and back again...
trailer is all clean and tucked away at it's normally "Camping" place at the Bugling Beagle, my small cabin in the mountains.
2056 miles round trip, and back to work tomorrow.
Today I traveled across the mojave, asking myself all along "What are you doing HERE?" (I don't like the desert) but I did find a free range Beagle run in Boron, a small park across the street from the 20 mule team museum. (Yes.. they really do have such a thing
It also never seems to amaze me, that in all those miles, through desert, mountains and coastal territory.. and on a few of the most brutal passes on the west coast...the actual toughest driving bit for me, and the rig, is the last 12 miles home.. and the hardest site to get into is my own driveway.
Not because it signals an end to the trip.. but.. because it IS mechanically and geographically the most brutal part of the trip
I will calculate the damage in a bit and post.. but here are some general impressions of my first truely LONG LONG trip with the 17/Jeep combo
(1-10), an 8.. it was very comfy and capable for my combo.. sway bar was a great addition, the wdh was flawless and my back doesn't hurt after driving all those miles.
It lost two points due to the milage.. at first lance, I averaged 11-13.. ouch.
.. It got a 10.. nothing failed but a battery
, and that isn't unique to Burro
. All systems worked when I needed them, and worked well, I was comfortable, clean and rested each nite and I have the system down now for a 15 min set up and strike.. when I am concentrating on it.
btw, Oregon scales put the axle weight
at 3k, (Loaded.partial black tank) that was with 2 quicky runs onto rural scales.. I was with the wdh and did not do the tongue weight
.. just a quick drive by.
sigh.... I wonder what DOESN'T work at work? I am sure I will find out in the morning.