) And then left on highway 318. Nice two lane road thru farm and ranch country. Comes out on 93 again at Hiko. You will have heavy traffic on I-15 and I-515 in Vegas unless early morning or late Evening. Let me know if you need more info or info on things to see as there are lots of places and campgrounds on this route. I have run this route for over forty years.
Good Morning Rainstorm50, I concur, We just drove in October I-15 from Beaver UT to Pocatello ID, traffic & road is horrible. However, US-93 from Arco through Twin Falls ID was great, not a lot of traffic, mostly open country, roads were in good condition. I only drove 93 to Ely, then did 50 west bound. The last time I drove 93 from Vegas to Boise was 1977, road was good then, and from the post I quoted, It's good today. It is going to be my North South Route of preference for all future runs.
So decide what you prefer, Lots of civilization, truck stops, big city, 80 mph and tons of traffic, I-15 is for you. Quite 55-65 2 lane blacktop, minimal traffic, then I would PM fcbookbob and get info of some very interesting things to see or do on your ride.
Busskipper, the route you Binged is a great route, but the Wasatch Mountain Range is brutal in winter IMHO.
Hope You Have A great Trip,
__________________
Bilgerat: Chuck, Kassie, Freddie, Lady, Smokey, Merlin
2000 Pace Arrow Vision 36', V-10, Banks, Onan 5500, Blue Ox, 2014 Forester, SKP 130599, FT'ing 5+Yrs.
Bilgerat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2017, 09:22 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Busskipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Grasonville, MD -- Golden, CO
Posts: 6,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bilgerat View Post
...........................................
Busskipper, the route you Binged is a great route, but the Wasatch Mountain Range is brutal in winter IMHO.

Hope You Have A great Trip,
OH, I know the Wasatch - still have a TimeShare at Snowbasin - so trust me they will Plow the Roads and the drive south of SLC is fine.

We tend to do Utah in the Winter - No Crowds and Cooler - That's what I love. So we keep going Back again and again - and Red Rocks and Snow Look SO Good.

JMHO,
__________________
Busskipper
Location - Grasonville, Maryland - and/or - Superior, Colorado
2005 Travel Supreme 42DS04 - GX470 Toad
Busskipper is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2017, 09:31 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 13,798
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rainstorm50 View Post
In a few weeks we are going from Eastern WA to AZ. Our travel choices in our 34 ft motorhome with a tow is down threw NV via Ely on hwy 93 down to Las Vegas or threw Salt Lake City UT on 15. We feel the road is better via NV but more isolated for winter travel but 15 south of Salt Lake is awfully rough but more traffic. Any suggestions for or against one of these routes?
Just came down I15 a little over a month ago. Some of the rough areas have been repaved this summer. Did not think the overall roughness was that bad.
__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/InTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2017, 11:26 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 18
do you have a recommendation for an overnight stop in Ely? there used to be a truck stop off 93 we would stop at but it's been quite a few years since we've been down that way
Rainstorm50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2017, 02:04 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
fcbbob15's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Las Vegas NV.
Posts: 459
Rainstorm50. Ely has a great KOA just south of town on the right. (Maybe two miles) Great people and I recommend it. As you are coming into town the first casino on the right has an RV park also. I forget the name (use to be Holiday Inn ) Ely has multiple fast food places and fuel stops including a Love's truck stop. (Next good fuel stop Ash Springs) They have multiple small casinos with restaurants also.
__________________
Robert, Sami and our driver Zink the puppy dog, co-driver Jax the puppy dog and the boss Katie.
2017 Winnebago Vista LX 35F. 5 Star Tune, Hellwig sway bars, Super Steer Trac Bar, 1600 Watt Solar, ARP, Spare tire carrier, 2020 Jeep Wrangler, Ready Brute Elite.
fcbbob15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2017, 02:45 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Bilgerat's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Staying at KOA Salome AZ. Thru The Summer, & Loving It..
Posts: 374
Send a message via AIM to Bilgerat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rainstorm50 View Post
do you have a recommendation for an overnight stop in Ely? there used to be a truck stop off 93 we would stop at but it's been quite a few years since we've been down that way
I can't recommend RV Parks, we boondocked from Arco ID to Austin NV, We needed water. But, if you want to boondock, the Schellbourne (Pony Express) Rest Area is north of Ely and will be on your left side, (Stay Length Is 18 Hours). We stayed at a nice spot on US-50 and had 3 bars verizon service. If you go to the link, search US-50 about 8 to 10 miles West of Ely just past the Ruth Mine. Right side of road, looks like a Chrismas Stocking (on Google Earth in link below). It was the second BLM Road on the right if memory is correct. 2 picnic shelters, very quiet. Do not go beyond the picnic site with your RV.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sc...4d-114.7413457
__________________
Bilgerat: Chuck, Kassie, Freddie, Lady, Smokey, Merlin
2000 Pace Arrow Vision 36', V-10, Banks, Onan 5500, Blue Ox, 2014 Forester, SKP 130599, FT'ing 5+Yrs.
Bilgerat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2017, 03:04 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Meridian, Idaho USA
Posts: 221
I've done I-15 once in the MH, and 93 a bunch of times. I would do 93/318 every time unless I knew of major construction or really bad snow. We did stay overnight at the rest stop mentioned earlier out of Ely one time due to a major snow storm. Worked well for us. There are a couple of passes, but the grades are very gentle. We've towed our Durango behind the gasser that way many times.
__________________
Mnoel
18 Aria 3901-"The Wined Up Bus"
2016 Wrangler JKUR
Mnoel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 12:05 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Bilgerat's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Staying at KOA Salome AZ. Thru The Summer, & Loving It..
Posts: 374
Send a message via AIM to Bilgerat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mnoel View Post
I've done I-15 once in the MH, and 93 a bunch of times. I would do 93/318 every time unless I knew of major construction or really bad snow. We did stay overnight at the rest stop mentioned earlier out of Ely one time due to a major snow storm. Worked well for us. There are a couple of passes, but the grades are very gentle. We've towed our Durango behind the gasser that way many times.
Thanks, that must be a good route, I've heard it recommended before.
See You are from Meridian, I was working out of Boise last year for near 3 months before they sent me to "40-40" (Twin Falls). Stayed on the Boise River Downtown. Loved the area, worked in Meridian out to Nampa and did a lot of country areas as well. Surprised at how warm it was Jan-Mar, compared to Ogden Utah.
I was a traveler for the Gas Company. Hard too really enjoy RVing working 5 days a week.
Have A Great Day,
__________________
Bilgerat: Chuck, Kassie, Freddie, Lady, Smokey, Merlin
2000 Pace Arrow Vision 36', V-10, Banks, Onan 5500, Blue Ox, 2014 Forester, SKP 130599, FT'ing 5+Yrs.
Bilgerat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 12:54 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
mac142's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mnoel View Post
I've done I-15 once in the MH, and 93 a bunch of times. I would do 93/318 every time unless I knew of major construction or really bad snow. We did stay overnight at the rest stop mentioned earlier out of Ely one time due to a major snow storm. Worked well for us. There are a couple of passes, but the grades are very gentle. We've towed our Durango behind the gasser that way many times.
+1

Much faster from.central Washington to Vegas IMO.
__________________
Mike & Denyne
mac142 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I have AC Input with 110 but not with 50 or 30 amp input Bluefoot53 Country Coach Owners Forum 15 06-27-2016 09:57 PM
Would like some input on a new MH RobMoe23454 Class A Motorhome Discussions 21 11-10-2013 03:25 PM
Would appreciate some input on the Monaco family 33SFS full wall slide unit gr8fultim Monaco Owner's Forum 9 04-11-2008 05:57 AM
Lurking, now Leaping, I truly would value your input Joe R Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 16 03-07-2008 01:34 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.