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RE: Texas to Washington State

Roy and Lynne, I was thinking about this too since the weather forecast seems promising. Can you please be more specific about the route you take through Utah and New Mexico? It all looks easy from the eagle-eye view of Google maps, but I fear picking a route that is steep and tricky. thanks! We live in Washington and have relatives in Texas and often travel in winter. Last time was in Jan and we cut across Utah and New Mexico and had no issue. The only steep grade is on I84 going into Pendleton but not really an issue. Since you have the time, just watch the weather and be prepared to hunker down and wait it out. Just set Google on fastest route and go for it. I wouldn't go thru California with their gas prices so high and the Siskayous traffic and grades are just as bad if not worse than I84
MerryLynn 10/15/19 05:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Texas to Washington State

Thanks Tom/Barb, Do you put chains on the trailer as well as the towing vehicle? Remember I-40 to Santa Rosa Nm. to Las Vegas Nm. cuts off 200 miles off the trip. It's a great highway I-40 west does get to 7000' and does get plenty snow. get chains, even if you never use them use them.
MerryLynn 10/14/19 08:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Texas to Washington State

Thanks Islandman! Do you recommend taking 5 from Bakersfield to Sacramento? From Port Townsend, I plan to take the ferry to Whidbey, which is my new home. Do you know anything about that ferry? I'd work my way over towards Bakersfield, then north up towards Sacramento and then a little farther north, take CA 20 over to Clear Lake and then west to US 101. Follow US 101 all the way up thru OR (some nice CG's along the way) and then crossing into WA. Next route depends on where you're heading in WA. Either work your way over to Olympia and then up I-5, or if you're going to the coastal area, stay on US 101. If you're going up to the NW part of WA, then catch WA 20 which is west of Port Townsend and take it over to wherever you may need to go. Big thing about I-5 is that you need to plan on driving thru Seattle area between 10 and 2 to avoid heavy commuter traffic, Sunday is the best day unless there is a football game. Have a good trip!
MerryLynn 10/14/19 08:15am Roads and Routes
Texas to Washington State

Hello, I'm an RV newbie and have been living in my RV for the past month. I had planned stay in Texas for the winter, but my situation changed and now I'm moving to the coast of Washington State. I'm leaving in late October and taking the trip slow; planning to drive about 300 miles a day for a total of 10 days. I'm towing a 20-foot Rockwood Mini Lite travel trailer with a 2018 Toyota Sequoia. To avoid the winter weather likely on the most direct route, I plan to take Interstate 40 to California and then head north on Hwy 101. Can you see any potential problems with this route? Any areas I need to avoid? (Note: I've already removed California's restricted routes from my plan) Thanks in advance for your help! Merry
MerryLynn 10/12/19 10:57am Roads and Routes
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