Oregon - 140 between Dairy, OR and Odessa, OR ?

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  1. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    There is a stretch of OR-140 between Dairy, OR and Odessa, OR that doesn't have the STAA markings in the atlas. Has anyone driven it in a big truck?
     
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  3. Long FLD

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    Never been on it but there are stretches of 140 restricted to 65ft overall. I don’t have an OR permit anymore though so I can’t tell you the exact sections.
     
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  4. SkinnyRoads

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    You are good anywhere along 140 between Winnemucca and K Falls.
    Take lunch!
     
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  5. tscottme

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    thanks. Trucks are restricted, according to atlas, from Lakeland, OR to the NV border. The section in question is just east of Klamath Falls. The road markings on the atlas change from STAA dimensions to just road.
     
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    There's no probs, just go and have a fine ride.
    If you're that worried, call the highway patrol.
    They will be happy to answer your questions and then you will know for sure....
     
  8. SteveScott

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    It use to have length restrictions after the left turn at Denio junction. When I was a newb, I took that route by accident, and got to what was probably the steepest grade I've ever seen with a few switchbacks. I drove the entire length in 4th or 5th gear going just a few miles per hour. Lose control off the shoulder, and it's several hundred feet down. There were some old cars at the bottom that they never bothered to recover. Not a good road to breakdown on.
     
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  9. D.Tibbitt

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    Oh come on ur just getting into the fun roads out west when u get into the blind switchbacks barely big enough for a truck, while staring at the sky pulling the hill in 2nd gear :D
     
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  10. SteveScott

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    Pulling? Heck I was going down it with a heavy load of water and praying that I didn't meet anybody on those switchbacks. :eek:
     
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  11. Long FLD

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    OR has different rules depending on trailer length and set up. They have a map you can get that is color coded for what is allowed. For example there were roads that our 40/20 sets could run that I couldn’t with a 53ft quad. Some have no restrictions with a 48ft but limit overall length with a 53ft. Look up Oregon Route Map 7. It shows no restrictions for the part you’re asking about.
     
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