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Old 05-30-2018, 05:36 PM   #15
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Howdy........this thread is pretty sparse....

Were traveling and are in Oregon and cant seem to get out! (Having too much fun) and so...we joined WBCCI yesterday AND signed up for the rally.

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Protagonist...hope to meet you so we can thank you in person for all your help when we were on the B van forum.

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Old 05-30-2018, 06:02 PM   #16
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Need help on west route.was thinking either 70 or 80 west then 84 through Idaho. Don't want to travel the heat on 40 west but would 70 or 80 or 4 be heavy duty mountain climbing??
25 ft. Airstream with tundra v8.
Let me know if you have any suggestions.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:07 PM   #17
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Based on travel this summer from Atlanta to points West I am quite confident that driving 380 to 415 miles a day we can make Salem fairgrounds in 6.5 to 7 driving days. We will stop for R&R two or three days on the way out, so a total of 8.5 to 10 days, depending.

Wondering whether to take I-80 down into Salt Lake Valley and lose all that elevation, or to go off interstate I-80 in South West Wyoming and cut across to Idaho and skip dropping into Utah entirely. Used to do that in a car but don't remember the road condition well enough to know whether to take our Airstream that way.
We are also leaving Atlanta and wonder if 70,80 or 84 are not heavy duty mountain climbing..
Thought and suggested route?
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:54 AM   #18
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We are also leaving Atlanta and wonder if 70,80 or 84 are not heavy duty mountain climbing..
Thought and suggested route? Thanks Muffinsam
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We're leaving Atlanta soon and on I-80 you will have flat to rolling across Nebraska and then between Sidney NE and Cheyenne WY you will gain 2000' spread out over a fair distance, then between Cheyenne WY and Laramie WY you will gain another 1000' fairly quickly. Go down a gear or two and keep you rpms up and if you're having any difficulty stay in the right hand lane for that stretch. Then you'll drop to 6300' in Rock Springs and go back up to 6700' at Evanston WY, fairly gentle.

If you stay on I-80 you will drop precipitously (have good brakes!) down to nearly 4200' in the Salt Lake Valley, then changing to I-84 North on to Rupert ID at about 4600' and then downhill to Nampa ID at 2500'. I'll be getting off I-84 at Ontario OR and driving US 20 to Burns OR, then Bend, Sisters, and over the Santiam Pass down to Albany and Salem on I-5. Santiam Pass isn't bad at all in summer.

Travel well, and we'll see you in Salem.
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Warning: Avoid Idaho 93 between the Nevada state line and Twin Falls, ID. Construction and a 57 minute hold time due to single lane access. Serious bummer on the polish job.
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We are at Honeymann SP near Florence, OR. There are quite a few Airstreams dotted around this large campground waiting to head into Salem. We are not planning to attend but read the WBCII site about the event. Apparently, Salem has a water issue with algae and is not safe for pets, young children and elderly. It’s supposed to be resolved but the city hasn’t lifted the warning. The event will have bottled water outside the fairgrounds and a filtered water station inside.

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