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Old 09-22-2016, 05:20 PM   #1
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Reno to Las Vegas

We are looking at traveling from Reno to Las Vegas the middle of November, and were wondering which way would be better, looking at Route 395 down to Bishop, CA and then on Route 6 to Tonopah, Route 95 to Las Vegas, or down to Barstow, and I-15. How is the Route 95, which can be picked up at Fallon, NV. We are pulling a 27' Flagstaff 27RLWS with a 2009 Suburban. Any help from someone who have traveled any of these roads would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:30 PM   #2
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I traveled RT 95 from Vegas to Fallen with a 18 wheeler/53' trailer a few times about 6 yrs ago and didn't have any troubles, some nice views. Hawthorne has a Shell station that would be RV friendly for fuel, there's pizza place beside it , the McDonald's has a big parking lot too. You may have some low flying jets come by around there. There's a rest stop by Tonopah and Chevron gas station with burger king and sub way, lots of room.
I liked the road. Never went any other way.
Walker lake is cool to look at too.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:33 PM   #3
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I haven't done the 95 trip from Reno to Vegas with the TT, just driving a car. It shouldn't be a bad drive towing, but it is very boring. Make sure you are topped off with fuel and have drinking water in the truck.

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Old 09-22-2016, 06:44 PM   #4
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Have been on both highways last winter and will be heading back down the first of Nov.......lots of hills and pulls on 395, and boring but flatter on 95......I got fuel every chance I dictates my route
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:07 AM   #5
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You have a number of 7/8000 foot passes going 395 also fuel is higher in California. Fuel up in Tonopah, Nevada at Giggle Springs. They have pumps that you can take mh/trailer (south side of station). They have gas and diesel. I go from Reno to Vegas several times a year and this works for me. Good luck and be safe out there.

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Old 09-23-2016, 02:05 PM   #6
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Go 95. I travel it often from Idaho to Arizona. By the way, it never snows south of Tonopah.
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Old 09-23-2016, 02:44 PM   #7
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I live close to Hwy 395 with homes in Mammoth Lakes and Carson Valley,NV,; I drive the route all the time. You need to check your weather forecast before making a decision. If there is/ or has been a recent winter storm you may want to avoid the very icy roads and having to put on chains. If it's mid day, you may be ok with the roads having thawed out by then.
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:38 PM   #8
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My only comment is watch the speed traps in the towns. If the speed limit says 20mph make sure you're only going 20.
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Old 09-25-2016, 09:29 AM   #9
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Highway 95 is the ticket. Fuel up in Reno, fuel will be cheaper there then down the road. Tonapah use to have a nice RV park for an over night otherwise it is 8-9 hours to Vegas. 395 is a really spectacular visual route with connecting roads over to 95 that are all very doable pulling your RV. We have done many of them over the years pulling from a 23 foot to a 31 foot RV. You will not have any issues on either route, a grade is a grade let weather be your guide.
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