Trailer Life Magazine Open Roads Forum: Towing: Tight Windy Roads
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Towing

Open Roads Forum  >  Towing

 > Tight Windy Roads

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Next
Sponsored By:
ChristyFord

Georgia

New Member

Joined: 01/10/2018

View Profile



Posted: 01/12/18 07:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I heard on an RV-ing vlog that those towing a long rig need to be aware of the roads they travel ahead of time to avoid bends that are too sharp for their setup. Is there a particular method for doing that or do you just have to eyeball it on your map and hope you're good? ...dare I say, is there an app for that?

Lwiddis

Los Angeles :(

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 01/12/18 07:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depends on the road, the RV length and the driver. “Bends” aren’t as critical to me as road width...and logging trucks. CA Hwy 4 over the Sierras is one I won’t do again with a trailer. CA Hwy 1 ten miles north of Ft. Bragg to US Hwy 101 is another. Most state departments of transportation give length limits but they are not that common. Our state warns about both of these. Sally forth unafraid!


2015 Winnebago 2101DS TT & Tahoe LTZ, 300 watts WindyNation solar-parallel & MPPT, Trojan T-125s. TALL flagpole for US flag. Prefer USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, USF&WS, state & county camps. Bicyclist! 14 year Army vet - 11B40 then 11A - old MOS 1542 & 1560.


3ares

COLLEYVILLE,TX.

Full Member

Joined: 04/22/2004

View Profile






Posted: 01/12/18 08:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You might checkout camping stores or websites for guides. some guides will give you steep and winding road warnings.

Happy Camping


2016 F250 Super Duty 4x2 Crew Cab XLT
6.7 Power Stroke
6 Speed Transmission
3.31 Electronic Locking Axle
Pullrite 16K Super Glide Hitch
2012 Sundance 275 RE XLT Fithwheel


azdryheat

Tucson, AZ

Senior Member

Joined: 03/02/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/12/18 08:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I stay on roads used by 18-wheelers there is never a concern. I carry the Motor Carriers Atlas. We once got caught towing across the ridgeline of the Ozarks in northern Arkansas. It was a road made for a motorcycle, not a huge toyhauler. But we made it through.


2013 Chevy 3500HD CC dually
2014 Voltage 3600 toy hauler
2011 Harley Ultra Limited


jaycocamprs

Ringgold Georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 03/28/2004

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 01/12/18 08:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Best I've found is Google street view. But you will be ok on most state hiways. Might not be fun, but you'll makes it. Some of the worst "Tight Windy Roads" are the local roads that go into the parks, or are park roads.


2018 Silverado 3500 DRW
2011 Montana Mountaineer 285RLD


NMDriver

NM

Senior Member

Joined: 01/28/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/12/18 08:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mountain Directory gives a good evaluation of the bad spots in each state. We use the western mountain directory.Amazon link There is an eastern one also.


5er/2500Duramax/18ftBoat

campigloo

Baton Rouge, La

Senior Member

Joined: 06/27/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/12/18 08:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've never found it to be a problem. Not saying u won't ever get in a tight place but it's very rare. I've found most roads that are that small are generally pretty well marked. If grades and hairpins bother u the mountain directories are really good

Bedlam

PNW

Senior Member

Joined: 06/13/2012

View Profile






Posted: 01/12/18 09:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a truck camper that tows an enclosed trailer so we seek out these kinds of roads. I'm over 50' in overall length but was able to drive the road (AZ-89A) through Jerome, AZ this past October since I basically hinge at the midpoint.


Chevy Sonic 1.8-Honda Passport C70B-Host Mammoth 11.5-Interstate 20' Car Carrier-Joyner SandViper 250-Kawasaki Concours ZG1000-Paros 8' flatbed-Pelican Decker DLX-Ram 5500 HD-Tank Urban Touring 150SE-VW 1200sp


eHoefler

ozark mountains

Senior Member

Joined: 10/22/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/13/18 05:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We live and camp all around the Ozark Mountains, never had any issues. We are 57' running down the road, and we do to the smaller remote camp grounds like Mt. Magazine Arkansas.


2014 Ram Laramie, 3500, Crew Cab, Long bed, 4 x 4,Dually, Lights & Siren!

2006 40' Landmark Mt. Rushmore

wowens79

Georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 01/05/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/13/18 05:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wish google maps had a setting to avoid that type of road. Going into Pigeon Forge it took us on a tiny road that was probably a lane and a half wide and twisty and up and down for about 5 miles. It must have been a shortcut as it was heavily traveled and that made it worse. I had probably 20 cars backed up behind me. Normally tight roads don't bother me, but this one wasn't fun.


2002 Chevy Silverado 1500HD 6.0l 213k miles and climbing
2016 Heritage Glen 29BH
2003 Flagstaff 228D Pop Up

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Towing

 > Tight Windy Roads
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Towing


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2018 CWI, Inc. © 2018 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS