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Old 06-12-2013, 09:30 PM   #11
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:37 PM   #12
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If your too tall you can go over loveland pass, which basically goes around the tunnels. That is where the haz mat semi truck go. If you haven't already gone to coloradodot/traveleisenhower-tunnel you can see pictures of large semi trucks going through the tunnel. I have driven through the tunnel many times, just not in my MH yet. There are also some cams on the CDOT web site.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:46 PM   #13
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So after climbing the long mountain grade westbound up to and through the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70 there was a big sign that said “Truckers check your brakes.” Normally I don’t think twice about those signs but this one time I decided to check my brakes…I didn’t have any. There was a very large pull out for trucks right there so I was able to pull over and use the trailer brakes to stop. I was so glad I had ERS. We spent the next day and a half in Silverthorne, CO while the shop waited for a part to repair the truck.

I am soooo glad I checked my brakes because it is a 7% grade going down for the next 6 miles and 5 to 6% for another 2 ˝ miles. I hate to think what would have happened to us that day had I not checked my brakes. Someone was watching over us.

Beautiful scenery as we waited for the tow truck to show up.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:53 PM   #14
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CO is a beautiful state - we been to Buena Vista, Gunnison, the Air Force Acedemy camp ground and of course Pikes Peak.

Coming down from PP, they check your brakes for overheating and tell you to let them cool down if they are hot before moving on.
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Plenty of room to turn around.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:17 PM   #16
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From Eisenhower Tunnel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Due to additional height restrictions from variable message signs and lighting systems, the original posted clearance of the tunnels was 13.5 feet (4.1 m).[1] The trucking industry lobbied the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to increase the vertical clearance of the tunnel. With a 2007 retrofit that used lower profile lighting and signs, it is now possible for trucks 13.92 feet (4.24 m) to navigate the tunnel, an increase of 5 inches (13 cm) over the original limit. Sensors will activate audible sirens near each entrance of the tunnel if a vehicle above the posted height attempts to enter the tunnel..."
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