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Old 02-09-2021, 01:27 PM   #15
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Very gentile as it follows the River and the Water - https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=dc7a1...=2&form=S00027

There you go, RT 26
I found this route back to Colorado a beautiful and much more relaxing drive than over Teton Pass. I really didn't care whether it was or wasn't Jewish or Mormon or anything else.
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Old 02-15-2021, 12:17 PM   #16
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Couple summers ago I wimped out and went around (87 miles instead of 24...18 of which are steep) in our 04 Dynasty ISL 400. Our “new”rig has enough more torque (1650 instead of 1200) and a even stronger Jake brake (15L instead of 8.9L) that I’ll go over it, even after reading these posts. East bound from ID there are several large pullouts on either side of the 8431’ pass...not so west bound.
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Couple summers ago I wimped out and went around in our 04 Dynasty ISL 400. Our “new”rig has enough more torque (1650 instead of 1200) and a even stronger Jake brake (15L instead of 8.9L) that I’ll go over it, even after reading these posts.
How's your power(or torque) ratio to weight?
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How's your power(or torque) ratio to weight?
Weight went from 43K to 46K...6.8% increase.
Torque 1200 to 1650.... 32% increase.
HP 28% increase and 88 lbs/1 HP, instead of 107 lbs but the torque increase is what counts.

The biggest change is in displacement 8.9L to 15L...a 51% increase. On the same downhill we’re I had to use all 6 cylinders (Hi Jake) I can now use 3 cylinders (low) at a faster speed because if I need to slow down I can just go to Hi... no need to use the brakes.

My % calculations used the mid point for the denominator... 12 is the midpoint between 8.9L and 15L.
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How is 31 between Victor and Swan Valley then to Alpine?

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How is 31 between Victor and Swan Valley then to Alpine?

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How is 31 between Victor and Swan Valley then to Alpine?

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31 gets a little twisty at one point going over a small pass as I recall, but nothing to worry about. Good all the way to Alpine.

33 is the best of all of them in the area. It's in a valley and flat. Great way to get to US20 from Victor, but obviously a bit out of your way if you're headed south to Alpine.
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Read this thread -- decided I would never drive over Hwy 22 pass. In the morning I programmed the route to go through Alpine. And then wasn't paying attention to the GPS and realized too late it had recalculated and directed me over 22.

Everyone in this thread is correct -- it's SLOW and punishing. We made it over in our 38ft Class A Diesel Pusher but transmission was hot, engine was hot and things started to smell hot. The good thing? No traffic. The bad thing? It was snowy and icey.

If it's bad in the summer -- it's doubly bad in the winter. White knuckle the whole way.

When we got to victor, I checked the GPS. It was only 5 minutes faster in those conditions to go over the pass than it would have been to go around. Not worth it!
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