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Tom/Barb

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Posted: 08/27/19 11:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some times what's legal isn't safe.
Some time what's safe isn't legal.

Just because the sign says, 80 doesn't mean you must.


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Posted: 08/28/19 01:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We did that trip once... Headed up to Las Vegas, and then north on US-93 (sidestepping onto NV-318) and then I-84 the rest of the way. Some beautiful remote scenery, and not very taxing towing a large minivan.

Came back via I-5 to Eugene, sidestepped over to US-97, CA-139 US-395, US-95. Much more remote, and again some beautiful scenery.

Didn't set any land speed records on either route -- we keep it at 62Mph...



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Posted: 09/07/19 11:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like 65-68 in my Sprinter. Economic, and gets me there.

But in Idaho and Utah I'm passed by the hundreds, many towing giant 5-ers at well over 80. Insane.

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I too, need a good way to get through California going to Florence, Oregon from Tucson. Not thrilled going through Vegas to Reno and up but what are the alternatives? Don't even want to think about going through LA with a 5th wheel. Has anyone tried I-40 towards Bakersfield then hitting I-5?
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Posted: 09/08/19 09:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Living near Olympia we have done them all, twice, thrice and sometimes to often to count If I had to chose I would pick Hwy93 thru Nevada until you get to I84. Take it to Pendleton and cross the Columbia on I 82 to Yakima and then Hwy 12 to I 5 and up to Olympia. Its not the most scenic but its the fastest most scenic and keeps you out of most metro areas.


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Posted: 11/25/19 06:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We’re in Reno but have done both ways. Tucson to Reno via Wickenburg/Vegas is an easy, scenic drive. Only about 4 stop signs/lights in 750 miles. From Reno we took 80 to 5 then all the way up. Again, very easy. Overnighted at a truck stop in Oregon. It rained in Or and WA but we found out with the class A we were above the spray and it was easier than driving a car!


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Posted: 12/01/19 08:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ive done them all, I 5, 395,and 93, and did 395 in March. I think I would check the weather the day before I left, and if it looked okay, I'd take Hwy 93 all the way to I 84 and then if Hwy 12 is open take over the Cascades 93 is really stress free driving.

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