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Old 05-11-2013, 10:17 PM   #29
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Thanks for the tips on the Walmart parking lots. Did not know that. I think that's all for now though, thanks a lot guys you've been a huge help. Will keep you posted.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:12 AM   #30
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I can attest to the the fact that you will not be making 10 mpg on your journey. When you fill up and you realize an 8 mpg average you should rejoice. Another thing you need to consider is budgeting for " incidentals" such as repairs and such. I never hit the road in my old girl without atleast an extra $1k to cover the inevitable unfortunate occurance of mechanical issues our vintage units are prone to have. But as previously posted, you guys are young, intrepid, and adventurous, so have at it and god speed!
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:43 AM   #31
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X2 on the extra grand for unforseen "repairs"

I'd consider carrying a Bicycle/Moped/small Motorcycle in case you breakdown in the middle of Nowhere and one of you needs to go for help 5-20 miles away.
Class III hitches are great for this.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:26 AM   #32
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I'm hoping, once you buy the rig and get set, that you consider writing a travel blog about your coast to coast adventure, and you share it here on irv2!!

It seems you and your mates are going to have a blast...
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:51 AM   #33
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If the cruise control works on the old girl, set it at 55 for moderate to somewhat hilly roads for best fuel economy. One you notice it having to pull the pedal down a lot to keep speed, turn it off and keep a fairly gentle, steady foot on the gas, letting the speed drop to 45 (highway minimum in most states) so you aren't running it as wide open and guzzling more gas. Let the cars pass and enjoy the ride, and save the fuel. You won't lose much time in the long run, especially if you are relaying rested drivers. Longer, slower steady speed runs save more time than bursts of faster speeds with long breaks between.
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