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floyd hill 2 7.41%
eisenhower 2 7.41%
vail pass 3 11.11%
i'll do ok, just be a bit bugeyed and slam a handle of jack on arrival 20 74.07%
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:28 AM
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What about your Ford? Won't it make it? I was considering leasing it from you for Rubithon.
ford will pull the camper just fine, but then how do i get the pig there
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ford will pull the camper just fine, but then how do i get the pig there

Just a thought here, because even pulling a popup with an 80 the hills aren't fun

I'm thinking of pulling our popup over to Vail or Edwards area with my FIL's Dodge Ram and then leaving the Dodge somewhere there and continuing on with the LX and popup (the would drive the LX to Vail area). My FIL has even offered to pull the popup over there and then meet back up with us on the return trip . Yeah, he is a pretty damn nice guy

So, could you find someone willing to drive the pig over to Vail and do the same? Other possibility, but more work, would be to pull the popup over, drop it, go back for the pig, drive it over, hook up the popup and go. Reverse the scenario on the way back.

Yeah, a LOT of work here...You'd have to find a spot to drop the popup or one of the vehicles, extra travel time and gas $$ etc. But, it probably gives you an idea of just how bad I thought it sucked pulling the popup with my LX was last year. I didn't mind the going slow and extra time, it was the stress on the LX I didn't like . Going up Vail pass and Eisenhower doing 20-25 at max RPMs in 1st gear sucked...West to East (coming back) was worse than going out.

Option 2: hook up to Romer and have him pull you over the passes


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3 years ago, I pulled my campoer over the mtn passes with no supercharger, 33's and stock gears. The passes make you go slower, but there isn't any other problem doing it. I would not spend the extra money to bring another truck to work through just a few slow spots. Think you are over worrying this.

Sure people will be passing you on the uphill climb, but that gives them more time to see what a cool truck you have
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ford will pull the camper just fine, but then how do i get the pig there
I'm also considering flat towing the 40 to Moab and to Rubithon with my 80.
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i wouldn't hesistate to tow it with an 80, but 2fs have a hard enough time lugging the vehicle over the pass let alone a decent sized popup. not sure how much it weighs, gonna ask paul tomorrow. a hitch will be a big determining factor. i was hoping maybe to get the extra receiver i got sitting in the yard, but it's about 6 inches too wide and i don't trust my welding near enough to cut it down.
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I'm also considering flat towing the 40 to Moab and to Rubithon with my 80.
got your message about the ford. you're welcome to use it, if i've still got it. mileage will suck though. i get 13 empty. 8-10 towing.
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got your message about the ford. you're welcome to use it, if i've still got it. mileage will suck though. i get 13 empty. 8-10 towing.
Thanks. I'll let you know. I'd have to scrounge up a trailer.
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Just turn on the hazards and put 'er in first. You'll make it (eventually)

To bypass Floyd Hill go through Golden up Clear Creek. Much less wear and tear on the vehicle. So that solves one of your problems
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Thanks. I'll let you know. I'd have to scrounge up a trailer.
Find a 2 place trailer and I'll split the gas and "rental fee" with you.
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