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Old February 14th, 2014, 10:05 AM
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Might want to take a couple hours and do the heater upgrade before you leave.

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Or split this with your buddies.
http://www.amazon.com/HotHands-Hand-.../dp/B0007ZF4OA

Sounds like a fun trip Jimmy.
Discover 'Murica.

Make sure and get some Rover contact phone #s out west before you leave....just in case.



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Old February 14th, 2014, 10:13 AM
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What kind if tires? Does it have a lift? Is there a roof rack? What kind if top? Aftermarket radio? Sound insulation? Stainless oil cooler lines? These are all things I would address before going cross country.

Check your fuel pump. My 94 has a loose wire somewhere on the fuel pump. I have to jiggle the wire leading to the pump to get the pump to engage before cranking the engine. It's a really redneck series of events in a public parking lot. Haven't had time to drop the gas tank and fix it.

That's freakin funny...great visual!
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Old February 14th, 2014, 10:13 AM
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I hope your friends are under 5'5"? Any taller than that and you can't sit in jump seats. They won't make it ith their heads hitting the roof. Seriously.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 10:16 AM
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Is this a soft top or station wagon? Either way, 4 grown adults in a D90 for 3000 miles is going to be interesting. Throw a couple Taco Bell meals in there and its downright homicidal.

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Sounds outstanding!!
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Old February 14th, 2014, 10:32 AM
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Throw a couple Taco Bell meals in there and its downright homicidal.

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Yeah, but these guys are all in their low 20's, right Jimmy?

It will be an epic trip.


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Old February 14th, 2014, 10:33 AM
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Is this a soft top or station wagon? Either way, 4 grown adults in a D90 for 3000 miles is going to be interesting. Throw a couple Taco Bell meals in there and its downright homicidal.

-Jeff
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I'd take a southerly route. Go through idaho and Utah. See some sights other than the flat of central and eastern Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota.

You guys are welcome to stop in Boise. I'll cook you something on the Traeger, and I guarantee you will smoke each other out of the D90............
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Old February 14th, 2014, 11:14 AM
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Old February 14th, 2014, 11:21 AM
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Pack sleeping bags for the off chance you are stranded in the side of the road in Bumf$ck Egypt when it is likely -15F. Quality bags in compression sacks do not take up much room.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 11:22 AM
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I see one, maybe two of this group catching a flight home.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 11:23 AM
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Pack sleeping bags for the off chance you are stranded in the side of the road in Bumf$ck Egypt when it is likely -15F. Quality bags in compression sacks do not take up much room.
Edit...and your fuel has run out! (Has happened to me twice. Good thing I had my Rotopax!!)
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Old February 14th, 2014, 11:37 AM
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Do NAS 90s (or any 90's for that matter) have cruise control? I've got a pull throttle in my ex-mod, but I don't think that really counts...
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Old February 14th, 2014, 11:43 AM
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Do NAS 90s (or any 90's for that matter) have cruise control? I've got a pull throttle in my ex-mod, but I don't think that really counts...
In my 110 I use a brick.
Good luck with the trip Jimmy. Sorry I couldn't get to NOVA to meet you. Next time.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 11:46 AM
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In my 110 I use a brick.
Yes, floored works fine with my engine too. I'm guessing that might get scary with a V8.... but I'm not speaking from experience...
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Old February 14th, 2014, 11:47 AM
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I hope your friends are under 5'5"? Any taller than that and you can't sit in jump seats. They won't make it ith their heads hitting the roof. Seriously.
I had the bench seats in my 90, the long ones you are talking about, I could cram like 8 people back there (mostly girls). they are not as thick as the jump seats and should give you a reasonable amount of head room. My concern would be the NAS roll bar up there.

Might sound a little crazy but your friends might be better off with their backs on the rear bulkhead of the truck (I guess NAS just have that bar thing) but laid out on the floor would be my preferred way to travel.

That said, with the frequent fuel stops and the constant passenger seat shuffle I am sure you guys will live, second everyone on the southerly route, getting stranded in temps like these is no joke, bring a flare gun...
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Old February 14th, 2014, 11:50 AM
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Mike H and I did this with Janey the 84 110 in 05-06. We went from Maine to Niagara Falls (where Mike picked me up) to San Jose to drop it off for JimC. It was a blast.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 11:53 AM
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Dudes on a road trip through the frozen tundra... Sorry, but my mind keep jumping to this exchange: http://youtu.be/HqIGiVLOY4E
Am I the only one? LOL
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Old February 14th, 2014, 03:19 PM
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I have sat in an inward facing seat for about a half hour in the rear of a 110 SW. Had to pretend it was fine, when I really felt sick, even 2 hours after I got out. (did not want to let on to the in-laws that this die hard LR fan found something about them he did not like). I will never do it again. I recommend you stick to driving as much as possible. Sounds a great time, and look forward to seeing the posts and pictures.
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Old February 14th, 2014, 03:27 PM
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pick up a bunch of pillows when you get out there so the guys in the back can find some sort of comfort. And really think not only about truck survival but dudes survival too, cold cold nights stranded are no joke. camp stove, ramen, lots of water.

Closest thing I did was 12?17? hours with 4 of us in the D up to the end of Maine. Not the most comfortable (for them) but it was also summertime, so not as serious either.
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Mike H and I did this with Janey the 84 110 in 05-06. We went from Maine to Niagara Falls (where Mike picked me up) to San Jose to drop it off for JimC. It was a blast.
Blast from the past.
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