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    hi ye good people.

    has anybody done bealach na ba pass to applecross in a 7metre camper ?

    thanks all tony
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    This should not be a problem - it is however extremely steep in places.

    General consensus is that it is easier crossing from west to east, and this also provides by far the best views ...
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    Shouldn't be a problem .....but...

    As more and more people want to 'cross it off some list of roads driven' it could be a problem.

    It's down to how well you can drive when the person coming the other way clearly can't.

    Earlier in the year on one crossing I met - a 4x4 who thought that because his front wheels were in the passing place it was OK (he was diagonally across the road so blocking it!) and the person who stopped at the passing place but in the middle of the road so clearly thought I could split my van and send half past each side.

    When this happens you have to stop and then your clutch has to cope with a start on inevitably the steepest section.

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    Done it a once in a tag axle, little bit scary, and mrs seamus spent the entire climb on the floor screaming for me to turn back wouldn't do it again, once is enough.
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    we done the hardknot pass in cumbria.
    applecross can not be any worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony View Post
    we done the hardknot pass in cumbria.
    applecross can not be any worse.

    tony
    Applecross is far less challenging than Hardknot and Wrynose.
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    Agree with others: it would challenging but fine if everyone else was sensible.

    We were going up (east to west) and in a particularly narrow bit had to use a hairpin bend as a passing place. All would have been fine, except that the person coming down decided to stop on the apex of the bend... no idea why. So we had to stop and lost momentum. "Interesting" hill start, since it was beginning to snow, but we made it.

    PS 6.4m vehicle.

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    i have a 7.4 A class and found it easier to go the coast route in and the pass coming out,
    as been said it all depends on the idiots on the pass how easy it is, if nobody then itís a doodle, one idiot and it would be a nightmare
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    I've been over the pass late at night with 100mph gale blowing and light snow. It was interesting to say the least.

    I've done it many times in a 6 metre vehicle in good weather though without any problems.
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    We did it I think (West to East) we had good views of the pass on the way down so could see any problems that might arise.
    Glad to say it all went smoothly and passing places used correctly. Wonderful experience in a 7.8M van. so should not be a problem for you.
    Only problems might be caused by people not being aware how to use passing places correctly.
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