WOW, hey all
Well we made it, the speeds recorded seem about right :P we didn't drive nearly as fast as the last trip, I was a little fearful of the roof rack flying off. For the most part this trip was MUCH more uneventful then the first trip, so there were not many pics.
We drove through the night on the first leg to get to the canyon, I didn't feel like staying at a hotel in the dessert. about 60 miles South of the canyon we lost all cell service, Verizon, Boost and Nextel. Then we had poor service once we were about 30 or so miles out of the canyon.
Moab was great, Janey doesn't like the heat on the trail, nor does she like the electrical draw of the electric fans. Ron unfortunately the duck tape radiator hose fix didn't last,, it blew 10 minutes into the trail. The fix was quick (less then5 mins) but for the rest of the day she ran ruff, stumbling and stalling. And on one steep climb she ran out of juice (not a tough section, there was no bypass) and Janey died, rolled backwards a bit and the one remaining side step got caught on a rock and did some damage to the sill. But the good news is the side step is now off
The trip through the Mts wasn't bad, she got a little warm on the 2 steep sections but blasted through the rest! We made it from Moab to Denver in 6 hours! The rest of the trip was a bit slow going, not speed wise, but event wise. We stayed at 2 hotels, just outside of Omaha, and just outside of Chicago, the rest of the stops were at relatives houses.
On the highway she averaged about 10-11 mpg, not bad for a 22 year old 150,000 mile 110 with a roofrack and loaded with parts doing 75-85 mph! She seemed to consume a little oil, about a quart every 3-4 gas stops, she also leaks power steering fluid when turning, but when left parked she doesn't leak much at all!
Now if someone wants me to drive it to Russia they are going to need to ship me the second heater back!