I tried to leave NY on New Years day but the weather was hard rain and gale force winds.
Waited till 1 AM Tuesday drove to NJ to get over the bridge and avoid the traffic getting off Long Island.
The trailer wasn’t riding right it was nose high in fact the frame scraped a bit leaving a gas stop.
I found a trailer parts place in lower NJ and bought ( $170)
longer drop bar that leveled it out pretty nice.
Not being used to towing I was doing about 60mph in NJ Del MD then by VA was doing 65-70.
With the 8.1 in tow mode and cruise control I was getting 10.8 – 11 MPG with a ton of power.
Real happy with the 2500HD and the 6 speed Allison trany.
Stopped in NC woke up to 29 degrees
, needed to get south……….arrived at Topsail Wed nite about 9PM
We had a great time, even though some thought I was spending tooo much time working on my trailer.
It was not only our first trip with the AS it was our first rally.
Was most impressed by the friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
The food and camaraderie was great, look forward to meeting all of you and others at the next rally.
We took a 6 hour trip to Crushed Canyon north of Tampa, nice place great spa. Headed to the keys on Saturday, then home.
Special thanks goes to Phil Gobie, Ron, raptorron
the Dyna Bead expert ( he helped put ‘em in) Herb, jbond
and Ted, Klattu
for the drill.
Bob & Cathy
PS: we are now proud owners of a set of Original Flamingos