I don't violate the law. Everything in my RV is legal. I'd invite the officer in an offer him a beer. JMHO they are looking for bad guys not fulltime RVers. As a retired LEO I never had time to hassle good people. Crooks kept me busy.
Everything I have purchased from CW in the last couple of years was returned because it was basically junk. I kind of wonder if they are buying assembly line rejects and pedaling it. I stopped buying anything from CW except basic mechanical items that you can visually see any defect. JMHO.
You can't get in until gates open usually sometime in May. May & early June are cool but you will see lots of wild life. More so than in the hot summer months. Roads ware pretty clear when they open the gates.
Don't blink or you will miss the whole town. They have a park on one end of town with a couple of buffalo. Probably the highlight would be the drive through the wind river canyon. Camping along the wind river for a day or two might be interesting. Not sure I would make it a high lighted trip from Wisconsin. We go through Thermop because it is the shortest gateway to I-80 from NW WY.
Years ago (back in the 60s) when I had a Teardrop camper the jacks were not that great. If it was a little off when loaded I would raise it about an inch and slid some shims in to get it straight. Lower camper then remove shims. Worked for me. The old 1960 Teardrop campers were heavy built with 2X2s, 2X4s, & 2X6s.
I have the new 2014 De Lorme maps + USB GPS unit . We have windows 7 on our laptop. We use it while driving works great. Comes with a telephone directory. So at any point on the trip you can find most commercial phone numbers. Got mine from gps store . com about $46.
First, on any manual awning I would install the straps. Just good protection.I-40 is fine. Take I-40 to I-15 then south to 91. 91 west to your destination. Any time you drive in the desert you can have winds. There ain't no trees. Just check wx reports. I drove from LA to the river on I-40 almost every weekend for 40 years. The wind is only bad a few times. Like this time of year. Mar & Apr Maybe Nov.