Re: new Skoolie
The guy with the bus said it was about 25 minutes off 29, but I'm pretty sure he was north of Fargo closer to Grand Forks than south.
That wind was enough to pop up a tent camper in front of us...on I-94...while they were going 75 mph. The best part was the guy not noticing despite me honking my horn, flashing my lights, and trying to get his attention on the CB and FRS on the off chance he had a radio on him. Needless to say I was thankful when I got east of Detroit Lakes and found trees again.
Personally I would just use whatever I had lying around to cover the holes from the 8 ways, but I'm cheap like that. I have painted galvanized and it worked just fine. Just use good primer. On the otherhand...if you're going to prime it well and paint it anyway you might not need to expense of galvanized.