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Old 07-24-2014, 12:39 AM   #1
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Tioga pass

Anybody ever drive up Tioga pass from 395 to Tuolumne Meadows? What a chore. Climbs up to 9000 feet plus. Just did this with 36 foot class A with ford V10 pulling a 4000 pound toad. Made it up ok. Coming back down was scary. Using the gears was pushing to many rpms so I pulled over and disconnected the toad when I started smelling the brakes. By the time I got the rig stopped the brakes were smoking. Beautiful country but this pass is no joke!

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Old 07-24-2014, 06:29 AM   #2
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We went up through Yosemite with our teardrop trailer camped at Saddlebag lake at 10,000 feet and went down Tioga pass the next morning. The TV was a 01 Subaru with the 3L H6 and I had re done the brakes prior to our trip west, the tear has brakes. The trip down left the Subaru brakes smoking. When ever I hear some one debating as to the necessity of brakes in a teardrop I recount the trip down Tioga pass.
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