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Old 07-02-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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Well, we left Ohio on route 77 heading south, my Trailblazer made it through Flat Top West Virginia and then through Fancy Gap on our way to Wilmington North Carolina. This was a great test for our 2nd time out and we lived to tell about it Learned alot about tow vehicles and now understand all the chat about transmission temps and gear ratio's Thanks for all the input on this board!!! Had a great trip, pics to follow.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:35 PM   #2
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I know those roads well as I live between them in Princeton, WV the one decline coming off flat top withthe curve at the end will put you to the test as I've seen many tractor trailers not make that curve.

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Old 08-19-2013, 09:55 AM   #3
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Is 77 a tough haul? I'm thinking of heading to Cedar Point next year from Florida. Does it have a lot of steep grades? Or just a couple of spots to be weary of?
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We just got back from a trip to WVa. It is definitely a test for tow vehicles. 3 or 4 miles of steady 9% grades are a test. I 1st geared it down a couple of slopes of Rt. 250 in western VA. and WVa. Decided to take the long way back down the valleys to I-64.

The Eastern Mountain Directory is a good idea before tackling WVa.

What is scary are the roads where your trailer tires are on the lines on both sides of the road already, and come up to signs that says "Road Narrows" and "Winding Road" ahead.

Ah, but the scenery is worth it !!!
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:34 AM   #5
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It all depends on your comfort level, it was my first long pull. Since then I've changed tow vehicles and I feel would be much easier.

Having traveled to Disney from Ohio many times, I would take I-75 Just my 2 cents
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