I am getting ready for my trip to Yuma on the 28th of December and my next door neighbour is already in that area and they phoned us last night to fill us in on their trip.
They left about the 2nd week of October in their 40 Ft. motor home and convoyed down with 3 other rigs including one 5th wheel. When they got to Mesquite NV, one of the motor homes developed a problem with the battery and had to start up the on board generator which caught on fire destroying the motor home but they managed to save the toad. The fire service did a fantastic job when they were told that all their money (5 grand in cash) was in one of the kitchen cupboards and except for a little singeing they managed to salvage the cash.
The other motor home had transmission problems that required a re-build, and the other guy in the 5th wheel with a new truck was towing it in the wrong gear and blew the tranny.
Only my neighbour made it down on time but then he was a bus driver for 30 plus years.
I hope I have better luck this year because Mesquite NV has been a curse for me as well when I hit a lamp standard and caused 5600 bucks worth of damage to my 5th wheel two years ago.