Over the Mountain
Summit of Tombstone Pass on outbound trip. Trailer is a heavy steel dual-axle car hauler, probably 2,000lbs empty. Piece of cake.
As crazy as I might seem, Herr Henning has me beat. He drove over 1000 miles from So. Cal to Bend, OR like this. Loaded like a Schwarzwald layer cake: base layer 2-deep of 20 automatic Vanagon trannies, a layer of plywood, and then an EV TDI Syncro front clip on top. Yep, he's got me plenty beat.
Ken of GTA manning the forks and lifting the EV off.
Typical gauge readings climbing Santiam Pass full load: ~3500 RPM in 4th, ~1350* EGT. Passing full-size trucks towing 5th wheel trailers up the pass was sheer delight--watching their faces as I overtook them: priceless.