The Mountain Directory Ebooks give the locations and descriptions of over 700 mountain passes and steep grades in 22 states. We will tell you where the steep grades are, how long they are, how steep (%) they are. You’ll know whether the road is two lane, three lane, or four lane, and if there are escape ramps, switchbacks, sharp curves, speed limits, etc. Having this information before you reach the area will help you to make a well-informed decision about whether to go through, or find a way around. Knowing what lies ahead is half the battle.
Just click on the yellow triangles throughout the e-book, and a description of that location will appear.
There is an old saying among over-the-road truckers. “There are two kinds of drivers — those who’ve been in trouble on a mountain grade, and those who will be.” Unfortunately, this also applies to many RVers. Trucks and RVs have similar problems regarding weight, engine power, and braking in mountainous terrain.
TRAVEL PREPARED WITH THE MOUNTAIN DIRECTORY
You don’t need any scarey surprises while traveling. With the information contained in this book, you will know what you are approaching before you get there.
THINK OF THIS:
What if you suddenly found yourself descending a steep mountain grade? Your engine isn’t doing a good job at holding back the weight. The brakes begin to smell hot, or even begin to smoke. Your speed increases, despite the fact that the brake pedal is to the floor, and all you see ahead is a big intimidating…..MOUNTAIN! Your mind is racing, as you try to do a quick assessment of the options available to you. Unfortunately, none of them are great. Slam into the side of a mountain? Drive off the edge and tumble hundreds of feet? Continue to ride it out and HOPE that you can bring this monster to a stop at the bottom of the hill? Kind of takes your breath away, doesn’t it?
If it’s an RV you are driving, this may just be the very last trip you take. If you’re a trucker, you’d LIKE it to be your last trip, but unfortunately since this is your vocation, you must draw a few deep breaths, and set out on the next trip.
The purpose of this book is not to discourage drivers from going where they please. It is only to inform them of the conditions they may encounter and to encourage them to make sure their equipment is in good repair.
⇒Check out what others have said about this valuable resource!⇐
“It’s bound to provide the traveler with knowledge and peace of mind….. Here’s a book that should be located next to every rig’s navigator… Keep this book handy during your travels.” Bob Carter, RV Today
“Mountain Directory is well put together, easy to use, and prepares the user for driving in the mountains. When it comes to personal safety and protecting the investments made in RVs and motorhomes, drivers would be well served to keep this book handy.” National Motorists Association News
“Rvers traveling to new locations often meet unforeseen and possibly dangerous challenges in mountainous terrain because they could not know what type of road lay ahead. Atlases may mark elevation, but not how steep and how many miles a grade is, whether or not there are turnouts, and the condition of the road. Mountain Directory West and Mountain Directory East give locations and detailed descriptions of almost 700 mountain passes and steep grades in 22 states. This enables drivers to plan safer and easier routes, or to be prepared to face the grade.” Highways