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Old 05-20-2015, 06:34 PM   #15
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First time cross country pulling a trailer

Next month I am driving solo from NY/Long island to San Francisco. My son is landing in San Fran and we will drive back together and see some undetermined sites. I have driven cross country a few times from NY to Az, Idaho, La, Tx, all solo in various vehicles, but without a trailer. I drove once from NYC to New Orleans in 26 hrs, only stopping for a shower, light meals and naps. It was crazy, but it was fun.
This trip I will be driving my 2013 Honda Ridgeline and pulling my 1999 Bantam Trail-lite trailer that i recently purchased. I had the trailer inspected, wheel bearings repacked, brakes checked, tires, etc. I took out the trailer last weekend to a park out here on Long island, less than 60 miles away, and it handled well. Camping in it was great. On the last trips I tented.
Any advice from anyone will be gratefully accepted.
P.S. the trailer is 17' and weighs 2086 unloaded

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Old 08-24-2015, 07:02 AM   #16
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Planning X-country 2016

We are also in the planning stage. Have a wedding in Portland next Memorial Day weekend and thought we would use the excuse to do our bucket list of seeing the country we love.
I'm using the Rand McNally/Good Sam route planning software for the initial plan and will order the Mountain Guide to refine it. We have a 36' Safari Cheetah Diesel with a toad. Starting point is south Florida.
I'm not certain how much time to plan for so I'm using two months as a starting point.
I would appreciate any suggestions and recommendations for interesting things to include on our itinerary. We love browsing old "high class junk-low class antique" type stores.
I do know that Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon are must stops on my personal list (Since I've been 13 I've dreamt of seeing sunrise at the Canyon while listening to Ferde Grofe's Grand Canyon suite ) We are also planning on visiting the wineries on the coast going south from Portland.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:28 PM   #17
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Well finally the planning is over or at least we are out of time. We leave Wednesday for our trip around the country. We'll head north to Redding for a family visit then to Trinity county Ca and Rogue River Or for more family before heading east. We plan to move casually and see what we find. We're heading generally towards Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia for more family visits but definitely having a look around on the way. Once on the east coast, we'll head south towards Florida before coming home thru the gulf states.
I think we are about as ready as we'll get so wish us luck. This will be a first trip of this size since I was just a we lad. I'm glad we'll be able to take you guys along for the ride!!!

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