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Old 03-02-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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snow driving tips??

any tips on driving in snow with 32 ft allegro, no tow car. we are heading to las vegas in march and wondering about passes and snow. thanks

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Old 03-02-2013, 11:06 AM   #2
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Leave plenty of time and allow the passes to be clear before proceeding. If in snow, slow and smooth is the best. No fast acceleration or braking, or quick steering moves. If you don't feel safe, stop and wait for the roads to be cleared. If you drive on salted roads, be sure to rinse the underside of the vehicle when you get out of the snowy region.

Biggest problem in vehicle with a long overhang is rear end 'breaking loose.' Gentle approach to turning, lane changes, etc. and you'll be fine. If you get into a region with snow, take some time in a vacant parking lot to see about how the RV handles in snow. I learned in a school bus to do 'donuts' and skids in an empty lot to learn how the vehicle felt in snow. It has served me well.


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Old 03-02-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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go really fast to get out of it!
seriously if road conditions are that bad pull over and wait for the roads to improve,check hiway conditions and remember if passes are that bad you will be required to carry chains
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If you really want to avoid the snow, (which shouldn't be too hard to do in March) turn off at Eugene, Or and go to the coast. Take 101 down into Cal and cut across to I 5 or 99. Go to Bakersfield and go east to Barstow then I 15 to Vegas. Other wise check the weather/road reports and pray.

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My response disappeared so will try again. If at all possible leave a couple of days early and then wait out any hazardous driving conditions. Also you can check this site TripCheck - Oregon Department of Transportation for highway road cameras in Oregon - with links to California and road conditions. If you have to drive in/on snow go slow - 35 mph maximum would be my thought even if faster feels safe. As mentioned highway 101 would be an option but personally I'd wait out until I-5 clears. Also, If weather is clear I'd not hesitate to take 89 across to Susanville and then Reno.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:58 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by monalisa View Post
any tips on driving in snow........
Leave the hurry, vanity and stress at home.

Drive a speed that is 5 to 10 mph SLOWER than you feel comfortable at and enjoy the drive. Even snowstorms are pretty scenery. Talk to the DW, take breaks, forget your schedule.

It's supposed to be a vacation, enjoy it. Stress is for back home at work.

Ted 'n' Laurie, plus Jackson (aka Deputy Dog, the Parson Russell Terrier 'fur kid') and, Rylie (who crossed the Rainbow Bridge June 14, 2012).
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