I-15 Cajon pass

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  1. Kolorado

    Kolorado Medium Load Member

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    Is the down grade going north or south bound i have never done a grade with a auto truck kinda worried
     
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  3. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    Southbound. Choose a gear and set the engine brake.
     
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  4. Kolorado

    Kolorado Medium Load Member

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    Alright i'm going northbound
     
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  5. BunBaoPho88

    BunBaoPho88 Bobtail Member

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    Slow down early. Let your engine down shift a couple gears before the decent, just like you would downshift a couple gears in a manual before starting the hill. Use your jake brake on full if heavy. Lightly use the air brakes only as needed. Never slam the brakes or jerk the wheel.

    I find taking it slow with the right gear and the jake brake on, the truck will keep it under control for me.

    But I've only been driving 3 years so feel free to correct me if I'm off base
     
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  6. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    Southbound Cajón pass has a hill ? Never paid attention, but they sure have those chicken coops on an odd place by the 138. :p:D:rolleyes:
     
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  7. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Don't be nervous. It's the first mountain I traveled. Pick your speed. Set Jake. Little bit of brakes. Here and there. You'll be fine.
     
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  8. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    The southbound coop burned down in a wildfire a few years ago.
     
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  9. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    There is a God!
     
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  10. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    And it’s been rebuild and up and running once again.
     
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    It’s been rebuild. Open for business and making up for lose of time.
     
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