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Old 10-26-2007, 07:41 AM   #1
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How high have you been?????

Several years ago, while doing the back roads of Colorado, we passed thru Leadville, Co. This was the highest elevation we've ever towed our A/S.
Just shy of 10,500 feet. Thought it would be interesting to see just how HIGH other Airstreams have been. Had to stop in Glenwood Springs for some brake work after that. Oh well, it was worth it.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:49 AM   #2
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Slumgullion Pass -11500ft

I think this is the highest paved highway pass in the CONUS. Its in Colorado also near Lake City. We've even camped there as there is a Natonal Forest CG nearby. The road going south from Lake City to Creede is quite steep.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:54 AM   #3
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I'm sure my Airstream has never been higher than it was during that Stones concert back in late '69.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:33 AM   #4
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Leadville, CO & thin air

Leadville was not only our highest elevation but the highest elevation we've ever set up camp. Camping at that elevation may be beautiful; however, it can be difficult to sleep for due to the thin air. We found that once we moved over to Rocky Mountain National Park, we slept much more soundly.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:40 AM   #5
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Camping at Big Lake in AZ at 9200 ft is my highest in the Airstream.
The highest I have been with my feet on the ground is 14110 at the top of pikes Peak. The highest I have ever been was 47,500.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:41 AM   #6
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Cottonwood Pass Colorado 12126'
Independence Pass Colorado 12093'

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Old 10-26-2007, 08:48 AM   #7
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Lol...

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I'm sure my Airstream has never been higher than it was during that Stones concert back in late '69.
I don't think that I have laughed out loud in a week... thanks
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:57 AM   #8
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How low can you go

Brawley to Imperial, Calif....the Salton Sea. 227 ft. (69 meters) BELOW sea level.

I don't remember the name of the Hwy, but coming from Leadville, Evergreen areas going to Golden, Colorado....Was not a road for me to be towing an Airstream.

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Markdone,

I liked your response. Brought back some memories and a chuckle

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Old 10-26-2007, 09:26 AM   #10
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The highest continuous paved road in the continental US is, I think, Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain Nat. Park, Colorado, at about 12,183' at it's highest point. I have NOT had my AS over it yet, only the old pop-up.!There is also a paved road to the top of Mt. Evans, Colorado, at 14, 264', don't know if they allow trailers. Sorry, Slumgullion!
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:45 AM   #11
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41,000 ft.

Oh you mean in a with the trailer. 7500 feet on the border bewteen Idaho and Montana, US 20. Headed for Yellowstone.
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:11 PM   #12
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:21 PM   #13
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how HIGH other Airstreams have been?

We have towed our 25' AS over 10,424' Tennessee Pass just north of Leadville.

The highest we have camped is 10,222' Lizard Head Pass near Telluride. No trouble sleeping, but the water heater did not want to keep running at that altitude for some reason.

Anyone else have this problem or know why it occurs?

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Old 10-26-2007, 04:32 PM   #14
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Eisenhower tunnel, CO at 11,158 ft. So to speak, just passing through.
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:47 PM   #15
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Trail Ridge Road -12,183 feet &
Independence Pass - 12,095 feet
Loveland Pass - 11,990 feet

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Old 10-26-2007, 05:14 PM   #16
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how HIGH other Airstreams have been?

You win.

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Trail Ridge Road -12,183 feet &
Independence Pass - 12,095 feet
Loveland Pass - 11,990 feet

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Yeah, but us Coloradoans live at higher elevations than lots of folks travel to!

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Old 10-26-2007, 06:29 PM   #18
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azfly has got me beat...

i've only been 8 miles high, but many many times.

with the byrds

i think the first line was written thinking of colorado...

"...and when you touch down, you'll find that it's stranger than known."



and what a few difference a few years makes in hair and 'the movement'...



peace and luv......

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Old 10-26-2007, 07:36 PM   #19
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We chicken out when pulling the Airstream and take the low roads, saving the high roads for day trips sans trailer. We did pull our SOB over the Rocky Mountain NP road--that convinced us of sticking to our chicken ways! The highest other road we've driven is the Beartooth. ~G
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azfly has got me beat...

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My 47,500 adventure is one that I will never forget. I was in the back seat of a T-38 with a test pilot doing a post maintenance test flight. He took the aircraft outside the envelope while playing tag with an F-4 over the Arizona desert. In an almost vertical climb with both engines in after burner he leveled off and throttled back. Both engines flamed out at that moment. We restarted at around 30,000 and finished out check ride. At the time I really enjoyed the ride and was ready to punch out if I needed to.

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