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Tradewinds

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Posted: 04/14/19 09:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Highway 44 between Susanville Ca. and Redding Ca. is this a good road for RV's. Never have driven it and I have one friend who says its not a good road with lots of twists and turns...Thanks


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Posted: 04/15/19 08:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I drive that route a lot. It is very scenic, but not hard to manage at all. Sure it has some turns but no big pulls. Just watch your speed and you will be fine.

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As best I can remember is that your fried is correct about the twists and turns. The road even in a 4 wheel vehicle is not to be used if in a hurry. If you have time and don't mind stopping to let your hands relax, it is a wonderful drive. The last time we drove it we were in my IH Scout II and even with power steering that was hard to turn and tiring, however, in your rig it should not be too bad. Allow extra time, stop and take pictures.


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We have taken Hwy 44 from Susanville many times, but turn off at Olds Station to take the 89 up to Shasta. Up to that point, There are no twisty bits. Looking at 44 beyond this point, which we have never taken, Google Maps doesn't show much in the way of curves. I could see this one and dropped down into Streetview, but again, doesn't look like much. Streetview link.
Are you maybe thinking of the Road through Lassen Park itself which looks crazy! Link


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Thank You Dave and Orion...I have not figured out to change my picture and my Tradewinds is gone. I now have a 30 foot Winni Vista class A towing a 4 door Tracker. Headed up to Washington and just looking for a way other than I-5 or 99 all thru Californina.

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Posted: 04/16/19 04:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is a good road...drove it many times headed to Reno from Redding(where I used to live).


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If you want to avoid the I 5, why don't you carry on to Alturas after Susanville and take the 97 up through Klamath Falls and Bend. We've done this a few times and you end up crossing into Washington at Goldendale.
We always think of this as the 'Volcano Route' as at times, if it's clear, you see dozens of volcanoes. sometimes , multiple ones at the same time.

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Your friend must be talking about some other road. The Redding - Susanville through Lassen is not full of any "twist or turns" unless they are only use to driving on a drag strip. I suspect they are thinking of some other road or some other area. If they were thinking Redding to the coastal area using the smaller roads, that side is indeed full of twist and turns.


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i can not say for hwy 44, but keep off sonora 108 and ebbits hwy 4 passes.
narrow and very twisty and hwy 4 is one lane over the top. both are closed at the first snow, till late may or mid june.
and hwy 36 red bluff to fortuna, good rd. just posted as 100 miles of turns. with NO services.


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Thank you for all the replies, I will be taking 44.

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