Glad your maiden trip is going well so far! We're currently on a short trip to Cloudcroft, NM which is our first trip that wasn't connected to either coming home from Elkhart or going to the Cruiser Reunion in Kerrville. We've also learned a lot from reading the posts like you did. It's a great source of help and information and it's fun, too! We've also found that the folks at Phoenix Cruiser don't seem to mind answering (sometimes dumb) questions.
Fortunately we didn't have any problem driving up here to Cloudcroft at 8,000 ft., however the road is so crooked we could only drive about 45 to 50.
Marilyn & Paul