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Old 05-17-2010, 05:42 AM   #15
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:33 AM   #16
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My wife and I took the Beartooth two years ago with a rental car from Yellowstone. Our goal was Red Lodge, but when we got to the top my wife got sick (not enough oxygen) so we just turned around. The views were fabulous.

I would not hesitate to take my Tradewind/Tundra on any road that allows it. I would just go my own speed and allow others to pass so I don't hold them up. I say go for it, but be cautious. It is not a race.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:11 AM   #17
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Great pic! Just looked at Montana road conditions; Beartooth is still closed.

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Old 05-17-2010, 11:08 AM   #18
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Beartooth on a Harley...only way to see it.
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We pulled it from Red Lodge, the wife just about freaked out looking down into the valley.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:34 PM   #20
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red lodge

I grew up in Cody and have made the trip many times. You should be fine. People pull big horse trailers over that all the time, ten times as heavy as your airstream. Have you driven on mountain roads before? Just snowed here in wyoming, so make sure and check the roads before you go. Like everybody says, just take your time, and look for pullouts so traffic can pass. Also, DONT feed the bears. If there is a catastrophe, there happens to be an airstream restorer in red lodge, he has quite a few parked at his place. If you have time while on the trip, you should check out his work.

Here is the website that can get you conditions: Wyoming Travel Information Map
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:07 PM   #21
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Pulled that great streatch of road a few years back with our 19' Bambi. We would not hesitate to pull it again with our 25FB. Weather was perfect, took our time with lots of stops to explore, and virtually no traffic.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:15 AM   #22
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Thanks to all of you!

Thanks for all the information ya'll. We look forward to our return visit to the Beartooth and this time with the Airstream. We'll just poke along, enjoy the views and stop now and again to set up the spotting scope as conditions and wildlife warrant. We'll be heading that direction in the heart of August after camping in Grand Teton and Yellowstone. We do recall a visit to Red Lodge on July 4th and nearly freezing to death at the rodeo! We'll be prepared for everything. Life is good.
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Thanks for all the information ya'll. We look forward to our return visit to the Beartooth and this time with the Airstream. We'll just poke along, enjoy the views and stop now and again to set up the spotting scope as conditions and wildlife warrant. We'll be heading that direction in the heart of August after camping in Grand Teton and Yellowstone. We do recall a visit to Red Lodge on July 4th and nearly freezing to death at the rodeo! We'll be prepared for everything. Life is good.
ZoominC6, did you ever make the trip and if so, how was it? We'd like to pull our AS 30' as well.
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No, as it turned out our travel plans caused us to depart west in order to pick up family at the airport then travel back to Red Lodge and camp in the national forest at the base of Beartooth Pass. It was wonderful with abundant wildlife and great fishing! Have a great trip and keep us informed should you take that route.
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Beartooth, wonderful trip. Didn't have 34'ftr at the time but would not hesitate to take it. However my wife will not go back across even in a car.
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A few years back I wrote on this thread about taking the Chief Joseph Hwy in a car. No problem. Last summer we drove it from Yellowstone eastbound to Cody towing our
30' AS. Again no problem. Our truck handled the uphills nicely and the road is in good shape and plenty wide to handle towing. We took a break at the top to allow some cooldown. Would do it again in a minute. Likewise I would only hesitate a minute ( to check my brakes and cooling system) the next time I'm out west to take the Beartooth route.
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Such highways are why I "overkilled" and bought a F-250 6.7 diesel to pull my 23 footer. Wow, wow, wow. Just finished another run up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway to test out the new TV. Averaged 13.4 mpg overall and that new Ford is a dream after pulling my trailer over 100,000 miles with a F-150 5.4 gas, which was very adequate.
We are doing the Bear tooth in July and lots of other mountain adventures. Can't wait.
Met a guy on this last trip pulling a trailer just like mine with a Chrysler 4. something minivan. Said on some hills if it's wet the front wheels spin. Asked me why I bought such a powerful truck to pull a small trailer. Not wanting to criticize I just said, "Big boys and their toys." But seriously, why do so many of us risk our very lives with underpowered, under-braked, white knuckle TVs?
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Matt, we're planning to buy the Ford F250 Diesel for the very same reasons you mention and I'm wondering if you've measured your mileage towing under normal conditions as well as not towing at all?
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