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Old 08-22-2011, 04:02 PM   #29
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Bob, my birthday is the 4th—you could have stopped here for 5 minutes on the trip west.

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Old 08-22-2011, 04:42 PM   #30
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Bob, my birthday is the 4th—you could have stopped here for 5 minutes on the trip west.

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Gene...you gott'a be kid'n.

How many more surprises are we gonn'a find.

I suppose your DW is a bald one legged redhead also to such as.

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Old 08-22-2011, 05:33 PM   #31
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I've done 550-600 miles in a day a few times. With a 4yr old and a 7 yr old in the backseat, it makes for a full day's work.

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Old 08-22-2011, 05:37 PM   #32
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Now not sure about the rules here, but "how far do you?" or "how far have you?" is the question. We tow as many as we have to to get to where we need to be. How far have I? How about 967 with out a trailer, to then hook on and tow back. I took a 20 minute nap right after I hooked on. Talk about grindin the rubber....
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:58 PM   #33
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Fort Worth,TX To Orlando,Fl. Everytime I go to the Florida Keys,twice now towing my Airstream, 1000 miles in one day. Leave about 5:30am and stop at 11:00pm. Even after that, still have about still have about 7-8hours left. On the way back...I still like to get close to the 1,000 mile mark. Each his own. Stream safe.

I have insomnia, I feel like I can drive forever,,I just don't seem to get tired of driving.

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Old 08-22-2011, 06:36 PM   #34
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We will be picking it up from Colonial which is just about 200 miles from home. I will post pictures within the next day or two. Needless to say we are excited about our new toy

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Old 08-22-2011, 06:50 PM   #35
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After doing 1.5 Million Frequent flyer miles per year for too many years I look forward to 250 - 300 miles per day or less...
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:28 PM   #36
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We will be picking up our AS on Wed and because of commitments will need to bring it home the same day. It is approximately 200 miles and I was wondering if one leaves around 3PM is that a one day drive.

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We are new to rving and we picked up our AS at a dealer located 400 miles from home. We arrived at the dealership by 9:00 in the morning. We had a three hour orientation of the unit and departed just after 12:00. The entire trip was Interstate driving and we arrived home a little after 8:00. We did stop several times to stretch the legs and once to buy gas.
Our first trip was to the Florida panhandle again 400 miles oneway but we left home by 9:00 and stayed several days.
We are not retired so have to adjust to work schedules.
Remember to stop regulary and stretch and clear the cobwebs. It better to not push too hard.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:32 PM   #37
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3 and 3 and ???

I go for the 300 miles and get there by 3 PM bit, that fits my travel planning exactly and pretty much describes most of my rally trips.

However most of my non-rally stops are one night stops on the way to somewhere or on the way home. Last trip out, we had 8 one night stops, one 2 night stop, two 3 night stops, and one 6 night stop (Alumapalooza).
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:48 PM   #38
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Jersey Turnpike -- now that changes everything.

Just kidding (not really).

A question for those who leave the AS hooked up.....do you think that lifting the AS up could damage the TV suspension if it was done on a regular basis?
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:24 PM   #39
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A question for those who leave the AS hooked up.....do you think that lifting the AS up could damage the TV suspension if it was done on a regular basis?
It is terribly hard on the hitch receiver to jack it up very far. If you watch, you will see the receiver start to bend after very much travel. This is a lot of leverage and receivers can and do sometimes fail.

If the truck brakes are locked and the trailer chocked, it is easy to unfasten the hitch and raise the trailer a few inches. In the morning, just drop it right back on the ball.
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It is terribly hard on the hitch receiver to jack it up very far. If you watch, you will see the receiver start to bend after very much travel. This is a lot of leverage and receivers can and do sometimes fail.

If the truck brakes are locked and the trailer chocked, it is easy to unfasten the hitch and raise the trailer a few inches. In the morning, just drop it right back on the ball.
I did the "release and raise" thing rather than stay hitched up. Everything's under quite a lot of stress when the WD system is hooked up and I thought both TV and AS would like the relief. I'm no engineer, but it seemed the sensible thing to do, and hitching again in the morning was quite a bit easier.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:32 AM   #41
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I agree with the "release and raise" idea for a pretty quick early morning getaway ... except that if you need to lower the front of the A/S, that doesn't work out so well. I much prefer to get to where I'm going, level up, and just unhitch. Not always possible, of course.

And the 200-400 miles in a day towing is probably sensible. But I don't seem to do that very often. More like 400-500 on a typical day. Longest day ever was 890 towing, and I was very tired ... started out in a freak ice storm, SLOOOOWLY weaving through crashed cars. Bad idea.

But for a first tow, 200 miles starting at 3 sounds eminently do-able. First tow with a new baby is anxiety producing and exciting. We've all been there. It's fun and scary at the same time. So: do stop a few times and stretch and just "look things over" to make sure nothing has come loose, check lugnuts, tire pressures, etc.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:21 AM   #42
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Jersey Turnpike -- now that changes everything.

Just kidding (not really).

A question for those who leave the AS hooked up.....do you think that lifting the AS up could damage the TV suspension if it was done on a regular basis?
Lifting/jacking or leveling?, I never level/jack the trailer & leave it hitched. When on the road for a rest stop or one-night-stand, just find a level spot and release WD tension, drop the tongue jack a bit for support.

I have changed a tire using lego ramps, with no tension on WD.

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