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Old 11-18-2021
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Default Starting on steep hill

I have recently purchased a 79 FC35 with 3208NA. I have not got it home yet, looks like it will staying where it is until spring.
My question is: The seasonal campsite that we have is part way down a steep hill/driveway. Can the bird start out from a dead stop and climb a steep/ short hill? There is very little room to get a run at it.
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Every coach is different,all you can do is try it,stand on the gas and go!
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My 78 FC could climb the mountains here in BC, from a dead stop, no problem. If it is a steep hill it will have no problem in 1st, but when it shifts to 2nd, or 3rd, that gear may be too tall. On steep climbs leave it in the lower gear, run the rpm, accept the speed you get. Do not lug the engine.
I climbed many steep grades at 13 mph, in 1st gear.
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It should be able to as long as your wheels have good traction.
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Be sure to warm it up thoroughly first.
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with the right modifications, anything is possible
https://youtu.be/NfkOOt_Sf68?t=145
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Jayson ThatsTo fast for the tire raiting, we need a new plan
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with the right modifications, anything is possible
https://youtu.be/NfkOOt_Sf68?t=145

Huh. With enough thrust, pigs CAN fly!!
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Huh. With enough thrust, pigs CAN fly!!
https://youtu.be/KpKbtNVVqL4

Please excuse my contribution to the thread drift...
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Good one John
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