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Posted: 10/31/20 09:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i would take the short steep way. I hate long gradual hills they kill your milage.

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Are you traveling for pleasure? Or work per say?
Sometimes taking the steeper slower route is nicer than the easy flatter route if you will. You also do not say how steel grades are! Some a 5-6% grade is steep, others like me, 15% gets my attention, 20+% is steep! Interstate freeways max out at 6% generally speaking.
Issue with this, is you need to know how steep a grade your rig will do before stalling out. If you don't know this, along with how steep the grade is, then fla5er might be better.
I will admit I have not answered your question, hopefully some food for thought!

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Posted: 10/31/20 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Learn to use gears and stab the brakes. Never ride them or you will warp your brake rotors.

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Vw triker wrote:

I would not go rt 60, I would go 220 to Roanoke, then 460 to lynchburg.
I have used all three routes, like 460 much better.


Thanks! I'm near Chelyan WV and that route makes a lot of sense. It seems to shoot a gap in the mountains vs a hard over the top.

I've stopped because my brake controller suddenly started putting out a constant 2.4 to the trailer! Doing a cool down and disconnected all electrics (including batteries) to see what's going on.

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Posted: 10/31/20 10:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like a good loop. Take one on the way out and the other on the way back.
If you go again reverse the sequence.


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Complete reset. Brakes seem OK now.

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You have large hills to go up and down 64 and 60. 220 to 460 not so much.
Some road construction on 220, for a short distance, then you hit 4 lane the rest of the way.

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I came through christiansburg. 77 seems about the same as 64...some long downhills and steep climbs in some areas but at least you can down shift and hold a relatively straight line and let it pull. there's 4 lanes all the way so if you break down at least you're not blocking the whole traffic pattern. On 60 it's two lanes. Anyway. Leaking diesel fuel now.....happened before....was around my pump....not happy. Got the brakes in order now this. I think my 24yr old truck doesnt want to do this anymore.

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I don't like winding and steep !

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Love winding and steep !

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