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Both of us know that the bus engine will get him over the hill... one way or another. These ol' girls are tough. But that assumes that all 276,000 fasteners, lock nuts, brake springs and air components perform as designed. Have any of us subjected a pressurized cooling system, 20 year-old hoses and clamps to reduced atmospheric pressure and a boiling point of only 184 degrees? (my engine runs at 190 most of the time) If he does break down up in the high country, he can pretty much forget about the coach being there when he gets back with the needed parts... assuming they are available. Would I risk everything I have currently in my possession for the thrill of crossing the great divide?

Probably not.
He's going to lose 2 psi compared to sea level. The boiling point of af/water mix should be about 220F at sea level, with a 7 lb cap that goes to 238ish. It would go down to a boiling point of about 235 or so at 15,000 feet. This isn't really a problem.
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A lot of iffy looking cars made it over
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A lot of iffy looking cars made it over
Look at the trash that makes it over some of those even-higher roads in India every day. Big trucks, buses, rot box cars, motorcycles, and tractors all day.
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The skinny roads in India they can have,the Chile road looks safer,maybe not.
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Randy, dose your friend intend on going this alone or has he considered a support vehicle in the event thing go sideways.



The only thing I keep thinking about is, No way my BMC would have the braking endurance to make it down the other side with out trouble.
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Eric is a member here,he will be along to tell us his plans.
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Eric has already gone where probably 95+% of WOGers would never tread. He seems to be very self sufficient. I would not think that going down would be a problem, just use the retarder and stop if the temps get high. The engine certainly won’t be loading up the cooling system with BTU’s. Went down a 14% grade with my SP with out using the brakes with no issues. I am sure their grade is longer, so just stop until it cools.
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Let me start by saying that this post is not in any way intended to diminish what Eric is considering with his Wanderlodge. Having driven many Andes mountain roads in small 4x4’s, he has my full admiration for what he wants to accomplish.

Chile is a country of seriously high mountains so it has a lot of roads at high altitudes. Paso de Agua Negra (the road in question) is listed as #20 in the highest mountain roads of Chile — there’s even one slightly higher that is paved. The king of them all is Ojos del Salado which is an astounding 22,608 ft — not that I’d call this a road since it’s just a couple of tire tracks through the rocks and gravel of a stratovolcano. It does, however, serve as the holy grail site (much like Bonneville for speed) for people trying to set the highest altitude reached by a land vehicle. The current record for a 4 wheel vehicle is 21,948 ft set by a couple of Chileans using a heavily modified 1986 Suzuki Samurai (redneck mechanics, Chilean stye). A Chilean using a Suzuki RMZ 450 holds the record for motorcycles at 21,233 ft, beating out the old record that was set in the Himalayas. Of note to us oil burners, the highest truck is 21,899 in a Mercedes Benz Zetros which is also the highest altitude recorded for a diesel engine vehicle.

So, I’m thinking Eric has the perfect vehicle for setting the world’s highest RV record — question is, who keeps that stat? And if Paso de Agua Negra does not get him high enough, he’s close to a lot of other options that could get him even higher. Then again, maybe Eric doesn’t care about records and is just looking for the next scenic drive — I can appreciate that!
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Let me start by saying that this post is not in any way intended to diminish what Eric is considering with his Wanderlodge. Having driven many Andes mountain roads in small 4x4’s, he has my full admiration for what he wants to accomplish.

Chile is a country of seriously high mountains so it has a lot of roads at high altitudes. Paso de Agua Negra (the road in question) is listed as #20 in the highest mountain roads of Chile — there’s even one slightly higher that is paved. The king of them all is Ojos del Salado which is an astounding 22,608 ft — not that I’d call this a road since it’s just a couple of tire tracks through the rocks and gravel of a stratovolcano. It does, however, serve as the holy grail site (much like Bonneville for speed) for people trying to set the highest altitude reached by a land vehicle. The current record for a 4 wheel vehicle is 21,948 ft set by a couple of Chileans using a heavily modified 1986 Suzuki Samurai (redneck mechanics, Chilean stye). A Chilean using a Suzuki RMZ 450 holds the record for motorcycles at 21,233 ft, beating out the old record that was set in the Himalayas. Of note to us oil burners, the highest truck is 21,899 in a Mercedes Benz Zetros which is also the highest altitude recorded for a diesel engine vehicle.

So, I’m thinking Eric has the perfect vehicle for setting the world’s highest RV record — question is, who keeps that stat? And if Paso de Agua Negra does not get him high enough, he’s close to a lot of other options that could get him even higher. Then again, maybe Eric doesn’t care about records and is just looking for the next scenic drive — I can appreciate that!
Great post!!
and great info,man thats some cool stuff.


We will keep score,if Eric makes it over the top.
Its ours,all ours! The record of course!
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The record, will have to be classified as the highest Wanderlodge, as I was looking on G maps, I found this rv on top!!!

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Also, you guys were talking about the wine Malbec;



It's a really good wine, we drink it quite often...
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