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I'm glad it turned out okay. Tell her not to give up on hiking, skiing, and other high altitude experiences. She needed more time to acclimate to the altitude. We live, eat, an breathe at 6,500 feet, so altitude sickness is not going to be a problem for us unless we climb some of the higher peaks around the world that are pushing 15,000' - 19,000' feet.

Our goal is to summit the highpoint in all 50 states, which is how we have put 70,000 miles on our truck in less than three years. As mentioned above, we've traveled through 17 states and will be traveling through several more in the upcoming weeks. Based on altitude, here are the ones that we've accomplished thus far:

By elevation:

345 ft. (Britton Hill) FL
535 ft. (Driskill Mt.) LA
806 ft. (Woodall Mt.) MS
1,772 ft. (Taum Sauk) MO
2,405 ft. (Cheaha Mt.) AL
2,753 ft. (Magazine Mountain) AR
4,039 ft. (Mt. Sunflower) KS
4,975 ft. (Black Mesa) OK
5,426 ft. (Panorama Point) NE
8,749 ft. (Guadalupe Peak) TX
12,633 ft. (Humphreys Peak) AZ
13,140 ft. (Boundary Peak) NV
13,161 ft. (Wheeler Peak) NM
14,433 ft. (Mt. Elbert) CO

By difficulty:

Difficulty: 1, Florida - Britton Hill
Difficulty: 1, Mississippi - Woodall Mt.
Difficulty: 1, Missouri - Taum Sauk Mt.
Difficulty: 1, Alabama - Cheaha Mt.
Difficulty: 1, Kansas - Mt. Sunflower
Difficulty: 1, Nebraska - Panorama Point
Difficulty: 2, Arkansas – Magazine Mt.
Difficulty: 2, Louisiana - Driskill Mt.
Difficulty: 4, Oklahoma - Black Mesa
Difficulty: 5, Texas - Guadalupe Peak
Difficulty: 6, Arizona - Humphreys Peak
Difficulty: 6, New Mexico - Wheeler Peak
Difficulty: 6, Colorado – Mt. Elbert
Difficulty: 6, Nevada – Boundary Peak
I don't se Mt Mitchell, NC on your list yet. It's listed at 6684 ft and is the highest peak in the Eastern US. I'm only a few hours from there.
 

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Our travel trailer is a widebody (8'6" wide) and weighs between 7,000 and 7,500 pounds loaded. Here in a few weeks, we'll be towing the trailer a minimum of 4,000 miles.

Now, when I'm back home, the Ecodiesel doesn't get a break. As a hobby, I do a lot of my own landscaping.

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Holy cow! What does that trailer and load of fill weigh?

That looks like something a large dump truck would be used to haul. man that's formidable to both start and stop with a little 1/2 ton. Happy it works for you.
 

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I don't se Mt Mitchell, NC on your list yet. It's listed at 6684 ft and is the highest peak in the Eastern US. I'm only a few hours from there.
The Virginias and Carolinas are beautiful. Mt. Mitchell is certainly on our radar, but probably not until 2021.
 

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Holy cow! What does that trailer and load of fill weigh?

That looks like something a large dump truck would be used to haul. man that's formidable to both start and stop with a little 1/2 ton. Happy it works for you.
The 10,000 lb. rated trailer weighs 3,930 lbs. empty which leaves me with 6,070 lbs. of cargo. But I try to keep most of my loads under 4,000 lbs. of material. As for stopping, there are brakes on all four trailer wheels, so I'm in pretty good shape. The trailer can stop the truck pretty quick.
 

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Our ED has just cleared 178000 miles of which about 45000 has been towing, mostly a 28" enclosed car trailer that is typically in the 7800-8800# range. Much of the towing has been in the Southeast but there have been 4 towing roundtrips to CA from SC and one to SD. Other than emissions system issues, no problems with the diesel. Tranny got noisy at 150K and was replaced under extended warranty, ditto rear axle bearings. Both tranny and rear end had regular oil changes with proper fluids/filters at more frequent intervals than called for. Upper and lower rear axle locating links had bushings wear out causing a banging under acceleration or deceleration, those and a lower ball joint were replaced at about 170K.
 

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Our ED has just cleared 178000 miles of which about 45000 has been towing, mostly a 28" enclosed car trailer that is typically in the 7800-8800# range. Much of the towing has been in the Southeast but there have been 4 towing roundtrips to CA from SC and one to SD. Other than emissions system issues, no problems with the diesel. Tranny got noisy at 150K and was replaced under extended warranty, ditto rear axle bearings. Both tranny and rear end had regular oil changes with proper fluids/filters at more frequent intervals than called for. Upper and lower rear axle locating links had bushings wear out causing a banging under acceleration or deceleration, those and a lower ball joint were replaced at about 170K.
That's very impressive! How many times have to cleaned or replaced the MAP sensor?
 
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