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Message posted by Sianarnie via mobile 05/8/2020 at 11:06am
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please can you advise me... each year I tow to Cornwall down the A30. I have a heavy old Swift Utopia and its always a real struggle towing up some of the long, high hills on route. I have an automatic Chrysler Voyager. Is it less hilly going the old way via Plymouth please? Thank you in advance. Si‚n

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I wouldn't really know, never towed the old A38 way down to Cornwall (think its the A38 that goes through Plymouth)

I would imagine that over the whole trip it will probably even itself out, some parts on the A30 will be flatter while some parts on the A38 will be flatter.

I would say though the A38 seems to be a longer route, and you'll have to get onto the A30 eventually (somewhere around Fletchersbridge)

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Message posted by tedthebear06/8/2020 at 4:17pm
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Halton hill just after Exeter is pretty steep. Also some long steep hills from Plymouth to Bodmin on the a38 where you meet the a30 again.

Message posted by bobmel06/8/2020 at 10:20pm
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You cannot escape hills

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Message posted by birdman101 via mobile 07/8/2020 at 8:42am
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Have gone both routes but A30 far the best road for towing

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Just come down the A38 to Looe. I think the car will need a new clutch after the stop start on the hills. If I werenít heading for the south thereís no way Iíd use the A38.


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