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Old 07-02-2015, 04:04 PM   #15
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In my old class A gasser when I know I have topped a high mountain with a steep ride down I make sure my speed is about 35MPH (or less) and I pull the transmission down into 2nd gear before I'm actually facing downhill. Then we (plus the toad) just ease on down the mountain without much braking. I once topped a mountain and was unaware that I had crossed the top. I came over that mountain running 65+ and discovered I had a long ride down with way too much speed. Lucky for me there was very little traffic and I just rode it out all the way down. I suspect that trying to slow that thing down much would have gotten exciting. I was just way too fast at the top. It was totally my fault and I should have known. Since that time I have been more cautious and not in such a big hurry. Maintaining a lower speed is far easier than trying to slow down on a steep decline. If your brakes get too hot weird things will happen.
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