Thanks for your great comments, and thanks to those who posted up pics from our fantastic weekend in the U.P. Michigan. (Thanks Kristian!)
We have spent the past weeks taking the truck out for it’s first ‘shakedown’ trip and it has performed incredibly well overall. (on some pretty tough trails)
We’re up in Canada at the moment and haven’t had a lot of internet access, hence the lack of posts — sorry!
However, we’re connect again now using our snazzy new “Internet In Motion” system – read about it here!
Over the next week or so, I’ll post various updates on the different ‘bits’ of the truck. In short though:
a) the dynamic body mount performed perfectly. If you’ve watched the video of us trailing near copper harbour you’ll see how the camper was rocking back and forth on it’s own – here. (Thanks Jason!)
b) nothing leaked – through torrential rain and substantial dust, the interior stayed dry and clean.
c) We’re still running on the highway duallies (not the Conti MPT81’s yet) but for the moment we’re getting 8-10MPG which (combined with the 125Gal fuel capacity) gives us almost 1,000 mile range – taking some of the bite out of the fuel prices. So far we’ve only found one BioDiesel station – they don’t seem to have them in Canada?!?
I’ll be driving the vehicle back to Sturgis, Michingan this week and then comes the job of fitting the interior, the electrical system (including the solar panels), and the plumbing.
In the meantime, here are a couple of quick shots to show you what we’ve been up to:
Taking a break on the trail in Keweena, MI
Posing for the group shot at the ExPo U.P. weekend
Fitting the side tent before leaving Sturgis
A very happy Mrs. EcoRoamer – Hey, it only took 3 years to get here!
Stay tuned, there’s lot’s more adventure to come – but in the mean time: “It works!”