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Old 07-20-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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Does anyone have info about driving diesel motorhome across US 160 west out of walsenberg, Colorado to Durango? We have a 36 ft Allegro Red with a 340 HP Cummins and are pulling a Honda CRV.
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Does anyone have info about driving diesel motorhome across US 160 west out of walsenberg, Colorado to Durango? We have a 36 ft Allegro Red with a 340 HP Cummins and are pulling a Honda CRV.
We traveled 160 from Walsenburg to Alamosa last week. The roads were great. La Veta Pass was great. All the way up there's a passing lane for those that wanted to go around us. Sorry, I can't help further west on 160. After staying a few days at Great Sand Dunes National Park, we headed south to Taos and then to Santa Fe.
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West of Alamosa and between South Fork and Pagosa Springs you'll be crossing over the 10,850 ft. Wolf Creek Pass. With your 340 Cummins and towing your CRV you'll do o.k. BUT it'll be a slow pull to the top AND...coming down the steeper West side of the pass down into Pagosa Springs DEFINITELY use your engine/jake brakes. If ya don't have em.....be very very careful and DO NOT overheat your brakes!!!

After Pagosa Springs, you've got no problems.

Just for your info, we hauled Wolf Creek Pass with our 45 ft, 500 Cummins, towing our Honda Element, and though we were pulling pretty hard near the top, we had no problem. If your worried, just unhook your CRV and follow your Allegro over the pass. Oh, also, there's no worry about twists and turns and, DO plan to stop at the turn our rest area atop the pass.

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What is the best route here?
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Does anyone have info about driving diesel motorhome across US 160 west out of walsenberg, Colorado to Durango? We have a 36 ft Allegro Red with a 340 HP Cummins and are pulling a Honda CRV.
I do it every year, and return, in a gasser w/TOAD to Pagosa Springs, no problem.
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