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    Default What is your Road Trip vehicle of choice?

    I have an 89 Jeep Wrangler that I took on a two-month 10,000-mile trip in 2000. Since then I have made two trips to North Carolina in March 2001 and 2002 in the same Jeep. The past two Memorial Day weekends my girlfriend and I have driven to Indianapolis in her 00 VW Jetta GL for the Indy 500.

    I was given an 88 Jeep Grand Wagoneer that I have been working on. I hope to get that thing in tip-top shape so I can use that for road tripping. I can just throw a mattress in the back and call it home.

    Next year I may buy a Subaru WRX sport wagon. If I do, it will be sure to see the roads of the USA.

    What vehicle is your preference for road trips?

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    imported_Steve Guest

    Default Road vehicle of choice

    I also drive a Jeep Wrangler, in fact, I'll be hitting mine on the road tomorrow to move from Detroit to Los Angeles alone (should be fun-mabye interesting would be a better word) I have taken this trip once before so I know what to expect.

    Only problem is, due to budgeting when getting the car, I got a soft top with no A/C. Being from Michigan all my life, it was hell trying to drive through Phoenix! I had never been exposed to that type of dry heat before and I SERIOUSLY thought I was going to die passing out behind the wheel (though people from that area for some strange reason don't consider 110 degrees a hot day!). This time I think I'll try and avoid it.

    By the way, anyone from AZ, what's the temperature there right now?


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    Default My vehicle

    of choice is our motorhome. I would like to have a jeep as a tow vehicle:)


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    imported_Jamie Guest


    My friends and I are hoping to get a mini-van for out road trip.
    Like I said in another post, it may not be very attractive, but it'll be much more comfortable, a lot less cramped, and a better travel vehicle that our other options that we've thought of.

    Obviously Arizona is very hot, but is it very humid?

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    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Default Depends where you are!


    Arizona is not homogenous in terms of climate or topography. I don't recall when your roadtrip is slated for -- but if it is in the winter -- you can expect snow and ice in Northern Arizona from November to March., In the summer, the area around Yuma is very humid -- approaching 95% humidity and 120 degrees F. Other places like Phoenix are nearly as hot but the humidity is closer to 55% to 60%. Douglas on the other hand rarely is wetter than 35% humidity except in a rain storm and in the drier months is much closer to 10%.


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    Brent Guest


    my 95 chevy blazer 2door!!! made it 9400 miles in 3 weeks this summer!!! Not one problem besides the flat tire i got 50 miles from being home!! one tough car!

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    imported_Mike Guest


    Well, I have not benn on many road trips but I have just finished a 3,000 mile road trip in my CRX. I was extrealy exciting. I love that little car. By the way, I am 6'3 290 lbs and I was still comfortable in that car.

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    transplanted Guest

    Default easy

    my honda civic hatchback carried a very surprising amount of stuff + two people across the country. the best part was averaging 47 mpg! i think the gas total was something like $180 from LA to boston. amazing. the worst part was realizing we could not sleep in the car in a pinch. instead we had to pitch camp in the dark under threatening thunderclouds, and then almost got eaten by cows in the morning!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Default Are you made of grass?

    Cows ate you? Bovine appetites rarely include protein. I could stomping humans --- but eating them? Nah!

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    Mike G Guest

    Default 1994 Camaro

    This summer a friend and I drove to Glacier National Park in Montana from Milwaukee, Wisconsin in my 1994 Camaro. The drive was awful and uncomfortable. We slept in the car an amazing 4 nights! Luckily, the trip was well worth the drive because I never could imagine I'd see a place like Glacier. In addition to glacier n.p., we drove to badlands n.p., black hills n.f., devil's tower n.p., mount rushmore n.m., and northwest wisconsin for a well-rounded trip.

    Words of advice: Do not "road trip" in a two-seater sports car.

    Some pics:

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