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Redwolf Journeys - West Texas - Sept 2020 #1

Posted 09-22-2020 at 10:08 AM by Red Wolf
Updated 10-03-2020 at 07:45 PM by Red Wolf

After buying the Allegro in late June, we did a couple of weekend trips in July and August.

Itís now September and weíre on our first long trip - 8 days, 1200 miles. Austinís to Monahans Sandhills State Park, down to Maverick RV Resort between Big Bend National and State Parks, and then heading home with a stop at Kickapoo Caverns State Park.

First leg of the trip went well enough. Avoided interstates by taking Texas highways out to Midland, and then hopped on I-20 for 30ish miles. I-20 there is a miserable stretch of rough road.

Coach drove well enough. Prior to this trip I did the Cheap Handling Fix, and had new Koni shocks installed. Our rig has a rear stabilizer and Sumoís from the previous owner, Safe-T-Plus, CHF and Koniís from me. Youíd think itíd be a smooth ride now, but... I miss the Ram.

Donít get me wrong, I like the Allegro, but I sure do miss the handling and power of the big Ram truck. What I donít miss is every fair sized bump in the road making the 5th wheel jump in the hitch. I also donít miss the single point of failure which was a 2Ē wide pin that the Sidewinder king pin pivoted on. Sure, it allowed some tight turns, but...it gave me the willies for 6 years.

Now I have the willies from strong wind gusts and trucks passing. Almost never had that with the fiver.

Monahans Sandhills State Park was cute. Small narrow roads not far off the I-20 highway - you could hear trucks at night in the distance and passing trains. The Sandhills were different from most park scenery. We rented saucers and rode down the hills a few times like kids.
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