Originally Posted by Wlbf3320
Seems I need to revise my request. I'll be going over the divide next summer. I was looking for general advise on mountain towing.
Sorry, thought you were maybe going through right away.
Summertime is just fine. Plan extra time just in case but otherwise it is just fine.
Going down is the hardest part. start at the top slow so you don't have to use lots of brake and use your tow/haul mode to keep a low gear and everything will be golden!
If you are in a diesel truck I normally get fuel before leaving, there is a TA (Truck stops of America) on I-70 on the west side of Denver before heading up the hill. There is a truck stop at Dumont just past Idaho springs and then when I am going all the way through Colorado I stop at De Beque CO at a Cum-and-Go as the prices are very low compared to everyone else around the area including Grand Junction.
As was said above avoid Glenwood springs with a trailer at all costs.