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Old 10-02-2013, 05:52 PM   #61
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My wife & I have a Jay Flight 24RKS 2010 and our TV is a 2010 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7 Hemi 3.55 gears.
My question is will our set-up be able to cross Rocky mountains fro Vancouver B.C. Calgary Alberta. I know there will be a lot a diverse answers but any feed back would be appreciated. The unloaded weight of trailer is 5200 # and towing rating of Ram with these gears is 7500 #
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #62
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You shouldn't have any problem assuming you're not putting unusually heavy loads in the pickup and the trailer. Don't lug on steep grades, go to a lower gear if necessary. Of course, you've got a tow package, brake controller, WDH, right? Expect your HP to drop about 3% or more per thousand feet of elevation and torque drops with it.

Very important - Learn how to descend grades with minimal use of your brakes. Riding them can lead to overheating and loss of braking power. Not a good thing.

The mountains are beautiful, but summer's over. We've had night temps in the 20s a couple of weeks ago. We're at 9000' and last week quite a bit of snow fell above 10,000. You shouldn't need chains on the trip, but should you use them, be sure to have them on a trailer axle, too. Don't want it to pull up along side you when braking!

Nothing to fear if you are prepared and have an idea what to expect. Thousands of people drive over them every day. Enjoy nature at her finest.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:42 AM   #63
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Thanks for your feedback re mountain towing. My TV is stock (no Superchips yet) but it does have a good OEM brake controller, tow package and we have an Equal-i-zer WD hitch. Also have coolant,oil & tranny temp readings on dash panel. I was most concerned about the descending grades but I am a cautious driver so I will take your advice and enjoy the scenery. I have been to Banff & Jasper on business but the wife has never been to our Western provinces so she is in for a great experience.

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You know you have the right combination when you look at new trucks and trailers and you see no reason to upgrade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Have 2004 Dodge 2500 CTD with cold air intake redid the exaust, Reese dual cam hitch Towing a 2011 G2 25RKS its about 6800 dry and not sure loaded
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I agree, no matter what anyone says you always feel the trailer is back there. And that is a good thing because you never wanna forget its there. Now as far as pulling power yes the diesels and a well matched gas combination pull nice. But you will always feel your trailer back there.
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You know you have the right combination when you look at new trucks and trailers and you see no reason to upgrade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, that is a GREAT feeling... I know it well...
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #69
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Thanks for your feedback re mountain towing. My TV is stock (no Superchips yet) but it does have a good OEM brake controller, tow package and we have an Equal-i-zer WD hitch. Also have coolant,oil & tranny temp readings on dash panel. I was most concerned about the descending grades but I am a cautious driver so I will take your advice and enjoy the scenery. I have been to Banff & Jasper on business but the wife has never been to our Western provinces so she is in for a great experience.

Pam & Dave
Just remember that Rogers Pass is a huge 34km hill. 17km up and then down. With snow in the winter months.
When you hit the coquihalla freeway, it has one particular descent of 10 percent for 42 km. There also may be snow there at all times of the year.
Here is a link to trip advisor page with most of the details of the drive. It is a beautiful drive but not advisable with a TT in the winter IMO.
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Travel-g65...Mountains.html
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