Lake Mead N.R.A.

Lake Mead N.R.A.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Travel Day to Fort Stockton, Tx

April 19, 2010

Today was a travel day, yesterday we made preparations and visited with neighbors. We had planned to do some sightseeing yesterday but Joyce wasn’t feeling well.

We got up early today and were hitched up by 8:40.  We had plans to stop at A & A Tire Service and get our new Goodyear G614 tires mounted on our fifth wheel. I pulled into the shop and used my BigFoot system to lift the rig. I lowered the front landing gear to take the weight off the truck and then lowered the rear gear to lift the four wheels off the ground. The crew got to work right away on removing my Duro load range E tires and mounted my 5 new Goodyear G614 load range G tires. The Goodyear G614s are "made in the USA" with a build date of 2010. The Duro's that were removed had a build date of 2007.

The assistant manager Mike, took my Duro tires in trade for the cost of the mounting and balancing which saved me about $120.

Maggie and Rico were very patient waiting in the truck while we were in the shop.

We were out of the shop by 9:30 and on our way west along I-10. The initial leg of the route was beautiful with lots of hills.  There was still plenty of wild flowers.

The further west we got the hills flattened and the landscape wasn’t as interesting.

We arrived at our overnight site at Park View Rv Park in Stockton, Tx after about 260 miles and 5 hours in the saddle. I averaged just over 10 mpg towing in 6th gear (overdrive) at 1700 rpms @ 61 mpg.  Joyce’s car is still getting 26 mpg.
Park View RV Park is a park that offers a Passport America discount. The park is really just a dirt parking lot with pull throughs and hook-ups. However, it’s $12 for 30 amp, plus $2 for 50 amp and $2 for cable. We are only here for one night and will be leaving early in the morning headed for Carlsbad, New Mexico.

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