We have returned from our first fort trip. We have a 12 ram 2500 crew cab 4 wheel drive with the 5.7 engine auto trans, we tow a cougar 320SRX. The wife and I have been planning for a year for this trip and it was wonderful. We left on 8/17 from the Flint MI area around 2pm, shortly after I got back in off the road driving semi. We made it to Georgetown KY the first night and stopped there. I wish that we had a quiet generator because it was really to hot to sleep in the trailer, even though I would have slept in my Pete with no air in he same weather. Got up around 5am and back on the road because the wife was to hot to sleep. drove in the rain most of the day. had the most trouble in Atlanta, took many hours to get through that traffic mess.
We drove on till about 11 stopping at a rest area near the bottom of Georgia. We tried to sleep in the trailer with the windows open, but a truck driver decided to park his refrigerated truck next to us. I felt that this was rather rude since the lot was only half full and had dozens of open spots that were not next to anything. I purposely parked away from everyone after scanning truck stops and rest areas as we went to make sure I would not leave a driver without a place to stop, as a courtesy to my fellow drivers. I did let him know that was not something that I would have done and we moved on since I knew we would not be sleeping any more that night. we arrived at the fort in time to unload the golf cart in overflow and roll out to brunch at Trails End which we rather enjoyed. about the time we got seated the message that our site was ready came across, we ate first then went back after the trailer.
I was very happy with the way my little gas engine hauled the trailer. I didn't really come across anything that was more than it could handle even loaded to about 19500 gross. Average fuel economy of around 8..25 mpg which was not as good as I hoped for but better than I expected with the mountains in there. I did miss my dual rear wheels though as I felt it could have been just a little more stable at speed. More to come and I will try to find some pics the wife will let me share.