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Old 05-27-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Mountain Directory does any one use this?

Mountain Directory does any one use this?
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VITAL INFORMATION FOR ANYONE DRIVING A LARGE OR HEAVY VEHICLE
In an attempt to make mountain driving a little safer for truckers and RV'ers, R&R Publishing Inc. has been collecting and publishing information about mountain passes and steep grades since 1993. The Mountain Directory Ebooks give the locations and descriptions of over 700 mountain passes and steep grades in 22 states. The Mountain Directory ebooks tell you where the steep grades are, how long they are, how steep (%) they are, whether the road is two lane, three lane, or four lane, if there are escape ramps, switchbacks, sharp curves, speed limits, etc. With this information, one can know ahead of time what a pass is like and make an informed decision about whether to go over or around. If you decide to go over, perhaps the cool morning hours would ease the strain on the engine and transmission during the climb. Unhooking the towed vehicle would make the climb and the descent easier. Knowing what lies ahead is half the battle.
The printed versions of the Mountain Directory books have almost 240 pages of text and color relief maps. All 240 pages are in the downloadable versions of the Mountain Directory ebooks. Nothing is missing. In the printed versions, mountain pass locations are marked with a yellow triangle on the color relief maps. In the ebook versions, you can click on the yellow triangles and the text appears that describes that location.


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I have them both and would not go mountain driving without referring to them. Thanks for posting. Someone asked the other day about driving Teton Pass. BTDT in a B Van - would not consider it with DP. It makes for good reading!
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I have them both and would not go mountain driving without referring to them. Thanks for posting.!
Ditto. They both have been valuable to me.
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Hello Tumble Weed, yes we ordered the West directory last year before we took a trip out west for 3 months and found it to be a very very valuable tool.
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Also have both. They are useful, even some of the grades and turns in the Eastern mountains can be impressive- 13-14%. (Avoid with the MH, enjoy in the TOAD) Also shows highways that are closed to vehicles over a weight or length limit.
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We never plan a trip without it. A "must have" in our opinion.
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Sound good I guess I'll get them both also.
I just haven't ever heard of them.
Now I got some good reviews also.
Thanks every one. Hope it helps some one else..
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Sound good I guess I'll get them both also.
I just haven't ever heard of them.
Now I got some good reviews also.
Thanks every one. Hope it helps some one else..
Yep. And when they come in - get ya a beverage of choice and have a nice "white knuckle" read - live vicariously!
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Sound good I guess I'll get them both also.
I just haven't ever heard of them.
Now I got some good reviews also.
Thanks every one. Hope it helps some one else..
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It's like that old credit card add; DON'T Leave home without it.
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Of course you can just come over the hill and see this:
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Of course you can just come over the hill and see this:
This is the reason I kind of figure it be good to have.. Great point.
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I have both. Wouldn't leave home without them. Well worth the price.
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That's what I love about this forum. There's always something new to learn. After 40+ years in the transportation industry I had never heard of these books until this morning. They like great tools to keep on hand. Thanks!
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