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Old 09-20-2007, 04:59 AM   #1
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:51 AM   #3
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Seems like I saw a grade like that in Missouri. Near Branson
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I was coming down a grade like that and looked in my rear view mirror. Coming down that hill behind me was a rig about my size going extremely fast with the rear brakes literally on fire. There was a pull out that I ducked into as he sped on by. He did make it to the bottom of the grade in one piece.

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Could this be in Az. north of Payson? I remember a grade like this going down into the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park.
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I'll put in my guess at West Virginia.

We ran into similiar grades on route 33 heading to Senecca Rocks and the Dolly Sods recreation area.
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There may be other locations, but this one was in Branson, MO. This is a very hilly town. Parking is a thrill, because when you return you expect to find your car rolled over. And no, I didn't try the grade with my motorhome. Congrats to jjoe.
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Thanks Bill.
I thought I remembered going down that hill in our Honda. Don't think I would want to try it in the motor home.
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You should try Fargo Hill in downtown Los Angeles. It is 32 percent.

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Mattole Rd in California, that road was so bad I had to use the low range on the transfer case to keep us from flying off it, no shoulder and lanes not wide enough to accomodate a modern car.
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The worst grade I ever saw was in a campground on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. After I signed in for a riverside space, the owner came running out and asked if I could make steep grades. I said I would give it a try. When we got there, it was literally a steep riverbank, though paved. Then I sat there and wondered how the h... I would ever get up. I decided that if the first try did not work, I would back until the rear wheels were at the river edge and then accellerate like crazy. By using my grandson's protractor I discovered the grade was 42 degrees! But when I tried to go up, the Ford V-10 just dug in and got us up no sweat. The hill was only about 60 yards long!

Your sign may have come from Sonora Pass in the Sierra. I believe that grade is as indicated on the sign. I once followed a Southwind with a trailer down that pass and had to back off as he did not gear down and every time he hit his brakes he made a cloud of smoke from the wheel wells.

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Could be the road to the bottom of Black Canyon of the Gunnison Or road to Telegraph Creek, British Columbia.
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