GA-Fife, WA Routing

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  1. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    I screwed up and was asked to quote an OD load, they bit and now I AM on the hook LOL.

    Im loading in Savannah, going to Fife WA. Ill be less than 100klbs and 10'8 wide.

    Now, the routing....I know im going North on I-29 outside of Kansas City. Only part I need help on determining is if I do one of the following

    I29, NE2, I80 across to Utah, I-84 then go up or....

    I29, to South Dakota and jumping on I90 and if im allowed then take that 212 across back to I90.

    Im familiar with the mountains on the 1st route above. The 2nd one, not so much! In my 22 years of driving ive never had the privilege of going across Montana and that part of Idaho.
     
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  3. trucknguy

    trucknguy Medium Load Member

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    I just came across that 212 with a light load and told myself I’d never run it again unless it was a similar road. STEEP pulls in a couple spots and a roller coaster in general. Stay on I-90, there is construction though in Idaho check your width….
     
  4. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Ok how is 90 thru Wyoming?
     
  5. rch10007

    rch10007 Medium Load Member

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    I've never hauled permitted loads to the NW but...

    I've taken 212 once. That was enough for me. I prefer filing up in Oak Grove, MO and taking I29N to St. Joseph and picking up 36 to run across into Denver and then up to 80, through SLC onto 84.

    80 through NE is less than desirable to me. 29 is a nice drive though... 90 is a beautiful drive into Spokane...that's the route I take to see Lake Coeur d’Alene. I love driving the mountains out west.
     
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  6. xsetra

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    Either: I-29 , I-80 , (or stay on I80 to I84 in Utah) US30 exit 66 in Wyoming. I-15 in Idaho,I-86, I-84 in to Oregon, by Hermiston I-82 in to Washington I-90 to Fife. Oregon requires a trip permit (fuel tax) and an oversize permit.

    Or: I-29, I-90, US85, US212 (or stay on I-90) to I-90 TA is about the last truck stop before Metro Seattle. It's in North Bend. Washington scale is open to me it seems always. There is a rest area in Idaho before the Weigh station to check your lights before the scale.

    I like both routes. 212 and 30 are limited on fuel stops. US30 has a Pilot at Wyoming/Idaho state line and a Pilot at junction with 39 and I-15.
    There are a couple stops on 212 not really truck stop as they are a small gas stations with diesel. Both roads are nice to drive and very scenic. But on 212 they put a stupid circle in Lame Deer ? (I think that is the town name.) Not sure why. I rarely met another vehicle at the 4way stop signs.
    Good luck
     
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  7. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    I assume, the 1st route you mentioned (US30 to I-15) has less mountain pulls?
     
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  8. D.Tibbitt

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    Me personally id try to make it as easy as possible on yourself . id just stay on i90 and go west.. Once u get over snoqualmie and drop into seattle theres wa state hwy 18 that u can take to bypass seattle and drop to i5 not sure if they will permit you down that hwy or not... If u go i90 make sure to call port of entry in wyoming before entering for ur osow permit because they give u it at the port as far as i understand.. @kylefitzy And @FerrissWheel could clarify that better
     
  9. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Yeah I just seen where I have to get like an approval to move to the port of entry to get a permit. Is that hwy 18 a 4 lane or 2 lane road? I just registered to do my own permits on the WA state system and have been playing with it some.
     
  10. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    How's I90 through Montana??
     
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  11. kylefitzy

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    There are a couple of good pulls west of Montpelier and soda springs but nothing crazy. You want to go that way to save the money on a Utah permit.
     
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