Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
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 07-09-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Dagwood's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Ponce de Leon Fla
Posts: 244
Does anyone know how long it takes to acclimate to high elevations? I am going to Yellowstone next year and I remember having troble breathing at Mt. Mitchel in N.C. Thanks for any answers. James Wilson
__________________

__________________
2004 Dolphin Basement AC
5355
7KW Onan Marqui Gold
Dagwood 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 07-09-2006, 07:55 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Dagwood's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Ponce de Leon Fla
Posts: 244
Does anyone know how long it takes to acclimate to high elevations? I am going to Yellowstone next year and I remember having troble breathing at Mt. Mitchel in N.C. Thanks for any answers. James Wilson
__________________

__________________
2004 Dolphin Basement AC
5355
7KW Onan Marqui Gold
Dagwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2006, 08:07 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Lake Almanor, CA USA
Posts: 419
Based on my own experience (at age 60) when we did volunteer work in New Mexico (above 6,500') it took me a good 10 days to acclimate. Even then, everything I did was slower than at sea level. Today we live at 4,500' and I never noticed any difficulty.

How quickly you acclimate, if you ever do, depends greatly on your state of health. If you have heart problems or respiratory problems, altitudes above 4,000' may not be recommended. If you have health difficulties, check with your doctor before you make that trip.
__________________
Paul <?)))>< Lake Almanor, CA

2002 Thor Tahoe 23FBGL TT, 28'
Paul Heuvelhorst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2006, 07:14 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 10
Drink lots of water. Mike
__________________
school man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2006, 07:44 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
chasfm11's Avatar
 
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: DFW Area, TX
Posts: 2,027
My wife and I both experienced problems at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We had driven in from New Mexico so we had some prelimiary adjustment but the climb from 4,000 to 8,000 feet took under 1 hour.

We had both had lots of water in the previous 48 hour period but it was another 24 hours after we arrived before the headache and lack of energy went away. After that, we hiked several of the trails albeit at a very leasurely pace. When those trails had some climbing associated, we took frequent brakes. We did not feel that our activities were significantly impacted after the first 24 hours but we continued to take things slowly for the remainder of our stay.
__________________
2000 Georgie Boy Landau 36' DP
2005 Saturn Vue toad
KF5-NJY
chasfm11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 01:30 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Dagwood's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Ponce de Leon Fla
Posts: 244
Thanks everyone. I am in fair cond but always a little shortwinded. I guess I better plan on a few more days enroute at 4 to 5k before arriving at West Yellowstone which is at 6660 ft.
__________________
2004 Dolphin Basement AC
5355
7KW Onan Marqui Gold
Dagwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 03:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Retird2Golf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Smithfield, VA / Pensacola, FL
Posts: 279
2 Toy Poodles, Casey and Cassie
__________________

__________________
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m202/Retird2Golf/GIFS/OldFord2.gif<a <a href="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fwww
Retird2Golf 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
High Altitude LP Problems richf MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 08-22-2016 01:10 PM
Temperature and altitude for checking tire air pressure? LK23 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 23 10-22-2006 11:45 AM
High Altitude fuel milage mile high Truck Camper Discussion 6 09-14-2005 06:12 AM
Altitude Adjustments? cghost Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 9 02-03-2005 06:45 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:14 AM.


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