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Did it last year in the 4-runner 118 to 116 loop and the 118 part would be a little climb to the Observatory(which you should stop and see MH in and out for towing EZ). Nothing on the 118 I would be afraid of towing and to the 118 116 junction is fine so the rest to 10 is low country. I would not do the MH from the visitor center to the top. Have you done Fort Davis itself, one of the best reconstruction I've seen.

 

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Did it last year in the 4-runner 118 to 116 loop and the 118 part would be a little climb to the Observatory(which you should stop and see MH in and out for towing EZ). Nothing on the 118 I would be afraid of towing and to the 118 116 junction is fine so the rest to 10 is low country. I would not do the MH from the visitor center to the top. Have you done Fort Davis itself, one of the best reconstruction I've seen.

Do you mean a loop from Ft. Davis to 166 and then 166 back to Ft. Davis? Looking I'm unable to find a 116. We haven't spent time there yet but are planning a trip.

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Since you don't give any specific info about your rig it is hard to say.

 

Here are the realities of the route:

-- Ft Davis to the observatory: a fairly steep climb. I don't know the grade, but probably is about 6-7%. The steep part of the climb is about 2-4 miles long. This is the easy part

-- Once you pass the observatory, the road narrows and has some very sharp blind corners. You will NOT be able to stay on your side of the double yellow line w/o having your rear wheels off the pavement. The good news is, there is usually very little traffic.

 

I have driven a 40' diesel pusher on this route. I did cross over the center line of the road by quite a bit. Over the years I had driven this road in a car or truck several times, so I knew what I was getting into.

 

It is not an easy drive in an RV over about 25' long. Use your best judgment.

 

It is not that far out of the way to go up SR-17 to I-10 and then head west.

 

Or better yet, go southwest out of Ft Davis on SR-166 to RM-505 to US-90 and Valentine. Then follow US-90 to Van Horn. This is an easy drive and fairly scenic desert country.

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Do you mean a loop from Ft. Davis to 166 and then 166 back to Ft. Davis? Looking I'm unable to find a 116. We haven't spent time there yet but are planning a trip.

 

Kirk-

 

I am sure that he meant 166. Simply missed a digit. Not hard to figure out since it is literally the ONLY road that makes a loop back to Fort Davis from 118 unless you go all of the way up to IH-10.

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