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Old 09-30-2013, 09:24 AM   #21
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I think Alan would have problems going north on 1 right off the Golden State bridge in only his truck, especially from Manzanita to Stinson Beach on Hwy 1 thru Mt. Tamalpais National Park.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:35 AM   #22
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:00 AM   #23
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just a point.
semis drive these routes all the time. so it can be done but it's not for the faint of heart.
and there are a number of stretches of Highway 1 that can be easily done with a 5th wheel.
but the area between Hearst and Carmel(going to Big Sur) and north of SF and between Fort Bragg and Leggett are the most challenging.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:03 AM   #24
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just a point.
semis drive these routes all the time. so it can be done but it's not for the faint of heart.
and there are a number of stretches of Highway 1 that can be easily done with a 5th wheel.
but the area between Hearst and Carmel(going to Big Sur) and north of SF and between Fort Bragg and Leggett are the most challenging.
I don't think you will find any semis on Rte 1 from Manzanita to Stinson Beach thru Mt. Tamalpais National Park. Maybe the tractors, but not pulling a trailer.
The California Highway Patrol has posted an advisory limiting vehicles to no longer than 35 feet on Highway 1.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:58 PM   #25
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just a point.
semis drive these routes all the time. so it can be done but it's not for the faint of heart.
and there are a number of stretches of Highway 1 that can be easily done with a 5th wheel.
but the area between Hearst and Carmel(going to Big Sur) and north of SF and between Fort Bragg and Leggett are the most challenging.
I have drove that route many times on Sunday drives. There is not much road that a simi can go down they use there smaller trucks to make delv. such as to the restaurant and fuel station outside Big Sir. Going north you might see one at the flatter area above Bodega Bay or the area below Cambria. That road in my opinion which means nothing is not safe for a 5th wheel. I worry about the public traffic and the lane usage. A 5th wheel would back up traffic for miles before it could pull over to let people pass. I can't count on my hand and feet all the blind turns on that highway. The Highway belongs to everyone not just 5th wheels. From you photo I would pull a popup to but a 36' 5th wheel someone is going to get hurt God forbid or you are going to hit the overhang cliffs that are only 1' from the travel lane in spots. We use to drive that road for fun with our MGB and then our Mazda Miata. I traveled it countless times. Also to the wine county in Napa.........
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