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Old 10-03-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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Driving steep grades

I watched this video and learned some good ideas about how to descend steep grades using just your gears and your high/low engine brake. The video was made for truckers but the concept applies to us too.

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Great stuff, thanks for sharing.
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Hi,

Use your gears and not freewheel which could burn out brakes.

Use the same gear going down the hill that you used going up.

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Old 10-03-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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I've driven many a mountain pass out west but all this experience was with a single stage engine brake. The Anthem is two stage. What I got out of this was the importance of choosing the correct gear for the speed you wish to maintain. If speed starts to build, use the engine brake's low setting to slow you down. Once you've slowed down, switch to high. If speed starts to build again, switch back to low. Basically, you stay in one gear and control the speed with the engine brake. Those of you with the Cornerstone, can fine tune things a bit more since you have a 3 stage EB.
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Clicked on your link but didn't direct me me to the video. Does it have a name to search under on you tube? Thanks
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Clicked on your link but didn't direct me me to the video. Does it have a name to search under on you tube? Thanks
The link worked for me OK.
But I couldn't watch the video. Got the below.

The address wasn't understood
Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (rtsp) isn't associated with any program.
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Try searching for "you tube how to handle a downgrade"
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Tom, I got the same reaction from Firefox. I'll see if I can access it with IE. I got the same thing with Internet Explorer. I guess the internet poltergeists are working against us seeing that video.
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Tom, I got the same reaction from Firefox. I'll see if I can access it with IE. I got the same thing with Internet Explorer. I guess the internet poltergeists are working against us seeing that video.
It works for me in firefox. Try doing a google search for "you tube how to handle a downgrade"
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