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Old 07-12-2012, 10:44 PM   #11
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Hmmm, check your map again. I-26 runs into NC from SC. Once it enters NC it turns west for a bit before going north again. You are hereby demoted to driving duties only and you're no longer allowed to be a navigator.
You are correct, for approx. 75 miles in NC.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:50 PM   #12
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Saluda Grade in on I-26 in North Carolina. 7% grade, can really tax your truck...
To be factually correct, Saluda Grade is the steepest standard-gauge mainline railway grade in the United States. Owned by the Norfolk Southern Railway as part of its W Line, the Saluda Grade in Polk County, North Carolina consists of a three-mile section of track that rises over 600 feet (180 m) in elevation with a highest official grade of 4.7% but reaching 5.1% at one point between the towns of Melrose and Saluda.

I bet would tax any truck! Be kinda rough on the suspension all those rr ties
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:51 PM   #13
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You are correct, for approx. 75 miles in NC.
Also runs into TN.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:28 PM   #14
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Hmmm, check your map again. I-26 runs into NC from SC. Once it enters NC it turns west for a bit before going north again. You are hereby demoted to driving duties only and you're no longer allowed to be a navigator.
You are correct, I was in error. There was a time I was known as 'Wrong way' and deservedly so.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:36 PM   #15
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You are correct, I was in error. There was a time I was known as 'Wrong way' and deservedly so.
It's good you can take the ribbing Mike. Most of the time folks are just too thin skinned. You're alright, I don't care what anybody else says about you, I like you!.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:45 PM   #16
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That's like us over the 4th we went to Yosemite and took the Tioga Pass (hwy 120 from 395) into the Sierras 12.4 miles with only 1 hill but its a 3200 foot hill. I pull a 5000ish lbs trailer with a V10 f250 and normally the truck cant feel it back there never even shifts out of overdrive. But it felt it that day

Glad you had a good trip hope its a safe one home
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It's good you can take the ribbing Mike. Most of the time folks are just too thin skinned. You're alright, I don't care what anybody else says about you, I like you!.
I'll be in your neck of the woods, sorta, Labor Day weekend and for a week or so, MBTP.
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Good trip home, coming down the hill was a little nerve racking, but the tranny took care of it very nicely... Just wish my light had not pulled out of the ceiling! rough roads are hell on these units...
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I'll be in your neck of the woods, sorta, Labor Day weekend and for a week or so, MBTP.
What is MBTP?
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Good trip home, coming down the hill was a little nerve racking, but the tranny took care of it very nicely... Just wish my light had not pulled out of the ceiling! rough roads are hell on these units...
That sucks. I think we all hate driving on rough roads. Last fall we were driving through a construction area and our crockpot was bounced out of the overhead cabinet and onto the kitchen counter. It broke the crockpot and put a gouge in the countertop.
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