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  • #16
    thankfully, day 4's drive went well .... beautiful, cool weather .... we covered 292.1 miles in 5 hrs 18 months with 2 fuel stops .... the first stop was just west of Columbia, MO at a Love's Truck Stop were we only took on 10 gallons .... the reason for the stop was to ensure we had sufficient fuel to make a Petro Truck Stop in Oak Grove, MO where the price was much better .... at that second stop we 82.7 gallons .... over the 727.7 miles we had covered since our last filled our tank we averaged 8.8 mpg .... we are now setup at Victorian Acres RV Park in Nebraska City, NE ===> https://victorianacresrvpark.com/ where we will spend our last night of this year's drive to South Dakota .... the weather for tomorrow's drive looks good
    Jim
    '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
    '16 Camaro RS

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    • #17
      our journey to Estelline is over .... today we covered 332.6 miles in 5 hr 26 min .... an unexpected 40 mile detour was the major bummer .... all together we've covered 1,681.5 miles in 28 hrs 52 min driving time .... during that time we averaged 58.2 mph which ain't too bad .... much of our standard setup has been completed, the rest will be taken care of tomorrow .... hopefully will have some pictures to post
      Jim
      '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
      '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
      '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
      '16 Camaro RS

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      • #18
        rain moved through sometime during our first night of this stay in Estelline .... I heard very light rain around 5AM but slept through the rest .... no more rain forecasted for today but its supposed to be pretty wet around here tomorrow .... so, outdoor site setup will be paused until Monday .... the town has largely recovered from the storm discussed in this thread ====> https://www.myrvtalk.com/forum/rv-de...e10#post391606 in post 133 through 137 ....
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        '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
        '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
        '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
        '16 Camaro RS

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        • #19
          we awoke to a beautiful, typically windy morning in East Central South Dakota .... rain is supposed to be on the way .... per the written forecast rain is on the way .... per the weather radar, the front should fizzle out and go south of us .... one of Maureen's brothers, his wife and one of their granddaughters came by for breakfast .... if the rain holds off we hope to finish our site setup today
          Jim
          '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
          '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
          '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
          '16 Camaro RS

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          • #20
            yet another cloudy but nice morning in East Central South Dakota .... depending on the forecast you look at, rain is suppose to be on the way .... back home we know which sources tend to be the most accurate but out here we don't have a clue .... the Minnesota Twins has given the town of Estelline a grant to rebuild its baseball field .... work is underway, the infield is really looking good .... breakfast passed earlier this morning, depending on if the rain comes or not, we may smoke some chicken this afternoon
            Jim
            '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
            '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
            '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
            '16 Camaro RS

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            • #21
              talk about a beautiful day, this has most certainly been one .... after completing our setup we fired up our Davy Crockett smoker this morning and smoked a section of port tenderloin and some baking potatoes .... tomorrow evening we will slice the loin into some chops and prepare the taters as twice baked .... with the price of diesel, we are making a strong effort to maximize what gets done each time we crank our truck .... example: we left camp a 3:30PM and drove 20 some miles to Walmart in Brookings to drop off a prescription, then to the local Culver's for a burger, on to a community park to watch a 8 year old niece play coach pitch softball, from there back to Walmart to pickup the meds and grocery shop, from there back to the camper where we are settled in for the evening
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              '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
              '16 Camaro RS

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              • #22
                rain moved through during the early AM .... the clouds have moved on and a South Dakota wind is blowing .... 63 on its way to 87 with a good probability of thunderstorms moving back through overnight .... no plan to leave our campsite today
                Jim
                '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                '16 Camaro RS

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                • #23
                  another beautiful morning in east central South Dakota .... 71 with a light breeze on its way to 87 .... no rain in the forecast until well after midnight .... one of the things we enjoy out here is family members dropping by .... making their own pizza is a favorite .... even the youngest member of the family enjoys supervising the process
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                  • #24
                    as forecasted by AccuWeather, shortly after 2AM a strong thunderstorm rumbled through .... strong, almost continuous, flashes of lightening could be seen for thirty or so minutes before the first rumble of thunder could be heard .... when it finally arrived, it dumped a short but heavy deluge of rain .... they say more rain will fall this morning but it sure doesn't show on the statewide radar .... no major plans for today and with a forecasted RealFeel® 101°, that's a good thing
                    Jim
                    '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                    '16 Camaro RS

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                    • #25
                      we awoke to a windy morning in east central SD .... high today in the low 80's but the forecast is calling for major heat over the weekend ... our tank sensor monitor is failing .... a replacement should arrive tomorrow .... I've never messed with one so I have no clue as to how complicated the replacement will be
                      Jim
                      '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                      '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                      '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                      '16 Camaro RS

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                      • #26
                        overnight rain left plenty of puddles on the pavement .... more is predicted before the clouds move on in a couple of hours .... a 40+ mile round shopping trip drive to Brookings is on tap .... diesel cost makes us plan such trips so as to get the most out of them .... Friday morning our daughter and her son are scheduled to fly from home to Sioux Falls .... that necessitates a 140+ mile round trip which will have to be repeated to take them back on Saturday of next week .... on both trips we plan to leave Sioux Falls with our truck's tanks full of diesel .... its much cheaper down there than it is in the area around where we are camped ....
                        Jim
                        '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                        '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                        '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                        '16 Camaro RS

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                        • #27
                          another beautiful but typically windy morning in east central South Dakota .... 67 on its way to 81 with a low tonight of 55 .... such temps will soon be a memory because the forecast for Saturday, Sunday and Monday shows triple digit highs .... big weekend on tap .... Estelline's annual Rodeo ===> http://www.estellinerodeo.com/index.html is scheduled for Friday and Saturday .... our daughter and her 6 year old son are due to fly into Sioux Falls from NC Friday morning .... we will make the 140+ mile round trip to pick them up ... he's signed up to ride a sheep Saturday night .. .. for anyone interested, the sign below is posted in Estelline's campground
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                          • #28
                            I've mentioned South Dakota wind several times .... per AccuWeather, right now a steady 21 mph wind out of the WNW with gust to 43 mph
                            Jim
                            '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                            '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                            '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                            '16 Camaro RS

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                            • #29
                              Take a look at "Wind Compass" app. Easy to read wind speed, gust and directions. I have accuweather also , but like Wind Compass to check winds
                              Ron Norton
                              Katy, TX
                              2020 Ram Longhorn 2500 w/Cummins
                              2019 Jayco Eagle 272 RBOK

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                              • #30
                                suggestion appreciated
                                Jim
                                '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
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