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mmandley
02-27-2011, 07:41 PM
This is what Black Betty does in the boating off season.

This is a 28ft Onyx Rv with a slide out. weighed in around 8K and i puller it threw the Ashland mountain pass headed to Klamth Falls Oregon. Beautiful drive but dam glad i had 4x4 because the entire pass was covered in ice and snow.

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mmandley
02-27-2011, 07:44 PM
Few more and to think this was just at the summit. I still had to go down and then back over this pass on the way home. I didn't think to snap some pics of the truck at home. I think i had a hundred extra pounds of ice. It was 4inches thick on my mirrors and in the fenders. I broke some off at the rest stops but even when i got back to Portland i could hear the tires rubbing ice on the turns. Just had to take it easy so nothing would get damaged.

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Was a fun drive though.

rdlangston13
02-27-2011, 08:16 PM
i think you need to bring that thing down to fort worth in april. I need a camper for the NASCAR race

viking
02-27-2011, 08:32 PM
Mike - welcome to my world all winter loooonnnnnnnggggggg :)

ian ashton
02-27-2011, 08:36 PM
You've got a lot of cool toys!

jester
02-27-2011, 08:46 PM
I Know that pass. Not that bad of a drive. Did you come back from Klamath on 140 or 58? What this your first time towing over a snow pass? Next time you should give me a call on your way thru.

jmb
02-27-2011, 08:51 PM
And I went Wakeboarding today. I am from Spokane, Washington, and I gotta tell ya, thats why I don't live there anymore. I have been out Skiing and wakeboarding for the last 2 weekends now.

mmandley
02-27-2011, 09:05 PM
Jester we took 58 down to 97 so we got to drive by Dexter lake. It was an awesome drive. I was on a time line or i would have. I thought about you when i passed Eugene but i had to get the RV tot he dealer before 3pm and i wasn't sure how bad the pass would be.

LMB yea i wish i could be hauling my boat to the lake instead LOL.

IAN nope not mine bro. I run a private hauling business on the side. I haul anything except 5th wheel and Goose-neck for the right price. This was just a little side cash run.

Viking i wish we had winter like this is beautiful and would make the short summers not as painful having this to play in all winter LOL.