Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-23-2016, 08:48 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
KarenS144's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Paoli, IN
Posts: 1,075
Teton Pass

We talked to 2 people in West Yellowstone and both said Teton Pass was doable and both took their RVs over it. Everything I read on iRV2 and other sites said not to do it. Mountain West described a scary trip with 10% grades on both sides... and sharp curves.

Well... we did it. It was a gorgeous drive and not quite as scary as we thought it would be. We got to the summit doing a speedy 25 mph and pulled off to let the 50 cars stacked up behind us by. We still had brakes when we got to the bottom but we sure were glad when the road flattened out! We drove from west to east...Victor, Idaho to Wilson, WY.

We expected a few passing lanes along the way and there wasn't any and few places to pass after getting into the steepest parts. I'm sure we were getting fussed at by several that were stuck behind us.
__________________

__________________
Karen & Gary
Glamping is not for the faint of heart!
with furkids Gypsy & Cody &
traveling in a 2011 Ventana 3433!
KarenS144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-24-2016, 10:11 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
HavingABlast's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,706
Glad that all turned out well for you and that your trip was safe and enjoyable. I am like you, I pull over to let those behind me pass...where space allows. Without pull outs, those behind you, although a bit miffed, most likely understood the situation. You pulled over when you could. That had to negate any "hard feelings" on the part of those behind you.

We've all been behind something slower in our driving lives and gotten over it. I was told one time to focus my concerns on my rig and what is ahead of me, not that which was behind.

Thanks for sharing your story. The information, experiences, and (alas) opinions on this forum are why I keep reading it. So very empowering, informing, and at times, just plain funny.
__________________

__________________
HavingABlast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2016, 08:59 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
djhinds's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Golden, Colorado
Posts: 506
Went over Teton Pass west to east with 43' Monaco Sig pulling a Honda CR-V with no problems at all. Steepest pass I have been on in the coach. Engine did not get over normal temp, kept RPM's at 1800 in 2nd gear about half throttle. Jake brake kept speed down all the way down. Loved the experience. Some guy with a pickup and 20' trailer was irritated because he did not have enough horsepower to pass when I pulled over in the passing lanes. He blocked others that could of passed. Finally he decided to just stay behind.....

Driving mountain passes all over Colorado...
Dave.
__________________
2004 Monaco Signature Château 43'
Detroit 60 Series, Vorad Collision Avoidance
2011 Honda CR-V EXL, M&G Brakes
djhinds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2016, 03:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Smitty77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Over the next hill, around the next curve...
Posts: 2,858
During the busy season, the scariest thing about that pass in either direction, is the rental Class C's with their side mirrors extended out as far as they can go on both side...

We've done the route from West to East several times. First in our Bounder, then multiple times in our Country Coach. Last year when we made the trip, we saw two rental units pass each other in different directions. They both lost their driver side mirrors. The gent driving a few cars ahead of us, was cut by flying pieces of mirror.

That was very early on the West side, and we counted I believe the pieces of 3 more side mirrors along the rest of the route.

I had to stop once on that years trek East over the pass, as I could see the lady (Not a knock against lady drivers, but she was a lady driver! was terrified, and was so busy watching the passenger side for the close by trees, that she was way over in my non to wide lane. So I stopped. Lightly tapped the air horn to get her to focus on the driver side a bit, and she quickly veered back into her lane. She looked very frighten, and her husband seemed to be providing vocal encouragement to her, from the look of his face and mouth of flapping rapidly!

So for those that have not done this in either direction. Watch your speeds, gear down for the hills, and keep and eye out for those in the rental Class C's - as they are quite often just getting their sea legs with the unit. Many fly into the West coast to pick up their rentals, and have very little travel time under belts when they reach Yosemite!

Best to all,
Smitty
__________________
Roo II is our 04 Country Coach Allure 40'
OnDRoad for The JRNY! Enjoy life...
Smitty77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 04:08 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 88
Welcome to the highways/byways of the great NW. Please come again. We will take your tourist dollars! And yes, that is a georgeous drive. Some great camping around the Victor area you came through.



Quote:
Originally Posted by KarenS144 View Post
We talked to 2 people in West Yellowstone and both said Teton Pass was doable and both took their RVs over it. Everything I read on iRV2 and other sites said not to do it. Mountain West described a scary trip with 10% grades on both sides... and sharp curves.

Well... we did it. It was a gorgeous drive and not quite as scary as we thought it would be. We got to the summit doing a speedy 25 mph and pulled off to let the 50 cars stacked up behind us by. We still had brakes when we got to the bottom but we sure were glad when the road flattened out! We drove from west to east...Victor, Idaho to Wilson, WY.

We expected a few passing lanes along the way and there wasn't any and few places to pass after getting into the steepest parts. I'm sure we were getting fussed at by several that were stuck behind us.
__________________
idnative1948 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2016, 08:42 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
KarenS144's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Paoli, IN
Posts: 1,075
Quote:
Originally Posted by idnative1948 View Post
Welcome to the highways/byways of the great NW. Please come again. We will take your tourist dollars! And yes, that is a georgeous drive. Some great camping around the Victor area you came through.
It was really a pretty drive and we're glad we did it. We're gaining confidence in mountain driving and will be considering places we've avoided because of the route.

We supported the local economy all along our journey!
__________________

__________________
Karen & Gary
Glamping is not for the faint of heart!
with furkids Gypsy & Cody &
traveling in a 2011 Ventana 3433!
KarenS144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Teton pass route Dave_DianT Navigation, Routes & Roads 5 07-29-2016 05:08 AM
Just went over Teton Pass on WY-22 unw1red Newmar Owner's Forum 6 06-19-2016 08:07 AM
Grants Pass KOA in Grants Pass, OR cimolifam Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 1 06-13-2016 07:17 PM
Wyoming Hwy 22/Teton Pass jerichorick Navigation, Routes & Roads 7 02-25-2016 10:09 PM
Jacksonville, to by-pass or not to by-pass SteadyEddy Navigation, Routes & Roads 28 10-06-2014 07:07 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.