So far so good, the 310 is running great with no hiccups. This is our second trip this year along this route and we love it. I72 to US 36 all the way to Denver. We had 20+ mph winds yesterday with gusts over 40mph so 250 miles was plenty of driving for the day. Stayed at Long Branch State Park in MO last night and it was really cool to have the campground to ourselves. Such a different experience than crowded summer weekends.
Tonight we are Washington KS at a little city run campground. 30 amp electric and they have frost proof water spigots with potable water.
Winds were much calmer today it made for a much more pleasant drive.
We promised to stay out of the fountain. Temps have been pretty mild so getting by with two small electric heaters when parked. The dash heat is doing a good job on the road for the most part. Kicked on the furnace for just a little while while driving today.
Doing our best to minimize our waste tank use. I found a plastic tub that fits real nice on one side of the galley sink and we are using it to wash and rinse dishes then throw the water outside. Adding a bit of RV antifreeze with every toilet flush. Its a good exercise for us anyway to really monitor our water use and waste. It will pay off while boon docking in the summer months.
Should have some fuel mpg numbers with tomorrow's fill-up. That stiff wind on the first day will have an affect. Our trip in April we were getting between 10 and 12 mpg. Repairs and maintenance this summer included: valve adjustment, replaced cracked plastic bowl on the Racor filter, replaced upper and lower fuel filters, cleaned and oiled the KnN filter and added a pre filter sock, fresh oil change, and now using Diesel Kleen additive. Hoping to see some significant improvement in mpg. It obviously all needed done regardless.
So much fun driving these old rigs!!!! For the first time in our travels we passed another Classic headed the opposite direction on US36. Looked like possibly a polished Excella 28' footer. BIG WAVES as we passed each other, our brethren!!
SuperSteer Bell Cranks, new stabilizer, ball joints, new tires, new shocks, new air bags........ALL MONIES SO WELL SPENT. It is truly a pleasure to drive now.
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