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Old 07-05-2020, 06:14 PM   #1
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New Mexico to North Carolina and back...

Returned yesterday from our longest RV outing ever: 18 days, 4,079 miles. More than half of the distance was on back roads. Loved it. We have a 2017 Melbourne 24M, 3.0 liter turbo diesel.
--Best historic site: Shiloh Civil War park in Tennessee.
--Best stretches of interstate: 840 loop around Nashville and I-40 in Oklahoma from Henrietta to Texas state line.
--Worst stretches of interstate: in New Mexico and much of Tennessee.
--Most fun roads: 1. Natchez Trace, south of Nashville for about 80 miles. 2. Blue Ridge Parkway south of Asheville. 3. Talimena Parkway in southeast corner of Oklahoma.
--Best RV park: Indian Creek Campground, near Buffalo Valley Tennessee. Also the least expensive, $30 per night. It's a former Corps of Engineers park. Clean, spacious, quiet, on a lake.
--Best mpg: 14.96. Worst mpg: 10.96. Interstate travel at about 67 mph uses more diesel.
--Only RV issue: Two warning lights on the dash, at the same time: profile of a tire and a skidding vehicle. Leland at MB dealer in Albuquerque told me the vehicle has a heavy-wind sensor that automatically turns off the cruise control. No wind, no problems....
--Most surprising pretty area: mountains in southeast corner of Oklahoma.
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:29 PM   #2
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Nice report! I like your format!
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Old 07-07-2020, 06:05 AM   #3
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Sounds like a great trip.
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Quick question guys, at 65 or 67 mph what are your rpm's? New to a motorhome, have a 2018 Melbourne 24L. Love the diesel.
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Old 07-28-2020, 02:31 PM   #5
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Sounds like you had a great trip! Shiloh National Military Park is a special place that everyone should visit at least once. Part of it's charm is that it's off the beaten path, so it does not get the traffic that Gettysburg does.
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Sounds like you had a great time!
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To Dave n Susie.....RPM at mid to upper 60s mps is around 2,800, I believe....
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Thanks for sharing. We really enjoyed the Natchez Trace Parkway. You really covered some turf in 18 days.
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