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Old 01-30-2005, 09:02 AM   #1
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Hi. I'm planning a Colorado Mtn trip this summer with our 35' 04 Winnebago Adventurer W-22 w/toad . As I look at the map, mountain passes will be an issue. Poncha, Fremont & Willow Creek passes are of particular interest. Any advise on these passes & others would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi. I'm planning a Colorado Mtn trip this summer with our 35' 04 Winnebago Adventurer W-22 w/toad . As I look at the map, mountain passes will be an issue. Poncha, Fremont & Willow Creek passes are of particular interest. Any advise on these passes & others would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-31-2005, 05:13 AM   #3
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Hi Ho: Where one is willing to take the motorhome is really an individual issue and has so many variables associated with it that generalities aren't really that useful. The main thing is to take it easy and don't try to set speed records when traveling in the mountains. Many years ago we owned a 30 foot class A and pulled our boat from Lake Powell (Bullfrog Marina) to Salt Lake City. Overheating and vapor lock seemed to be the rule rather than the exception. These days these things really don't happen much, especially with the extra cooling that comes about with the heat pump/heat exchanger. Unless you plan to run a race, I don't know of any mountain passes (and we've been over a lot of them living in the Rocky Mountains) that pose a serious mechanical problem for modern motorhomes. By the way, some of the most beautiful places are in the mountains and require mountain driving. I'll be happy to suggest a few in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Colorado if there is interest.

I know this did't answer your question, but my answer would be to try to stay on paved roads if mountain driving is a concern. Otherwise, have fun and travel safe.
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I can only comment on Poncha, southbound, and that from 20 years ago..I was in a pretty ragged out 75 Executive, but dont recall any diffficulties. My travels over the other two were in a Camper equipped p/u pulling a ski boat. again, dont recall anything prohibitive, but more info on the last 2 is probably warranted...rgr...
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Hi,
This past summer we traveled through Denver on I70 to Utah with no problems. We have an 2001 8.1 Workhorse on the 38' Adventurer. We pull a 95 Blazer which goes about 3500 Lbs. The 8.1 and the Allison is quite a " ". We have traveled through Utah and California mtns as well with no problems.
We have also climbed the dreaded "Saluda Grade" on I26 in NC severeal times. It is about 2 miles of 7 degree climb. Usually going about 35mph when we crest but we made it each time.
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