Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-19-2015, 12:27 AM   #1
Junior Retiree
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Vancouver BC area
Posts: 37
Palm Springs Bound in February

Hi all, heading down to Palm Springs in February from the Vancouver BC area. This will be our 3rd trip to PS in our 2014 FR3 30DS. We like to head over to US 101 at Olympia Wash and travel down the coast rather than straight down I5 thus avoiding a couple of high passes in the winter. Beautiful relaxing drive except for just north and south of San Francisco where the 101 is extremely rough - it feels like the walls of the FR3 are going to fold outwards right there on the highway!

Are there any recommended routes just north of San Fran from the 101 that can be used to avoid the worst stretch of roads and are suitable for an RV?


Canuck2584 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 11:45 AM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Colorado
Posts: 10
Just be careful with this upcoming 'Godzilla' el nino around that time..
Supposed to be worst ever recorded. I have canceled (or hold) all my trips between Jan-Mar.

KMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2015, 12:52 PM   #3
Senior Member
Antone's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Posts: 121
Sounds fun! You could take 128 off 101 at Geyersville which will take you through "Wine Country", Calistoga, St Helena, Napa, etc.... It is a bit windy at first, not extreme, but it mellows out. It will also add travel time to your trip, but it is scenic. If you like wine though, it's worth the extra time. I've only done it in a car, so I don't know if it's RV rough. It eventually turns into 29 which ends at I-80, hit I-880 in Oakland (just keep going) and you'll connect back to 101 in Santa Clara/San Jose, aka "Silicon Valley".


2015 Forest River FR3 30DS - No Ragrets

Toad - 2011 Jeep Wrangler
Antone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2015, 11:42 PM   #4
Junior Member
Dmks's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: California
Posts: 28
If you want to avoid traffic you can take 37 just south of Novato to Vallejo to 80 to 780 in Benicia to 680 south which meets up with 101 in San Jose. Or take 580 Richmond bridge to 880 south to 101.
2015 Forest River Sunseeker 2860DS
Dmks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2015, 11:26 PM   #5
Junior Retiree
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Vancouver BC area
Posts: 37

Thanks for the suggestions folks, don't mind the extra travel time, good excuse to leave a bit earlier
Canuck2584 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:17 PM.