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Old 06-04-2018, 08:51 AM   #1
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10% grade

Thru' incomplete route study I found myself on a twisty, turny, 10% grade, up and down, on Hwy 33/22 between Victor ID and Jackson WY. My 30,000 Cat powered DP was pulling 4500 additional pounds of motorcycles and enclosed trailer. All I can say is "WOW", I don't want to do that again. My Rand McNally RV GPS thought it was a good idea, I did not. Thankfully, I did it in day light, and had lots of beer.
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Been there and done that but went east to west in our '97 Type C MH towing a Honda Ody van on a dolly. Totally burned the brakes out on the dolly too. Friend was following and had no brakes left to stop like we did waiting for him when it flattened out.
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Anybody driving an RV in the west needs to have a copy of the MOUNTAIN DIRECTORY book to review any proposed route.

https://www.mountaindirectory.com/
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Anybody driving an RV in the west needs to have a copy of the MOUNTAIN DIRECTORY book to review any proposed route.

https://www.mountaindirectory.com/

Another member , has asked if this directory covers routes in Canada .

I'll read the linked page completely , but at first glance , I didn't see that info.
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Pulled a "Full Dressed" D-8 dozer across there on a fire call out... not a fun thing to have to do...
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I've been out to Jackson several times from Idaho. Every time my GPS wants me to go there. I just ignore it and take US 26 to Alpine then 89 north. It is a few miles longer but a scenic drive and no major hills.
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Pulled a "Full Dressed" D-8 dozer across there on a fire call out... not a fun thing to have to do...
What does a dressed one weigh? 90,000?


I used to run to Jackson a lot. Sometimes I would make last drop in Wilson and head over the hill but I was empty or nearly so to Rexburg and Sugar City. Couple of times those customers wanted their product a little sooner so I would drop them and then into Jackson. I would be about 75,000 or so but I knew what I was getting into. Still has a pucker factor!

Crazy that I remember west to east, but east to west I don't recall much about it.
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We visited Jackson Hole three years ago coming from Glacier NP. The people at the CG we were going to stay at warned us not to try to come into Jackson on Rt 22 as it is not intended for RVs.
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MONEY! thanks.
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D-8-T "Fully Dressed",( Rops, single ripper, belly armor & brush/blade combi) runs about 85k to 88k for weight, abt 146k/148k +/- in the well and rolling..("healthy" 3408 & retarder, 6x4x3 tri-stick'r manual trans combi, & 3 "live" drive axles in a '71 triple frame KW, 36" Mercury coffin ).
Wish I had pic's of the rig up...They told me "here's the load, there's the road now GO!"
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Another member , has asked if this directory covers routes in Canada .

I'll read the linked page completely , but at first glance , I didn't see that info.
On the top of the website page is a menu bar and one of the choices is "Covered Areas", click on that link and from there you can see what each book covers.

To answer your question... No Canada coverage.
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I've been over it several times in a car including in the snow while staying in Jackson and skiing Grand Targhee but I would not want to go over it in my coach - it's right up there with the Million Dollar Hwy (US-550 in CO) for me.
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