Posted by: Phil | December 30, 2008

On the Road

Arrived in Little Rock, Arkansas today. We left yesterday around noon (a day late due to electric problems now fixed) and stayed the first night at a rest stop. Finally was able to test the water system and hot water heater by flushing out the antifreeze at the RV park we’re staying at. Everything seems to work and not leak. So far we haven’t had any problems except we almost ran out of gas. Only getting about 8 mpg if we drive over 60 mph. The trailer is really loaded to the gills and so is the truck. Heavy, heavy. Never had a chance to check out the weight beforehand, and don’t think I want to do it now.  If I’m over the weight limits, there’s nothing I can do about it anyway. Just hope I don’t bust an axle.



  1. Phil, Try over-inflating the tires by a couple of pounds, but not over the maximum on the sidewall. It may help the mileage. Also, drain the water tank if you are not using it, but remember to fill it before you cross the border. That might save some weight.

  2. Praying for you that you don’t bust that axle. Don’t think you want that kind of excitement nor extra expense. Keep up the journey.

  3. Heard you made it, but are very limited in your Internet time. As you know, it’s all white around here and where it’s not white it’s ice…and wind chill is -30. So…you’re hot and sweaty and it’s humid (Sandy told me), but we’re cold and slippery. Maybe there’s a happy median!

    Wishing you lots of luck. Hope you’re bonding with more than coconuts!

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