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Old 07-16-2013, 10:29 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Davidceder View Post
I need some advice and opinions, which I am sure there is no shortage of here. Been towing a trailer with my Ford Expedition for 4 years, been all over the country. Our new setup is a brand new 2013 Ford F-350 Diesel and to arrive any day now our new Sabre 32 RCTS. This will be my first 5’r. I had a PullRite 2900 installed on Monday, so just waiting on the rig. Here is my question. We want to spend August in Colorado. We live in Northern Arizona. We have been to Durango many times with our trailer but this time we want to head up to Gunnison and Montrose. Really no way to do South West Colorado without doing some passes. So, do you think I will be ok pulling up say, Wolf Creek pass at 10,850 ft. or Slumgullion Pass at 11.361 ft.? Really, do you think I will have any issues pulling up most passes? I am estimating the rig to weigh about 12,000 lbs but max GVWR is 13,774 lbs.

Just got back from week in Colorado. We pulled it up and over Monarch on Highway 50 (which is on the Eastern side of the state) at around 11,200. No problem. You have tons of truck.

I am trying to recall which one is Wolf Creek? Is that on 550 north out of Durango, or is that one Bear Falls? Anyway - we went up and over that one (twice) and it is pretty tight. The truck could care less, but the passengers were a little jittery. The driver packed a change of undies just in case...


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