Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by B_to_C, Nov 27, 2006.
Seems like it would be a cool drive
Nope, but I did drive to Iowa, Missouri, Georgia, SC, NC, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and Colorado.
One hell of a trip. (actually two trips)
I believe Tori from norcal made that trip a few years ago.
who was it that drove (relocated I believe) from Georgia all the way to Alaska? Now that is a drive.
yeah I think it would be a fun drive. I think it would be fun to drive somewhere close to some members from here to do some wheelin but I havent got the truck for that yet. maybe one day soon.
You guys drag your rigs up here, and we will get you stuck.... I mean take you out wheeling!
A friend of mine in High School had a neighbor that would go every summer, from Michigan here. They took 2 4wd Ford F250 Pickups both with Slide in Campers,they had 3 kids IIRC. Wife would drive one truck, the guy would drive the other. They'd spend almost the whole summer there. Said it was like a 2 week drive.
My Sister and Brother in Law made the drive in their stock 3/4 ton Suburban. I'll e-mail her for details if you are interested.
How's the Turd coming?
in the summer it is a easy drive.paved 90% of the way. in thw winter be prepared for real cold weather.i helped a freind move up here from texas and we made it in 4 days
Ha, PROJECT CHAOS is doing great. The reason I was thinking about the drive to Alaska is because I just got back from Albuquerque, a nice 500 mile trip with some decent views. I got all excited because my truck made it all the way back from Albuquerque with ZERO problems. The only time I pulled off the road were times I wanted to ...(well actually I did get pulled over, but that's a different story). -On the way down there I broke down 6 times but a day of troubleshooting / fixing seems to have solved all my long-distance travel woes that have been plagueing me for over a year. I guess I was seeing if anyone knew how scenic this drve would be. I want to drive through all the states (Hawaii can be an exception) at some point and Alaska seemed to present the biggest challenge, but perhaps a great opportunity for one hell of a road trip.
It's basiclaly a 3,500 mile trip up there. On the conservative side I figure 500 miles a day, and from my recent trip I know it's about $100 a day in gas at ~$2.20/gal. So about 7 days each way and $700 in gas each way .
Never drove, but I've been on my dad's ship that goes up there twice now, it's pretty amazing I must say.
I hope there's an eskimo woman at the end of this adventure.
figure at least 1k in fuel each way.
My truck got 14 MPG going down to NM and back. I couldn't believe it, that's what it was supposed to get from the factory, and I got it with 40's (calculated using GPS for accurate miles). Proabably helps that I go a reasonable speed.
But yea...I know all about having to way overestimate a budget when doing roadtrips
Ugh, the thought of road trips sickens me right now. I just got back yesterday from a 19hr drive (no stops other than gas) from Oakland, CA to Colorado Springs, CO. I made the opposing 19hr drive a week earlier.
It was nice to spend the holidays with family I rarely see, but I-80 is a crappy drive.
Always kinda wanted to go to AK though. I know that there is some kind of road race that goes from the states (seattle?) up to AK. A BMW guy on one of my bimmer boards did it a few years back.
A buddy and I were going to make that trip when we got out of the Navy. We were going to be leaving from Va Beach, VA. We planned to take 45 days for the trip.
Then I got married. Kinda threw those plans out the window. Especially since Nicole couldn't stand that particular friend.
yes, twice from Michigan.
Summer of '98 for a month long roadtrip.
Summer of 2004 for 4 months to float the Yukon river for 2.5 months.
Awesome trip. PM me if you want to know more.
One day. It is on my list. Everytime I see a pic, I want to get in the truck and go.
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