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Old 03-30-2008, 09:23 PM   #101
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We'll be driving south on I-5, but when we get to the Coalinga area it's decision time. We can go Hwy 198 to Hwy 101... or we can go Hwy 41 to Hwy 46... Both route are almost identical on mileage. Anybody have any suggestions on which route is easier (for me that means less hills, less windy curves)? Thanks, Steve & Terri
I didn't realize the distance was the same! I usually go 41 and 46, they're pretty boring. Along the way there's a cafe in the middle of nowhere called Jack Ranch Cafe (I think that's the right name). Good food. Highway 198 is a prettier route I think; took some beautiful pictures in the fall going that direction a couple years ago. Way quieter road than 41 and 46. Maybe you could go one way and return the other. Does anyone know if the construction on 41 is done yet? That was a nightmare the last couple times to the coast! You've set me to thinking--I'll have to Mapquest it for mileage--if 198 is the same distance from where I live I'll take it for sure--41 and 46 are crowded on weekends. Last year I took 41/46 to San Antonio just to visit--and this time I get to pull a trailer!
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:02 PM   #102
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I didn't realize the distance was the same! I usually go 41 and 46, they're pretty boring. Along the way there's a cafe in the middle of nowhere called Jack Ranch Cafe (I think that's the right name). Good food. Highway 198 is a prettier route I think; took some beautiful pictures in the fall going that direction a couple years ago. Way quieter road than 41 and 46. Maybe you could go one way and return the other. Does anyone know if the construction on 41 is done yet? That was a nightmare the last couple times to the coast! You've set me to thinking--I'll have to Mapquest it for mileage--if 198 is the same distance from where I live I'll take it for sure--41 and 46 are crowded on weekends. Last year I took 41/46 to San Antonio just to visit--and this time I get to pull a trailer!
Mapquest'd it--it'll take me an extra hour to go 198. Guess I'll stick with 41/46. Bummer! Maybe on the way back if I have plenty of time.
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:31 PM   #103
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I got a different mileage and time on Google’s maps. I tested from Hanford, CA to San Antonio Lake. 16 minutes difference.

First one: Hwy 41/46 - 114 mi – about 2 hours 32 mins


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Old 03-30-2008, 10:35 PM   #104
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It would be fun to go one way on the way and the other on the way back. A little change in scenery.

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Old 03-31-2008, 04:52 PM   #105
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We went through 46/41 four weeks ago, the construction is definitely still underway (looks like a very multi-year project to me). On the day we went north there was a section of single lane with flagmen. On our return a couple of days later it was at night, so, both lanes were open. However, in the major construction zone (north side of the southern pass on 41) the lanes are sub-standard width and shift from side to side in a couple of places with lots of friendly concrete barriers right on the edge of the lane. Definitely pucker time when a semi passes in the other direction.

You can check
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/
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As of today it says:
SR 41
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA]
1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS FROM 5.1 MI NORTH OF THE
JCT OF SR 46 (SAN LUIS OBISPO CO) TO 4.3 MI NORTH OF THE KERN/KINGS CO LINE
FROM 0500 HRS TO 1800 HRS TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY THRU 4/5/08 - DUE TO
CONSTRUCTION - MOTORISTS ARE SUBJECT TO 10 MINUTE DELAYS

I expect that each week the same notice will come up with new dates until they are done. This same notice was in effect four weeks ago when we went through.

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Old 03-31-2008, 08:11 PM   #106
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Thanks, Bill for the update, and Mike for the add'l info. Based on your info, I'm taking 198!

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We went through 46/41 four weeks ago, the construction is definitely still underway (looks like a very multi-year project to me). On the day we went north there was a section of single lane with flagmen. On our return a couple of days later it was at night, so, both lanes were open. However, in the major construction zone (north side of the southern pass on 41) the lanes are sub-standard width and shift from side to side in a couple of places with lots of friendly concrete barriers right on the edge of the lane. Definitely pucker time when a semi passes in the other direction.

You can check
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/
just before traveling.

As of today it says:
SR 41
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA]
1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS FROM 5.1 MI NORTH OF THE
JCT OF SR 46 (SAN LUIS OBISPO CO) TO 4.3 MI NORTH OF THE KERN/KINGS CO LINE
FROM 0500 HRS TO 1800 HRS TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY THRU 4/5/08 - DUE TO
CONSTRUCTION - MOTORISTS ARE SUBJECT TO 10 MINUTE DELAYS

I expect that each week the same notice will come up with new dates until they are done. This same notice was in effect four weeks ago when we went through.

Bill
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:54 PM   #107
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We now have 31 trailers signed up for Lake San Antonio Spring Rally. Wow, it's going to be a great rally.

Attendees to the Rally are a very diverse group of FiberglassRV folks:

19 have attended this Rally in the past, 12 are coming for the first time

1 is coming from Florida, 1 from Nevada, 2 from Oregon, the rest are from all over California

At least 1 is picking up their new Casita this month in Texas.

Our trailers are all ages: 1970’s Fiberstreams, TrailWests, Compact II, Bolers, Burros all the way to brand new 2008 Casita's and Oliver's

We are 13 foot Scamps, Casitas, Bolers, Compact II to a 19 foot Scamp 5th wheel to a 25 foot Bigfoot (which may look awfully big now, but it won't when we are living in it full time, ha ha). At least 15 are Casitas.

We have a "stickie" coming, which we won't hold against them; we'll just try to convert them, don't cha' know

Most of our rigs are basic white, but we also have a silver Boler and a custom green Casita

Looking forward to seeing you all,

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Old 04-01-2008, 10:37 PM   #108
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:26 PM   #109
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Fred, I've been chanting over that sticky...so far no luck.

It's our "before the Boler sticky", a 1972 Cardinal Lowliner. It's our friend's, Steve and Rosemary's, first "RV" and they are learning a lot fixing it up. I'm sure somewhere down the road they will come to the fiberglass side. In the mean time we love them anyway.

Lori, it looks like a great rally! Both Rosemary and I are interested in the DO workshop.

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Old 04-03-2008, 12:42 AM   #110
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We have friends that call their old sticky a "canned ham" so it really should fit right in with all the eggs. Don't ham and eggs go together?
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Hi All!
Anyone coming the 41/46 route.....Be sure to stop at Jack Ranch Cafe , close to intersection of 41/46, it's the scene of James Deans infamous car crash n death. The cafe itself serves homemade burritos(huge) and pies(awesome) along with just plain ole good food!
When I traveled CA, it was one of favorite stops. Harris Ranch resturant off the I-5 near Coalinga, is way over rated now.
Looking forward to seeing ya'll soon!
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We have friends that call their old sticky a "canned ham" so it really should fit right in with all the eggs. Don't ham and eggs go together?
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:47 AM   #113
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Anyone coming the 41/46 route.....Be sure to stop at Jack Ranch Cafe , close to intersection of 41/46, it's the scene of James Deans infamous car crash n death. The cafe itself serves homemade burritos(huge) and pies(awesome) along with just plain ole good food!
When I traveled CA, it was one of favorite stops. Harris Ranch resturant off the I-5 near Coalinga, is way over rated now.
Looking forward to seeing ya'll soon!
Chuck
Hi Chuck, yea Jacks is a must stop. the chorizo and eggs are good also.
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:54 AM   #114
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Hi Lori. thinking about pot luck. does this mean to count on about 62 bodies?
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Hi Lori. thinking about pot luck. does this mean to count on about 62 bodies?
Hi Lora,

There will be about 58-60 attendees in camp on Saturday night. I suspect most will participate in the pot luck. We haven't taken a head count yet.

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We now have a Waiting List.

If you haven't sent your money in or your plans have changed, please let us know so we can make adjustments.

Check out the first post to see if we have your payment.
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:59 PM   #117
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Just an abstract question for the group. After the camp out, we will have three or four days until we have to work in Concord. We have an "America the beautiful" that Gina helped us get. She also told us of a campground near her that we got for about $10 a night. So does anyone know of anywhere between the campground at Lake San Antonio and Concord that would be a good place to camp and a good deal too? I had someone mention Kirk creek or plaskett as posibles. Can I use reserve america and the pass too?

Gina, you always seem to know the best places to camp. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:20 PM   #118
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Those are USFS campgrounds and your pass is good there.

I am no expert on the area, but have looked around.. looks like just about any of the forest service CGs are good there.

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Hi All,

I just got prodded by Lori to re-visit this forum ;-) Sorry, I've been very distracted, largely unplugged, and doing little recreational surfing on the forum. Or anywhere else for that matter. Concetta and I have been looking forward to this rally. I've just not been very good at communicating. You'll understand when you hear my tale. Bring a bottle.

Lori, I just submitted payment via the donation form. I hope its not too late. I didn't see how to note the donation so it would be directed to you. I did add some detail in the comment field so I hope that works. Also, now that Concetta's seen our new toy she's very excited and told me she wants to take Monday off so we could stay an extra nite. So we'll be getting there Friday night (probably ~7:00'ish) and staying through Sunday night, leaving Monday. That's one more night than we were originally booked for. Hope that's OK.

BTW, I finally only pulled our 'new' 1977 Fiber Stream up from some San Diego last Saturday. Its been stuck in a shop in SD getting new brakes ever since I bought it some many weeks ago. Its still a bit rough (understatement) and I doubt we will have done much with it before the rally. We'll probably be lucky to have a decent bunk and maybe some of the lights working so we're definitely going to be the poor relations on this trip. But I'm bringing a camera and hope to take lots of pics and chat with lots of you about your trailers. This is our first trip in 'Valentine'. Heck, its our first trip with any kind of trailer. I know I can get it hooked to the car. And I feel pretty good about getting it to Lake San Antonio. But beyond that we're total rookies. No, we're worse than rookies. We're really hoping some of you can teach us some little stuff. Like how to get the white water into the sink. And the black water wherever its supposed to go. And how not to get them mixed up. Suggestions warmly appreciated. TIA.

happy trails, Lindsay & Concetta
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Lindsay, I will be going thru Bakersfield on Friday morning, possibly even staying at the county park (Kern River) on thursday nite to break up my drive.

I would be happy to stop and help you with your hook up and travel with you to the Lake if you think that would be helpful.

I don't know if the timing works or nite, I plan on taking the day off on Friday and getting to the lake earlier than 7.
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