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RV Mountain Driving Part 3: Road Hazards

In addition to navigating steep grades, RV mountain driving comes with a few unique hazards. Let’s take a look at some. While wildlife can be encountered on many highways, some mountain roadways have an additional animal, the mountain goat, that often wanders on the road.  Rugged terrain can also make the road edge an appealing passage for wildlife

Mountain Driving Challenges Part 2 Unique Hazards

Last week’s Lug_Nut tip, we looked at managing speed while descending steep grades in mountainous areas. Now let’s look at some of the other hazards that you might encounter when operating in high elevations and mountainous terrain. Road Surface Ice Patches:  Temperatures drop as elevation increases at a rate of about 3.56 degrees F. per thousand