Ajo, AZ - Fiberglass RV

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Old 03-06-2006, 02:53 PM   #1
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Just back from Ajo, AZ.

Ajo is located on Hwy 85 in the South West of AZ about 40 miles from Mexico.
It is surrounded by non buildable land ( Organ Pipe Cactus National
Monument, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Papgo Indian Reservation,
and also Barry Goldwater/Luke Air Force Range). The Hwy continues to Puerto
Penasco Mexico also called Rocky Point. This time of year it is 75-85
degrees with about 10% humidity. A fine Winter area for visiting. The summers
are too hot for most people.

The border crossing at Lukeville is the smallest I have seen. Something out
of the 1950's. We go down for fresh shrimp dinners and Chinese food right
over the border in Sonoita, a very small town. You can see all this on an AZ

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Old 03-08-2006, 04:13 PM   #2
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Damn you, Gary, that is one good looking Burro restoration! Great picture. Let's see what the insides look like.

.............How'd your Burro perform on the trip?

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Old 03-08-2006, 05:05 PM   #3
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I have a 96 Toyota Tacoma, 4 cylinder truck with a shell on it. On the open flats I could cruise at 65 - 75 mph if I felt it safe, depending on the speed limit. Az has a 75 mph limit with trailers. The hills were a different story. I used 4th gear a lot and once I had to go down to 3rd gear. In 4th I can go anywhere from 50 - 65 mph and in 3rd I can go up to 50 mph and hold it there up a steep hill. In short, a 4 cylinder Toyota truck just barley has enough power to be comfortable. Any less power and it would be too much of a load to pull.

As far as how the trailer handles; It did not seem to make the truck act oddly or really any different than driving without a trailer. I was cautious on curves after seeing those photos of eggs that flipped on their sides. It was a cake walk for the most part. But this was nice sunny and warm driving for me. No rain and certainly no ice or snow. My trailer has electric brakes but any good size vehicle could get by without the brakes in dry conditions. With the brakes my truck stopped like there was no trailer on it.
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