Had a good friend pass last week due to complications associated with COVID, the family has asked me to fly to DFW and retrieve his Ford F350 and 40ft triple axle RV, taking it to Phoenix. None of them has ever driven a rig like this. I'm happy to help however I can. I have checked with the Texas HP and the roads shouldn't be an issue (assuming Mother Nature doesn't take another dump on Texas), Just thought I'd check with any Texans along that route for things I may not be aware of.
I've been traveling like this for a long time but, not sure about conditions west of Dallas. Fuel stops should not be a problem but, there may be other issues I am not aware of. Helpful comments are welcomed. If one doesn't ask, one might get surprised.
As my good friend Cliffw pointed out, I20 is not the complete route, it's I10. I20 only gets me part way there.
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Thanks, not flying to DFW till Monday, leaving Tuesday morning. My friend was a traveling motorcycle mechanic, there's a bike (Valkyrie) in some point of assembly or disassembly, have to address that first. Then to put up and secure the different stuff in the trailer and put everything into travel mode. As I indicated above, I'm told this RV gooseneck is tail heavy. I guess will find out.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Wichita:
That's a long drive. Probably over 1000 miles.
Around 1100 miles from point of pick up to destination.
I don't like tail heavy, especially on slick roads. It makes the drive axles feel like they are on ice.
Agreed, first thing I'll do once that bike is off loaded is to see if I can move some weight forward. Haven't seen this rig so, I really can't comment but, you are correct. The tail wagging the dog is not a good thing. I learned of the heavy tail from my friend's dad, I really don't know how significant it is, I guess we'll find out. Every trip is an adventure.
Interstate 20 doesn't go to Phoenix. Interstate 20 ends west of Pecos and you will be taking Interstate 10 to Phoenix.
I figured Blackrams knew where he was going. Besides, if you keep going west on I-20, you will get there. The only way you can miss Phoenix is if you turn around and go the other way.
I was on that route with some friends a few years back. We were on 20 west, Toyah, Pecos, somewhere around there, and the kid who was driving (I say kid...he was about 40 or so) said, "Don't let me miss my exit" I said "Don't worry, just keep going" He: "I don't want to get lost" Me: "Just stay on this road, you'll get there"
He thought I was just being an ass. He has known me all his life.
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I figured Blackrams knew where he was going. Besides, if you keep going west on I-20, you will get there.
Appreciate the vote of confidence, I've always got to where ever I was headed. I almost always travel the most efficient route to get there. The only variance I would make would be to go visit someone I thought was worth visiting. Maybe that's how I got that name, Wrong Way Rams. My most frequently asked question was how to get to Omaha. Didn't matter where I was headed, Bugs used to ask that.
Still interested in seeing those beaches in AZ, I understand it's "hot" property. Or will be once CA falls into the ocean.
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