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Old 02-04-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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I am planning a trip from basically Kansas City to Washington DC. I was wondering if anyone had any experience traveling that direction and particularly if there would be any trouble pulling 27 foot Salem 27RKSS with 2010 F150 that direction? ie. Steep grades etc.

Any help would be greatly be appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Dave.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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Hey Mootz Family,
Welcome to the forum. We're just south of you a bit outside of Harrisonville, MO. Haven't made the trip you are talking about but need to sometime. My brother lives in DC. Just wanted to say hello and welcome.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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I have driven with a loaded pickup and SUV from DC area to western IL a few times, but not with anything in tow. Traveled I-70, I-76 and I-80. Never had any issues and only a few long grades that I recall.

You may be using I-40/I-70 or I-64/I-71 and I'm not familiar with those routes, but there will always be a few mountain grades to go up/down on most cross country highways. I would think you would be fine, especially under 65mph. The headwinds and crosswinds will be the challange for anyone towing a brick like our trailers...lol.

Safe travels.
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Stop in Springfield, IL and see the incredible start of the art Lincon Museum (even has hyroglyphics) and other Lincoln historical sites. When heading NE, take in Amish country in Indiana or Ohio..very peaceful and Great Food! When in PA, go to Gettysburgh...site of the bloodiest civil war battle and now infamous Gettysburgh address. When in Washington, do everything Lincoln. Can you tell I'm a Lincoln fan? Enjoy your trip...it should be a gorgeous one!
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