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post #1 of 55 Old 05-10-2019, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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1st trip west in the Promaster

Left after work yesterday. Drove 300 miles and slept at Rocheport, Missouri. Sure was nice to have that bed.

Typing this from the passenger seat while Tracy drives us through Kansas City morning rush hour.

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..do not run too hard....unexpected stuff happens......enjoy
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Having a great trip. Will post a full write-up when I get the chance. Beautiful campsites and a flat tire way off the beaten path in Death Valley. Meeting lots of interesting people and completely happy with the van at this point.

Here's the web page for our spot tracker: https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...=0&showAll=yes

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Did you stop at Gooseneck state park there by Mexican Hat? Pretty neat view and you can even camp there.
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Did you stop at Gooseneck state park there by Mexican Hat? Pretty neat view and you can even camp there.
We did not this time. We were headed to the Mojave and wanted to make some miles. We were hoping to make it to Cedar Mesa the night before, but time for away from us.

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Well, we're home now. Actually shortened trip and got home late Thursday night. Weather has been strange and disruptive, lots of late-season snow has passes closed and high winds made the desert a non-starter if I didn't want the van sand-blasted (I didn't). Week one was beautiful, relatively cool weather for where we were, while week two was cold, windy, rainy and snowy with some cold sunshine thrown-in the mix as a tease.

The Promaster is excellent. We really, really, really loved traveling in and living out of it. Our only regret is that we hadn't been doing this all along.

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sandblasted: I took 4 wheel drive & hike in bears ear area out of moad once.....enjoyed it muchly....anyway we travelled in ford exhibition a lot scratched up.....the guide called "western pinstripes"....

I agree with u wholeheartedly.....I wish I had bought van much earlier in life
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