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Old 10-03-2015, 01:32 PM   #1
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I am thinking of going from Vancouver bc to Arizona. I would like to go along the coast and then down .Has anyone done it this way. what is the best way to go to get the most out of the trip. This is our 1st time traveling to Arizona.
What is recommended as places to stay along the way, and in Arizona. We are thinking of leaving in Mid January.
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:15 PM   #2
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Pretty chilly time to go . Take a set of chains for one trl axle and your truck.
Me l would haul butt south down 5 get through Wa and Or as quick as you can
Don't get near the coast, bad storms high winds . Once you get past Mountain gate then you can go down to SF and run the coast at your liesure. Down 101 then 134
57-S to l -10 E . Good Luck. Ran many times in a 18 wheeler . Run the Or and Wa coast going home in summer.
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The coast would be better if you have the time. No chains!! Head down till you hit Hwy.20 in Ca. and head over to I-5
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:12 AM   #4
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Agree with CPAULSEN, take the coast route. In your case come South to Longview Washington then cross the Columbia river into Oregon and head to Astoria. Follow the coast South to Hwy.20 in Ca. then back to I5. Take your time and just hole up if you hit a storm. Winter storms on the coast can actually be fun if you are parked and surf watching. In the winter camp sites are readily available which makes it even better. I would suggest you still carry chains just to be legal we do but have never put them on. Once back on I5 South to 58 over to I15 connect to I40 East to Arizona or just take I15 North to Sin City then go over to Arizona. We like the area around Bullhead City AZ and on South following the Colorado river.
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:15 PM   #5
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The Oregon Coast is spectacular. I prefer to travel it in warmer weather but storm watching can be fun too.

Catalina State Park N. of Tucson is a great park but very popular. Reserve now for Jan-Feb. Loop B is preferred.

We've made the trip from Sequim to Tucson for 3 years now and heading there again in late Jan.
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Make the coast run. It is spectacular and Jan on the coast has some great weather at times. Consider stops in places like Monterey, Pismo Beach, and the like. I would not spent the trip all on the coast though - use 101 to skip areas of lots of curves. Jan has little fog and I've had mid 70s for 10 days as I traveled the coastline south to San Diego. I've also waited out some really nasty weather in Washington and Oregon. AZ state parks are awesome and most have at least power and water. Make reservations early! Or boondock on BLM land. I just left Yuma today and the snowbirds were already starting to circle the wagons.

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