I’ve been slow to post this because after 8 days and 3,767 miles I needed sleep and the Scamp
needs to be put away for winter. I drove through 13 states, included the ‘Tail of the Dragon” and found the whole east coast to be a no parking zone. Having at one point said “NEVER AGAIN” I already have next year’s epic road trip in mind. Below is one of my tracker maps (I run three systems) and some random notes from the trip.
I have now been in 46 of the lower 48 states and get to put 5 more stickers on my map. Let me tell you that ALL states have bad highways, and some are beyond bad.
I have always driven 60+ MPH due to cheap tires
that Scamps come with and gotten 15 MPG. This year I put on good tires
and drove 70+ MPH and got 12 MPG for the trip.
I have an I-PASS for tolls, I asked about Florida tolls and Illinois told me that it covered all the eastern states including Florida. I’m told that Florida will mail me the $100 fine if they got a photograph of my plate because Florida SUN PASS will not honor I-pass.
With record heat the refrigerator
had its work to do! This is my fourth RV refrigerator
and they all are doing well to keep the temperature 40 degrees below ambient temperature. After a week of use for refrigerator
and water heater, I had used 1.6 gallons of LP gas. The wheel hubs ran about 35 degrees above ambient temperature.
16 is my third RV. The roads in this country damaged both of the first two. Frame/hitch damage, interior falling off the walls, outside sheeting coming off, and many small things. The Scamp
took the punishment and the only thing I could find wrong was a bend in the threaded rod that holds the LP gas tanks on.
Next summers trips are all just ideas currently, but in January the planning begins. I will get to states 47 and 48 for sure, enjoy other smaller trips and by this time next year the Scamp will be for sale