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Road Trip!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jagged, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Jagged

    Jagged 1 ton status

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    I'm going from my place (Wichita, KS) to Pauly383's (Mesa, AZ) in a few weeks. I'll pretty much be taking I-40 the whole way from OKC. If anyone's been that route before, do you know how far apart I can expect to see gas stations? I'm planning on bringing an extra 10 gallons in jerry cans to top off the K5's tank with. Without towing anything, I get 14-15 mpg. When I towed another K5 with mine, I got about 10 mpg. Towing back a boat, I'm guestimating about 12 mpg. I'll have the gas money for the trip, I just want to make sure I have the fuel capacity!

    It's a two-day drive one way. I was planning on spending a day or two in the area getting the trailer ready for the ride back; new wheels, bearings, and bearing buddies. So, I'll have some time available to meet some of you AZ guys while I'm there if you're in the area. If anyone is close to I-40 between Mesa and OKC, I might have time to stop by as well.
     
  2. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Pics!!

    Take lots and lots of pics!!
     
  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    You won't have any problems with gas on I-40, just pick your stops carefully, it'll make a difference in price.
     
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    i am right off the freeway in yukon if you want to meet up
     
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    I think that we should totally stop and see a few of you Okies! I think that we are leaving on the 17. Plenty of time to stop in OK for a few hours.
    I turned in my leave request for work today. I am EXCITED about I haven't ever been through NM or AZ. It should be awesome!
     
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    right on, just let me know




    IM NOT A OAKIE DAMNIT











    :D :p:
     
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    Then what are you????? :D
     
  8. surpip

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    a displaced californian
     
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    Gotcha!
     
  10. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    It'll be okay since you haven't seen it before. After the first time though, you won't want to see it again:haha:
     
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    What part?



    I grew up in San Diego :D .
     
  12. justhorsinaround

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    Very cool! Hopefully get to meet another Ck5'er.

    You'll have to drive past our house to get to Paul's house. Course you'll be in Phx already so you'll prolly not be wantin to make a special stop for us.:crazy:

    Oh yea. Wish you well on the trip here and we'll do our best to make sure you'll be super prepared for the trip back.
     
  13. Jagged

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    Foiled!

    I was hoping to get Space-A lodging at Luke AFB, but they're booked :(

    $27 a night is a hella lot cheaper than hotels in the area :D
     
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    I did score a room at Kirtland AFB in NM for a night. So it looks like my trip is from Wichita to Yukon, stop for a couple hours, then 8 hours to Kirtland. Then resume the next day and head to AZ.
     
  15. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I can ask the wifey about our spare room .
     
  16. Jagged

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    That would be awesome. Heck, I'd be fine with a floor or a couch. Hotels in your area are crazy.

    Edit:

    I did get my Radiall-Larson 2-meter antenna mounted today, so I'll have some communications. If I can find a hole saw in time, I'll have a CB whip installed too.
     
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    if you cant get it done in time, let me know, we can put it in at my house
     
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    I drove from Havasu to North Carolina to see my dad on the I-40 it was a great trip. I didn't have any fuel issues. Too bad your just going through Phoenix. What days will you be out there? We might be coming out that way to buy a toy hauler.
     
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    Looks like probably the 18-20th
     
  20. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Remind me when you are here , and I will give you a 2 meter whip for the boat :D
     

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