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Old 03-18-2019, 08:19 AM   #1
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Traveling Across Country

Hi this is Tony in SoCal, the outlaw has been good so i have no questions until now i know you will have the answers or can re-direct me so here we go

1-im planning a trip from home to NC pick up pop then drive back I always have my side arm, but still would like to know the safest, easiest roads, best places to camp. Im planning on taking the 40 I will watch the weather
2-About how many miles should i expect per tank after 500-550 i usually fill up
3-i need tires should i go with the original michelin's or something as good but not as expensive
4-It also needs shocks and an alignment any brand that you would recommend
thanks for the advice

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Old 03-18-2019, 08:52 AM   #2
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1, Dont take it
2, What motor? What weight?
3, what fits your budget. I like Yokahamas
4, Again what chassis?

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Old 03-18-2019, 08:56 AM   #3
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I40 is the best route
500 miles is max for me, fill up and park for the evening
People post good luck with Japanese tires, cheaper than Michelins
Koni is the best and most expensive, Bilstein are ok, no experience with Monroe on a MH
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:21 PM   #4
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1. Not all States allow carry license from another State
2. I never allow my fuel to get below a half of a tank, for two reasons.
(1) Fuel pump uses fuel for keeping the pump cool. So the more it is submerged, the better.
(2) The generator will not run with the fuel tank below 1/4 tank. Never know if you may need to use for a extended period of time.
3. Personally, I would never buy another Michelin tire in my life!!! But, that is my opinion, others may have better success. I bought some with 2014 with 2014 Dot dates and the tires started showing signs of bad sidewall cracking in 2018. I have replaced the fronts already, working on the rears this month. Did not want to trust their info about checking depth and length of cracks on my front tires. Front tire blow out are not very forgiving. There are many good tires out there, I bought some Gladiators on the front, and so far have no large complaints, but have only put about 500 miles on the tires so far. I loved the ride of Michelin tires. They are a softer rubber, but that softer rubber is the down fall to all the sidewall cracking.
4. Can't help you on shocks, like other have said, Koni or Bilstein. Price?

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Old 03-20-2019, 08:27 PM   #5
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Just drove from Vegas to Knoxville, Tn last Aug/Sep. Made Winslow the first day after work, camped in a WM parking lot. Tried to make OKC the next day but came up a short. We got lost in Amarillo looking for the Big Texan Steakhouse (recommend stopping). Made it to Shamrock, Tx stayed at Lonestar RV park, $20 for the night (pay cash at the restaurant). We just needed a place to sleep, wanted the hookups so we could run the AC and get a good sleep. Made OKC the next day, stop by the bombing memorial if you have time. Would not recommend driving an rv thru downtown OKC during a weekday. Got to Memphis, stayed at the Graceland RV park a few nights. RV park is adjacent to the Graceland parking lot. Arrived Knoxville the following day for Wing Ding. Came back the southern route thru Huntsville, Schreveport, past Dallas, to Carlsbad Caverns. I filled up at Costco whenever possible, was usually 10-20 cents per gal cheaper than any stations in the area. Worst part of the trip was a chipped windshield on the Natchez Trace Hwy.
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Old 03-22-2019, 12:35 AM   #6
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Hi Tony, fellow Outlaw owner here. I had Koni shocks installed last summer and I like them a lot.

I replaced all 6 of the OEM Michelins 3 years ago with Toyo tires, and they have been great.

I don't understand 450Donn's flippant comment about "don't take your Outlaw" across the country. Not a very constructive post without any follow-up. I just rolled my odometer to 50,000 miles and it has been a great coach. Took it all over the western U.S. last summer, and the only problems I had were self-inflicted

One thing I have learned is that many small towns, especially in the midwest, have small city parks where rv's are allowed to stop for the night. But prolly more common in towns along highways, not so much along interstates.

Have a great trip!
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:44 AM   #7
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I think he was talking about taking a sidearm. This is always a touchy subject so carrier beware. 40 some years traveling in a motor home never had a problem but being a retired State Trooper you figure it out.
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Old 03-23-2019, 06:28 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by 450Donn View Post
1, Dont take it
2, What motor? What weight?
3, what fits your budget. I like Yokahamas
4, Again what chassis?
why shouldn't I take the outlaw
ford motor
24000 lbs
I think I like Toyo
ford Chassis

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