Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2015, 07:50 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 918
Alaska Trip

We left this am about 10 AM, 30 min for lunch at coopers BBQ in Llano, Tx. Then to Hereford, Tx. Mexican food for super. Now set up in Walmart here.
72 outside. Will get into high 50's tonight. About 600 easy miles today. Set cruise at 75.

We're going to go east of Denver thru the country tomorrow.

We were in torrential rain until past Brady, Tx.

Our lake has been 60 ft low for around three years. With the flood rain my dock floated this AM...as we're leaving. 30 ft rise and going up. But it will be even higher when we get back.

Hereford Tx is about 6000 people..couple hundred thousand head of cattle....feed lots in downtown. Hope wind stays in our favor.

__________________

__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 07:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri City, The Republic of Texas
Posts: 3,010
Covering some ground. 75mph, what tires you running? ST tires usually are rated for 65.
__________________

__________________
Cheers,
T_

2013 F-350 CC SB 2WD 6.7PS
2013 Eagle Premier 351 RLTS
-SOLD- 2012 X23B
-SOLD- 2003 Ford Expedition 5.4, Bilstein shocks
RedHorse1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 08:12 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 918
I upgraded from 15 to 16's and running LT with 75 mph rating and 3500 pound vs 2500 pound load..so I have 5000 pounds excess safety for load. Tires stay very cool.
__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 09:55 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri City, The Republic of Texas
Posts: 3,010
Rock on!
__________________
Cheers,
T_

2013 F-350 CC SB 2WD 6.7PS
2013 Eagle Premier 351 RLTS
-SOLD- 2012 X23B
-SOLD- 2003 Ford Expedition 5.4, Bilstein shocks
RedHorse1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 10:54 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 96
Thanks for posting ... looking forward to following your trip.
__________________
2014 Jayco X19H
2013 Ford Flex
Raspberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 09:21 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 918
Day 2. We left Hereford at 8AM and headed north, drove about 700 miles today. We're at Glendo lake RV park in Glendo Lake WY. I would give it a 4 star out of 5. Pretty nice. Only draw back is all gravel ..but not muddy..but you have to pay extra to use shower. Only open 4-1 to 11-1. Walleye tournaments almost every weekend.
Will be headed toward Calarary in the AM. Thunder storms today random...one now as I type. 54 outside, but nice. Lots train noise last night....Lots range cattle noise now...but nice. Still running 75-80 avg 10.4 MPG. Having spaghetti with meat sauce tonight. Stopped In a small town, 1000 people, for lunch at a Thi restaurant ...it was awesome. You neve know, we've had some great meals at out of the way places.
Nice rainbow right before we camped. Just started hailing.


__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 10:04 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Jagiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,114
good luck, you are cruising right along. Don't forget to slowdown once in awhile and smell the roses.

Happy trails. I certainly would like to go back to Alaska someday!
Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 10:08 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 918
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jagiven View Post
good luck, you are cruising right along. Don't forget to slowdown once in awhile and smell the roses.

Happy trails. I certainly would like to go back to Alaska someday!
Slow down begins at the Canadian border. One leg, 470 miles, we figure 2-4 days or more.
__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 10:11 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 918
What dime size hail sounds like. Turn your speakers up.
__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 11:26 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 918
Covered an additional 600 miles today, spending the night in a KMART parking lot...in Great Falls Mt.....all to ourselves. Walmart was overflowing and this is only 1/4 mile away. Sat reception great. Quite.
Lots of delays for road repairs today. Have seen thousands of Antalope, hundreds deer, many ground hogs. Snow still on the peaks.
We are going to Glacier Nat Park for the next few nights. Going to stay at San-Suz Ed RV park and see things from there and generally rest for a few days.
__________________

__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.