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Posted: 07/05/19 05:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello everyone. Planning a trip the end of August and looking to cross over CA I-5 to CA Hwy 101, by using CA 299, out of Redding. I will be pulling a 32' fifth-wheel with my 2018 RAM 2500 and was wondering how the road conditions are for trailers.

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Posted: 07/05/19 06:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CA Hwy. 299 is used all time by RVers and truckers. No issues for me. Numerous posts on this stretch of road.


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Posted: 07/05/19 06:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If memory serves, and it often doesn’t, we used that route last summer. There were a whole bunch of curves which really slowed us down, but other than that it was fine. Have a great trip!


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I live in Eureka and pull my 34 ft Big Country over 299 all the time, it is no big deal. I have been over a lot worse. Just outside of Redding the worse part of the road in now the best part, figure about 3.5 hours if you go now stop. What are you coming to the North Coast for?

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Posted: 07/05/19 08:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pulled my 30 ft. Fifth wheel through there no problem but it take a long time.


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Thanks for the heads up guys.

Headed to Washington along the coast. I have crossed on OR 199 to Crescent City before and just wanted to check out a new route and check out the redwoods. We have plenty of time as we are bring the grand kids back home and wanted to avoid the I-5 route all the way up.

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Be sure your exhaust brake works! Lots of 8 and 9% grades.

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Posted: 07/12/19 04:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I lived in Redding...…..we pulled our 5th wheel over 299 many times. It is a good road.


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Moved to Roads and Routes forum from 5th wheels.

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Good road. Just be aware that they have soil problems here and there, and so there is often construction and repair during the summer months. No big deal -- you may have to wait for a few minutes at each site.


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