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Old 07-31-2014, 08:58 AM   #11
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The travel will be good for you as a new adventure

On a long trip it will always take longer to get from point A to point B.

If you are falling behind in 'time' and want to 'speed up'... do not do it... bad things do and will happen and you will be farther behind in the time frame. Put your TV at a steady speed and leave it there (60-67 mph?).

Plan your route and most of your stops well in advance before you get there. Do not hit the wrong places in the wrong time of day. (7:00-8:00 am, 4:00-6:00 pm)

Check your tire pressure before, during and after the days travel. Do you have and air pump to inflate your tires (cold tires)? I have a 'gun' to check the heat of the tires

Do not get tired from 'sitting to long', stop every 2-4 hours to stretch your legs, get fuel to top off and to go to the bath room. This will take more 'time', but you will enjoy the trip so much more.


Have a great and safe trip. You will enjoy it and will want to adventure long distances over the years.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:10 AM   #12
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My first outing with mine was the Loose Moose National in Marquette Mi. (6/29/14) (8) hours from me. Across the bridge (Mackinaw) etc. etc.

I was going alone (wife and son both had schedule conflicts).

None of my racing buds were making it to that event either.

No campsites, just boondocking at the race pits.

Never owned an RV before (camped in my enclosed snowmobile trailer at the same event last year got down to 36deg F over night!).

Never pulled a 5th wheel before.

Sooo i was a little nervous, but most everything went off without a hitch.
(except I rode like a squid)



I have never been much of a "list" guy, but that changed. I stole a couple from the good folks on this site, and modified / combined them into one. It still needs some editing, but it is close. I'll attach it here.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:57 AM   #13
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036.6turbo - Good list. Thanks!
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:15 AM   #14
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The travel will be good for you as a new adventure

On a long trip it will always take longer to get from point A to point B.

If you are falling behind in 'time' and want to 'speed up'... do not do it... bad things do and will happen and you will be farther behind in the time frame. Put your TV at a steady speed and leave it there (60-67 mph?).

Plan your route and most of your stops well in advance before you get there. Do not hit the wrong places in the wrong time of day. (7:00-8:00 am, 4:00-6:00 pm)

Check your tire pressure before, during and after the days travel. Do you have and air pump to inflate your tires (cold tires)? I have a 'gun' to check the heat of the tires

Do not get tired from 'sitting to long', stop every 2-4 hours to stretch your legs, get fuel to top off and to go to the bath room. This will take more 'time', but you will enjoy the trip so much more.


Have a great and safe trip. You will enjoy it and will want to adventure long distances over the years.
Agree with Les...you can't check the tires enough, TV and trailer. The guys on this forum turned me on to the infared thermometer (What an eye opener when you start checking the various temps on your rig.) And do a walk around every time you stop. Squat down and check the inside walls of the tires. Matter of fact like the carpenter says, measure twice, cut once. I walk around counter clockwise from the driver's door then walk back around counterclockwise to view things from a different angle.

And watch out for low hanging stuff! Good luck and happy trails.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:18 AM   #15
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Agree with Les...you can't check the tires enough, TV and trailer. The guys on this forum turned me on to the infared thermometer (What an eye opener when you start checking the various temps on your rig.) And do a walk around every time you stop. Squat down and check the inside walls of the tires. Matter of fact like the carpenter says, measure twice, cut once. I walk around counter clockwise from the driver's door then walk back around counterclockwise to view things from a different angle.

And watch out for low hanging stuff! Good luck and happy trails.

CRAP!!!! Just had a senior moment...I walk back around the rig clockwise on my second trip around. LOL
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All good points ! Thanks for the list 036.6turbo. I have been using a list for our racing and camping thus far. I have not forgot anything super important yet. We do plan on taking our time and seeing the sights. At a combined length of 63ft, I don't much go over 65mph. I have 3 days of "vacay/home" time at the end of the trip for unforeseen things that might slow us down and again, in no hurry what so ever.

As a M/C technician, im pretty OCD about tire pressures and mechanical systems on truck and TH. I think all will be fine, yet still nervous. Like mentioned possibly its excitement as well.
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All good points ! Thanks for the list 036.6turbo. I have been using a list for our racing and camping thus far. I have not forgot anything super important yet. We do plan on taking our time and seeing the sights. At a combined length of 63ft, I don't much go over 65mph. I have 3 days of "vacay/home" time at the end of the trip for unforeseen things that might slow us down and again, in no hurry what so ever.

As a M/C technician, im pretty OCD about tire pressures and mechanical systems on truck and TH. I think all will be fine, yet still nervous. Like mentioned possibly its excitement as well.
I really can't take credit for the list, I stole it from those here, then made it mine.

You'll do fine. When you return, you'll be swinging that 63' around like a seasoned semi truck driver!
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All good points ! Thanks for the list 036.6turbo. I have been using a list for our racing and camping thus far. I have not forgot anything super important yet. We do plan on taking our time and seeing the sights. At a combined length of 63ft, I don't much go over 65mph. I have 3 days of "vacay/home" time at the end of the trip for unforeseen things that might slow us down and again, in no hurry what so ever.

As a M/C technician, im pretty OCD about tire pressures and mechanical systems on truck and TH. I think all will be fine, yet still nervous. Like mentioned possibly its excitement as well.
If you don't have one already...I highly advise a TPMS for your camper tires, it will take a load off your mind to be able to monitor them from the seat of your truck....they work great and will help divert all issues except an instant blowout
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You'll do fine. When you return, you'll be swinging that 63' around like a seasoned semi truck driver!
Im pretty comfortable driving and backing it. Ive had it in a spot or two, that made me wonder if I could get out but so far so good. Such as my last race in Kentucky. I learned that not all Pilot gas stations are truck stops ! Wasn't paying attention to the Pilot due to heavy traffic and once I had already turned into the entrance realized it was a regular gas station with a fast food restaurant attached to it and a SMALL parking lot.. Took a few minutes to get out (couldn't get to pump) and made a few people mad from having to wait but o well.
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Keep in mind that you might be going through some pretty desolate areas and it might be a ways between fuel stations.
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