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Old 05-30-2014, 08:10 AM   #1
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Yellowstone in our Solera!

In June we will be traveling in our Solera to Yellowstone. For those of you that have RV'd in the park do you have any tips or advice? We are seasoned campers but not in high profile type areas.

We will be traveling from Louisiana to Yellowstone, then to Seattle, Glacier National Park, Mount Rushmore and back home. Should be at a minimum of a 6,000 mile trip!

How does the Solera do in the high mountain passes?


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Old 05-30-2014, 09:09 AM   #2
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Now that's a trip! I am jealous.

I live in the Pittsburgh PA area and it's full of steep hills with 6 - 8% grades. The little Solara does OK. Given that it's a turbo diesel it doesn't seem like it's struggling like a gasser. I wouldn't expect to keep up with traffic though.
The turbo will really help with the thin air at altitude.

Have fun and enjoy

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Old 05-30-2014, 11:03 AM   #3
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Last year I spent 4 weeks in the Colorado mountains - No problem at all even at the highest elevations! That little diesel performs great. Just be careful going downhill - shift to low gear well in advance to safe your brakes!
I am planning Yellowstone in august !
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We were up in Yellowstone 2 years ago with our Solera. No problems at all, I would look at going up through The Teton National Park fewer curbs and less incline. The East entrance from Cody is pretty steep grade and lots of curbs. Fun to go down but I wouldn't want to go up that way.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:10 PM   #5
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We drove to Yellowstone from La a couple years ago. You will have no problems. We were passing the big rigs up.
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