Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Longview, WA (one hour north of Portland, OR)
I left Wednesday morning (from Olympia, WA) for Moab. I slept a few hours somewhere north of Salt Lake City Utah, and got to Moab around 1100 the next day after driving about 1100 miles. The trailer did great. I could cruise doing 70 with it. My limiting factors were not the trailer - it was the fact I'm driving a four cylinder Jeep, and it has a Detroit Locker in the rear (and as I found out later, my front track bar was a little loose at the frame end). Sometimes with long uphill grades I'd have to downshift to fourth gear, but I sometimes have to do that anyway even without the trailer. I especially liked having the extra four gallons of gas in the fuel cell on the trailer. It gave me peace-of-mind when driving in the middle of the night not exactly sure when the next gas station would show up.
There's absolutely no way I could have carried all the camping gear and such with me if I didn't have the trailer. I can pack light when I have to, but I'll be camping here for ten nights, and with my wife and kids meeting up with me in a few days, I want to be as comfortable as reasonably possible while camping. Once I got the trailer unloaded, I parked it in a corner on the campsite till I need it again.
The trailer earned its keep on this trip.