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jmcf46
post Jul 11 2013, 11:21 AM
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Have to go to Jackson Hole Wy. I was going to take Rte 22 through the Teton Pass but people warned me about the 10% grade. Will it be a problem pulling a 5th with a gas pickup?
I fear burning out the brakes Etc. I burned the brakes coming out of Los Angeles on a long 7%.
After redoing the rotors and pads and changing the brake fluid, the mechanic said to use your lower gears and tap the brakes lightly. Just don't relish the idea of no brakes coming down a mountain pass. Next truck will be a diesel with compression braking.

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post Jul 15 2013, 10:12 AM
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QUOTE(jmcf46 @ Jul 11 2013, 10:21 AM) *

Have to go to Jackson Hole Wy. I was going to take Rte 22 through the Teton Pass but people warned me about the 10% grade. Will it be a problem pulling a 5th with a gas pickup?
I fear burning out the brakes Etc. I burned the brakes coming out of Los Angeles on a long 7%.
After redoing the rotors and pads and changing the brake fluid, the mechanic said to use your lower gears and tap the brakes lightly. Just don't relish the idea of no brakes coming down a mountain pass. Next truck will be a diesel with compression braking.

Jim


Been down it with my 38 foot 5th wheel and 03 Ford F350 6.0 diesel with tow haul. Made it fine with a little brake smell at the bottom ( first time ever for that). WE are fulltimers and total rig weight is 22,000 lbs. It is long and steep. So start over the top at 20 mph, 4 ways flashers on, lowest gear you can do and watch the tach.


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