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Old October 22nd, 2013, 06:46 PM
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Good for you man, I wish I would have lived in CA for at least a year, not sure why as I would fit in like a square peg in the round hole. As someone who grew up in the South and moved West, I had high expectations. I lived in Denver, and unlike some of the previous posts, I didn't see many attractive women (my type), found many people selfish and in it for themselves, and no southern hospitality. That doesn't mean there aren't exceptions, as I met some great people out West and will have those friendships for life. And yes the music scene is great.
As far as seeing the most beautiful parts of the country, I can say that CO, CA, and MT have the best selection.
Definitely move out for you, and not the woman. Best of luck!
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Good for you man, I wish I would have lived in CA for at least a year, not sure why as I would fit in like a square peg in the round hole. As someone who grew up in the South and moved West, I had high expectations. I lived in Denver, and unlike some of the previous posts, I didn't see many attractive women (my type), found many people selfish and in it for themselves, and no southern hospitality. That doesn't mean there aren't exceptions, as I met some great people out West and will have those friendships for life. And yes the music scene is great. As far as seeing the most beautiful parts of the country, I can say that CO, CA, and MT have the best selection. Definitely move out for you, and not the woman. Best of luck!
Where in the South are you from?
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 07:29 PM
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Where in the South are you from?
I grew up in a town outside of Charlotte, NC in the sticks, Shelby for those of you familiar...but lived in Atlanta after college. Hard to beat SEC women and football!
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 07:30 PM
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Matt I will say that I first lived in Evergreen for about 6 years and Denver for 4, so I had made a great friend base before i moved to the city.I can say that there are dicks everywhere. I am sorry your experience in Colorado wasn't like mine.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 08:12 PM
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I say come down, new experiences give you a greater "did it" list.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 03:19 PM
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Forget about all this, too cosy.
Come down here !
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 04:03 PM
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I say come down, new experiences give you a greater "did it" list.
I'm not sure...but it sounds like Neil is saying you can crash at his place and hang out with him and his entourage....?!? I could however, be wrong....

Well what ever you decide...just remember Austin Texas sucks....you do not want to move here. The women are ugly and fat...it's too hot...and good luck finding a job! Good Luck!
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Old January 7th, 2014, 08:53 PM
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I've got to revive this thread... I've got a contract on a house here in Greenville... It's the only one I could find that appealed to me and was within my budget... The inspection was horrible... I'll know by Friday whether or not the owner is willing to make repairs, and if not I'll be backing out.

I'm still interested in California... The Santa Ana area is where I'd be going. Are any of you guys near that area? I'm going to start looking at what types of jobs are available, and if something promising pops up, I'm going to test the waters out there.

It would be great to know if some of my defender source family members will be close by.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 09:02 PM
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East coast is better and there's more rover activity.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 09:08 PM
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East coast is better and there's more rover activity.
Working at a Rover dealership kinda burns you out on the Rover activity... And most of the Defender owners around here are the stuck up type... I'd love to find another Defender owner that spends time in the garage and isn't afraid to get his hands greasy.

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Your biased.
As for Rover activity, the PNW is quite active.

You welcome to stay here for a bit and survey the area if you are interested in the Northern Republik

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Thanks Jeff! I'll know something by Friday... I may have to take you up on that.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 09:45 PM
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Dan, I'm very close to Santa Ana, do my own wrenching and am far from stuck up in my own mind. Give a call tomorrow if you have any questions about SoCal.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 09:46 PM
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Burn out is a relative term. The last vacation I had was when I drove Janey across country over Christmas break 05-06. Since then I have never taken more than one working day off in a row.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 09:52 PM
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Dan, I'm very close to Santa Ana, do my own wrenching and am far from stuck up in my own mind. Give a call tomorrow if you have any questions about SoCal.
Thanks Chris, I'll be in touch!
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Old January 7th, 2014, 10:58 PM
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Old January 7th, 2014, 11:12 PM
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Burn out is a relative term. The last vacation I had was when I drove Janey across country over Christmas break 05-06. Since then I have never taken more than one working day off in a row.
Ron I gotta call BS on that....are you telling me you have never worked 2 days (M-F) in your garage in a row!!!?? I have seen you at it
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Old January 7th, 2014, 11:33 PM
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And most of the Defender owners around here are the stuck up type... I'd love to find another Defender owner that spends time in the garage and isn't afraid to get his hands greasy.
DUDE...what jackasses are you hanging out with??? I emplore you to take a visit to the NOVA crew area. You will not leave without grease, blood, and metal shards covering you from head to toe.

I mean, for the love of Pete just go to Huffs one weekend. The man bench-presses R380 transmissions onto his chest with nothing more than the truck on some rickety jackstands. I cheated and did mine (solo) on a lift, but by the time I was done I looked like something out of The Lord of The Flies novel.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 11:48 PM
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Working at a Rover dealership kinda burns you out on the Rover activity... And most of the Defender owners around here are the stuck up type... I'd love to find another Defender owner that spends time in the garage and isn't afraid to get his hands greasy. ------ Follow up post added January 7th, 2014 09:10 PM ------ Thanks Jeff! I'll know something by Friday... I may have to take you up on that.
Man going to miss not having a chance to meet you in Feb when in Greenville.
Willing to bet most LR buyers down there are from up here and can't tell 90wt from 5-30.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 10:01 PM
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Man going to miss not having a chance to meet you in Feb when in Greenville.
Willing to bet most LR buyers down there are from up here and can't tell 90wt from 5-30.

One of these days, we'll cross paths!


Well, today was first day of being unemployed... I have two offers here in Greenville, and I honestly don't care to take either one of them. I've got California on my mind, and I don't think I'll be happy until I check it out!


I'm closing on my new house next week, and it's immediately going on the rental market. I'm hoping that will provide enough funds to pay for itself and any future repairs it may need.


I'm planning a cross country road trip for myself and the Defender... hopefully she'll be fine pulling a small Uhaul to Southern Cal and if possible, I'd love to meet with a few members during the trek... I already have a destination and roommate arranged, so that's some piece of mind, I just hope I at least make it there with my dripping Defender.


If anyone would like to meet up and you live fairly close to the shortest distance between here and Tustin, CA please raise your hand! Especially if you can help me keep my rig in working order :thanx: and whoever is closest to my destination with a garage and Defender knowledge, I may need your help when I get there!
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Old January 27th, 2014, 10:05 PM
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So did you get laid off with the ownership change?
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Old January 27th, 2014, 10:08 PM
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So did you get laid off with the ownership change?


No, I got an offer to come to the new dealership, but it's one of those Auto Megamarts... no thanks... I want my life back, even if it's a pay cut.
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