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Posted: 08/02/21 08:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Google suggests: 20, 19 Port Hadlock,104 bridge, 3 Bremerton. 16 Gig Harbor, 5. How are those roads?

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We have pulled this route with a 36' fifth wheel. The roads are fine. There's a chance of getting stuck at the Hood Canal Bridge for a while if they open it for a submarine... but you have your restroom with you!

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Posted: 08/03/21 09:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No problem with that route

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the roads are fine but not all the drivers. everybody seems in a big hurry in that area

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You can examine the whole route on Google streetview. WSDOT also has many webcams along the route, but no traffic maps until you get close to Tacoma.

I suspect WA3 from the Hood Canal bridge to Poulsbo will feel heaviest, especially in the morning, since it is 2 lane. South of there it is mostly divided highway. Rush hour traffic into Tacoma is bound to be heavy, though I haven't experienced it myself.

101 to Olympia is a long way around, with a long stretch of waterfront driving (scenic, but curvy). And then there's the I5 drive back to Tacoma.

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Just try and avoid the commute times and you should be fine, I have taken that route numerous times towing a 30’ 14,000lb gooseneck trailer to the racetrack.

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Thanks for all the input.

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CA Traveler wrote:

Thanks for all the input.


Is Tacoma a destination or are you headed south on I5? If that is the case even with the curves and a couple narrow bridges, the drive south on 101 to Hwy 12 east to Olympia and I5 south is far more scenic and relaxing drive.


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