Well, I made it. Rolled into White Salmon, WA about 8:30 last night.
In summary --
3,800 miles (give or take)
9.25 tanks of diesel (a shade over 20 mpg avg for the trip)
15 states (NJ, PA, NY, OH, IN, IL, IA, NE, CO, UT, WY, NV, CA, OR, WA)
Sleep -- 6 couch surfs, 2 hotels, 1 campground, 1 rest stop
Weight of truck with load, full tank, driver -- 6,050 lbs.
Longest nonstop drive -- Reno to Bend, 450 miles, 19.8 gallons (diesel consumed/urine accumulated)
Mechanical problems -- Zero
Defender sightings -- 1 white 90 ST in CO, 1 Red 90 ST in NV
Other LR sightings (not counting new RR's, LRx's)-- A couple Discos in CO, an RRC in NV, a few more Discos across NV, CA, OR. Before CO, nothing but new RR's. Oh, and 3 Series sitting outside a barn somewhere in western NE. I resisted the urge to stop and try to make a deal...
Thumbs up, honks, headlight flashes, waves, smiles, "cool truck" comments, other positive feedback from non-Land Rover driving people -- at least 2 a day.
Thumbs up, honks, headlight flashes, waves, smiles, "cool truck" comments, other positive feedback from Land Rover driving people -- Zero.
[appropriated from Ren Ching] Most faults can usually be traced to the badge on the grill.
Originally Posted by chris snell
This is straight out of the Manual for Build Builders.
1984 110 "Smokey" (sold)