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Old 06-05-2015, 05:45 PM   #51
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We left Sioux Falls, SD and arrived home the next day. Here is the picture of the sundown there and Franklin and Hershey anxious to go home. After averaging close to 13 mpg on the way out, I managed 14.5 mpg on return trip, keeping the Ram Hemi at 62 mph seemed to be the sweet spot, at 1800-2000 rpm. Total 7000 miles over 10 days of driving at average speed of 55 mph and 6 non travel days while stopped. Now to wait for the gas bills.....
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I'm thinking that black strap should be wound into the awning at least two feet away from the latch. I've been doing it right at the edge, but that's going to stop.
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We stopped in Montana on way back and this was out our door....
A tent? Well, what's newsworthy about that?

Oh, you mean the mountains!
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Now that BlackJack is home I was able to download some trip pictures. The first one was taken right before liftoff here at home, the second was in a cg in Seligman, Arizona and the third was taken in Redmond, Oregon, I believe that is Mt. St Helens as seen from our cg.
You would not be able to see Mt St Helens from Redmond Oregon unless you were flying. Probably Mt Batchelor. There is no peak on St Helens since 1980.
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Nice photos ......too bad about the awning - stuff happens . Good to know you guys are home safe and sound .
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I'm thinking that black strap should be wound into the awning at least two feet away from the latch. I've been doing it right at the edge, but that's going to stop.
We center ours in the middle of the awning when retracting it, because they said to do so during orientation. I guess that eliminates one issue.
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We center ours in the middle of the awning when retracting it, because they said to do so during orientation. I guess that eliminates one issue.
That is where 3 rd RV we have always put it -right in the middle . Pat
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I think it was in the video of Tammy and the awning, it was mentioned to move the black strap around. Not always in the same place during storage. Otherwise you'll end up with a permanent divot in the fabric. You don't need to move it much, an inch or two off center. The important part, is not always in the same place.
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Thanks for sharing your pictures and trip, Jim! So exciting to see the USA! I'll bet you are glad to be home for a bit and not driving ...until your next venture out!
We might be heading out your way on our way to Chilliwack if you will be around at that time. 85 days til we head out... And YES we are counting!!
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Charlie and Lucy,
Anytime you are near here in Pennsylvania, I'm up for camping. Gettysburg is about an hour away and always interesting.
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