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Old 03-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #15
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It isn't always windy. Our last trip coming across 80 we hit almost no wind from Iowa back into California. That was over a six day period in August.

But I was really surprised as there is usually wind. So it's a pig in a poke, you just never really know what the conditions will be.

Two lane roads are fine...we went across highway 2 from the west coast and enjoyed the trip. There wasn't all that much traffic most of the time.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #16
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When we travel we try to take different routes to break the monotony. Since you are going to be making 2 or 3 trips I would try both routes and do them in reverse of the way you did them last.

As far as when it is windy and we can't keep the coach parked, I keep the freshwater tank full to give the coach (35' 6" Class A gasser) a lower center of weight.

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We tow a 21' Rockwood Mini Lite. The only time (so far) the winds have bothered us was when they were on the nose!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:28 PM   #18
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I just pick a route and drive, wind, 2 lane roads, even mountain roads don't bother me. But I've got many, many thousands of miles in RV's too.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:44 AM   #19
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We make that jaunt twice a year. I prefer the west side, from ALQ. Thru the 4 corner area to Moab. 191/6 to Spanish Fork. Tried all the routes around 4 corners they are all good roads for RVs. You can take 550 out of Bernalillo NM or 491 out of Gallup. Nice RV park at the casino in Towaoc CO. Or on the W side of 4 corners up 191. These are all in range of some great places (Arches NP, Mesa Verde NP, Monument Valley, Canyon Lands NP) In the fall we spend 2 weeks in ALQ. Volunteering at the Balloon Fiesta.
You can go through Farmington and come out by Mesa Verde to take the Delores Canyon for an extra special drive, a bit out of the way though. All of these roads are worth the drive. I lived and traveled on the West Slope of the Rockies for most of 12 years. It is some of the most beautiful terrain anywhere.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:48 PM   #20
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You can go through Farmington and come out by Mesa Verde to take the Delores Canyon for an extra special drive, a bit out of the way though. All of these roads are worth the drive. I lived and traveled on the West Slope of the Rockies for most of 12 years. It is some of the most beautiful terrain anywhere.
I didn't find a Delores Canyon on Street & Trips. Did you mean Dolores 145/184 loop out of Cortez?
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I intend 491 out of Farmington thru Cortez to Monticello the. 191 to Moab.
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I intend 491 out of Farmington thru Cortez to Monticello the. 191 to Moab.
Not a bad route, take the time to vist Mesa Verde. The campground at the casino is nice, indoor pool I think they had wifi. Food was good. A couple PA parks in Moab.
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Hills and 2-lane, or wind and 2-lane?
Hmmmm.
Tough one.
I like em all.
They are here for us to experience!
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I didn't find a Delores Canyon on Street & Trips. Did you mean Dolores 145/184 loop out of Cortez?
Sorry, what I meant was 141. Out of Cortez head to Dove Creek, buy some Anazazi beans, then take 141 north. Once you go through Disappointment Valley you get to Naturita, which is along the Delores River. It drops off south of Grand Junction. It is good road but not a direct route. If you are there in July go on to Palisades, best peaches anywhere. Green River Utah in late summer for melons.
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We bought Anasazi beans in Dove Creek when we went thru in a car. Haven't had them yet. I guess we need to buy more when we go thru there next week.

We also bought some pickled garlic, interesting. The family didn't like them, I am still undecided so better buy more.

BTW, the thread should be "Hills and 2-lane or Wind and 4-lane".

We may come back thru Wyoming and try the wind.
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Thanks for the route, looks like a fun run when I have one of the MGBs along. I get to that part of the world in late Sept and April.

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what part of TX do you hale? Where in ID you headed?
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We're from the Fort Worth area. Headed to Boise. We spent last week in Corpus Christi.
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Will be traveling almost the same route next mo. Going to Poteet for the Strawberry Fest. then to Purcell OK, then to Napa (DW sister) then to NE WA on Lake FDR.

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