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Old 08-18-2018, 04:59 PM   #1
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Has anyone done this route pulling a 17B with a 6 cylander SUV? Have heard that it is a wonderful route but am leery about the strain on the vehicle.
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:17 PM   #2
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it is worth the trip and you wont have any problem. we did it this spring and had a 2 day delay because of an avalanche.
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:42 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:01 PM   #4
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I understand the Duffy Lake Road is quite civilized.
Don't end up on the Hurley though. I did it about 40 years ago in a Datsun pickup. We were headed for Gold Bridge and began to doubt our decision when the road petered out to two tracks through a meadow. We did arrive.
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:26 AM   #5
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We drove this road from the Yukon on our way to Osoyoos.
Iíve driven many of the more memorable roads in North America. This ranks right up there.
One particular section is marked as a 16% descent, so be prepared to gear down to your lowest gear and then disregard anyone who gets behind you.

No problems, but itís the only time I have smelled my brakes since towing this combination over the last 40,000 miles.

I would go again either direction.

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The road can be a tad twisty and a wee bit narrow in spots. Watch for rock on the road. (The contract highways trucks run a couple of trucks with front mounted snow blades to clear the rocks regularly) Have driven it several times but not with our 17B.... yet.
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Old 05-31-2019, 05:53 PM   #7
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We drove this road from the Yukon on our way to Osoyoos.
I’ve driven many of the more memorable roads in North America. This ranks right up there.
One particular section is marked as a 16% descent, so be prepared to gear down to your lowest gear and then disregard anyone who gets behind you.

No problems, but it’s the only time I have smelled my brakes since towing this combination over the last 40,000 miles.

I would go again either direction.

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Bill, saw this post from a while ago as we were thinking about travelling the Duffy Lake Road with our 21 towed by our F-150. You mentioned smelling your brakes? Were you travelling north or south? We are thinking of going north, which I think is uphill.

Mind you, my wife always says going North is always uphill, while going south is downhill.

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Bill, saw this post from a while ago as we were thinking about travelling the Duffy Lake Road with our 21 towed by our F-150. You mentioned smelling your brakes? Were you travelling north or south? We are thinking of going north, which I think is uphill.

Mind you, my wife always says going North is always uphill, while going south is downhill.

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I have driven it many times, itís a pretty good hill at both ends (both Lillooet and Pemberton are under 1000 feet elevation and if I remember correctly the summit is about 3500 ft) but as others have said, gear down, go slow, and all will be fine.

Sadly I do not yet own an escape, but I have towed a trillium over the Duffy a few times wth a 4cyl tacoma. No issues.
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We were traveling from the North. The exciting part is from Lillooet to Pemberton, and Duffey Lake Provincial Park is about half way.
If youíre going North there should be no problems with downhills, but you do have to come back, somehow.

We camped at Nairn Falls P.P., and would gladly camp there again. Very nice.
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