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RE: Best Route from Fresno to Camp Pendleton

Unless you want to travel far out of the way your options are limited. Having driven that route for decades (Orange County to Modesto) here you go. 99 south to where it meets I5. Whether you need it or not top off with fuel in Bakersfield and again in Santa Clarita. If you're towing a rig there are trucks stops before and after town, much easier to use with a tow. Unless you have a problem don't get off the 210fwy with any kind tow vehicle!!! Even larger motorhomes are a major pucker factor along that stretch!! I5 south to the 210fwy. Hope you have GPS for this! Signage along the 210 sucks to figure out. 210 to the 57 south. 57 down to I5 again. I5 the rest of the way, you'll the signs for CP entrances. Plan on getting into the Los Angeles basin (where the 210 starts) around 10am to 12 and no later or you're screwed! If you have a trailer or a way to camp plan to stay in Santa Clartia overnight if possible. Don't expect it to be much lighter traffic on weekends either, weekends have rush hours just like the weekdays! You're only other option to avoid the L.A. traffic is to hit the 210 after 9pm. There will still be traffic from the dying down evening rush but better the rolling into town during rush hour! Good luck!!
bigjimcruising 01/27/20 05:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling to the NW

If you're in Washington during the summer months I recommend the Loop around the Olympic Peninsula in Northwest Washington. Allow lots of time to make many stops! If you're in decent shape take the walk to Neah bay. If the weather is good drive up to Hurricane Ridge, the view is worth it. There are so many more to list but those are a couple highlights. There are guides and websites to check out lots of things to see and do. Too many for me to even try to list. The drive alone is worth it!
bigjimcruising 01/27/20 05:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yosemite/Kings Canyon/Sequoia “must do” advice sought

Once you're done in the parks I'd head north to Lodi and cut across 12 (get gass)towards Fairfield. A little south and head up to Napa Valley for a day or two of wine tasting. Hotels are pricey but worth it. Drive up and down the valley wine tasting and seeing the sights. From there I'd cut over towards Petaluma where you can pick up hwy 1 to head north along the coast. I think its even nicer than south of San Francisco and less traffic, if that's possible this time of year. lol Just know that every where in cali during the summer is crazy busy with most of the parks being "loved to death" so just relax and go with the flow, you'll get there eventually. And this doesn't look so good to you, you can always go the other way and head over to Death Valley. Pretty amazing things to do and see, but it will be hot!! Go to the lowest point in the US then head north to Scotty's Castile and take the tour. Happy travels!
bigjimcruising 06/28/19 02:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Interstate 5 or Hwy 99 through Calif

While 99 has improved a lot over the years the traffic has gotten worse with it. Lot of big rigs racing to wherever. I usually swing over to 101 for a much nicer drive and not as crazy much traffic. With a good GPS and some planning you'd be amazed how far north you can go while avoiding I5 and see some nice stops along the way. Just pass on the garlic wine. lol
bigjimcruising 05/20/19 08:27pm Roads and Routes
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