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Old 04-08-2013, 06:11 PM   #673
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...slow down and enjoy the scenery.
Words to live by. With our van conversion able to do 70-75mph without missing a beat it has been a slow process of talking my lead-footed-bride to slow down and smell the roses...the campsite by the river will be there at 2pm doing ~60 just like it will be at 1pm doing 70...It is not worth the extra hour at camp for me. And i really have no idea why she so loathes the idea of traveling at ~60, but she does!
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:56 PM   #674
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Words to live by. With our van conversion able to do 70-75mph without missing a beat it has been a slow process of talking my lead-footed-bride to slow down and smell the roses...the campsite by the river will be there at 2pm doing ~60 just like it will be at 1pm doing 70...It is not worth the extra hour at camp for me. And i really have no idea why she so loathes the idea of traveling at ~60, but she does!
I'm trying to refrain myself as well. We just picked up our Snoozy last week.
We left South Carolina and headed to Florida hoping to miss bad weather. I drove 70-75 out there as I wanted to maximize my time. I fully intended to take all the time it would take to casually get home. BUT..... still did 70-75 even in the rain. After three days in Florida, again, I fully intended to slow it down. STILL...... 70-75 on the interstates. I kept asking my foot what was the problem. It just replied, "I can't help it." Looked down once and it was hitting 80. WELL, after finally reaching Arkansas and spending two nights at the Petit Jean State Park, I put my OTHER foot down and kept it 60-65. Was a more enjoyable experience. Hopefully habits will be broken and a slower life will be found.

Actually, 65 is usually my top speed.

This is the only pic I have on my puter right now. This was the first break we had in the rain storms when we picked it up.


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Old 04-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #675
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It was pretty much mountainous terrain at Interstate speeds averaging 70 MPH with lots of truck traffic. The PL tracked like it was on rails.

Being a new owner and new to trailering, one should remember you have a one ton vehicle behind you, your stopping distances have greatly increased. Driving 70 mph towing with a new rig seems a little risky, I remember when all trailers being towed had a 55 mph limit, you still see that on U-Hauls. slow down and enjoy the scenery.
Perhaps I phrased that poorly. The speed of average traffic on the Interstate seemed to be about 70. Although I did get pushed to that speed a couple of times, I tried to keep it between 60 - 65 most of the time. FYI, I think every vehicle on the road pulling a U-Haul blew by me like I was standing still. That little sticker on the side is apparently not attached to an engine governor.
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for my wife and i...the one time that scared the breath out of us was when a semi-truck passed us on the right doing ~75-80?? like we were standing still in the middle lane doing ~65 with our blinker on to merge into slow lane...to us it seemed like he came out of no where. We had to swerve quickly to get back into middle lane to avoid being rear ended. Cari pulled over at the next exit and let me drive...visibly shaken by the experience. I really felt for her as it could have happened to any of us.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:54 PM   #677
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I remember when all trailers being towed had a 55 mph limit, you still see that on U-Hauls.
The U-Haul sticker I have seen says 45 mph... just like the warning in my tug's owner's manual, and just as disconnected from reality.

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FYI, I think every vehicle on the road pulling a U-Haul blew by me like I was standing still. That little sticker on the side is apparently not attached to an engine governor.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #678
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On the road, in Kansas. Our Burro alongside some bigger rigs. In the middle of a long journey from FL to WA! Having a grand time.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:54 AM   #680
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Oh, no...........Donna will be standing on her head again.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:04 AM   #681
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I've heard that FG's can float so upside down is OK I guess. Don't knw about the other rigs in the pic
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Oh, no...........Donna will be standing on her head again.
Nah, just pickup the laptop and turn IT upside down
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On our maiden voyage, stopping for the beautiful view at a beach on west coast of Michigan. The first 4 days of the trip were real winter: grey skies, rain, sleet, wind. The sun is finally shining and it begins to feel like a vacation.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:39 PM   #685
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our van conversion and parkliner at Sunset Falls Campground near Battle Ground Washington during our Memorial Day-Week adventure. We had the park to ourselves by brunch time MD!



with a roaring-river view...

trying to sleep the first night back at _home_ on the oregon coast and you kinda want to turn the white noise machine all the way to MAX since you've gotten used to the roar at night!

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Old 06-15-2013, 04:23 PM   #686
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