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Posted: 10/01/20 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

We want to drive up from Central California, through Bend, and up to Hood River; eventually heading to Athol, Idaho...

I would love to know if anyone has done a trip like this in Late Oct. early Nov?
I know that Oregon gets more rain this time of year; but... I'm more concerned about freezing temps and snow; which is Not what we want !
Any advice would be appreciated.

Driving a 24 ft. 2018 Airstream Interstate Class B, but probably towing a 2 dr. jeep...

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Posted: 10/01/20 12:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bend is already freezing at night. Rain would be mostly on the west side.


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Posted: 10/01/20 01:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last Oct 31 the low was 17 and the high was 63

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Posted: 10/01/20 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh wow... I don't mind the high of 63; but the low !... not sure about that... any other suggestions for heading to Idaho?

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Because you never know...
Perhaps winterize your rig before you leave. Use the toilet, but have some pink antifreeze along to dump down there if it is really cold (I would do it below 25)

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I'll have to look into that... we've never done that before, and the AI has a macerator. I do have tank heaters, but we've never used them... I'll do some research !

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jldejong wrote:

any other suggestions for heading to Idaho?
Coastal route.

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Posted: 10/01/20 03:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, ... would it be better to cut across the Columbia River Gorge the entire way?

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Posted: 10/01/20 06:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Could be beautiful, could be snowy. Odds are beautiful. Unless you have a destination in Hood River I would take 97 to Biggs and I-84 then head East. Go through Kennewick, WA and take 395 north to Ritzville then I-90 east to Spokane. Going over Mt. Hood and taking 35 to Hood River will give you your best chance for snow. If the roads get dicey, which I doubt, you could always unhook the Jeep and drive separately. 35 is particularly pretty.

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It will be cool at night (I suggest checking a weather site for historical temps) and there is the possibility of some snow and/or ice. BUT any snow/ice isn't likely to last long on the roads and it is likely to be quite nice during the days. By Thanksgiving though, all bets are off. Don't tell anyone, but Fall is one of the best times to be in Central/Eastern Oregon....heck, all of Oregon for that matter. Darn, now even more folks will be swarming here during that special time of year too.

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