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time2roll

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Posted: 06/21/20 04:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nobody is out with a tape to verify every vehicle. Although parking might be extra tight at the visitor center about midway over. You could take the TC and not worry a bit. JMHO

However I recommend one of the bus tours. Will pick you up right at the campground and all can enjoy the scenery together as the driver talks about the local history. I highly recommend this and should be some what less than $300. Get reservations early, maybe before you arrive.


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Access through the Eastern portion of the park is currently closed. Apparently the Indian tribe is denying access through their land because of the virus. Additionally the red busses have all been canceled for the year also due to the virus. That leaves the western approach only at this point.


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JimK-NY wrote:

What's wrong with the free NP buses? They leave from both Apgar and St Mary's and meet at Logan Pass. There are numerous stops along the way.

Unfortunately the fare free shuttles are not running on the Going to the Sun road in 2020.

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time2roll wrote:

Nobody is out with a tape to verify every vehicle. Although parking might be extra tight at the visitor center about midway over. You could take the TC and not worry a bit. JMHO

However I recommend one of the bus tours. Will pick you up right at the campground and all can enjoy the scenery together as the driver talks about the local history. I highly recommend this and should be some what less than $300. Get reservations early, maybe before you arrive.

Tape measure? The rules are there for a reason, be a good example and OBEY them.

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Going to the Sun Road will be bumper to bumper traffic. The wise grasshopper just completely skips driving a private vehicle, regardless of length, and takes the FREE hop-on/hop-off shuttle. Let somebody else endure the nerve-wracking drive while you bask in the beauty of the ride.

The road is narrow, really narrow, and has very tight corners. The drop-offs are spectacular, and if you rig happens to be a few inches too long, and you drop a wheel off the edge, you are not going to enjoy the ride down to the bottom. And did I mention the bumper to bumper traffic, both up and down?





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Geo*Boy wrote:

JimK-NY wrote:

What's wrong with the free NP buses? They leave from both Apgar and St Mary's and meet at Logan Pass. There are numerous stops along the way.

Unfortunately the fare free shuttles are not running on the Going to the Sun road in 2020.


What? Oh, no! That makes the traffic even worse.

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Never dropped at a KOA, but Have pretty much any other place from NF campgrounds to state parks to private RV parks. Never been a question.


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Geo*Boy wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Nobody is out with a tape to verify every vehicle. Although parking might be extra tight at the visitor center about midway over. You could take the TC and not worry a bit. JMHO

However I recommend one of the bus tours. Will pick you up right at the campground and all can enjoy the scenery together as the driver talks about the local history. I highly recommend this and should be some what less than $300. Get reservations early, maybe before you arrive.

Tape measure? The rules are there for a reason, be a good example and OBEY them.

Don't count on it. I had my truck camper measured at Zion in order to travel through the tunnels without an extra fee. The first time, they decided I was OK. A few days later they measured again and said no. I guess they did not include the width of the mirrors the first time.

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You are comparing the guys who make a living out of measurements.
Its been confirmed lot of times that no Highway Patrol carries tape measure.
Lot of boats are 10' wide and towed without "oversize" signs.
Good number of RV rigs come to California having more than allowable 65', yet nobody got a ticket for it.





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You are comparing the guys who make a living out of measurements.
Its been confirmed lot of times that no Highway Patrol carries tape measure.
Lot of boats are 10' wide and towed without "oversize" signs.
Good number of RV rigs come to California having more than allowable 65', yet nobody got a ticket for it.



It's just that some stupid people disobey the law and don't get caught.

It should not be an encouragement for others to do it. Warped mentality.

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