I've posted my Christmas trip report here- http://www.roadtripamerica.com/forum...260#post173260
Great informative write up! We are getting excited, and pushing positive thoughts for nice weather during our journey.
Please take a look at post # 25:
The tires for the Tiguan will be in today. We went with Conti ExtremeContact DWS 06. Also ordered some chains(just in case)
I've processed and posted dashcam vids from the 2014 trip and attached them to the trip report mentioned above. The trip to Seattle of that one has some good footage of reaching and crossing the Columbia River gorge westbound.
Great footage! Can't wait to experience it for myself. What camera did you use GoPro mounted to dashboard?
It would be tough to record your whole trip. Each minute of video is 100Mb of storage. It uses micro-SD cards up to 32Gb in size.
I have been checking forecasts, and it appears that most of this trip is going to be in extreme temps. What outside of the normal precautions should I be preparing for? So far I have the below covered:
Tires, Chains, warm gear, food, de icer, scraper, car serviced, fuel additive for cold temps...
We depart in one week so I have time to continue prepping. Right now our route has us doing anywhere from 550-650 miles per day. We have up to 10 days for this trip, but could stretch it to 11 if need be.
Let me know what I'm missing. I realize there is a lot of unpredictability, but any insight or recommendations are greatly accepted.
Not sure if it would be prudent to plan on any 650 mile days at this time of year. You will be driving for some hours in the dark. Never a good idea, but especially not in winter. If you don't book your hotels, you can just choose along the way, when the sun goes down.