Idaho wins with 29
WY - 16
NE - 12
MT - 9
UT, SD - 5 (each)
IL - 4
IA, NC - 2
IN, VA, OH, PA - 1
MD, WV - 0
Of course the amount of time spent in each state varied widely, but this ain't no scientific study.
Brands? Well, we tracked hard-sides separately from pop-ups.
Lance - 19
AF - 12
Miscellaneous (couldn't read it) - 11
S&S, Cirrus, Travel Lite, - 3
Bigfoot, Elkhorn, Northern Lite, Wolf Creek - 2
All the rest had one.
Four Wheel, Northstar - 4
Alaskan, Palomino, Outfitter, -2
Misc. - 4
Quite a few more brands with only one.
Of note was a very interesting Earth Roamer built on an undetermined chassis.
We also made a note of the other brands that had ridiculous names, such as
Flair, Reflection, Imagine, and ZInger. But the one that really takes the cake is "Stealth." How can a multi-axle, gi-normous fifth-wheel be called "Stealth?" Talk about oxymorons!
Anyway, the trip was fun even though I ended up with several tick bites, one of which I am now treating for Lyme disease due to the bull's eye rash that developed. When we got back we had 6006 miles on the trip odometer, so an oil change, fuel filter change (bio-diesel can clean things when run for the first time), and a tranny inspection, fluid and filter change. We only burned 3.3 gallons of propane running the fridge during all the driving out and back. Fuel mileage averaged around 12.5 mpg, which is lower than usual. We were running into strong headwinds all the way there and all the way back : ( We were very grateful to miss all the bad weather in NE Kansas on the trip back. All's well that ends well. Now I am gearing up for the rest of the summer camping season.
By the way, those "mountains" in the background are the Black Hills in SD. They're only a couple of hundred feet tall.
While in MD we stopped in to see my sister and her hubby. Suzanne is an amazing seamstress/craftsperson and makes stunning clothes. Pictured is another award winning jacket she churned out.
While in Richmond visiting the "Fishin' Musicians" I managed to revive my old bass catching skills enough to land a few. I even caught two sizeable fish on one Rapala lure! Could probably have gotten a sponsorship out of that...