I had to bring the Beast from storage to my place yesterday - which is about a 1.5 hour drive away. I've never driven the Beast more than 20 minutes in any direction. I've never towed ANYTHING. (okay - one little 10 gallon honey wagon, but that doesn't count)
I was going to drive at 5 a.m. to try to stay clear of traffic. However, I figured that I have to learn to deal with everything, so I strapped on the TOAD, managed to get on the freeway without incident, drove through 2 narrow construction zones, one very long bridge, several curves, up long hills and through thick Saturday afternoon traffic. Other than almost taking out a car at the off ramp, the worst part was the last 50 feet. I forgot about height and scraped the side of the RV against low hanging trees. And I had to unhitch and back up to make the last corner before the driveway.
I have discovered that I have a very heavy foot..... it was hard keeping the Beast at a steady 55 mph. It (that is, I), kept pushing to 60 to 65. Unfortunately, I found out that this makes it really hard to slow down when you're going downhill.
But all in all, it was a good day. Nobody died, although a few probably came close to having heart attacks.