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Old 08-15-2015, 10:26 PM   #11
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It would be nice to have information in one spot with regard to places that are difficult to traverse and may cause the unwary some problems.
Just a thought.
Well, it's a good thought. The only difficulty I see is that there's a variety of risk assessment among folks. One situation might cause terror for some and cause others to shrug and brush off the situation. Depends on the level of risk taker a person is. One city in South America had a warning about strangle muggings but there I was walking the dark streets at night. What would be the advice for the Moki Dugway highway?

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Old 08-15-2015, 11:27 PM   #12
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All navigation systems have faults, due to incomplete or obsolete data, which is supplied by other companies. Paper maps are the same. Common sense avoids most problems which could otherwise result.

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The only difficulty I see is that there's a variety of risk assessment among folks. One situation might cause terror for some and cause others to shrug and brush off the situation. Depends on the level of risk taker a person is.
I agree... and in addition to risk tolerance, skill and experience also matter.
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:26 AM   #13
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I seem to have pretty good luck with Google Maps on my c-phone. Am I missing something here?
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:40 AM   #14
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Yea I use Google maps on my phone usually works great sent me on an un expected short cut over some mountains on the way to Cannon Beach I did get to skip a lot of traffic but a twisty mountain road through the wilderness pretty but would not have liked it in the dark or bad weather drove through a town called Mist almost no cars on the road on the mountain.
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:38 AM   #15
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Will have to look that one up ....
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:41 PM   #16
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Fox Hunt, why not take from Olympia highway 12 to Montesano, then 101 to Nasella, then 401 and back again to 101 at the Astoria bridge and onto Cannon Beach?
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:59 PM   #17
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Fox Hunt, why not take from Olympia highway 12 to Montesano, then 101 to Nasella, then 401 and back again to 101 at the Astoria bridge and onto Cannon Beach?
Oh yes the Astoria bridge . Can't forget that one . A E ticket ride in a class C with seagulls flying next to us . Pat
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:01 PM   #18
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I agree. I thought there was something like that already, but you're saying there isn't? Major bummer. How does one find out ahead of time?

When I got the Trip Tik for my month-long RV rental from AAA, I thought they would warn me about roads too twisty for the motorhome. Nope, didn't say anything. Fortunately I got through that area just fine, but it was quite the knuckle whitener time.

So, you have a 5.0TA then? Guess you get to update your bio info on the left side of the screen!

What I had in mind was posting experiences or knowledge on this forum with the additional feature of segregating areas of the country. That is if one was to plan a western trip, no current info would be needed for the eastern coast.

No, I still have my 17B "Suite Escape"...I was just posting a couple of past examples. Of course if the places have subsequent changes, that info too would be pertinent.

While its true that some may be less apprehensive than others, it is nice to know the factual info ahead of time, such as percentage road grade. For example there is a short 9% grade on Highway 44 going to/from Hat Creek, but while it caused me concern, it did not bother a friend of mine.
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:34 PM   #19
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We like our Garmin but use other resources as well when on the road. Here is another great resource:

Mountain Driving Guide for Truckers, RV and Motorhome Drivers

We have used the western edition but since we plan to do more traveling we may get the eastern edition. I notice they have electronic options now too.

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We just ordered this book (direct from publisher) for our trip to get our 5.0 TA...in a few weeks! Great company to order from. Placed the order Friday about 9:30 am and by 11:30 it was shipped out. I would imagine we should have it by Wednesday. (Almost like Amazon!)
Others have said how helpful it is! As much as we like most things digitized I think having a book will be easie to work with on the road. Time will tell!
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:37 PM   #20
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Being somewhat old fashioned at times, I really like my paper books and maps. I just ordered a Good Sam campground directory to see what's out there. People say if you go to Alaska, the Milepost guide is a must. Still debating on whether to join Good Sam or not. Loren
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