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Old 05-30-2014, 05:26 PM   #1
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Yosemite NP

Well....after several local 'check out' trips in the new 30.5 RLS here in Colorado, she is finally ready to go on her first long distance run.

Denver to Yosemite National Forest.

Upgrading from a 20 foot TT in January this year to a 34 foot fifth wheel has been quite interesting, and with extraordinary help and advice from members here on JOF, I think she is ready to go.

I' ll send some pictures of the trip, but here she is ready to go!

Thanks JOF members!
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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We were there last month, had a great time. Where are you staying? I was timid to take our 33' TT into the valley so we stayed at Wowona. In retrospect I am very happy we couldn't get on the few large spots in the Valley--we had a river side site with plenty of space between us and the neighbors.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:05 PM   #3
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We are actually just over the hill from the Yosemite Valley in the Stanislaus NF at Diamond O CG, on the river front.

Hoping for some good Fly action.
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Much concern if the 2500 would pull the 5Th wheel through the Rocky Mountains, but 2300 miles out and back, she did pretty well.

Stanislaus National Forest
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:51 AM   #5
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I found that tow haul mode was not very effective, rather, manually limiting gears was a better approach.... The tranny still spent a lot of time searching for gears, ( high to low )

The exhaust break was incredibly helpful.

Still had to manage tranny temps as they crept up in the 220* range a few times in Nevada.

In the end I managed around 10 MPG
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:06 AM   #6
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Lot's of vacations are forgotten.....that will be one to remember.
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