Mountain Directory eBooks are a must for any Baby Boomer & Friends who plan to travel through the mountains in a RV or truck, and especially a BIG RIG! 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. The following scenario is something to think about…Because it has happened! THAT’S WHY MOUNTAIN DIRECTORY eBOOKS are important!
You’re descending a mountain grade in your RV and you realize things are not going well!
- The engine is not holding back all of the RV’s weight and the brakes are smoking hot.
- You’re pushing harder on the brake pedal but your speed keeps increasing.
- All you can see ahead is more mountain.
- Your mind is racing through all of the available options and none of them are good.
- You tell yourself “I’ve got to do something,” or “I’m not going to make it.”
- Run into the rock wall, go over the side, hit those trees, or see if you can make the next curve and ride it out.
- You choose the last option and, if you are lucky, you make it to the bottom in one piece.
- Once you pull over and while you are waiting for your heart to stop pounding, you wipe the sweat from your face and you notice your shirt is soaked, your mouth is dry, and your hands are shaking.
- You are thinking, “If I had known it was going to be like that………….”
- Perhaps your rig has difficulty during the steep climbs.
- The temperature is in the 90’s and the grade is so steep that you can barely climb it in first gear.
- The engine and transmission temperatures are rising. You wonder how far to the top of this hill? You don’t know if it’s one mile or ten.
- Next thing you know something smells hot.
- What to do? Pull over and cool off? But then all momentum is lost.
- Could you even get started again?
- You wish you had unhooked the car you’re dragging up this hill behind the motorhome. If you are lucky, you can do that next time.
- You are wondering how many thousand of dollars a new engine and transmission will be.
Baby Boomers & Friends….Be Not Afraid. None of this has to happen to you. The Mountain Directory eBooks are PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE! In an attempt to make mountain driving a little safer for truckers and RV’ers, R&R Publishing Inc. has been collecting and publishing information about mountain passes and steep grades since 1993.
The Mountain Directory eBooks give the locations and descriptions of over 700 mountain passes and steep grades in 22 states. The Mountain Directory eBooks tell you where the steep grades are, how long they are, and how steep (%) they are.
You will learn whether the road is two lane, three lane, or four lane. They even tell you where there are escape ramps, switchbacks, sharp curves, speed limits, etc. With this information, Baby Boomers and their friends would know ahead of time what a pass is like.
- You could make informed decisions about whether to go over or around.
- If you decide to go over, perhaps the cool morning hours would ease the strain on the engine and transmission during the climb.
- Unhooking the towed vehicle would make the climb and the descent easier.
The printed versions of the Mountain Directory Books had almost 240 pages of text and color relief maps. All 240 pages are in the downloadable versions of the Mountain Directory eBooks. Nothing is missing. In the printed versions, mountain pass locations were marked with a yellow triangle on the color relief maps. In the ebook versions, you can click on the yellow triangles and the text appears that describes that location.
Travel with safety – safety from knowledge and information about navigating through the Mountain Grades and Terrain. Let the knowledge you receive from your Mountain Directory eBooks lead you to your destination safely and with peace of mind!