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Interstate 15


Hi all, my wife and I (Florida flatlanders) are planning our first trip out west.  We would appreciate any insights on towing our travel trailer on Intertstate 15.



You will likely have a great trip. There are many wonderful places to explore and enjoy along Interstate 15. To echo RickLight, it would be a good idea to provide your intended routing along I-15. Since it stretches from the Canadian border to San Diego, I-15 covers nearly every type of terrain and climate you can imagine. We could provide more specific information with more detail. 

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Explorer III

I'm glad you're asking! Being aware of the differences of wherever you are is the essence of safety. Mountains make all sorts of things different; temperature, oxygen, road surfaces, inclines etc. but that's why you're asking. 

I15 is a full interstate that meets all the regs. Everyone will suggest going slow, paying attention to weather forecasts and similar basics. I suggest taking a good look at the truck towing specifications and overall condition, especially the brakes. Pulling up is hard, but stopping downhill is much harder. Gravity will give the trailer its own engine. 

My favorite trick is to follow a reasonable trucker. They won't go faster than you can, and know what's coming up. #2 tip is to be willing to pull off and wait for better conditions. Whether it's for an hour or a day or two, don't push yourself or your gear. 

Post some specifics (rig, route, plans) and we can be more helpful. 


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