: 12 hours alone in a 95 wrangler
11-16-2006, 09:53 PM
Ok, so 2 months ago this wouldn't have been so bad, but now I am spolied in my new X. It's smooth ride, non-flapping top, pretty much noise free interior has spoiled me.
My father is buying my jeep off of me and so I have to get it to southern Indiana. 12 hour drive from here to Indiana on Sunday just me alone, then a 4 hour ride with the sister in law up to my wifes parents, from there a 9 hour drive back home with the in-laws and sister in-law. (Luckily I like them). Needless to say 24 hours in 3 days isn't much fun to me when half are in a 4 banger wrangler that doesn't like to go over 70mph.
It's no MC trip though.
I am done whining now.
11-16-2006, 10:00 PM
Thank God I didn't have to make that kind of trip when I sold my 85 Land Cruiser. That only time that thing hit 70 was when it was going downhill!
11-16-2006, 10:09 PM
[quote]"It's no MC trip though." [quote]
Well, It is to you. Going by what you are used to that is a lot of driving.
I'm used to 750 a day in a truck with trailers and 1000+ a day in an auto. That last trip was my record for miles in as many days. I only slept like 3 hours a day 4 once or twice.
I hope it all goes well, Man what a difference that is going to be, going from quiet X to windy Jeep. At least you won't have to sit in the back seat eh? LOL whew!
Safe trip, stay out of the no zone, Jeeps hide good there!
11-17-2006, 05:21 AM
i made a trip like that with my 84 CJ7....a big part of what made me sell it :) DC to southern Florida.
11-17-2006, 05:55 AM
My record is going from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Ocala, Florida with 5 hours of sleep. I was hauling horses, and I couldn't really stop for a long time. It was exhausting, both physically and mentally.
11-17-2006, 07:31 PM
ya got the jeep thing down. gotta luv it till ya get an x. i didnt no what a radio was for in the jeep! maybe you could tow it behind the x with the rf jammin just kiddn good luck and have a safe trip
11-17-2006, 08:17 PM
I drove 15 hours to North Carolina (with 4 hours of sleep), set up camp at midnight, wheeled the next day from 9 am to 6 pm; the next day drove 13.5 hours back home.
The good thing, I was in my X :cheers:
I didn't feel the need to ask my pal to drive.
11-18-2006, 12:47 AM
This was in my Pathfinder, not my Xterra:
"Since leaving the Beaver Lake recreation site on the morning of the 17th, after putting on my spare tire, I covered 2,732 kilometers in just over 60 hours, which includes time spent getting a new tire in Fort Nelson, rest stops, eating, sleeping, and stops to look at the scenery and take pictures."
11-18-2006, 01:21 AM
When i left Florida i drove from miami to illinios straight! no SLEEP!
I hated FL so much! 23 hours straight! I started to see things while
i was driving, kinda freaked me out but kept trucking. i drive now from 1000 to 2500 a week, including service work. It might be better to become a truck driver. I hate when i get home at 5pm, then have to drive 3 hours to go to a sevice call for COKE USA (on call). BTW i'm a service tec for Coke, Kraft, and Bunn.
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11-22-2006, 04:27 PM
well, I made it there in 10 hours and 50 minutes, not sure how I cut time off the drive in my Jeep, maybe it was in my stops. I only stopped to refuel and use the john. 3 stops in all. Not bad.
I rode back up with the in laws which was a 9 hour drive from their house and slept most of the way, felt like about 2 hours in the car :drunken: