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  1. I strongly recommend that you have access to...

    I strongly recommend that you have access to multiple weather and road condition sources and pay as close attention to them as if you were flying a light airplane across the country.

    Typically...
  2. Thread: Camping Tent

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    Additional thoughts- For winter it needs to be...

    Additional thoughts- For winter it needs to be double wall, not single wall.
    Reason being that condensation from your breath and body will freeze on the inside of the rainfly. With a mesh inner...
  3. Thread: Camping Tent

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    For winter just expect that the tent won't help...

    For winter just expect that the tent won't help keep you warm. That's what clothing, ground pads and sleeping bags do. The most the tent can be counted on to do is reduce the amount of airflow...
  4. Article: An Adjustable Radiator Cover to Keep Steering Working in Sub-Zero Weather

    You can view the page at https://www.roadtripamerica.com/forum/content.php?2785-An-Adjustable-Radiator-Cover-for-vehicles-in-sub-zero-weather
  5. Figure to make 50 mph overall average and that...

    Figure to make 50 mph overall average and that will tell you how long it will take. Even when running on 75 mph interstates. This is for gas, food, bathroom breaks, road construction, etc.

    What...
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    If still in the cold months of the year try not...

    If still in the cold months of the year try not to stop overnight in Butte. It is a low valley and night time lows can be more than 10 degrees colder than any other stopping place. That matters when...
  7. Photos of Ron's Radiator Cover and more...

    Photos of Ron's Radiator Cover and more explanation here:

    Hmm. No pix that I recall. I'll try to remember to take pix when I take it off after winter.
    Here's a description- (move this somewhere...
  8. Below zero temps here in Colorado. Be SURE that...

    Below zero temps here in Colorado. Be SURE that the coolant in your car is fresh and can handle sub-zero temperatures.

    Driving in sub-zero isn't bad if the roads are dry though I had my...
  9. I've given up on using I-25 south of Loveland CO...

    I've given up on using I-25 south of Loveland CO due to construction and the many crashes that come with narrow lanes, rerouted lanes, poorly marked lanes and mixed speeds of traffic and general...
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    I've seen rental charts for UHaul suggesting that...

    I've seen rental charts for UHaul suggesting that the company has a big problem with their vehicles heading to Texas and Florida but not coming back often enough. Price to go to Texas or Florida is...
  11. You could consider driving most of the way across...

    You could consider driving most of the way across on the summer tires and then getting new tires at a chain store somewhere along the way. The shops are pretty quick about it - especially if you make...
  12. I spent 6 months in Saratoga Springs NY in the...

    I spent 6 months in Saratoga Springs NY in the winter when I was in Navy training.
    I needed snow tires which I bought on arrival in that location. (moved from Florida to NY. Passed Autumn somewhere...
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    In Wyoming it can snow any time between 1 Sept...

    In Wyoming it can snow any time between 1 Sept and 1 July.

    The only way to know accurately is to watch the weather forecasts very carefully. They are mildly accurate 7 days out and become very...
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    I just returned from a run from Colo to Longview,...

    I just returned from a run from Colo to Longview, WA and back via I-80. You MUST watch the weather for cold fronts with snow moving across there. Road conditions can change rather quickly and the...
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    I-70 between Denver and Glenwood Springs

    Fires last summer left slopes above the road susceptible to mudslides.
    There have been several already which have closed I-70 for at least a day or two.
    CDOT's plan for the summer is to close that...
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    This probably couldn't even be safely done in a...

    This probably couldn't even be safely done in a single-engine propellor airplane.
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    Reliability is a combination of design and...

    Reliability is a combination of design and maintenance and owner awareness and action to check things and get them fixed.

    My 2001 Jeep is reliable because I work at keeping it that way. I just...
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    An alternative would be to engage a flatbed...

    An alternative would be to engage a flatbed company to transport it. Vehicle transporting company would be what I'd search for.

    I had a Mercedes Unimog that was that slow or worse. It was...
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    2020 saw record RV sales as people bought RVs so...

    2020 saw record RV sales as people bought RVs so they could go social distance in campgrounds with everyone else.

    So you may encounter surprisingly large crowds compared to several years ago. (if...
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    Rand McNally publishes a Motor Carrier Road atlas...

    Rand McNally publishes a Motor Carrier Road atlas which should have low-clearance info. Truckers NEED to know this stuff. You might even find one on sale at a truck stop.
    ...
  21. 89 is pretty scenic and not too frantic. I...

    89 is pretty scenic and not too frantic.

    I like to stop in Afton and look at the Aviat Husky airplanes. They are so new and pretty like Easter Eggs!
  22. Kids these days....... Rand McNally Road...

    Kids these days....... Rand McNally Road Atlas and hard copy maps are still my favorite.
    And they always work, regardless of cell service.

    The hilighter that I applied to the pages of my...
  23. The panic about Lookout Pass doesn't take into...

    The panic about Lookout Pass doesn't take into account that the I-90 route is on average lower than I-80 and just has Lookout Pass and 4th July Summit which are pretty short pitches up and down where...
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    My neices had lots of fun with horses on a ranch...

    My neices had lots of fun with horses on a ranch near Cle Elum just east of Snoqualmie.

    EDIT- Flying Horseshoe ranch.

    My folks and my sisters family camped at Lake Easton State Park many years...
  25. Given the campground crowding during the pandemic...

    Given the campground crowding during the pandemic last summer my view is that the single most important thing to do right away is make reservations to camp. It may already be too late.
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