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I'm planning on doing a "simple" direct drive from Chicago to Oakland, leaving in 10 days, down I-80. Mainly going to see my daughter who lives in Oakland. Just one or two-night stopovers on the way. On the way back I might sight see. I'm driving solo, my first rig, my first major trip, a 2017 31' Thor FE gasser. Me and 2 doggos. Not towing anything. My question: I have to pass over the Rockies, right? How white-knuckle of a drive is that? Any recommendations for routes? thanks! AM Quote Edit Reply to this topic... GO TO TOPIC LISTING NEXT UNREAD TOPIC TOPICS
In the never ending debate between LGTs and HDTs, there was a reference some time ago to a blog by someone who experienced an absolute nightmare trying to survive a mountain grade in a pickup truck while pulling a fifth wheel. I remember they spent much of the afternoon part way down letting the brakes cool and then crept on down, finding out later that their brakes were completely destroyed. I'd like to pass this on to a newbie friend, but I haven't been able to find it, even though I've searched back over four years. I'm sure someone smarter than me can point the way.. TIA, Jay