Join Date: Aug 2011
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Big trip coming up; take her easy or go hard to expose weakness?
As the title says. I'll be driving from Middle Georgia to the Blues of Eastern Oregon in July-August-ish of this year. Just about right at 2500 miles, did the drive coming east in my last truck. All through the Great Plains, 9000'+ summits in the Rockies and over to around 4-6K' at my real home.
I'll be moving most of my household, plan on having the trailer loaded to max GVWR of 12K (Gooseneck 4horse+LQ). I'll probably be right around 20K GCW....So, opinions on throwing the Super Panty Dropper back in and driving her hard for the next month to let any weak spots rear their ugly head so I can fix 'em before the drive or just keep easy and hope all goes well?
This thought just popped into my head earlier, I will say still leaning towards taking things easy. Just don't know how else to test , by simulation, that big of a load (engine load) in my current environment of this flat state. They barely have hills here, more like big piles of dirt. Don't want to get stuck somewhere broke down paying ridiculous amounts of $$ for labor/parts, and with 2 dogs to take care of.
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