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Old 10-02-2015, 02:26 PM   #11
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I-70

I work for the fire department in Frisco and we cover I-70 from the Eisenhower Tunnel to just before the start of Vail pass. I see a lot of vehicles that are not designed to be pulling a trailer up or down the steep grade as well as vehicles that were not properly maintained for the trip. It is a beautiful location and there are a lot of perks living here. My 2014 GMC 2500 duramax does a great job pulling my Wildcat 5th wheel.
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:33 PM   #12
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Traveled those mountain passess this summer. Those hills convinced me to change my TV. Pulling a 31 footer 5th wheel with a 2009 gasoline F250 V10 engine and getting 6MPG total average did it for me. Traded in TV for a new 2015 F250 diesel and also traded 5er for a new Polomino Columbus. Now, if it would only get out of the shop so we can use our new toys, it would really be great.

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Old 10-02-2015, 05:13 PM   #13
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Leaving tomorrow for that area. Unfortunately, we won't have the TT behind us... :-(

(I70 is a loooooong stretch of road between Indy and the Ike.)
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:08 PM   #14
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Now you know why I go I-80 across Wyoming. Only problem there is there is always a headwind no matter which way you are going.
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:19 AM   #15
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Once was enough for me. Will try 80 next time dahagan.

Ependydad... Recently did the trip and found Grand Junction to be a good stopping point. KOa there was nice and priced decently .... located at....2819 Hwy 50
Grand Junction, CO 81503
Good CITY Market grocery store...Randy's diner...on frontage road within 1/2 mile plus lots of other stuff. Colorado National Monument is right there & worth seeing if you have the time. Since you are into dinosaurs Mr. Triceratops...consider going north from Moab to Dino National Monument near Vernal...best dino stuff I've ever seen. Do NOT go north from Grand Junction to see it...get to Moab first. Have fun.
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:22 AM   #16
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Ford Idaho. I lived in CO for 38 years. If you went down I70 out of the tunnel at 60 mph with a trailer -- YOUR NUTS
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:32 AM   #17
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Once was enough for me. Will try 80 next time dahagan.

Ependydad... Recently did the trip and found Grand Junction to be a good stopping point. KOa there was nice and priced decently .... located at....2819 Hwy 50
Grand Junction, CO 81503
Good CITY Market grocery store...Randy's diner...on frontage road within 1/2 mile plus lots of other stuff. Colorado National Monument is right there & worth seeing if you have the time. Since you are into dinosaurs Mr. Triceratops...consider going north from Moab to Dino National Monument near Vernal...best dino stuff I've ever seen. Do NOT go north from Grand Junction to see it...get to Moab first. Have fun.

Ha! You remember that avatar pic? Yes, dinos are a thing for us with the little man.

I'll take a look at the stop you mentioned. I'm really thinking of just hitting a Walmart for the night. We'll see- there's still like 3 days until we roll on down the road. Plenty of time to decide!
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:28 AM   #18
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We did Pikes Peak yesterday. No, certainly not towing! It was beautiful up there, but we were both a little light headed due to the thin air. Clear skies, 41 degrees, wind at 40+, and 14,100 elevation. It is a must do place. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-03-2015, 10:59 AM   #19
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Tom & Renee. Now you need to go to Estes Park and drive over Trail Ridge Road -- NOT with your trailer and drive over to Grand Lake. Some nice campgrounds in Estes and nice day drive to Grand Lake and nice places for lunch. Before you go make sure a trail Ridge Road is open.
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Old 10-03-2015, 11:24 AM   #20
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In the Northeast 10% grades are common. There are 14%+ grades around too. I laughed, but felt bad for the poor fella from Indiana who delivered our rig.
He took an early exit that has a 14% grade uphill. He said he was terrified it was going to flip over backwards. It's all in what you are used to. When we have been in the Rockies, the grades were longer, but didn't see anything that seemed too steep.
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