We got back this evening from 18 days on the road. This was a real test for us, the AS and TV.
The route took us from here in Lynchburg VA to Thornburg VA to pick up the AS at the dealer (was there for 3 weeks for warranty repairs which weren't finished but we were leaving and it had to go with us). Then on to Intercourse PA, then on to Williamstown WV for a tour of the Fenton Art Glass factory and Milton WV for a tour of the Blenko Glass Factory. From there, it was on to the Shaker Village at Mt. Pleasant KY for a couple of days. Finally, on to Okoboji IA for the final week.
The AS did ok. 2 serious problems developed forcing us to visit the AS dealer in Davenport IA to at least make the trailer safe enough for us to continue. (We're going to schedule a trip to JC to get permanent repairs done). All in all, it was a great trip.
I have spoken on this forum about the F-150 with the new style 5.4L motor being strong enough to tow a TT as large as ours. I'm now reconsidering my endorsement
if you're going to do alot of travelling. While it took alot of torture without a hiccup (13 hours yesterday and about 10 hours today), having to lock out OD, travel with 40mph head winds on our westward legs, long up and down grades over the appalachians and blue ridge mountains, it would have definately been better with a larger truck (F-250 with PowerStroke).
With the ever increasing problems with our 2008 AS with less than 35 camping nights in 18 months, we're considering moving to SOB. Our first AS was flawless and the disappointment with the current one has us really ticked off. (thanks for listening to me vent).