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Kingcruzer2013

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Posted: 09/04/22 11:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am planning a trip that will include the Pacific Coast from San Diego to Seattle.

I have a 40 Ft Motorhome with a tow car.

We plan on going up the coast on Route 1 The Pacific Coast Highway and filming it for our youtube channel.

!) what are any restrictions

@0 Can I do it all the way?

3) any experience would be helpful

thanks in advance

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Check the road in California I know you are too long to take the road all the way IE in the Fort Bragg area -Caltrans has restrictions


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Here is map of area that is tight.Hwy 1 North restrictions
Full state map
Much of CA Hwy 1 is narrow and has many tight turns. Driver nears to be alert all the time. Navigator must watch the road to assist driver about on-coming traffic.


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You can make it from Morro Bay to Monterey but you must be attentive. I wouldn’t try it just north of Ft. Bragg and believe Caltrans has restrictions past Westport.


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The motorhome and bus map is a better guide for RVs in CA IMHO.
https://dot.ca.gov/programs/traffic-operations/45-buses-motorhomes/bus-map

It shows the restricted roads for MHs over 40' so the OP is OK. I'm not aware of similar maps for long trailers, but it could be a heads up guide.

I've been on PCH many times in my 38' MH with a toad. It's a decent 2 lane highway. Check for road closures and fires especially south of Big Sur which seems to have it's share. Do not take 101 through SF, take 280 to 19th Ave or from 1 cross over to 19th Ave, stay in the right or center lane. PCH north of the Golden Gate is slow. As you approach Leggett there are several 15 MPH switch backs and they mean 15 MPH.


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thank you all
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You probably already know this, but you get better views if you are traveling north to south. Many more viewpoint pullouts, too.

On the other hand, you may get better dashboard video if you are shooting away from the sun, rather than toward it.

Good luck!


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There are a number of reasons I would advise against this. And by this I mean from Morro Bay north. RV’ers do it all the time, usually with a prominently displayed ‘El Monte Rents’. The first reason is that you will be a traffic impediment, as passenger cars will be trying to pass you in an area where it can rarely be done safely. Second is the ever present bicyclist who will be even slower than you. Again, you have to get around them, and then cars around you. Finally, the ‘Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas’, available at truck stops, definitely does not show the aforementioned route as an 18 wheeler route. Park the RV, take the dinghy. There are plenty of nice RV parks on 101.

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Personally I would make Cambria my cutoff instead of Morro Bay. You can easily make it up to Cambria and then cut across the 46 east to 101 north.

I wouldn't take anything oversized between San Simeon and Monterrey or up in the Mendocino area.

Hugging the coast from Eureka (Trinidad?) is fine all the way north.


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Posted: 09/06/22 06:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have driven the central and northern sections with a total length of 52 feet. The section north of Cambria is a challenge but doable with care. The vista points are all on the south bound side and few will accommodate your total length. I would only do this section mid week.
The northern section is more restrictive and the section north of Westport is just not worth the trouble. Go inland at Fort Bragg to Willits. The Oregon coast is no problem. Highway 1 and 101 makes PCH one of the great drives in the country.





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