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Old February 20th, 2014, 09:27 AM
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We're flying out to Seattle March 7th to start the journey.
Whew! That sounds better than this week.

At any rate, if you guys come across 80, we're here at Des Moines if you need anything.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 09:08 PM
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I got some tool rolls in the mail today and threw together some things I hopefully won't need. My dog thought I should bring a soccer ball dog toy.

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Old February 20th, 2014, 10:01 PM
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Jimmy - do your friends have jobs?
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Old February 20th, 2014, 10:31 PM
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I made about the same trip last early April picking up a 110 in Vancouver and drove back to TN. Expect anything from the weather, i drove 2 days in a snow storm and boy it was cold. I found gas stations very easy to find. Just be prepped for anything. Here is my trip link....http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=44505
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Old February 20th, 2014, 10:34 PM
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What is the Thandle thing in the upperleft?

Also, don't forget a 1-1/16 socket and a breaker bar. May as well throw a hub nut socket in there as well.

Oh, and some Febreze!

-Jeff
That is a Harbor Freight wratcheting bit driver. I bought it mostly because it came with a bit set that included Pozi-drive bits. I am not bringing any tools from work, so this will have to do.

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Jimmy - do your friends have jobs?
Yes. One is a salesman at a high end hearth and patio store, one is a web developer (he builds the internet, or so he says), and the other is a works for a restaurant in town. We all work essentially 8-5 jobs and are taking only a week of vacation for the trip.

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I made about the same trip last early April picking up a 110 in Vancouver and drove back to TN. Expect anything from the weather, i drove 2 days in a snow storm and boy it was cold. I found gas stations very easy to find. Just be prepped for anything. Here is my trip link....http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=44505
Checking it out now!
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Old February 21st, 2014, 08:31 AM
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I got some tool rolls in the mail today and threw together some things I hopefully won't need. My dog thought I should bring a soccer ball dog toy.
The dog is not wrong ... Good exercise at the numerous stops will help keep you alert!

Perhaps you could improvise with a stick and play fetch!

;-)
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Old February 21st, 2014, 09:45 AM
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I think you should bring that husky as well.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 10:27 AM
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What is the Thandle thing in the upperleft?

Also, don't forget a 1-1/16 socket and a breaker bar. May as well throw a hub nut socket in there as well.

Oh, and some Febreze!

-Jeff
What about a fan clutch wrench in case the water pump does go?

Duck tape?

Laptop with Rover gauge or other similar reader??

Wiper blades .... I cannot recommend the silblades highly enough!

SPOT satellite tracker or at least a GPS app that posts your location on a map so we can track progress in real time!
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Old February 21st, 2014, 11:34 AM
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What about a fan clutch wrench in case the water pump does go? Duck tape? Laptop with Rover gauge or other similar reader?? Wiper blades .... I cannot recommend the silblades highly enough! SPOT satellite tracker or at least a GPS app that posts your location on a map so we can track progress in real time!
What are silblades? I need new wipers.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 11:40 AM
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What are silblades? I need new wipers.
http://www.silblade.com/

They make modern style blades found on newer cars....and overall last longer.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 11:48 AM
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What are silblades? I need new wipers.
they are made of silicon rather than rubber ... they work really well ... over time they coat the screen with silicon which has makes water bead off like rain-x ... they last forever.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 06:00 PM
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What about a fan clutch wrench in case the water pump does go?

Duck tape?

Laptop with Rover gauge or other similar reader??

Wiper blades .... I cannot recommend the silblades highly enough!

SPOT satellite tracker or at least a GPS app that posts your location on a map so we can track progress in real time!
Honestly, if the water pump fails I'd probably just pay someone to do it. I hate doing those in a shop, and I don't want to do that on the side of the road in the cold. I could also get the fan off with a punch if absolutely necessary.

Does the Rover gauge work on a Mac? I've only ever used T4.

I have mixed feelings about Silblades. They last forever, I had mine six years, but I think they suck until they get fully soaked in water. They seem to just spread the water during light rain in my experience.

Also, we are thinking about making a detour to go to Mr. Spriggs.


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Old February 21st, 2014, 10:09 PM
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boschmicroedge edge are best wipers made

just bring relays and a breaker bar with a 27mm socket
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Old February 21st, 2014, 10:38 PM
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Jimmy looks like a resourceful guy and thinking he would not hang with dudes who would wuss out. Here is $20 that the group will make it east of the Mississippi intact. Any takers?

Down_shift - done.

Let me know if you want to size up.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 09:03 AM
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Rover gauge doesn't work on a Mac unfortunately.

But if someone has a PC In your crew I can lend you a cable.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 03:10 PM
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Rover gauge doesn't work on a Mac unfortunately.

But if someone has a PC In your crew I can lend you a cable.
We all have Macs, and we'd rather get stranded.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 03:21 PM
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We all have Macs, and we'd rather get stranded.
At least you can eat Big Macs when stranded...
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But if someone has a PC In your crew I can lend you a cable.
VirtualBox, homie.
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I got some tool rolls in the mail today and threw together some things I hopefully won't need. My dog thought I should bring a soccer ball dog toy.

Where do ya get tool rolls like that?
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 09:41 AM
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Where do ya get tool rolls like that?
Those are the Bucket Boss tool rolls & wrench roll....generally available on Amazon, at Home Depot, etc. I'm a fan and have them as well.
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