Yosemite to Las Vegas

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jsetti

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We have a 45' motor home. What's the best way to go from Yosemite to Las Vegas? We also tow a pick up but can drive separately when necessary.  CA has 45' length restrictions in some areas.
 

Ghostman

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That depends on which side of Yosemite. We have only traveled the east side. 395 and 95 are both good roads. They are 2 lane some 4 lane. Good roads though. Have not traveled the west side. Sorry
 

BIG JOE

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jsetti said:
We have a 45' motor home. What's the best way to go from Yosemite to Las Vegas? We also tow a pick up but can drive separately when necessary.  CA has 45' length restrictions in some areas.

With a 45' MH and a Toad ?... 99 South to Bakersfield, then 58 east to Barstow, then I-15 North to Las Vegas.
 

Lou Schneider

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Big Joe has it right.  There's no way for a 45 ft. motorhome (or a 40 ft. for that matter) to safely traverse the Sierra Nevadas between US 50 at South Lake Tahoe and the southern edge of the range at Bakersfield.
 

Arch Hoagland

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I'd come out of Yosemite on 41 to hit 99. Then as Big Joe recommends. We've been that route many times.

Are you planning on stopping somewhere in between?
 

ArdraF

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99 South to Bakersfield, then 58 east to Barstow, then I-15 North to Las Vegas.

Definitely!  Between Bakersfield and Barstow you go over the Tehachapi Mountains but that's nothing when compared with the eastern Sierra Range.  It's a divided highway all the way and trucks use it.  Near Tehachapi is the Tehachapi Loop where the trains make a circle over themselves.  It's kind of fun to see.  The railroad there is the lowest southern east-west route across the mountains and it's heavily traveled so you don't usually have to wait very long for the next train to come along.

ArdraF
 

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