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Old 11-25-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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We are planning our first big trip in our motorhome this summer. And I have a question about our route. We are going to Yellowstone and then to Powell WY, before heading back to Calif. We have a 36ft HR Endeavor and I was wondering about the Beartooth Highway. We will be going in July and I was just wondering if we would have any trouble negotiating this road?
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:52 AM   #2
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The Beartooth is doable, but some folks we met a couple of years ago and who live in MT, highly recommend AGAINST taking a large rig over that pass. We took our toad up to the top of the pass while we were staying in Mammoth CG, it is steep with lots of switchbacks. I would not take our MH up there just to save on the wear and tear it will cause. We did see someone doing it in an MH, don't know how they made out going down the backside though!

I would exit Yellowstone by the east entrance and then head north once you clear the mountains.

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Old 12-02-2010, 08:31 PM   #3
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I suggest you read this thread

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You will find other helpful hints if you use the Search function and search on Beartooth
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We drove it with the pick-up, and it can be done with the MH. I wouldn't do it. The driving will be TOO INTENSE! Take your toad for a side trip.
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We drove the Beartooth this past summer and would agree with the others. We saw a few RVs (mainly rented "C"s) on the road but the Beartooth is waaaay too scenic to 'white knuckle' it behind the wheel of a RV... and is best served up in a toad. Bob
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It's certainly doable. Check out RVcruzer.com - Driving Routes for Large RVs into Yellowstone National Park for more details.
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If you have experiance with mountain driving its no big thing. Just take your time and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery you have ever seen.
We went over last May traveling with another couple in their 35" Damon and also pulling a toad without any problems. There were pullouts large enough to fit both rigs in at the same time.
Watch the warning signs on grades and tight curves and use lower gears enstead of the brakes as much as possible. If you are not experianced with mountain driving this is probably not the place to learn. I would not attempt it without a toad brake system.
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It's certainly doable. Check out RVcruzer.com - Driving Routes for Large RVs into Yellowstone National Park for more details.
Thanks Cruzer, I printed the Driving Routes for Yellowstone, it is a great help.
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another suggeston

I encourage you to buy

"Mountain West Directory for RVs and Trucks"

this book shows all the grades that are over 5% in the US west of the Mississippi .. I use it a lot ...

They are available from Amazon.com ... it will be the best $15 you will spend ...
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I went over Beartooth on a motorcycle 3 years ago and it was great. Only problem was the forest fires.
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