I heard back from the buyer. To quote her comment:
I made it – round trip – 75 hours – 2900 miles – $850 gas. Top speed 60 mph for about 10 minutes once (radical sway) average 45 mpg, except the whole part from San Antonio to El Paso where I could only get up to 35 for most of it. (22 year old GMC ) Thanks to all the patient truckers – Flashers on the whole way
The house & I both arrived in California relatively unscathed. The only construction issue I noticed was the vinyl siding overlaps should all have been to the rear. I duct taped the flapping part & kept rolling. Later I realized I should have stopped at a Wal-Mart or Home Depot and paid them $$ to Pallet Wrap the whole house. That would have prevented any problems from wind / dynamic forces, and kept all the pieces intact. The little flap became irrelevant after I hit a cone in a construction zone near Casa Grande, which pretty much wiped out the siding on that same corner. So – by the time I was out in Quartzite Arizona- with loose/missing siding and not even to the area of wind advisory yet… I went to Plan B.
Riviera KOA campground on the Colorado River has RV storage, which they kindly allowed me to use quoted $20/week. I parked it there, and headed home. I will go back Saturday with my kids, some hardware & tools, fix the siding, and stay at the river for the weekend.
*Whew* Enough Relaxing for me- Back to work!
What I recalled in building the tiny house was that it didn’t occur to me to install the siding to face the wind until the third or fourth row on the first side. That’s why there was flapping. That’s the kind of lesson learned I’m putting into the ebook.