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Old 07-17-2020, 10:59 AM   #1
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Driving Wolf Creek pass Colorado

We have a 40 ft RV and towing a JEEP trailhawk. Our plan is to dive wolf creek pass going west to east.
Problems? Precautions? Should we drive it?
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We have a 40 ft RV and towing a JEEP trailhawk. Our plan is to dive wolf creek pass going west to east.
Problems? Precautions? Should we drive it?
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Go for it. We did it in a 40 foot plus the toad. It was a slow go in some spots but well worth it. The snow sheds are an interesting feature to drive through. You'll be able to stop at the top before heading down. Don't ride the brakes down, downshift, go slow and take your time.
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Old 07-17-2020, 11:46 AM   #3
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Yup.. Easy does it and you'll be fine.
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Old 07-17-2020, 12:03 PM   #4
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You should have no problem driving over the pass, especially this time of year. Itís a good road. We drove over it last year in a light snow and heavy fog with no ill effects other than being a little concerned about the weather.
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Old 07-17-2020, 02:29 PM   #5
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We've driven it many times both directions with our 40' MH. No issues. Going downhill get into lower gear before you begin the descent; not in the midst.

We always used the 'Mountain Directory for Turckers & RVers' during our mountain drives to give us a heads up on what's to come.

This is what it states: Eastbound descent is 8 miles of 6% mostly 3-lane but alternates with 2-lane; 25 - 30 mph speed limit with curves.
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You should have no problems if you drive safely. I believe the speed limit going down is 25 mph. Use the engine to keep your speed down and simply enjoy the view.
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Old 07-17-2020, 02:57 PM   #7
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Wolf Creek Pass way on up the Great divide,
Trucking on down, the other side.

Easy - Peasy

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Drove it heading East this past March in our Open Road and towing our Pontiac. Still had quite a lot of snow along the roadsides and up into the mountains. Beautiful drive. Looking forward to having an opportunity to drive it again on a future trip. Uphill was well within the capability of the MH. Took the downhill purposely slow using Tow/Haul, keeping in low gear and with occasional firm braking to get speed down while not overheating brakes. All in all, a very comfortable descent, again well within the capabilities of the MH. Enjoy the ride.
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We live in CO and are on that pass all the time as well as I-70. As others have stated youíll be fine take your time go SLOW down hill, downshift donít ride the brakes. Go slow donít let people push you, go your own speed ( where youíre comfortable) and enjoy the beautiful scenery!
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! Go have a blast. Go slow (And you will on the way up!). Use your Brake Assist, and or downshift to the 2nd gear if needed. Let those who must, pass you on the way down!! Keep your foot off the brake pedal, except to 'Stab' and rapidly slow down, then get off the Brake Pedal and let them cool. You will be fine, and it's beautiful drive!

So that behind us! Now my Friday evening smart arse comment:

"Go up. Go down!"

And of course, you must be playing:




--- It's a great drive, use common sense - and all will be fine... And after driving it a few times. I can understand with equipment of Trucker's going back a few decades or so - and a few hundred million earlier in Highway Funds improvements - how the song came about! ---

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Thanks all.
Just today drove the 16 mile stretch on highway 82 from Cloudcroft NM. It was 16 miles of 6-7% grade the whole way with multiple tight turns. So no longer worried about Wolf Creek
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