US 395 in California

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  1. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    @Lepton1 I believe you've went to that military base in Bridgeport. How is 395 through that area?

    Ill be coming from Vegas to load so me not running this area of the country, Im feeling kind of lost.

    Anyone run it regularly or know how the roads are? Desolate, Mountainous?
     
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    watch the wind
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    It's really steep in some parts. Road surface is decent. No big fuel chains. The bit above Bishop is really steep. 8000 foot summit.

    Coming from Vegas if you're going to Bridgeport, take US95 to US6 then 395.

    Let's put it this way, 99/100 guys going to Reno that way, just in the 80K gross realm, will take 395 to 6 to 95 over to Fallon. Then US 50 back to 80.

    It's that steep through there.
     
  4. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    so from bishop to Bridgeport is pretty steep? So don’t even try to take 120 across?
     
  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Where are you going? Empty or loaded?
     
  6. nikmirbre

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    I’m going empty from Vegas to Bridgeport to load.
     
  7. Dave_in_AZ

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    Take the 95 to 6 to 395. When you're cutting over on 6 you'll see why you'd not want to mess with the 120.

    I think that's a trucks not advised route. But not totally restricted.

    Those are the Sierra Nevada's. Not quite as tall as the Rockies, but some of the steepest grades.
     
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  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    You'll go by The Alien Brothel too.

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  9. MACK E-6

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    I wonder what they charge for Klingons. :biggrin_25523:
     
  10. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    That's funny
     
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