Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Entegra Owner's Forum
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 06-26-2017, 06:45 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
AndyE_'s Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Alabama
Posts: 236
Santa Fe to Breckenridge

Hey Everyone, in Amarillo now headed to Santa Fe NM then Breckenridge CO. I am thinking of doing US HWY 285 to CO Hwy 9. Anybody ever done CO Hwy 9 before? I know northbound is the 2nd or 3rd steepest grade in Colorado south of Hoosier Pass. Pretty curvy after or north of Hoosier Pass. I may have wife drive (disconnect Jeep) the Jeep from Alma to Breck to be extra safe and easier.
__________________
Jinger and Andy (And the Bassets Max and Zoey)
2017 Anthem DEQ Victory Blue & Lincoln Navigator on tow
AndyE_ 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 06-27-2017, 06:00 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Betr2Trvl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,723
We did 9 south out of Breck last summer in our little Tiffin gasser pulling our Jeep.

Yes, the north side of the pass is curvy but the road is plenty wide, while the south side is fairly straight. Big pull off area at the top, but I don't recall how many pull offs there were on the grades, but I had no issues pulling over a couple times to let others by. Yes, it will be slow particularly on the north side due to the curves, but it's slow for everyone, and it seemed everyone was patient.

I can't imagine you would have any issues in a large DP, and I would not hesitate to drive it again, in either direction.
__________________
D&S
2015 Tiffin Allegro 31SA; 24k chassis, Sumo springs
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Betr2Trvl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2017, 08:36 AM   #3
rbr
Senior Member
 
rbr's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: The Villages FL/Traverse City MI
Posts: 875
Planning to go up thru there in about a month. Recommendations on another forum here said it's better to take 24 from Buena Vista to Leadville then 91 up to I-70, rather than 9 from FairPlay.
__________________
Ron & Glenda (The Good Witch!)
2015 Entegra Anthem 42DEQ Classic
2020 Chevrolet Traverse toad
rbr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2017, 03:41 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
AndyE_'s Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Alabama
Posts: 236
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbr View Post
Planning to go up thruthere in about a month. Recommendations on another forum here said it's better to take 24 from Buena Vista to Leadville then 91 up to I-70, rather than 9 from FairPlay.
Ron, thx. I think all in all I can make better spede going your way. Thx !!
__________________
Jinger and Andy (And the Bassets Max and Zoey)
2017 Anthem DEQ Victory Blue & Lincoln Navigator on tow
AndyE_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2017, 04:26 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Land of 10k Lakes, MN
Posts: 153
I drove CO 9 from Breck to Fairplay last week in my toad. I agree with the others that Buena Vista to Leadville to I70 to Breck would be a better/safer route. The switchbacks on the north side are a little tight for a 45' rig. If you do attempt it, do not tow your jeep.

Regards,

Cory
__________________
W. Family
2013 Entegra Cornerstone 45k w/Bunkhouse Mod
2014 GMC Savana 3500 4x4 Toad
xtechgeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2017, 08:13 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
HarleySG's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Pine, CO
Posts: 730
Quote:
Originally Posted by xtechgeek View Post
I drove CO 9 from Breck to Fairplay last week in my toad. I agree with the others that Buena Vista to Leadville to I70 to Breck would be a better/safer route. The switchbacks on the north side are a little tight for a 45' rig. If you do attempt it, do not tow your jeep.

Regards,

Cory
Good Advice!!!
__________________
Rusty & Pam
2012 Entegra Aspire RBQ
2007 Harley Street Glide
HarleySG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2017, 03:36 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 261
It should be no real problem hundreds do it everyday including big rig trucks. It is a bit curvy on the north side as mentioned but it is plenty wide. 24 while certainly doable and less curvy is a bit further probably 20 miles and you have to deal with driving through Frisco and a lengthy construction zone on 9 from Frisco to Breck due to last through late 2017
__________________
2016 Jayco Eagle 27.5 RLTS
BarryG20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2017, 01:03 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Montgomery, TX (Home Sweet Home)
Posts: 2,501
We drove 9 south from Breckinridge towing a Jeep in our 40' Tiffin with an exhaust brake.

I wouldn't hesitate to go either way with our more capable Entegra. Having the 2-Stage engine brake is perfect for those situations.

-Matt
__________________
Currently Motorhomeless
2017 Entegra Aspire 44R (bunks) towing 2019 F-350 LB (Sold)
2012 Tiffin Phaeton 40QKH (Our Phaeton was so nice, we bought it twice)
2016 Open Range RF376FBH (Sold)
Matt D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2017, 06:07 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
AndyE_'s Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Alabama
Posts: 236
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt D View Post
We drove 9 south from Breckinridge towing a Jeep in our 40' Tiffin with an exhaust brake.

I wouldn't hesitate to go either way with our more capable Entegra. Having the 2-Stage engine brake is perfect for those situations.

-Matt
Just got to Breck. Came in via Hwy 9. Quite easy to be honest. And to boot reset fuel at Alma. From Alma to (almost) Breck I averaged 6.9 MPG. We disconnected the Jeep at Hoosier Pass however later I realized it was not necessary.
__________________
Jinger and Andy (And the Bassets Max and Zoey)
2017 Anthem DEQ Victory Blue & Lincoln Navigator on tow
AndyE_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2017, 07:28 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Montgomery, TX (Home Sweet Home)
Posts: 2,501
Andy, happy to hear that. We will be arriving at Tiger Run on 8/5 for a few days. Hopefully we will get to meet up.

We are in an Aspire with a Black F-150.

Best Regards,

-Matt
__________________
Currently Motorhomeless
2017 Entegra Aspire 44R (bunks) towing 2019 F-350 LB (Sold)
2012 Tiffin Phaeton 40QKH (Our Phaeton was so nice, we bought it twice)
2016 Open Range RF376FBH (Sold)
Matt D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2017, 07:29 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
AndyE_'s Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Alabama
Posts: 236
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt D View Post
Andy, happy to hear that. We will be arriving at Tiger Run on 8/5 for a few days. Hopefully we will get to meet up.

We are in an Aspire with a Black F-150.

Best Regards,

-Matt
Tiger Run was ok, didn't quite meet my expectations. Got run out of pool because it is only for "owners". Water Pressure was terrible, about 35-40 psi, no biggie as we just filled the coach. Twice someone turned off my water, kinda weird. We were in site 279. We left today and just arrived in Moab UT. Highly suggest taking a ride up in the F-150 to Boreas Pass, all the way up. Had a blast !!!
__________________
Jinger and Andy (And the Bassets Max and Zoey)
2017 Anthem DEQ Victory Blue & Lincoln Navigator on tow
AndyE_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2017, 04:36 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
brobox's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SW FL
Posts: 28,034
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyE_ View Post
Tiger Run was ok, didn't quite meet my expectations. Got run out of pool because it is only for "owners". Water Pressure was terrible, about 35-40 psi, no biggie as we just filled the coach. Twice someone turned off my water, kinda weird. We were in site 279. We left today and just arrived in Moab UT. Highly suggest taking a ride up in the F-150 to Boreas Pass, all the way up. Had a blast !!!
Sounds like a "nice" neighbor was trying to increase his water pressure by turning yours off. I have also have run into too many low pressure parks and just upgraded the water pump for that reason.
__________________
Chuck in SW FL
Digital 2021 Cornerstone "B"
A "Digital" 2019 Cornerstone "B" Traded
A "Classic" 2014 Anthem 42 RBQ---Sold
brobox 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
Breckenridge Bound TLRegister Navigation, Routes & Roads 12 01-07-2013 06:33 PM
Winter RV Parks in vicinity of Breckenridge, Co. calhyatt Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 2 10-04-2012 06:50 AM
Breckenridge, CO in February danes-on-tour Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 2 09-12-2012 05:02 AM
06 breckenridge manually operated slide outs??? mkrupski iRV2.com General Discussion 1 11-10-2009 06:21 PM
How do manually operated Slide-Outs Work on an 06 Damon Breckenridge mkrupski Damon 0 11-10-2009 06:13 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.