Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-29-2010, 12:52 PM   #1
New Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1
Year: 1990
Coachwork: 35' Blue Bird
Chassis: GMC
Engine: 8.2L Detroit Diesel
Advice- I-70 Eastbound through Colorado

Hi, I have a 35' Blue Bird with an 8.2L Detroit Diesel. He's a solid bus! I am traveling from Utah to St Louis and I am really torn on which way to go. I don't want to go I-80 as its long, windy, and cold. I don't want to go south to I-40 as it will add 5 hours and $100 to my trip. I REALLY want to go I-70 as it is quickest, shortest, and easy once you reach Denver. That all said, how tough is it making it from Utah to Denver. I have made the drive a million times in a car or van but I don't know what to think about the bus. Weather is not an issue, should be fine any way I go, I just need to know about Mountain Grades. I have taken my bus all up and down Cailfornia, even to Shelter Cove, across the Sierras on I-80 and 50, and from Los Angeles to Utah on I-15. Crossing the Sierras was my greatest feat, is I-70 much worse? Any input will be appreciated!
Jackson Starship is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
Bus Geek
lornaschinske's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Roswell, NM
Posts: 3,583
Year: 1986
Coachwork: BlueBird
Chassis: 40 ft All American FE
Engine: 8.2LTA Fuel Pincher DD V8
Rated Cap: 89
Re: Advice- I-70 Eastbound through Colorado

For trip advice, I would suggest asking over on Escapees or as the folks there can give you advice on driving a big RV over the grades. You will have to register to post on the forums... you do not have to be a member of Escapees to post on the forum. You may be able to do a search and find your answer that way.
This post is my opinion. It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.
Fulltime since 2006
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. Zeno (335BC-264BC)
lornaschinske is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 04:43 PM   #3
Bus Crazy
Stuff's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 1,485
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Goshen
Chassis: Ford
Engine: 7.3
Rated Cap: 25
Send a message via AIM to Stuff Send a message via MSN to Stuff
Re: Advice- I-70 Eastbound through Colorado

would you need tire chains?
1990 E-350 Goshen Coach - 7.3L Diesel --->

My Youtube channel -
Stuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 11:53 PM   #4
NewSkewlHauler's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Goodland, KS
Posts: 233
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: GMC
Engine: 8.2L Detroit N/A, Allison
Rated Cap: 65
Re: Advice- I-70 Eastbound through Colorado


Don't know if you've made your trip yet. I'm just across the Colorado border in Kansas on I-70. If you need something, give me a shout and I"ll do what I can.

As far as road conditions west of Denver, I can't speak. But front Denver to St. Louis across Kansas and Missouri, you'll have clear sailing on long as the weather is good!

NewSkewlHauler is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
colorado auction turf Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 5 09-23-2014 09:30 AM
Cummins Mecanic in Colorado The Kents Cummins Drivetrain 0 09-05-2014 11:55 AM
Seeking Colorado Skoolie The Kents Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 1 07-24-2010 09:18 PM
Best engine/trans for an mid-size bus in Colorado? NewSkewlHauler Mechanical and Drivetrains 5 06-01-2010 04:22 PM
Any Bus Boneyards in Southern Colorado? oakspring Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 1 03-21-2007 01:43 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.