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Old 07-27-2017, 11:11 PM   #1
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Northern Nevada Folks/Spooner Summit

Anyone here pull over Spooner Summit from Carson City to Tahoe?? Yes or no, any advice/tips? Should I or shouldn't I? Would have to go back down too, slooooow!
30' ORV, Mid Profile, 12995 GVWR, towing at maybe 10k-10300.
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Not with a trailer. Been over it hundreds of times though. Take it slow, it's a good road so no worries. Step climb but with a strong TV you'll be ok!
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Northern Nevada Folks/Spooner Summit

Now Echo Summit, you really need to take your time, its steep and narrow and a slow ride with traffic. In case you're leaving Tahoe that way. Do you have a Timber Ridge or Creekside? We owned a Wind River for a few months before we decided to full time and bought a Landmark 365! ORV makes great products!
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:15 AM   #4
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Glacier Peak 5ver. Wife wants nothing to do with Echo Summit😳
I too been over Spooner a thousand times, but never towing. My rig is an 04 Ram Quad cab 4x4, bone stock, engine wise, for now. 305 hp 555 tq. With bags, 48RE. I figured 2nd gear up and down. Guess the worst that could happen is gernade the trans..
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Glacier Peak 5ver. Wife wants nothing to do with Echo Summit

I too been over Spooner a thousand times, but never towing. My rig is an 04 Ram Quad cab 4x4, bone stock, engine wise, for now. 305 hp 555 tq. With bags, 48RE. I figured 2nd gear up and down. Guess the worst that could happen is gernade the trans..


Glacier Peak is a nice 5th wheel. We wanted something bigger for us for full time living. I'll always recommend ORV products, you can't go wrong.
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Anyone here pull over Spooner Summit from Carson City to Tahoe?? Yes or no, any advice/tips? Should I or shouldn't I? Would have to go back down too, slooooow!
30' ORV, Mid Profile, 12995 GVWR, towing at maybe 10k-10300.


No problem. Did it in my 2012 4 door jeep pulling a 2014 rPod 171.
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No problem. Did it in my 2012 4 door jeep pulling a 2014 rPod 171.
That is a good 11k wt. difference between the two trailers😳😳 lol
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That is a good 11k wt. difference between the two trailers lol


Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I don't think 11k difference in trailer weight has anything to with it. Jeep towing capacity is only 3,500# and trailer gross was 3,500#. That's a lot of weight for a Jeep. Oh, by the way that combo made it mountains outside Leadville, Colorado. Gear down and don't over race the engine and you can climb anything. Bends in the road is another thing, but Spooner is a 4 lane freeway.
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Like I've said, new to 5th wheels but not new to towing, and not used to weights and lengths I now have. So I guess asscenting I gear down (automatic) keep rpm's around 21-2500 and motor on up the grade, likely around 45-50 mph.
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