Time for a trip report!
Curb weight of empty truck: 7200 lbs
Weight with camper, two adults, pets, and all gear: 9700 lbs
Miles traveled: 1994
Gallons of diesel burned: 142
Thats a solid 14MPG!
The entire trip went off without a hitch. No camper problems, and no truck problems. Though, I do have some changes that I plan to make.
Bear in mind that this was anything but an off-road expedition. This was primarily highway traveling, with off-road excursions to find locations to camp, and just have fun. This trip served as an excellent shake-down trip for the camper and rig.
Starting Tuesday evening, we hit the road. Heading south out of Moscow ID on HWY95, we made it to just north of Riggins ID. We happened upon a deserted "sportsmans access" just a mile or so off the road, and decided it would be a great spot to camp for the first night.
Very little snow on the ground, and right on the river. Low temp that night was around 20 degrees.
Duke thought this was a great place to camp
Looking south from the river front, notice the cabin on the other side of the river.
Continuing South on HWY 95, we were set on reaching Nevada by nightfall.
Looking upon SW Idaho from attop a bluff, just past the Oregon border. We stopped for lunch here.
Many miles later, we happened upon Rye-Patch Recreation Area right off of I-80 We camped here for the night. By the time we got settled in, the temps were already well into the single digits.
The propane furnace kept is nice and toasty though, having no trouble keeping the camper 60+ degrees warmer that outside.
Further south in NV, on HWY 6, Montgomery Pass, we found a great location to stop for a break. I chose a random road, that came to what looked like an old rock pit. Giant bowl in the ground. Made for a very sweet place to let the dog run.
The BFG Commercial Traction tires proved to do VERY well in the light snow.
Next stop..... the Owens Valley, and our home-town, Lone Pine CA.
To be continued.... Im tired, and going to bed!