First 2000 Mile Trip in our 351DS
Just a follow up to all my FROGs.
Thanks to you all for several things:
1. Preparation. Thanks to you all we were very well prepared. Had my valve extensions on, handy air compressor, good digital air gauge, sewer tube over propane tank and sufficient tools to handle the little stuff.
2. Handling improvements. I had the front end aligned and the torsion bar mod completed prior to the trip. Half way through I bumped the PSI on all tires to tire chart 92 PSI. Wow - what a difference from the first 400 miles.
3. Creature comforts. Put in the slide on the living room TV, grandchildren loved watching a movie while riding. I have a great unlimited cell data plan so even without good TV reception, still had Hulu, NetFlicks and Apple TVs in the bedroom and living room. I also added a MiraCast dongle to my outside TV so I could watch live college football.
All in all the trip made a real convert for my DW. She now calls it her other home on wheels. SUPER step for her.
Again, thanks to all of you for your patience and assistance to us Class A newbies.
PS: Forget who it was but another member made the recommendation that you focus driving vision well down the road and in your mirrors. 40 years ago I drove heavy equipment transport in the US Army. I knew this concept but somehow with all the years had forgotten it. With the CHF, correct air pressure and this focus - great driving experience.
By the way, started out with horrible gas mileage (about 6 mpg) but steadily improved to almost 9 mpg with a 2013 Ford Explorer toad. Nice with the price of gas dropping, we are ready to go again and will for about a 2 month jaunt.
US Army - Retired and loving it with our Georgetown 351DS and now our Thor Challenger 37TB.