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Old 06-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #11
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Today we are spending the day at the Crater of the Diamond State park. Unfortunately we did not find any diamonds. We take out tomorrow to who knows where.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:15 PM   #12
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You should not have any trouble with your rig in the mountains. Our 25Z is 6000# gross and we pass most semi's going up hill. 500 miles a day is more ambition than we have. We usually go between 250-300. Staying under 60 gives us between 10 and 11 MPG most of the time. 65-70 reduces it to 9.

Just got back from a 5 week trip to MA and VT with stops in NC for several days on the way up and several in Luray VA on the way back.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:27 PM   #13
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TeamFoxy- the 500 miles is just a one time thing. We new we had to be to be at our current location by end of day yesterday. The rest of the trip will be less miles per day.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:25 PM   #14
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End of day 4. We are in Huntington, WV for the night. Last night was an overnight stop at Walmart in Nashville, TN. We had to hook up the Yamaha twin 2000is for the AC. It was so humid and hot. The Ecoboost engine is doing well. We are avg about 10.5 mpg now with many hilly areas.

Tomorrow we are off to Hershey, PA
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:32 PM   #15
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TT packed- 2 months-approx 3200 miles

Can't wait to hear about your visit to Hershey. It's on my list for next year.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:10 AM   #16
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You've got a great trip planned but you're going to be dead tired when you get there traveling so many miles per day. We just returned from a 1 month trip to Utah from Collierville, TN and we traveled 4400+ miles. We had a ball but we treated it as a vacation and rested along the way. We went out using I-70 and returned using I-40. Don't think we will try the I-40 through OK the next time, didn’t enjoy the tornados at all.

We have a 26RLS and our TV is a 2011 2500 Silverado (Gas). Great combination. Both performed in an excellent manner.

If you can, make sure you alternate drivers. DW drove as much and as well as I.
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End of day 5 and we are now in Hershey, PA. We will be here for two days then off again for approx a 250 mile day. We traveled in quite abit of rain and part of that was cutting across the mountains from WV over to Maryland. The Ecoboost handle extremely well and tons of power to get up the grades. I avg about 10 mpg through the hills and mountains. Will it- I am quite aware of the weather in Ok. I lived in tornado alley up that way for 10 years. I-40 is a tough interstate without the tornados. It gets a lot of cross winds through OK and NM. Off to relax.
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Thank you for posting updates while on your trip. This will be fun to follow!
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Enjoy and be safe and have fun!!
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End of day 6. We left Hershey, PA this morning and have stopped in Dambury for the night. We are overnighting here since the evening temps will be low enough so we don't need any AC. However our 10 yr old daughter is going to be bored without standard electricity. She will have to settle for a board game or two.

We spent the entire day yesterday at Hershey Chocolate World. We spent about five hrs there. It is a very fun place and I recommend it if you have never been there before. We did not go to Hershey Park since we have a Six Flags down in San Antonio.

Tomorrow we we reach our destination area (NH) for the next 50 days or so before we start our return trip.

The Ecoboost has handled extremely well and I am impressed with the power and torque of this V-6 engine on this trip.

Good evening all
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