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Old 12-29-2014, 03:37 PM   #15
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Today was the first time I drove our coach in the snow. It was an adventure and Iím very impressed with the handling of our coach, as it never slipped a wheel in over 200 miles of snow and ice covered roads and even handled 40+ mph cross winds to boot.

It wasnít what Iíd call a pleasant or relaxing drive, but we got through in good time despite the road conditions and traffic. I wouldnít call our coach a tank, but it is quite capable of safe travel on snow and ice covered roads. I am impressed and very pleased.

We recently started full-timing and all the kids and Grand-kids live in snow country so itís great to discover that our coach can handle winter driving quite well.
Sounds like you know what you are doing and are cautious. To me that is 2 important ingredients to handling these type of road conditions.

2 yrs ago I left Breckenridge CO heading East, I started to wonder if I would make it up to the Eisenhower Tunnel as we had some light snow and the tracks on I-70 were disappearing while pulling my 10,000 lb trailer. I never slipped once on the route and fortunately made it over the pass prior to the chain rule going into effect.

I also never try to use my brakes unless absolutely necessary in any vehicle on these type of roads. If you practice you would be surprised how effectively you can successfully do this. I also continuously adjust my cushion on vehicles in front of me especially when someone decides to pass me and utilize the cushion I created for myself, but on bad roads if you don't it will get you in trouble eventually. I am glad you made it safely.
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Sounds like you know what you are doing and are cautious. To me that is 2 important ingredients to handling these type of road conditions.

2 yrs ago I left Breckenridge CO heading East, I started to wonder if I would make it up to the Eisenhower Tunnel as we had some light snow and the tracks on I-70 were disappearing while pulling my 10,000 lb trailer. I never slipped once on the route and fortunately made it over the pass prior to the chain rule going into effect.

I also never try to use my brakes unless absolutely necessary in any vehicle on these type of roads. If you practice you would be surprised how effectively you can successfully do this. I also continuously adjust my cushion on vehicles in front of me especially when someone decides to pass me and utilize the cushion I created for myself, but on bad roads if you don't it will get you in trouble eventually. I am glad you made it safely.
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One good way of washing underneath is to use a lawn water sprinkler. Just am careful about around the motor. I have put it under and ran the hose lengthways and pulled it till finished. Need to get that salt,etc off.
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Great idea, Smosher. Thanks! /ken
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