Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2015, 03:30 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Toad Haul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Cornelius, NC
Posts: 169
I don't think we encountered a 25% grade even when driving up Pikes Peak! WOW
__________________

__________________
Darren, Donna & The Wieners
Toad Haul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2015, 03:32 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 83
I have been on some 16-17% grades on backroads in west va with my diesel 3500, but I cannot imagine 25% in a motorhome
__________________

__________________
gtsum2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2015, 03:39 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Oakman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jefferson County, MO
Posts: 5,201
Here are some quotes from reviews of the state park on RV Park Reviews. Forewarned is forearmed.

There are warning signs of a 25% grade. If you are not confident in your tow vehicle I would recommend you find another campground. We camped at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in a Travel Trailer.

If you come in with 35'+ motorhome or trailer, only 3 sites leveling doable.

The park looks nice but I won't be camping there because of the road up. There's are signs warning of 25% grades and they aren't kidding. If you're pulling a trailer I'd suggest dropping it somewhere and driving up to the campground for a look. I did see one Class A up there but it was the camp host's and had the first site.

There is one area on the trip up the mountain where the campsites are that I began to wonder if my 37 foot V10 was going to make or not and several people I talked to said the same thing about the same area.

First and most importantly, there is a 25% steep grade going up to the campsite. Take note if you are concerned with your transmission or ability of your rig to pull up the mountain.
__________________


Bob and Joyce
2013 CC Silverback 29RL
2010 Ford F250 XL Crew Cab 6.4 liter diesel
ATU Local 788
Oakman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2015, 03:49 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
25% up is 25% down, down is where things go wrong real quick.

I would pass, just not worth it IMO.
__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2015, 03:51 PM   #15
Motoring
 
grotto69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 254
We decide to go someplace else. We've been here for the day before. Looking for something new this weekend.

Thanks for the advice.
__________________
grotto69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2015, 03:52 PM   #16
Site Team
 
wmtire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 15,050
I have to wonder if the 25% grade is going up a mountain, or just a final short distance like on the top of a hill once you get at the top.
__________________
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

Ducks are just all-terrain chickens
wmtire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2015, 04:18 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,702
I routed it in my TopoProfiler App and it is really steep for about a mile. For 9/10ths of a mile overall 15% grade with some points over 20%.


2010 F250 5.4L 3.73
2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
Equal-i-zer 4pt 12K
__________________

2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
2010 F250 4X4 5.4L 3.73 LS
EQUALIZER E4 1200/12000
lbrjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2015, 04:22 PM   #18
Site Team
 
wmtire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 15,050
Since the OP has stated he not going to attempt this park, I am going to do one off-topic post then.

Maybe this park would be better for flying RV's. A 25% grade would be no problem here.

__________________
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

Ducks are just all-terrain chickens
wmtire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2015, 04:24 PM   #19
Member
 
mr dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 50
4low on a 4wd pick will do it. I would not try it in a MH. I would not want to have to back all the way down.
__________________
03 Fleetwood 31g LS
06 Chevy Gas Dually
07 Yamaha golf cart
Looking to purchase a Georgetown 364 ts Mh in the next couple of years.
mr dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2015, 04:40 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
The Wandering Irishman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Bloomington, IL
Posts: 125
Whew glad I saw this!! I wanted to take our 36' Class A pulling a toad there. I would've been a little worried once I saw that 25% grade sign.

Sounds like we'd camp nearby and take the toad for a day-trip to check it out.

Tom
__________________

__________________
The Wandering Irishman

2014 Georgetown 351DS, 5 kids, 2 dogs, and an amazing wife!

The Wandering Irishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:13 AM.