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Old 06-28-2016, 07:58 AM   #1
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I've had my new Greyhawk out 5 times this Spring, all destinations within an hour or so. I expect to put my set up to the test on our July 4th trip, 6+ hours each way. We're heading out to Durango, CO which will take us over the demanding Wolf Creek pass. Since our last outing I've installed a base plate on my Wrangler Rubicon and will be towing it with the RSA Ready Brute (with the surge brake). Wife and I will have another couple with us so we'll be loaded to the hilt (no fresh water thankfully). Looking forward to seeing how she performs!
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:28 AM   #2
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Enjoy your trip. Do you plan on any 4 wheelin while you are in the Durango area? Many excellent trails just north in the Silverton and Ouray area. My wife and I are heading that way in a couple weeks with our 2015 Greyhawk 31FK pulling my modded 2000 Jeep Wrangler from Oklahoma City.
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I don't think we will be hitting any trails this trip. My friends are bringing their street bikes so we will be riding the Million Dollar highway up to Quray and then maybe over to Telluride.
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Old 06-28-2016, 12:21 PM   #4
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Good luck and fun on your trip JD! Keep us posted on how she does. Our first long trip is at the end of July to Zion.
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:29 PM   #5
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May I suggest you start out with at least a 1/3 tank of fresh water. Potty stops and I have experienced campgrounds that have suffered water outages from 1 hour to over a full day. i think you will find even the weight of a half a tank of fresh water is not a significant factor in motor home performance.
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:33 AM   #6
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Old Skipper, thanks for the advice I had planned to have enough water in the fresh tank to flush the toilet and wash hands on the way to our destination. I was not aware however that campgrounds sometimes have outages. I will go with your suggestion and add a little more just in case.
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Either way, enjoy your trip. The Million Dollar Highway is quite the drive! Been out there many times over the years.
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I've had my new Greyhawk out 5 times this Spring, all destinations within an hour or so. I expect to put my set up to the test on our July 4th trip, 6+ hours each way. We're heading out to Durango, CO which will take us over the demanding Wolf Creek pass. Since our last outing I've installed a base plate on my Wrangler Rubicon and will be towing it with the RSA Ready Brute (with the surge brake). Wife and I will have another couple with us so we'll be loaded to the hilt (no fresh water thankfully). Looking forward to seeing how she performs!
Yep, we too are planing our first long trip... also to CO later next month. Gonna meet up with my brother/family and camp in and around Durango/Ouray area for a couple of weeks. We too are looking forward to seeing how our Greyhawk performs. And yes, we always keep at least 1/3 fresh water in tank when traveling.
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:01 PM   #9
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+1 on the water. We were at Pumphouse Campground yesterday, on a rafting trip, and were very displeased to see that the potable water supply was turned off.
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:54 PM   #10
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Just returned home from a 29 day round trip from FL to Oregon 6,542 miles. Not a thing went wrong on my 2016 Redhawk 29 XK.
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