Do you love the idea of hitting the road in your new RV? Or, does uncertainty of what you will encounter on the road hold you back? You are not alone! Many people become nervous when driving their RV or truck in unfamiliar territory…
Vital help for Truckers, RV, and Motorhome Drivers…
“Fear Heights No More” “While the publishers are the first to admit that it would be nearly impossible to list every steep hill in the western United States, Mountain Directory covers most grades that are long enough and steep enough to pose a problem to RVs.” Coast to Coast
“Motorhome drivers and truckers have very similar problems involving steep grades, weight, brakes, etc., and part of the solution is knowledge about the hills before you get there.” Family Motor Coaching
Here’s an example from the Pennsylvania East section of the Mountain Directory East:
Pennsylvania highway 125
(between Shamokin and Good Spring, PA.)
Large vehicles may want to avoid this 18 mile section of road. It crosses four mountains and includes numerous 15 mph hairpin turns and many more 20 and 25 mph curves. Regardless of your direction of travel you will have to climb and descend some very steep hills. Much of the grade is 7 to 9% but there are numerous sections that must be 12% or more, some lasting almost a mile. Brake shoes don’t have enough time to cool much between descents.
Travel with safety – safety from knowledge and information about navigating through the Mountain Grades and Terrain.