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Old 06-23-2015, 08:40 PM   #15
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Cottonwood Pass coming into Taylor Park is not for the faint of heart.


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Old 06-23-2015, 11:20 PM   #16
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Towing in and all over Colorado high country is why I went back to a 3/4 Diesel with integrated trailer brake and engine exhaust brake controls. Set the cruise control up and down hill and relax. Engine and Trans overheating is the issue and being able to hold the trailer back with lower gears being light on the brakes. Don't ride them, full and firm on and then off. Roll the windows down and turn the interior heat on full blast. If starting to overheat pull over and do not turn the engine off but let it idle. Engine coolant will boil at a lower temperature than at normal altitudes. Also, if the engine is turned off immediately after towing at high altitude on steep uphill grades, it can also show signs similar to engine overheating. Again,let the engine run while parked, preferably on level ground, for a few minutes before turning the engine off. This is even more important if the engine is turbo equipped.
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Cottonwood Pass coming into Taylor Park is not for the faint of heart.


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Cottonwood Pass isn't that bad, I've been over it several times. The bad part about Cottonwood is the big 3 ton dualys pulling 40 ft fifth wheels with with the toad trailer full of ATV's, Jeeps, boats, motorcycles, etc. They take their half of the road from the middle and will not move over. I guess they figure that they pay more road taxes then you and that makes them special. I will not use pull my Airstream over Cottonwood on Fridays and Sundays.
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