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Old 01-12-2022, 12:52 PM   #1
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NM US 82 from Artesia to Alamogordo

Pay attention to all of the hazard warning signs on this road. When the say steep and loooong grades that is what they mean, plus <40 MPH switch backs. They also say nothing over 65'. The exhaust brake was used for miles plus regular brakes to keep the engine from revving.

I just drove it from East to West in a 40' pusher. We made it OK but I will not take a motorhome over it again. Plus we just missed hitting an elk!

Safe travels. Ernie
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Old 01-12-2022, 04:29 PM   #2
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Driving the high lonesome

Were you towing?
Have been on that road while working remote at White Sands. That’s some beautiful country.
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Old 01-14-2022, 12:14 PM   #3
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Agree on beautiful country.

Next time I'll take 70 across from Roswell to Tularosa
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Sounds like it would be better drive to make during the late spring, summer, and Early fall months. I know one time I was on a trip where i was headed into the mountains in BC, and got some unexpected snow... Sure will make you rethink some things.
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