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Old 06-22-2007, 08:01 AM   #15
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We are in Russellville, Arkansas, this morning. We plan to spend tonight in Clinton, Mississippi, and then on to home. We may pass you on the road.
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Could those 16's go on a tandem axle 25' with 70's? If these Maxxis do as poorly as the Marathons, I'll be looking for other options.
for an excellent review on changing over to 16" rims, read the thread Tires tires tires done by Bob Thompson. Excellent thread. DG
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:42 AM   #17
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for an excellent review on changing over to 16" rims, read the thread Tires tires tires done by Bob Thompson. Excellent thread. DG
I've tried searching for this thread using all the variations of your post that I can think of without success. Any further hints?
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:05 PM   #18
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First FULL day report

Hi Gang,

This is coming to you from the parking lot of the Cracker Barrel in Canton, TX, where I just had a nice bite and will be staying for a 'nappy' compliments of the management....nice folks

Another uneventful day, but a long one! Trip total is now 1250 miles, with the bulk of that today. 65-70mph all the way.....very comfortable. The roads were OK, with I-49 in LA having the nicest, smoothest sections and parts of I-10 and I-12 in the Gulf region the worst, especially for porposing in the gullies that seem to set up a harmonic wave.

Equipment report: the new Takonsha P-3 controller is working flawlessly and seems to react quicker than the Prodigy did. Vary satisfied! The new 16" Goodrich Commercial T/A's are also working great. Pressures (compliments of the Pressure Pro system) are very stable, with them maxi out at about +10% of cold inflation on the hottest stretch.....97* thru the Atchafalya Swamp in LA. And the new Digital Antenna dual band wireless repeater seems to be working great, he air card is much faster with the increased signal strength, and I haven't dropped or missed a call yet!

Well, I tried to upload a couple of shots, but even on the lowest resolution, my camera's format is too large. I'll try again tomorrow with the next report. If that doesn't work, I'll just have to use that as an excuse to get a new camera!!

Thanks gang................more tomorrow!!
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:31 AM   #19
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Keep the reports flowing. I'm enjoying your trip while I prepare to head to Oregon next week.
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:44 AM   #20
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Hi Milo and All,

we'll be following your 'trail' tracks soon in mid July up through Oregon too!!!..not sure if we'll take 5 or 99 or 101, decisions, decisions!..
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I'll be going up the 5 and coming down the 395.
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:38 AM   #22
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Hey yous guys.....

If you get to Hood River (I-84 on the Columbia an hour East of Portland) be sure to give me a shout!!!

As they sais in Ernies Rib Shack in soutern LA yesterday 'LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULET' LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!!
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Old 06-23-2007, 11:19 AM   #23
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Lewster,

I'll be in Chiliquin you know right near Chemault

Then its back to Dorris in Ca.

In both places I'll be on huge ranches. If your in the area there will be room.
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Old 06-23-2007, 11:21 PM   #24
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Day 2

HI again,

What a long day in the saddle.....but that's how I like to drive if I have somewhere to get to......

Left the Cracker Barrel about 70 miles East of Dallas at 8:00a local after a nice breakfast and a better nites sleep in the QUIET....deserted parking lot.

Drove 13.5 hours and arrived at klevan's Airstream Haven (you have to see this place) in Albuquerque after gaining 7000' in elevation along the drive. If anyone has to come up this way from the South, go to Fort Worth, take I-35W north and then pick up US 287. WHat a great road. Just like an interstate except for no on/off ramps and a few lights n the half dozen or so towns that you pass thru......very nice road!

I-20 in TX is another matter........GARBAGE!!! Here we are spending BILLIONS to destroy Iraq, then have Cheney's cronies at Halliburton and Bechtel re-build it (or try to) for more BILLIONS......and this coountry and it's great road system are going to hell in a handbasket.

SPEND THAT MONEY HERE WHERE IT IS BADLY NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(OK, off the soapbox)

I had to get a new camera, my old one has too large a format, so I saw a Best Buy in Amarillo, went careening off the road to reach it in their only mall, and now am the proud owner of a new Cannon EXILIM EX-V7. Very nice little machine.

All I need is a solid connection to up-load the shots. I'll try in the AM.

Thanks and good night!
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Day 3 Begins

It's a perfect morning in ABQ......71 DRY degrees. A welcome change from the super hot/humid FL climate.

I changed the settings on my new camera, so let's see if any of these upload before the new millenium passes..............
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It Worked!

Ya just gotta love the new technology!!!

OK, the first shot is the work line-up for today, starting with Blue Hwy Lady's trailer that needs the A/C re-mounted (delete the drip pan...it's a Carrier!) and install a new toilet.

Then my van, then my 19 CCD which will be 'home' for the next 4 months.

The next shot is Klevan's super building.....'Airstream Haven'......which is nicer than a lot of houses and sure makes a perfect shop (his A/S is tucked inside). I don't think I can work on it in the air conditioned comfort of the building though.......I'll get spoiled!!

And finally, a shot of my new 16" alloy rims and the BFG Commercial T/A tires.

More shots later...........................
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Neat pics! YOu are in the dry heat part of the country. Lack of humidity is nice isnt it.
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Yea, but it's a DRY heat.....

So I workied outside today...all day.Temps in the high 90's and got so hot that you couldn't touch the roof of the Airstream. Replaced an A/C today. Had to remove the Dometic drip pan, add 'U' channel between the skins as the GDPO didn't have it done and re-installed the Carrier Air V lo-pro.

Even though it was HOT I never broke a sweat and it was WAY more comfy than the awesome humidity ond sweatbaths of SW Florida.

Tomorrow.......another Carrier install.....this time a replacement for a really old Dometic. This one should be interesting to say the least!!!!!!

I should be here thru Tues if all goes according to plan, then off to Denver for some business meetings.

Stay tuned!!!
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