Yes, mistletoe, that's the section. It has been in very poor condition for quite some time - at least several years - and there are no plans to "fix" it. Okay for a car (although rough), but I would not want to pull a nice trailer or drive a largish motorhome on it.
But since we have not heard back from CorduroyGirl . . .
mrsomindy, one of the most important and useful factors about this travel forum is to give and receive *accurate* information. When you make a blanket statement such as "...the whole of the Oregon Coast is easily driven from a central point" , I'm sorry but that is simply not accurate. Has nothing to do with "being nice"!
Half-brit, we have a very nice travel trailer, had a very nice Winnebago, and they are made to be able to take roads you are describing. They have very good springs and many camp at Cape Lookout with us. All from Class A, C. and Travel Trailer and fifth wheel. We all have slides that can be accomodated. From there on a day trip we most certainly make it easily to the Casino, easily. On another day we can make it up to Warrenton. 365 miles if you count 50 mph is only 7 hours at most and that would make it 3 1/2 hour excursions each day. You can make a nice excursion in a day that way. We drop our rvs and carpool. That makes it easy to stop where ever we want.Edited: 3:00 pm, May 06, 2010
Having worked at many State Parks along the coast in the past 36 years, including Cape Lookout, I can assure you that MANY people do exactly what mrsomindy does. That is, come in, set up camp, and leave. To them it is no different than doing the same from a hotel. Now, would someone be advised to camp, at say Jessie M Honeyman, which is pretty close to smack-dab in the middle of the coast and make day trips to Astoria or Brookings. Probably not. But from Cape lookout to Astoria, Newport, or even Florence is not only doable, but I know thousands of people that do it!Edited: 3:37 pm, May 06, 2010
We went to Alaska in a 36' diesel pusher before the highway was paved. We were probably the slowest rig on the rough gravel sections. However, we were not the ones on the side of the road with blown tires and broken axles. We were not the ones whose cupboard doors had popped open and stuff scattered all around. We were not the ones with broken hitches and cracked windshields. Yes, we saw all of that - and more - from people who went sailing by us on the rough road.
We have owned all types of RVs for nearly 20 years (many more if you count that I grew up with my parents RVing!). The point I was trying to make is that the particular road in question is very rough in parts and if there is a way to avoid it, then *we* certainly would, to avoid wear and tear on our rig.
As far as parking the RV and driving around , of course we do that. However, it is not our idea of a fun or relaxing vacation to drive *several hours* ONE WAY to see the coast whilst staying in one spot!
I stand by my statement that it is NOT accurate to say that "...the whole of the Oregon Coast is easily driven from a central point".
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