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Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:21 PM
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Whats the longest day you have had on the road in your Defender? Ive done about 5.5-6 on mind. I have some friends in NM and Co. I have thought about driving out there, I wonder if my truck would make it.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:47 PM
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On the drives out to Moab it is usual that we do 16 hour days. If I could stay awake longer I'd do more.... but I'm getting old.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:48 PM
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Whats the longest day you have had on the road in your Defender? Ive done about 5.5-6 on mind. I have some friends in NM and Co. I have thought about driving out there, I wonder if my truck would make it.

The longest trip I ever made in a D90 is to San Diego, its about 2 hours and when I got there I couldn't wait to get out. My back was sweaty and my right calf felt numb from the constant wind blowing on it from a leak in the hand brake boot. Corbeau seats seem to help a bit nowadays.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:50 PM
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We normally spend anywhere from 9-13 hours in our trucks going from Atlanta to the MAR (depending on traffic) - I've spent about 14 hours at the wheel of the Defender on occasion - not nearly as comfortable as the old Range Rover Classic (good for at least 18 hour stretches) but not too bad. Lack of cruise control was the biggest issue...
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:52 PM
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When I bought my truck I drove 12 hours non-stop to bring it home. Next time I will have it towed.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 09:12 PM
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I did Los Angeles, to San Diego, to San Francisco in one day. With the top off. Only stopped for lunch in San Diego. So, ~625 miles or so.

I actually really didn't mind the D90 on long trips- the seats are extremely comfortable.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 09:17 PM
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On vacation last year I drove about 16.5 hours, took that damn long to get out of Texas, in the rover any way....just over 900 miles. I did not really have a problem with it. I think in a gas powered truck the seat box by your right leg would be screaming hot in that amount of time, but in the diesel it was not an issue.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 09:20 PM
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I've driven back and forth between CT and VA about 5 times in the past year. Over 500 miles each way, 9 hours has been my best time. It's really not that bad. The New Jersey Turn Pike is my Sahara Desert. I can make it across without a fuel stop now.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 11:30 PM
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NJ to MAR was about 9.5 hrs and a lot of it was bumper to bumper trafic on I-95. My clutch leg was numb. I just make sure my Ipod is loaded and off I go.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 07:20 AM
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Last years trip from MAR back to Boston was just shy of 18hours - I think we spent about 4 hours on the G.W. Bridge stuck in traffic.
Trip was not too bad - although I had blown a fuse to my radio (no tunes) and my sunroof shattered earlier that week (yup...it was raining on the way back).
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Old June 4th, 2008, 07:58 AM
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Roanoke, VA to Aspen, CO in a soft top in January. Cold.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 08:19 AM
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A couple years ago, NewfD90 and I did a 23 hour death march bringing a 110 home from Georgia. I can't speak for Chance, but I wasn't uncomfortable, just real tired. And, yeah, Chance is a hell of a nice guy to make that trip.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 08:21 AM
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Old June 4th, 2008, 08:42 AM
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A couple years ago, NewfD90 and I did a 23 hour death march bringing a 110 home from Georgia. I can't speak for Chance, but I wasn't uncomfortable, just real tired. And, yeah, Chance is a hell of a nice guy to make that trip.
LOL. I wouldn't call it a death march, but a little more sleep and perhaps some hearing protection would be in order next time. Oh, did I say next time? Yah, there'll be a next time if I ever get that HCPU...

We're headed to Flathead Lake, Montana in September with both dogs in the 110. That'll be a 15hr drive.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 09:02 AM
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I've driven my 90 from GA to CO/UT several times, but the most memorable and probably the longest was when Larry H and I swapped the R380 in my driveway to a ZF one week before I jumped in it and drove 30 hours to Moab, wheeled for a week and drove it 30 hours home. Fun stuff...did I mention I trailer now?
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Old June 4th, 2008, 09:22 AM
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I bought my ST in Alabama and drove it home to Detroit...about 10 hours.
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CO border to Boston. 2 days+/- hours with a 2 hour nap.

In the summer.


With no AC.


I barely remember it.
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About 14 hours, but that was eleven years ago, and it was stock at the time. I bought it in Jacksonville Florida, and drove it home, straight though..
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Old June 4th, 2008, 10:04 AM
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Houston to Moab. First day was Houston to Albuquerque, NM ~ 1000 miles. Wasn't too bad - I was in the LE...but I was towing my little pop-up camper and there was a fierce headwind all the way out there.
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