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Cardinals

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Posted: 08/12/21 08:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure if this is the correct forum to post this in but here goes. My wife and I have 25 foot motorhome and were thinking about a trip along route 66. Interested in the thoughts of those who have made this trip in a motorhome and what are the positives and negatives. We may or may nor tow a vehicle......thank you in advance.

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We did most of Route 66 from Springfield, IL to Needles, CA. in our 30 foot MH with toad. There is some armea we used the toad.
Watch for signs for bridge heights as some are low. Old sections of higheway is narrow so you may need to straddle center line. True near Turkey Tracks in concrete.
Section between Kingman, AZ and Oatman is vry difficult. It is narrow, crooked and steep. We did it but not for the faint of heart.
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There have been several books on the subject which you might want to check in preparation for this nostalgic trip.


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Speaking on portion from Amarillo to LA, I don't recall any real issues pertinent to traveling via motorhome, although currently traversing RT 66 through native reservations or pueblos as known in NM, might prove difficult due to stringent policies to prohibit spread of Covid to their nations. Lots to see and explore, can't comment on positives or negatives as we all tend to view life our own way. Come back and let us know how your much you enjoyed or were dismayed with your experience down good ole RT 66.

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The Route 66 in Arizona along I40 is narrow but in good condition. It will be interesting but slow driving IMO.


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When you get to Winslow AZ, be sure to check out the statue of the guy on "the corner", as in Winslow AZ. If you are an Eagles fan it's a fun stop.


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Lwiddis wrote:

The Route 66 in Arizona along I40 is narrow but in good condition. It will be interesting but slow driving IMO.


Drove I-40 in AR last April and thought it was in horrible condition. Route 66 may be in better condition.


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My youngest daughter and I did a Rt66 trip from Springfield IL to Amarillo TX and back (we live near peoria il) in early July this year. Used our 34 foot Class C only, no toad. Was a fun trip. Some parts we just popped on the interstate. As mentioned, we had several published books about 66 trips. We made detours, such as Laura Ingalls Wilder home in Mansfield MO, where she lived 63 years and wrote all the Little House books.

Our favorite stop was Big Texan steak house on 66 in Amarillo. We ate there twice! We also did Palo Duro Canyon State park south of Amarillo.

In 2017, we did 66 from Amarillo to Kingman AZ. Never did the whole trip, just parts over the years.

Point is, our 33/34 foot C did fine...tiring after while to pack up each day (not a big issue, just when you are the only one doing it because wife stayed home to work!). I planned 80% + of all stops to avoid issues. Parking was my main concern but ended up with no issues.

Stop at the National Rt66 Museum in ELK CITY, OK. It was worth the stop!


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Sounds like a great trip to travel the route 1000's of motorhomes have done the past 50 years on "the Mother Road"


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First things First!!!

Buy or barrow the book - EZ 66. You will not regret it.

You did not say which way you are going. The book works both ways, you just have to run it backwards if you start in Chicago.

We did most of it in a 23' Class A and had a great time, but we were going to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque.

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