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RE: US101 Northern California

Just went through it 2 times. Going North first, then going South 2nd. We knew about it from the Caltrans phone app. Timed leaving Fortuna River Walk RV and got to Northbound line at 11:30. It was 12:15 before our point in the line started to move. They ALWAYS let northbound go first. ------ Coming back south from Oregon coast it was much tougher. Timed our arrival at about 12 knowing northbound went before us. They let northbound run for a half hour before letting south go. But they only let southbound run for 15 minutes and stopped the line before we got through and then let Northbound run again for over one half hour. Overall it took us over 2 hours to get through going south. As luck would have it going South we were stopped at a very steep side angle so I turned off my propane tanks from outside my 5th wheel trailer to keep from damaging the refrigerator.
ford-willy 07/20/21 10:24am Roads and Routes
RE: Hemet, CA to Klamath River RV Park, CA

Thanks CA Traveler and others for the advise on the 20. We will take it and avoid SF. By the way I just read this article about gas shortages in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Since your up there CA Traveler what have you seen? https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/gas-prices-hit-7-year-high-stations-run-fuel-going-4th-july-weekend/
ford-willy 06/30/21 08:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hemet, CA to Klamath River RV Park, CA

The Oakland - Berkley route is my least favorite due to traffic. Check the Caldecott Tunnel restrictions if you go that way. And the Red Bluff Redding routes to the coast are often a one time only. Your input is always valued. No decision yet. Probably right, once trying the northern cross 5 to 101 we were soured. At our age the shorter road day the better. That is always in our plans now. The Caldecott Tunnel tip is appreciated and will search for current news. My wife when young lived in Gold Beach Or, trying for one more visit.
ford-willy 06/21/21 08:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hemet, CA to Klamath River RV Park, CA

I use both Good Sam trip planner (set on slower RV mode) and Google Maps, which has only the faster car mode. I'm taking a similar trip to yours in a couple weeks from now. On the GS Trip Planner (RV mode & allow tolls) from Santa Nella on the 5 to Fortuna on the 101 it takes you across the Richmond-San Rafael Toll Bridge ($21 for 4 axles). If you ask the GS trip planner to avoid tolls, it routes you up to Stockton and then back west on the 37 just above SF Bay to the 101. At about 10mpg the longer route makes the bridge not to expensive. --- Now my wife and I hate San Fran and always try to avoid it. So as some have suggested to take the 5 up by Sacramento and cross to the 101 on the 20 is tempting. But many years ago we crossed from the 5 to the 101 up there (not sure maybe at Red Bluff) and with a big rig it was a long pain, not enjoyable. Still have not made up our mind but the other rig/couple we are traveling with want to take the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge over the bay because of the experience. ??????????
ford-willy 06/21/21 02:39pm Roads and Routes
RE: Big Rig Appropriate Diesel Station On 101 North Coast

FYI all. I found this Safeway Fuel Center just off the 101 in Willits Ca. Has diesel and takes big rigs reasonably well. great place to fuel and maybe eat some lunch.
ford-willy 06/21/21 11:04am Roads and Routes
Big Rig Appropriate Diesel Station On 101 North Coast

In California on the 101 above San Francisco my 3 major truck stop phone apps show NO truck stops on the 101 in northern Cal. Gas Buddy does not categorize big rig friendly stations. ------ Between Santa Rosa and Fortuna can anyone suggest a big rig friendly diesel station they have used???? Thank you.
ford-willy 06/20/21 06:28pm Roads and Routes
High Profile 5th Wheel - Southern Cal to Gold Beach Oregon

Using the GS trip Planner the basic route from Southern California to Gold Beach Oregon is the 5 transitioning to the 101 at/after/through San Francisco area. --- If I set the trip planner to AVOID TOLLS it is about 17:40 hrs and 880 miles. ALLOWING TOLLS is quicker and shorter 17:18 hrs and 871 miles. --- Questions, where is the toll road/bridge?, would my big high profile 5ver be ok on the toll road/bridge, any idea what the cost for the toll may be? Any other info would be appreciated also.
ford-willy 06/14/21 12:05pm Roads and Routes
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