I have a 1966 F250 motor home with drum brakes no AC and no power steering- Single rear wheels so it gets blown all over the roar when a big rig passes- 60 MPH tops- 50-55 is stable 45 is even better- .
im going from orange county CA to Tampa FL about 2600 miles- no interest in sight seeing.
I've just made a successful trip to sacrament and back --that's 1000 miles. But it was not hot-
Map quest has me going south... hugging Mexico... El Paso.. San antonio
Given the temperatures i think ill need to drive like from 3 AM or 4 AM to noon-- Thats a problem as
I need to be alert-- very alert and driving early in the morning tired in the dark can be an issue.
The truck just made the Grape Vine at 25MPH emergency flashers on-- but thats a big consideration for the
FL trip -- hills and mountains are hard on an old truck
So im asking what my best route would be and any advice--except buy anther home or ship it- thats not helpful-- unless i could get it shipped for 2 grand-
As it stands- @ 10 miles per gallon it will cost me 1000 plus i cant sleep in it as it will be too hot- 10 days on the road is another 500 in hotel rooms-
i know there is no good answer but the idea is to minimize risk-- getting thru LA was a white knuckle ride as cars going 75 clime up my right side merging in traffic-- hitting big cities at busy times is really tough
So all comments welcomed- i definitely need trip advice