Trailer Towing and a Blow Out

Parks 788

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I am waiting with bated breath to help you celebrate the future editing of your profile location from Costa Mesa to Okieland.

Or is that bait breath?
Me too but I'm sure I'll always be "that guy from Commiefornia" here on OSA. Have a lot of stuff I need to get switched over and not looking forward to the time it takes to do all of it. Luckily Mrs 788 is very organzed and she will be working remotely in OK so she'll take on a lot of that task. I just can't wait to be able to seriously browes the Firearms section here as well as walk into a gun shot and walkout with a gun. So many great things to look forward to.
 

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FYI, the construction zone in Henryetta still has the signs out, but all four lanes of the Beeline were open when I went through there this morning.

If you go down I-40, be aware that the construction zone around Okemah is still down to one lane in each direction. At least it’s on the new side of the highway now, so you’re not driving on rumble strips all the way…
 

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FYI, the construction zone in Henryetta still has the signs out, but all four lanes of the Beeline were open when I went through there this morning.

If you go down I-40, be aware that the construction zone around Okemah is still down to one lane in each direction. At least it’s on the new side of the highway now, so you’re not driving on rumble strips all the way…

Regarding highway work zones, those vary, but in a few states, they keep their road construction signs up long after the work is done. In Indiana, they told us that they didn't take them down until the entire process of testing and verifying that all work was done properly. We used to say that the state must have lost track of where all their signs were located.
 

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2500... Hemi... towing... Just check the tires every two hours when you stop for fuel.
Yep!! Truth spoken here. When we drive to OK in this truck not towing we usually stop four times for fuel and put in an average of about 20 gallons each time. I never try to get it down near the 1/4 tank mark on my trips. I already know I'm going to be in the 6-8 MPG range towing with this Hemi powered Ram. Still worth the cost savings and effort to do the move ourselves.
 

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Yep!! Truth spoken here. When we drive to OK in this truck not towing we usually stop four times for fuel and put in an average of about 20 gallons each time. I never try to get it down near the 1/4 tank mark on my trips. I already know I'm going to be in the 6-8 MPG range towing with this Hemi powered Ram. Still worth the cost savings and effort to do the move ourselves.
I’ve made it a practice to start looking for fuel stations at 1/2 tank with a 38 gallon supply.
we have been uncomfortably close to running out a couple of times.
Especially when pulling into a head wind.
Right now pulling into the mountains, always climbing without headwinds, we are getting 9.8 mpg.
 

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Regarding highway work zones, those vary, but in a few states, they keep their road construction signs up long after the work is done. In Indiana, they told us that they didn't take them down until the entire process of testing and verifying that all work was done properly. We used to say that the state must have lost track of where all their signs were located.
Oh, heck. I figure in Oklahoma they just think it's cheaper to store them alongside the road than to put them in one of the maintenance facilities. I mean, they're going to be back there in 40 or 50 years, so they'll be good again one day.
 

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I’ve made it a practice to start looking for fuel stations at 1/2 tank with a 38 gallon supply.
we have been uncomfortably close to running out a couple of times.
Especially when pulling into a head wind.
Right now pulling into the mountains, always climbing without headwinds, we are getting 9.8 mpg.

I have to agree with this idea of looking at a 1/2 tank. Unless one has experience with their vehicle towing a heavy trailer, one could be surprised by how much fuel is required to make it up grades and such, or even an unexpected detour.
 
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