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Old 07-06-2011, 06:41 PM
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A semi truck driver asked me just a bit ago today, if i would follow him to West Virginia, 2,500 mile trip. The Oversized load is part of a Wind Powered Generator.
I told him that i would load the Ram with enough gear for the trip & for him to call when he knows for sure if i am needed for the whole trip.
If i am needed, when he signs off my invoice, i will drive up to Connecticut & say Hello to my family & then try to get a different load heading back in the general direction of San Diego. Yee-Haw this load will pay real good
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Sweet!!! Have a safe trip, takes lots of pics but don't lose them and if you make it thru my way, give me a shout!
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Cool!!! Enjoy the trip and she's right ^^^^, take pics!!!
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Camera, change of clothes, full tank of gas, 5 hour energy drinks, all packed

looks like san diego, to riverside Ca, Blythe ca, Erhenburg, AZ, Casa Grande AZ, Tuscon, ROAD FORKS New Mexico, down along the border with Mexico, El Paso Tx, maybe Dallas, Texarkana, & i don't know from there.
I have not seen the permits, so won't guess.
Return trip hopefully i'll get a paying trip, if not, i'll be going through Joplin
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Cool GT! Hope you have a good and safe trip, look forward to seeing your pics!

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This trip has really sucked so far.
We pulled out of San Diego Thursday, made it about 1 hour north of there, almost to a City of Temeculah in Riverside County, the semi broke down, radiator fan clutch went out, we shut down for the day.
Friday morning the semi is ready to go at 7 am, we went to Riverside, Indio, Bythe, Pheonix, & stopped at a hole in the wall town called Arizona City, Arizona, near Casa Grande. ( that is where that bad dust storm happened early last week, it was on all the news stations). No oversized loads can use the highways in Arizona during the weekend.
This morning i met the semi drivers for breakfast & we suppose to leave that little town at 8 AM, guess what the semi needed more work, a generator went out, it is a unit that runs during the night so that the driver can sleep in the bed area, they decided to get it fixed because we couldn't get a Arizona Highway Patrol escort, we need 3 of them to escort us off of I-10 around the town of Benson, the bridges on the main highway are too LOW for us to get under. The bridges are 15 feet clearance, our shortest load is 15 feet 2 inches.
So we finally left Arizona City, Az at 5 PM & we went through Tuscon & as far as we could to the point where the Highway Patrol will be meeting us.
Tomorrow we will meet the 3 Highway Patrol at 9 AM & take the Benson Loop, a 2 1/2 hour drive. Then we will be back on Interstate 10 & cross into New Mexico, almost as soon as we get into New Mexico, we again leave the Interstate 10 & travel south almost into MEXICO & travel along a cow path heheh, that will take us into the back door of El Paso. Tomorrow night the driver wants to be in a town called something like BIG SPRING, TEXAS. somewhere near Midland Tx, & Abilene Tx
Time will tell, at least we are moving again
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Seems like a cool trip, but probably a slow roll. I love all the mega mover stuff. Hope you post pictures when you get back.
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Every place that i have seen so far, i already have pictures of from my Vacation last July & August
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You gotta drive across New Mexico and Texas.......you poor thing
Hope you packed the No-Doze!

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