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ECBB travel plans

Discussion in 'Southeast Region' started by sapper, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    After reading another post about driving figured i would put this out, what is everyones plan to get there and back? Might be able to hook up with some folks this way, I like the idea just because its always nice to have some extra tools on the side of the road if something bad happens:thumb: As of right now i have no idea what Im going to start the ride out there.:confused:
     
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    As of right now I am heading out of here on Thursday heading to Tellico. Route is still dependant on the status of the Stomper and how all new components get along together. Planning on Thursday through Monday but may end up leaving on Sunday heading home.
     
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    Since I will be in Asheville, I will head straight down I-40. Will most likely leave Friday morning. It's only a 2hr drive for me :D
    And I will be trailering :D :D
     
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    Wow just done a mapquest and didn't realize how far it was. Looking like 5 hours. I thought 3 to 4 hours. I looked at different routes but I'm thinking I'll hit Charlotte, I85 a few miles and then I40 for a 100 more. I'm leaving Thurs from here about 1:00. Will stay until Monday.
     
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    Start: Jacksonville, North Carolina, United StatesEnd: Tellico, North Carolina, United StatesTotal Distance: 435.7 MilesEstimated Total Time: 7 hours, 28 minutes



    Man that sucks, i have to find a trailer :1zhelp: The wife just found out she may have to have another back surgury, theres no way she could get there, not to mention back home in my rig
     
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    She could always ride in the minivan with my wife and kids. She isn't taking the Chickadee this trip but the van will be going as a support vehicle.
     
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    Thanks brother, :waytogo:
     
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    Ick... 475 mile @ 8.5 hours. :eek1:
     
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    I make that drive quite often but is more like 10 hours 602 miles. Granted it is not in the Jimmy but something a little more roomier and a whole lot more creature comforts.
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement... :doah:



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    FOUND A TRAILER, its from a friend that builds hotrods, his wife does my sons after school care, he said its a 10,000lb trailer, and my skinny tires will only be over the sides about 2"s so Im stoked. If it does good i might "lose" it:grin:
     
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    Just want to add a little note for those of you towing your K5 down I-40 towards Asheville. I hope you either haves a diesel tow rig or like driving really slow. The mountain as you enter the Pisgah National forest is 6 long miles of transmission cooking fun :crazy: I pulled over before I started up (about mile marker 75) and put the burb in 4Lo for the extra gearing. I went a lot slower up the hill but it seemed like a lot less stress on the rest of the drivetrain.
    I'll be looking at a diesel tow rig SOON!
     

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