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Posted: 08/06/21 07:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am pulling a 1994 Jayco pop up with a V6 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. I leaving the bay area and going to Mammoth. My plan is to use highway 88. Am I going to have issues? I have towed to Tahoe via 50 before with no problems.

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About the only issue you might have is keeping your eyes on the road. Lots of scenery to enjoy along that route. Yeah, there are a couple of climbs and a winding road, but, nothing to fear. It's worth the drive.

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With a popup you should not have any issues.
You will lose power the higher you go and your speeds might drop.

IDK your temp gauge, most 2015s have a 3 position temp gauge: 1. cold 2. normal 3. you just blew your motor. Gauges do not show temp like they used to, moving the needle according to actual temp. Aftermarket gauge to display temps is wise.

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What’s your specific concern?
I can’t fathom any reason that a good condition, relatively new, 305hp/269 ft lb engine with a 6 speed would have issue pulling a old popup camper aboot anywhere.


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There might be some 8% +- grades on that road. Take your time, don't push it and all will be good.

CA-4 and CA-108 has much steeper grades around 25% so be warned if you want a change of scenery on the return trip.


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Keep up on the road fire closures to avoid surprises.


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The tamarack fire just occurred in that area so check the incident website or others for latest info. I remember the hwy to be winding most of the way with some steep grades on curves, narrow in a few places and rough in a few others but passable with your rig. Not much traffic in the week but a few big trucks. Been a few years since I traveled 88.

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Thanks for the responses. We made it without issue, other than a lot of smoke.

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