Introducing the Mountain Directory Ebooks!
VITAL INFORMATION FOR ANYONE DRIVING A LARGE OR HEAVY VEHICLE!
In an attempt to make mountain driving a little safer for truckers and RV’ers, R&R Publishing Inc. has been collecting and publishing information about mountain passes and steep grades since 1993. The Mountain Directory Ebooks give the locations and descriptions of over 700 mountain passes and steep grades in 22 states.
The Mountain Directory Ebooks tell you where the steep grades are, how long they are, and how deep (%) they are. Also whether the road is two lane, three lane, or four lane. In addition, if there are escape ramps, switchbacks, sharp curves, speed limits, etc. With this information, one can know ahead of time what a pass is like and make an informed decision about whether to go over or around. If you decide to go over, perhaps the cool morning hours would ease the strain on the engine and transmission during the climb. Unhooking the towed vehicle would make the climb and the descent easier. Knowing what lies ahead is half the battle!
“RVers often have problems with mountain grades–both going up and coming down. It’s helpful to be warned when a steep grade is coming up, and that’s just what the two Mountain Directories do.” Coast to Coast
There is an old saying among over-the-road truckers. “There are two kinds of drivers — those who’ve been in trouble on a mountain grade, and those who will be.” Unfortunately, this also applies to many RVers. Trucks and RVs have similar problems regarding weight, engine power, and braking in mountainous terrain.
Sample from the Virginia/Kentucky East section
of the Mountain Directory East:
The purpose of the Mountain Directory Ebooks is not to discourage drivers from going where they please. It is only to inform them of the conditions they may encounter and to encourage them to make sure their equipment is in good repair.
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