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Old 07-30-2013, 02:24 AM   #1
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Pacific Coast Scenic Byway-Oregon

Has anybody travelled the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway in Oregon? Is it safe travels for our Berk's? We are headed south from Seattle and are thinking of leaving I-5 in Oregon and jumping on the Byway (rt 101) in Astoria. From there we would drive the coast, thru Cannon Beach and back over to I-5 at some point. Just wondering about low overpasses or weight restrictions.

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Old 07-30-2013, 03:19 AM   #2
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I drove it it south in 2007 in a 40ft Monaco diesel motor coach. We were not towing a vehicle behind us so it wasn't that difficult to back up in the tight areas and parking lots. I had a rear and side cameras. We were visiting every Light House on the coast as we went along. There was one turning blind low tunnel that required me to drive in the center hoping that no one was coming from the other direction.
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Currently north of Seattle now and will be heading south in two weeks and planning on the coast highway also. Thanks for the information. Where was the tunnel?
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That was 6 years ago, you'll have no problem on the coast hwy 101. Where it got a little tight was on the scenic little roads that hug the cliffs, roads down and out to the beach parks, and the little roads that run out to the Light Houses with their limited parking and turn around areas. We were on a low budget at the time and I was looking for all the ten dollar a night state park campgrounds.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:52 AM   #6
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Did it last Fall in a 40' Berkshire pulling.....

a crv. No problems but you will need to drive slow and let the passengers do the looking in spots. You will be able to pull over in some places.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:20 AM   #7
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We did if a few years back with no problems. It's slow going...but we started in Astoria and ended up in the Redwoods. Stopped at all the lighthouses and made a point not to drive more than 2 hours a day. Had a BLAST.

I'm pretty sure there are no height restrictions on 101...we did fine.
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You will have no problem. We have driven that many times, it is a beautiful drive. Lots of cute little towns and places to stop. Sea Lion Caves, Lighthouses, Canon Beach etc..Have fun!!
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Has anybody travelled the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway in Oregon? Is it safe travels for our Berk's? We are headed south from Seattle and are thinking of leaving I-5 in Oregon and jumping on the Byway (rt 101) in Astoria. From there we would drive the coast, thru Cannon Beach and back over to I-5 at some point. Just wondering about low overpasses or weight restrictions.

Thanks for any help/thoughts.

Mike
Mike, did you make this trip? If so where did you get on and then off? I figure to get on at Astoria and then get off not-sure-where. The truckers atlas only shows a small section that is NOT a "preferred" (suitable for semi's) truck highway (all the way down to Southern OR).

Boowho??
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We are part way down it now. In Tillamook and will be heading further south next week. Haven't had a problem yet.
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