20 September 2014, first day full time on the road!

We departed our home in Rockledge, FL on 20 September, bound for Wisconsin.  We had planned on taking our time getting there, but we are still waiting for the house to sell and we had a few last-minute adjustments to make to the coach before we hit the road, so we only had a few days to get there.  I will post a separate page on our towed set-up and other things we have done with the Coach.  We had good travels until Jacksonville where we ended up in a 2 hour traffic jam.  The rain was horrible, and we had to laugh at the people who tried to use the shoulder to get around the traffic.  We had a US Postal truck in front of us that did a good job for the most part keeping people from skipping ahead.  A Brighthouse cable truck was the last to try, and when he hit the grass off of the shoulder he spun out and got stuck.  That had to be a fun call to make to the boss!

Making the shoulder a new lane.

Making the shoulder a new lane.

We made it as far as Twin Oaks RV Park in Elko, GA the first night.  The park had full hook ups with pull-through sites and was nice and close to the highway for just an overnight.  The roads were gravel and dusty, but it was a good place to stop.  Cost was $34 per night with either military or Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) discount.  Still more than I want to pay per night, but it worked in a pinch.  We averaged about 7.5 MPG pulling our Ford F-150 pickup truck.  Not too bad, as that was my mileage prior to getting the tow package installed.

 

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