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Old 08-01-2015, 11:24 PM   #1
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Chilliwack New Escape Trip

I have never seen so much fabulous scenery as on the Wyoming Bighorn Scenic mountain route today, U.S.14 and 14a. Could not get photos for any of the best --- steep winding sections with 10% grades many miles. Hope we don't have to tow the trailer on many such places at Banff and Jasper!
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:27 PM   #2
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Saw this in Frannie, Wyoming
An FMC 2900
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Just gorgeous!!!
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Saw this in Frannie, Wyoming
An FMC 2900
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Trivia (from the 1973 Popular Science article): the rear suspension is somewhat similar to the Dexter Torflex used on most Escapes, in that it has independent trailing arms pivoting in rubber.

From the same article, but the part about the same-era GMC Motorhome, I note that "The refrigerator is all-electric a.c./d.c." Maybe they tried Dometic absorption-cycle refrigerators first and they didn't work well enough?
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That is indeed interesting. Back in the day I used to watch "On the Road with Charles Kuralt" on CBS. Great show. He traveled around in one of these FMCs. They stopped making them shortly after they won the contract to produce the Bradley Fighting Vehicle for the US Army.
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Interesting. PS article references GMC too. Rented a GMC in the 70's to go see King Tut exhibit in Chicago. Drove well even in Chicago traffic. I guess they still have a big following..
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It only gets better as you continue, try to connect to 212 and head to Beartooth Highway.
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