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Yep! That's right 14% Grade!!!! Just traveled the Devil's Backbone (Rte 12) in Utah on the way to Bryce Canyon. What a day! Only about 120 miles today, but what a workout! I stopped at the summit (9,300 feet) and started the gen set and air compressor; blew out the air filter...(I'd just cleaned it 3 weeks ago) and none too soon... encountered the 14% grade and powered up at full throttle 1600 rpm and 4 (that's f-o-u-r) mph. Didn't overheat and my ole 8V71N could've done it all day... but I couldn't have!
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Those 8v71's are a good engine! Glad you stopped to take a breather, looks like a white knuckle drive or pucker factor to me at 14%!

Be safe, BTW a great picture and you're pulling the trailer to boot! How much does it weigh?

Thanks for the report Doyle!
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Doyle that is not bad being as heavy as you are (the bus).Now tell us about the trip down that grade we been there LOL

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Clifford, as you noted I've got GREAT BRAKES! and I needed every bit of them. I left it in 2nd and when the rpm;s got to 2300 or so I braked hard for a short spell. I used max trailer brakes (which I usually don't) and she just came on down just fine. At the bottom of one stretch I checked temps and one drum was over 400 degrees. Yeah, the pucker factor was right up there on that first hill. When I stopped at the top and took that picture of the bus and the sign, I thought..."what the hell have I done now????"

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Doyle, bet Coffee slept through the deal LOL you might stop at Smiths DD in Boise and have your Jake's fixed and save those great brakes you have because you still have some good grades ahead of you. good luck and drive safe my friend.

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Hey Doyle, Did you have to take any meds after you hit the bottom, liquid or otherwise? I'll be that was a joy ride to forget! :shock:

Where are you headead?
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Clifford, if she slept through it, you couldn't tell it by me! Coffee, who's Coffee??? I'm too damn busy!

Paul, Salt Lake, Boise then over to Oregon. Finally getting a break from the heat, although Zion was in the 90's... I know; you don't want to hear it! That's cool relative to lots of you!


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Where in Oregon? We have a member that lives in Canby, just outside of Woodburn between Portland and Salem off I-5, Two Eagles, Ray Sell. Another busnut friend of mine lives in Vancouver WA, Doug1968 on the BCM Board. And I'm sure there are a bunch more.
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I Have A Question For You....How Is Towing A Trailer With Your Eagle.??.I Want To Also Tow A Trailer Like Yours.I Have A Couple Hot Rods And Heavy Tools And Stuff Like That.

It Would Seem That The Rear Would Hang Down A Lot With A Heavy Trailer.??.Every EAGLE I Have Seen Hangs A Little At The Rear.
Is This A Problem.?

I Have Been Told...NO PROBLEM.You Wont Even Know Your Pulling A Trailer.(Piece A Cake)

Any Comments Would Be Great.

Thanks.
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