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Old 01-16-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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First Road trip 2013

First road trip of the year, we left B.C. and are in Laughlin Nevada. We had a great trip other than Rough roads in Cal. We were on I 5 to Stockton and then went over to 99. I will have to do some tightening of things I'm sure. I didn't think my coach got very good fuel mileage but it averaged over 8.5 mpg. I am pretty happy with that.(ISC Cummins 350). We will head over to Quartzite in a couple days and check out the whoferahh there. Then On to Yuma, and who knows after that. Life's good.
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Sounds like your enjoying life on the road. Heading to Quartzsite next week too and maybe down to Yuma also to cross the border into Algondones before heading back to So Cal
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Did you have much trouble with snow or snowstorms? We are planning a trip from Florida, along I-10, the southernmost route to CA and then North on I-5, to see California, but I worry about the snow and iced roads, this time of year.
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First road trip of the year, we left B.C. and are in Laughlin Nevada. We had a great trip other than Rough roads in Cal. We were on I 5 to Stockton and then went over to 99. I will have to do some tightening of things I'm sure. I didn't think my coach got very good fuel mileage but it averaged over 8.5 mpg. I am pretty happy with that.(ISC Cummins 350). We will head over to Quartzite in a couple days and check out the whoferahh there. Then On to Yuma, and who knows after that. Life's good.
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Did you have much trouble with snow or snowstorms? We are planning a trip from Florida, along I-10, the southernmost route to CA and then North on I-5, to see California, but I worry about the snow and iced roads, this time of year.
No we didn't have any problems with weather at all. There was snow on the hilltops and the sides of the roads through the Siskiyous (spelling) but the roads were bare. This is in northern California. You have to watch the weather reports and if there is bad weather you just have to time it . They clear the roads pretty fast so it really is not a problem if you can sit it out for a day.

That sounds like a great trip you have planned and I hope you enjoy. Safe travels.
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Thanks for the tips. I have been in FL all my life and although I have driven in snow (in a car), I have never driven my RV in snow or on iced roads. Heck, I have never driven it at night, and I have put over 50,000 miles on my RV! I want to get on the road, but do not want to wait until June, to start traveling.
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Hey Slick, you enjoying the record breaking temperatures in AZ? Suppose to be 82s in Phx today(Tuesday). Thx, I think. If the plants think it's spring, blossum, and we get another freeze
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.... I didn't think my coach got very good fuel mileage but it averaged over 8.5 mpg. I am pretty happy with that....
Congrats ! jealous we are !!!
our first trip is scheduled in 16.5 days (but who's counting ?!?)

but, you were coming "down" most of the way, correct ?!?!

let's see when you go back 'UP' teehee !
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This is in response to your comment about the rough roads in California. I live in California and the roads are in terrible condition. Every time we go on a trip outside of the state it is almost a joke as soon as you see the Welcome to California sign the road becomes rough and pot holed. This is the state with the highest or close to the highest gas tax, vehicle registration fees, and mild weather, so you would think the best roads. They were at one time the best, it's time to put some of the money from fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees back into the roads.
Anyway enough complaining hopeing to leave for Quartzsite in a week or so.
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Congrats ! jealous we are !!!
our first trip is scheduled in 16.5 days (but who's counting ?!?)

but, you were coming "down" most of the way, correct ?!?!

let's see when you go back 'UP' teehee !
Burst my bubble! The road always seems uphill and against the wind.
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Hey Slick, you enjoying the record breaking temperatures in AZ? Suppose to be 82s in Phx today(Tuesday). Thx, I think. If the plants think it's spring, blossum, and we get another freeze
Hey it's been nice. We were in Quartzite for 5 days and it was nice. The nights got a little chilly and had to turn on the heat. We are in Yuma now and it is warm but tonight it is raining. You can tell who is from Canada here though. We are wearing tee shirts and the locals have there coats on.
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Ya know how they say, that in AZ, it is either blazing during the day and freezing at night? Here's you sign.... BTW, my Breeze doesn't leak.
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Ya know how they say, that in AZ, it is either blazing during the day and freezing at night? Here's you sign.... BTW, my Breeze doesn't leak.
My Imperial don't leak either?
I seen a picture you posted of your Breeze and there is one the next row over from me in the park we are in, that looks the same as yours.
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This is in response to your comment about the rough roads in California. I live in California and the roads are in terrible condition. Every time we go on a trip outside of the state it is almost a joke as soon as you see the Welcome to California sign the road becomes rough and pot holed. This is the state with the highest or close to the highest gas tax, vehicle registration fees, and mild weather, so you would think the best roads. They were at one time the best, it's time to put some of the money from fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees back into the roads.
Anyway enough complaining hopeing to leave for Quartzsite in a week or so.
Actually I5 wasn't too bad till we got to Sacremento and wow was it rough through there. It was a little better till we turned off at Stockton and wen't down 99. Parts of 99 were redone and parts were being worked on. I wonder if I should have stayed on I5. I think gas taxes are always spent on the wrong things no matter what state or country. I hope you have an enjoyable trip.
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