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    I am trying to figure out if my 2 week Itinerary is doable. There will be 4 adults and 2 kids in a 31 ft. class C motorhome. How bad is Highway 1 from Oregon down? Is it doable or should I stick to 101. Any advise appreciated

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    Big Sur State Park CA to Orange land RV Park 5 hours away
    Orange land to San Diego Oak Creek RV Park 2 hours away!
    6/1 San Diego Zoo Day!!!
    San Diego to Kellty Meadow Campground Yosemite National Park 7 hours 6/2
    Kellty Meadow Campground to Hogdan Meadow Campground 2 + Hours
    Yosemite National Park to Hawthorne NV 8 Hours away
    Hawthorne NV to Ontario OR 7 hours 6/5 Oregon Welcome Center allows free overnight parking!
    Ontario OR to Missoula 7 hours 6/6

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    Welcome to RTA!

    Is this trip for THIS summer? If so, you may have a problem on the PCH (Hwy 1), because a small portion of it is still closed. Here's the current scoop from CalTrans:

    CA-1 IS CLOSED FROM 4.6 MI NORTH OF RAGGED POINT TO 10.3 MI NORTH OF RAGGED POINT /AT MUD CREEK/ (MONTEREY CO) 24 HRS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK THRU 9/30/18 - DUE TO MUDSLIDE REMOVAL - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

    Where are you getting your travel times? If from an electronic mapping program like Google Maps, those are hopelessly optimistic. They don't allow for a slower RV, construction traffic for a trip that isn't right this minute, bathroom-fuel-food-stretch-the-legs stops. They just assume you will go the speed limit for every bit of the trip and never have to slow down and try to pass someone ahead of you or for you to allow someone to pass you. To get a more reasonable travel time, take the mileage that Google Maps gives you, and for highways like 1 or 101, divide by 45. If you plan to stop at scenic pullouts, divide by 40. That will give you how many hours it may take you. 400 miles on highway 1? 10 hours.

    Bear in mind that it will take you a good 30-40 minutes to go from Oak Creek RV Park to the San Diego Zoo. That's also a school day so be prepared for more than a few field trips taking up space in the park. (I'm a member of the Zoo and have been for a few years, so we go to the Zoo a LOT. It opens at 9 am most weekdays. If you don't have a "toad" car, there's room for RV parking, and at the Zoo, parking is free.


    Donna

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    Hello and welcome to RTA !

    You will need to re-route anyway as part of CA1 is still closed following a mud slide and is not due to open until late summer. See this thread.


    You should not take the travel times estimated by Google maps as accurate as they are wildly optimistic even if you were in a sports car never mind an RV. The coast route is slow going and there is so much to stop and admire. To be honest you are pushing the boundaries of what you can achieve in 2 weeks as you have a big list of things to do and you will spend one day after the other rushing from place to place which isn't a lot of fun for the Kids or those riding in the back of the RV where the seating isn't the most comfortable. It's doable (just) as long as you realise you will have little time to actually appreciate a lot of the places you will be passing through, especially the likes of Yosemite

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    If you are not sure how far you can get, why not head out and go as far as you can get until it is time to turn around and head home? possibly via I-5.

    Lifey

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