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Old 02-28-2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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Crossing the mountains

I have a 1968 safari. The inside door knob is a leaver. Lift the handle to lock, push down to open. Or maybe it is the reverse. If you need a new door latch assembly go to Vintage Trailer. Supply .com and order a l100 assembly and a special bolt assembly( it has to be ordered separately ) . The new door knob assembly will have a locking system. Confused? Call me 610-777-4355 Jim


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I am heading west from Pennsylvania to Yellowstone in late May. Route looks pretty simple until mid Wyoming, then Rt 90 or Rt 80, the big blue lines on the map, run out and I am left with little red lines. I could use some advice as to the best way towing a 1968 Safari, 22 ft at about 5000 lb..Tow vehicle is a 2002 Chevy Tahoe v-8. We have towed all over but never at higher altitudes and on long steep gradients. Advice from someone who has been there/done that would be appreciated. Jim hicks
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:17 AM   #2
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Well, that's nice and all, but what does it have to do with crossing any mountains?
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That was an old post. I am a computer illiterate so I don't know how to get rid of that door knob post. Sorry. Jim


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Hi Jim

You should have just made a new Thread….no worries

We ( I ) just had some threads on that very topic ( actually topicS)

#1 Going up hill…consensus is go slow, keep RPM down between 2000-2500.
If you don't have an RPM gauge listen to the rev of the engine

#2 Going down hill…consensus is go slow, don't ride the brakes, stopping and
coasting is better than riding the brakes. Some say downshift, but I worry about wear and tear on engine and tranny
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You should have just made a new Thread….no worries

We ( I ) just had some threads on that very topic ( actually topicS)

#1 Going up hill…consensus is go slow, keep RPM down between 2000-2500.
If you don't have an RPM gauge listen to the rev of the engine

#2 Going down hill…consensus is go slow, don't ride the brakes, stopping and
coasting is better than riding the brakes. Some say downshift, but I worry about wear and tear on engine and tranny
I agree. Brakes are cheaper than engine or tranny,until you have no brakes, that is.
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