It's been a while since I have been down that way, but from what I remember, Hwy 1 isn't all that bad down that way. It's north of SF where Hwy 1 gets ridiculously windy.Has anyone on the forum ever traveled highway 1 southbound from Leggett to Santa Barbara towing a fifth wheel, and if so, how was it and would they do it again.
I think there are length limitations on that route as well. Seems to me our motorhome combo was not allowed, but I maybe thinking of another route.It's been a while since I have been down that way, but from what I remember, Hwy 1 isn't all that bad down that way. It's north of SF where Hwy 1 gets ridiculously windy.
-Don- Auburn, CA
I think it is just advisory, not CA law. For the CA laws on length and such, see here.I think there are length limitations on that route as well.
I've always wondered why Canadian RVers prefer Mexico over the USA. Seems every Canadian RV'er I have ran into likes to stay in Baja for the winter.We are currently actively planning a tour from BC to Puerta penasco following that route.
We like both. We owned property in California until a few months ago. But we have also travelled by (little) motorhome through 25 of the 31 Mexican states. We speak fluent Spanish and really enjoy the culture. Our focus is changing a bit and we’ll be spending more time overseas and in Mexico for the next few years. Lots to see in the world.
One of my neighbors here returned from Mexico with the "Mexican Covid". He just was able again to leave his house just a couple of weeks ago.Our focus is changing a bit and we’ll be spending more time overseas and in Mexico for the next few years. Lots to see in the world.
Highway 1 north of SF is basically still the same narrow, winding road that was carved out of the cliffs in the 1930s. There are two stretches I wouldn't take a large vehicle over, from Ft. Ross south to the Russian River and south of Stinson Beach to the Golden Gate Bridge.
California is so beautiful that I think this is dreadful advice Rene. Much better just to plan your trip so you have the money needed. Yeah, it is expensive, but there is a reason so many people live there. There aren’t as many of the lovely mountain places open in the winter, but you still have the incredible desert areas that are awfully tough in the summer. Joshua Tree NP, Death Valley NP, Mohave National Preserve, plus all the cool gold mining history spots south of Sacramento plus so, so, so many more. And I didn’t even mention the coastal areas! I have spent a lot of time in CA for work and pleasure, and I love to visit.
I noticed on some very windy roads in AZ, the speed limit is very low, such as 15 MPH for everybody. I kinda wish CA and NV would do the same on the very windy roads.To me it's a courtesy thing.
The current gas price here in Reno, NV at a Chevron gas station a mile from me.