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Old July 25th, 2016, 06:56 PM
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Mike - I've not driven it, but those that have (who I trust) say it would make the trip. I could work my way through checking fluids diffs and swivels. First time for everything, right?

My plan is to register and license in WA ST. anyone know how that is handled if I'm driving it straight from the Port and won't have either. Feels like I'm asking for trouble but had a source say "registration is implied". Not sure that that plays out if the PD asks for a copy of the registration.
I bought my 110 in March. The PO assured me he checked all the fluid levels including the transfer case. I trusted him. I departed Salt Lake City for SFO and less than 1000 miles later the transfer case crapped out because it was dry. Silly me.

Call WA department of motor vehicles and ask if they have an easy way for you to do a temporary registration. I suspect not. If not, you will need a temporary registration from the state you pick it up in. Be certain your insurance understands what you are doing and which state the temporary tag is from. Have a PRINTED insurance card with you and off you go!

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Old July 25th, 2016, 06:58 PM
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I bought my 110 in March. The PO assured me he checked all the fluid levels including the transfer case. I trusted him. I departed Salt Lake City for SFO and less than 1000 miles later the transfer case crapped out because it was dry. Silly me.

Call WA department of motor vehicles and ask if they have an easy way for you to do a temporary registration. I suspect not. If not, you will need a temporary registration from the state you pick it up in. Be certain your insurance understands what you are doing and which state the temporary tag is from. Have a PRINTED insurance card with you and off you go!

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Old July 25th, 2016, 06:59 PM
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Not expensive or hard to have a local to the port shop check your and change all your fluids.
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Old July 25th, 2016, 07:05 PM
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Derek - very true.

Which begs the question, any trusted shops in or near Baltimore?
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Old July 25th, 2016, 07:11 PM
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NOVA is full of Rovers and a bunch of good guys driving them. When is it supposed to make port?
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Old July 25th, 2016, 07:13 PM
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Vessel arrives Friday... customs clearance unknown.
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Old July 25th, 2016, 07:22 PM
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You could even have a Sears auto do it. It's really not hard at all. Just saves your back from having to do it under the rover yourself.
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Old July 25th, 2016, 07:39 PM
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Yea really no telling when they will release it. But if you time it right you could hit the Happy Hour in Va.
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Old July 25th, 2016, 08:24 PM
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Mike - I've not driven it, but those that have (who I trust) say it would make the trip. I could work my way through checking fluids diffs and swivels. First time for everything, right?

My plan is to register and license in WA ST. anyone know how that is handled if I'm driving it straight from the Port and won't have either. Feels like I'm asking for trouble but had a source say "registration is implied". Not sure that that plays out if the PD asks for a copy of the registration.
First one I ever bought I drove home sight unseen fresh off the boat, it was horrible. I'd do it again, you only live once......go for it. It's nothing a tow truck can't fix.
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Old July 25th, 2016, 11:37 PM
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Old July 26th, 2016, 12:00 AM
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Old July 26th, 2016, 12:03 AM
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Definitely do it! Like others have said, just be sure the basic mechanics are all in good order and do check the fluids regularly - especially since it's an unknown truck right now. Carry a service manual and tools, and you should be good to go. We bought our 110 in Birmingham, Alabama and made the 5,500 mile trek back to Alaska with it and had a blast! That said, things can happen, so have AAA and a good credit card handy just in case
Most of all, be sure to relax and have fun!!

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Treasured Motorcar is a little nw of Baltimore. Capable, expensive, and busy enough they may not be very flexible in scheduling. And, there is this guy in Pennsylvania....
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Old July 26th, 2016, 08:54 AM
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Convinced a couple mate to join me on the trip. Now taking 110 and a 03 D2....is it wrong now I want to make it into an old school top gear challenge?
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Old July 26th, 2016, 02:07 PM
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Derek - sorry for poaching your thread. Congrats on finding co-pilots. Good luck with the trip.
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Old July 26th, 2016, 02:09 PM
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Not at all. This should be what this thread is for.
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Old July 26th, 2016, 02:31 PM
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What about comfort, I force 3 hours to Rhode Island for Connecticut, and my tunnel (transmission) was so hot. We bought Pizza in mystic and put it on the floor, when we got home 2 hours later the pizza was still hot from the heat generated. It was 94° out and the breezy 92 inside or windows open AC full blast. The AC did not have a chance. I would love a long trip but believe I would catch fire me personally not the truck,
What have been your experiences with the heat
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Old July 26th, 2016, 02:41 PM
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What have been your experiences with the heat
Hell-A to Phoenix in August. ST without A/C. Just a surrey. Went to fetch a FG hardtop. We had to stop every 50 miles just to stand in a gas station's convenience store for a reset. Just outside Phoenix, you could feel a palpable drop in temperature just from passing a cornfield. As soon as it passed, the heat was back on. With the vents open, it was kind of like standing in front of a giant hairdryer for 8 hours ;-)
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Old July 26th, 2016, 02:51 PM
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Wont be to bad leaving in February. It will be pretty crazy going to 0 in Vt to 80 in Fl then back to -fucking cold at winter romp. I has an espar heater, heated seats, and soft top insulation plus the V8 puts out good heat. Then once I get to the heat I have the 12v fan to plus in on the dash, door tops to remove and side to roll up.
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With the vents open, it was kind of like standing in front of a giant hairdryer for 8 hours ;-)
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