Best route is 101 north to 46 east. Hwy 46 has a lot of 4 lane divided hwy with 65 kph speed limit. Hwy 166 is ALL two lane, crooked road with 55 mph speed limit. Road surface is much better on 46.
There is no question 46 is the better route for ease of driving and quality of roadway!
Plus ifn you are thirsty, many wineries with tasting rooms
I like the way you think!!!!!!!!!
You might look at 101 north to 46 east to 99. My recollection is that the grades aren't too bad and there are also some good re-fueling spots along the way.
This is the way I would go, I've done 166 before, 101 to 46 is a much better road.
Please see below from another thread from this site as to why the Resort is Class A & C exclusive;
Posted: 12/12/12 04:41pm
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The reason it is motorhome only is the local zoning folks held building permits hostage until the original developer agreed to the exclusion. Go figure on the reasoning behind that one!
With all due respect....I have never heard of this and doubt its validity. The original owners of Pacific Shores was Outdoor Resorts of Oregon and is a subsidiary of Outdoor Resorts of America. When the park was purchased by ORO, it was designed, and rebuilt, (as were many other ORA Resorts) for Class A vehicles only. later, Class C was added.
Can you provide any valid information that backs up your claim?
FWIW, directly across the highway from Pacific Shores is an rv park that caters to all types/years/sizes of rv's. I seriously doubt if the zoning laws are different.
Ok, I did some research talking to an owner who's been there since the ice age and he informed me that you are absolutely correct. Therefore, I apologize.
Evidently, prior to ORO purchasing Pac Shores, there was a "trailer park" in town that was really run down and the city gov didn't want to repeat this problem so they changed the zoning laws. I guess that the rv park I mentioned above that is across the street from Pac Shores is probably grandfathered in. If ever sold, it too may have to change its ways.
Joke?? I got my info from a salesman for Pacific Shores. I also got it from the newsletter to homeowners. Owners have an extensive collection of documents, minutes to board meetings, reports, you name it -- all is transparent to owners.
For years I've heard that the whole west coast from California to Washington will eventually give way and fall into the Pacific Ocean. That would include the cities of LA, San Francisco, etc. I think I'm most likely to be dead when that happens though. It's not going to be my problem. :-)
Every time there is a storm -- like the recent one in November Newport experienced -- it takes away a piece of the west grounds overlooking the beach. In fact, I read recently in one of the newsletters for Pacific Shores that during the winter of year 2000 a terrific storm caused the loss of about 80 feet. This last storm didn't do that or anything close to it, but there was deterioration. But, there are countless homes that have literally washed into the ocean along the coasts of California and Oregon and probably Washington too. I prefer to see the ocean from afar, but those who have to hang over it are going to swim one day.
The fault is out there. A tsunami could result, but fortunately for Pacific Shores it's up above the beach by some 80 to 100 feet. The worst storms occur when most owners are not there as I understand. I think I should be glad my lot is far back away from the ocean. :-)
I think there's a quite a good bit of trees, etc. that buffer between the overhang and the row of ocean front rv lots. But, most of the lots are substantially further back toward the 101 highway.
Here's the website to make your reservations at Pacific Shores.
Go to the menu called "Activities & Info" and then click "Driving directions". You get a satellite view of the entire resort and you can clearly see the wooded buffer between the closest ocean view lots and the overhang to the beach. You zoom in and see it better. This link may work, I'm not sure.
I think what you are doing is screaming fire in crowded theater and really it's not what you are implying. You are making a mountain out of a molehill. The whole west coast from LA to Seattle knows that some day it's going to collapse, but are we talking about tomorrow or 500 years from now? Or even 25 years? I don't think I'm going to be into motorhoming any longer than another 5 years myself. I'm not worried.
I have to admire your defending the reputation of this particular "Resort". It is what it is, a upscale "Resort" that caters ONLY to Class A and Class C Motor "Coaches". All others are NOT welcome.
Statistics show that over 90% of HOA owned properties(mobile home parks, resorts, stick built subdivisions, etc) fail within 5 years. The main reason for the failures is the debt incurred by the HOA, operating expences and infighting among the many individual property owners that develope over time.
There are the success stories and I hope for your sake Pacific Shores turns out to be one.
This thread began by the OP stating their personal experience at the gate of this "Resort". None of us were there to observe the interaction between the OP and the Security Guard so all we have is opinions.
Your opinion is slightly taintedslightly tainted due to the fact you are a lot owner in this "Resort" and an investor that makes 50% of the revenue generated by the renting of your owned lot.
You said yourself you invested in purchasing your lot at this "Resort" sight unseen which tells me you have yet to even visit this particular "Resort".
Buying property, lot, without ever setting foot on the land is like buying swamp land. There are reasons why lots at this particular upscale "RESORT" are selling at such cheap prices. It reminds me of a fire sale or those emails we all get telling us we have a long lost relative that died in a foreign country and left us Fifty Million Dollars.
I hope, for your sake, your investment in this "Resort" is secure. Going from being bankrupt to HOA purchase to selling lots at fire sale prices would send up red flags to any wise investor.
IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE ...... you know the ending.
Just curious, where do you get these statistics?
I stayed there once, many years ago, it was truly lovely, however; only the dark blue sites have an ocean view, the other sites are in a "valley" making it just a lovely RV park with a walk to the view. We were lucky enough to get a view site, looking down on the lighthouse...basicly the view on the front page, but when we wanted to return years later they would not garrenty a location, so we never returned.
As for the Motorhome only rule, that is indeed their privalege, but I have camped elseware next to some Super C's and some 5th wheels who far outclass my lovely motorhome. To each their own.
A lot has changed since the HOA now owns the entire resort, after the 1st of the year the reservation website will be up and operational, you will now be able to make reservations lot specific online, so you can reserve the lot you want. When outdoor resorts owned the rental rights you could only reserve by lot classification. BTW Class A & C motorhomes are allowed as long as they are over 25'.
I just started using a 5 Star SCT Tuner. I drive/drove very conservatively. Do not expect any major changes. I now get .1 to .3 more mpg, and "maybe" 5% more HP at cruise. Are they worth $400, probably not. It was a gift so I did OK.
Is this on the 8.1 or the V10 Ford? Mike with 5 Star said that this is a custom tune so he can easily change the programing, he also stated that he changes the shift point in the 5sp to shift in OD from 57mph to 52mph. Until the end of the year you can get $70 off for their end of year sale.
Foogy wrote: "If it was as crime free,why is it the drug capitol of the world,why are there kids kindapped and murdered every single day,why is the MURDER death toll at 65K in 5 years and counting"
You have to ask WHY, it is that way because of the demand for drugs in the USA and Canada, and all walks of life, Hollywood types, lawyers, doctors, business executives, working people, weekend party people. If they all stopped their drug use, 95% of crime would disappear in all countries.
If they would just legalize marijuana, control and tax it like alcohol, a lot of the drug problem and killings would go away.
I went to Rosarito for 6 weeks in 2011, didn't take the MH but we did drive down, we stayed just south of Rosarito in an ocean front condo. We drove to Ensenada about 3 times, even drove at night, went thru the military check points at night and never had a problem. We never felt unsafe driving, walking around Rosarito/Ensenada or going thru the military check points. My Mom went with us at 77 years old and she even felt unsafe. I'm ready to go back.
What's the age requirement as we have a 2001 Tradewinds and want to visit my cousins that live in a condo just after you hit Agate Beach rd and that would be a great place to stay.
I don't think that there is an age restriction, you can contact them to verify.
We are currently on a trip in California that has so far covered Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Napa, and now Carmichael. Needless to say we have bought a couple of cases of wine. Just curious if any others out there travel with/buy wine on the road and where do you store it? Was thinking of on one of the bays but it can get warm if in the direct sunlight. Was putting the wine in the back closet, but that area can get warm when traveling because the radiator is back there. Just curious what others do...Thanks, Rick
Didn't go to the winery's in Paso Robles???????? Missed some great ones if you didn't.
mllk3rd, I was so happy to see your posts about the park re-opening for renters. We used to stay often and really enjoy PSMR. We proudly wear our PSMR gear when we're out camping.
We've called the number you listed twice this week and have left messages. No one has called us back. Is there a chance maybe the number is incorrect?
Or, are there one certain days of the week they take reservations?
We're anxious to make a visit in a couple of weeks, but its a long drive without a confirmed reservation.
So happy to hear the place will continue!
I did receive an email back, they said that the # is correct, they ask that you please try again. Once the web site is up it will assist in th reservation process.
BTW, they have been doing a lot of improvements there, both pools and spas have been resurfaced and have new equipment, new beach access, new washers and dryers, lots of grounds maintenance.
They also have sold 22 of the remaining 38 original developer lots since the lots were deeded to the HOA and 13 re-sale lots.