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Looking for route advice from Bend, Oregon to I-5 Oregon.

It looks like our options are:

First option, from Bend, Hwy 20 to 126 into Eugene.

Next option from Bend, Hwy 20 passing Sweet Home into Corvallis/Albany

Finally, from Bend to 126 to 22 into Salem.

We have a 25’ Class B+ and just need to get to I-5.



2016 Leisure Travel Van Serenity S24CB

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I’ve driven hwy 20 from Bend to Corvallis/Albany and plan to do it again this summer.  It’s a pretty drive, not difficult for me towing a 21’ travel trailer.  I’ve never driven the other two routes, so can’t tell whether they would be better or worse than hwy 20.

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We've driven it via 126 with our 40' MH towing the Jeep.  Be careful at Sisters that you don't get on 242..... you won't like it!  🤪  (Although with a small 25' Class B you just may like it)   Of course, the route you take depends where you're heading once on I-5.

Full-timed for 16 Years
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Motorhome
and 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th Wheel

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With your class B it really shouldn't be any problem taking any of those routes. If you are unsure of yourself in mountain driving, they I'd probably choose to take US20 all of the distance to Albany. 

Good travelin !...............Kirk

Full-time 11+ years...... Now seasonal travelers.
Kirk & Pam's Great RV Adventure



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  • 3 weeks later...

Thank you all for your suggestions.

We decided to head to Eugene from Bend/Redmond and drove Hwy 20==> 126 and had no problem with the route. Quite scenic in many spots but the sections that were burned due to wildfires was heartbreaking to see.


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