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Posted: 08/08/21 05:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We'll be driving from Bend to the The Dalles in a few weeks and I'm thinking of taking the 97 To the 197 towing a 39' fiver, how's the drive? Any concerns or recommendations?


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Posted: 08/08/21 05:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We made that drive in early to mid June this year. No problems at all.

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Posted: 08/08/21 05:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good two lane highway.
Steep down grade near the Columbia River gorge. Watch your speed, gear down!


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Posted: 08/08/21 06:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

197 also has a river crossing at Maupin with a downgrade.

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Full of RV's.
No issues for you.
If you need a fuel stop, Madras is the place. The Dalles are harder to get into and out, except North of the Columbia.

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Biggs Junction has three truck friendly fuel stations, and a free crossing of the Columbia.


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