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RV to Death Valley

Modesto, CA
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RV to Death Valley

I'm pulling a fifth wheel to death valley Easter Sunday April 8 with a Chev 4x4 diesel truck from Modesto (just south of Sacramento). Looks like the better way is down 99 to Bakersfield and then over to avoid the montains. I have a reservation at Furnace Creek Ranch. Any suggestions on the route into the valley hauling the 5th wheel?

First time to DV. Any other suggestions? We're going to stay 4 days, 5 nights, leave Friday morning.


Heartland "Big Horn" 32' 5th wheel with a Chev Silverado Crew Cab 4x4 Dueramax Diesel and Allison Tran

Topanga, California
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1. Re: RV to Death Valley

Stick to the CA SR 190 going in and out of DV. A couple of the side roads, such as Badwater Road, get narrower than two lanes.

190 has some twisties and climbs, but take it slow (pull over so faster traffic can pass, of course) and you'll be fine.

It's kind of a toss-up. You could take the 99-58-395-190 route, or the 99-58-15-127-190 route.

If it were me, I'd go in one way and out the other.

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