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STEVEDUNN46

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Posted: 07/20/08 05:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would like to know if highway 101 in northen CA is ok to drive a 38 ft class a motor home on thru the redwoods from Grants Pass on south.


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Highway 101, as opposed to Highway 1, is fine.


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Posted: 07/20/08 05:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ditto

It is fine.

The road is even on the list of routes that can be driven legally by 40' and above motorcoaches.

Caltrans has a web page that tells of roads restricted or allow 40'-45' motorhomes and buses.

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Posted: 07/20/08 05:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

101 is fine-- Presume you know that Grants Pass is on Interstate 5 about 100 miles East of 101--

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Steve, I have made the coast route 101 to route 1 starting at Grays Harbor in Washington State twice. The trip through the Redwoods especially the avenue of the Giants is an A plus. Did it with a 32 footer no dinghy and a 40 footer with a dinghy in tow. No problem or particular challenge.

At Leggett route one intersects 101 the road over to the coast is a challenge... I have done it twice getting to the coast is not much fun but once on the coast route one is no big deal... And the scenery is great...

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Posted: 07/20/08 06:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How about the availability of diesel fuel?


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BHutting wrote:

How about the availability of diesel fuel?


From memory there wasn't much available until you got down to Brookings and then across the stateline in CA. But then we were pretty much full when we started.

There isn't a great deal of truck traffic (compared to I5) so the stations tend to be smaller and tighter.

Nice drive but don't be in a hurry - there are lots of 25 and 30 mph bends but we did it 6 weeks ago in our 38' + toad.

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Steve.. As others have already said the 101 is fine but..... not sure how you plan on getting from Grants Pass (highway 5) to 101. The roads to 101 from highway 5 should be chosen with caution. I would NOT recommend the Redding to Arcata, highway 299. Roseburg to Coquille on OR 42 was a pretty good road as is OR 20 and OR 126.
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I looked at the CalTrans map for 40-45 foot motorcoaches, and the only legal connecting routes in Northern California are the 96 and the 299, both of which start in the I-5 and end up at the 101 near Eureka,

Since your "motorcoach" is less than 40', most highways would be legal, but it's anyone's guess if it would be a fun drive. I think the green routes on the CalTrans maps have the best chance of being fun to drive.

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Posted: 07/21/08 12:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another good source of routing information is the National Highway System website.

Highway 199 from Grants Pass to Smith River is a part of the system, so it too should be fine for any size of RV.

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