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Old August 15th, 2016, 01:36 PM
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Baring any unforeseen issues, we will have done WA DC to Seattle in 70hours.... In a new-to-me 110 with a 19j. Not too bad. Consumed approx 160 gal of fuel and copious quantities of RedBull and coffee.
You guys are certifiably insane.

Neither my butt nor my back could tolerate that trip....


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Old August 15th, 2016, 01:42 PM
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You guys are certifiably insane.

Neither my butt nor my back could tolerate that trip....


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Laying down to sleep in the back while the other guy drove made it possible.

My wife agrees with you that we are insane.


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Old August 15th, 2016, 01:45 PM
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Very cool adventure. Bet your spares never left Africa
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Old August 15th, 2016, 03:19 PM
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Kudos to you guys! On this adventure! I bought my classic in 2007 in Cape Cod and drove it sight unseen back to Charlotte NC and thought that was sketch. This 19j crossing of the divide sounds epic!
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Just like the cross country trip with Janey Mike and I did (and Mike and his dad did on the way back). We lost a water pump but otherwise was generally fine (ok an exhaust leak, a fuel pump repair, running without the bonnet, lost a rear step on hell's revenge) ....
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You should think about entering the Cannonball Run. That was great time even at the average Rover speed.

And I thought driving solo just after a blizzard from Halifax, NS to Austin, TX in three days was fast.

I also drove my P38 back from NYC after buying sight unseen.
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Congrats guys, We've made the trip a couple of times in a moving van from WA to CO but never in a Rover. Your drive time was truly EPIC!
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Trip stats

I did a little work summarizing the trip and put it into a google sheet via the link below. Thanks again for all the comments and support.
Stats on timing, mileage and fuel.
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Old August 16th, 2016, 02:11 PM
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Well done! Wife and I started same day as you guys from a town near Birmingham, UK, in a 1995 110. Side trip to Solihull, did Land Rover Experience (used a Discovery 4 (LR4) because their Defenders were broken!), payed homage to Rover gods.

I had an issue with clutch MC (thanks Shayne for telephone support), we got parts at Vis Land Rover Parts in Netherlands.

Made it to Stuttgart with no other issues.

And that 300Tdi is a beast, we were doing 70-75 most of the way.

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I did a little work summarizing the trip and put it into a google sheet via the link below. Thanks again for all the comments and support.
Stats on timing, mileage and fuel.
Congrats! How sore is your stomach from eating road food on the run? I'll never forget a 2000 mile trip in a 69 Karmann Ghia once. I'd bought a box of cheap cookies at a truck stop and before I knew it the box was empty. I'd driven about 27 hours straight before having to pull over the blow chunks in Ohio somewhere.
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That's the thing about road trips. Sometimes you find gem places to eat and sometimes you find a grease pit.
My last over road trip I got food poisoning from bad seafood at a 24 hour diner in Allentown, PA.
The next day I maxed out at 35 miles before finding another hotel and just dying in my room. The next day wasn't much better at a little over 150 miles.
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Congrats! How sore is your stomach from eating road food on the run? I'll never forget a 2000 mile trip in a 69 Karmann Ghia once. I'd bought a box of cheap cookies at a truck stop and before I knew it the box was empty. I'd driven about 27 hours straight before having to pull over the blow chunks in Ohio somewhere.


eating minimally was part of the strategy. less goes in... = fewer stops. Lots of sunflower seeds to take the edge off with lots of fluids kept us awake and alert. We had McDonalds twice, 1 can of pringles and 3 apples. RedBull has enough sugar to be a meal substitute... not fun, but it is effective.
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