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Unread 04-29-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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Buying a Jeep 2,400miles Away

I found a great untouched, all factory LJ Rubicon in California. Still has factory Wrangler M/T spare(unused) with highway tires on it, not even A/Ts so I know it has been a city Jeep. Where it gets interesting is I live Louisiana... My thinking is fly to buy it & drive it home. Stopping at Lake Tahoe & Moab for some wheeling and then head back home. If the weather allows, would love to hit some trails in CO. I'm figuring $450 for flight, $780 for fuel(13 fill ups), $1,000 for hotels & $500 for food/misc items. Would I be crazy or does that sound like an awesome road trip?

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Unread 04-29-2014, 12:55 PM   #2
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Sounds like a lot of fun, if I had the money I would do it.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
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Dude, that sounds EPIC! If I had the time and $$ I'd love to do something like that!
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Unread 04-29-2014, 01:04 PM   #4
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long as you have the time and money sounds like fun to me. out west south west you can find some very rust free jeeps.

But even a well kept never seen a dirt road Jeep might still need some TLC. I would be a bit leary heading out to run the Con with a horse with no name, that you do not really know. you would want at least a good set of at/mt tires/ another jeeper to run with. airdown able, tools camping gear. from tahoe you could just head down cadillac hill to the springs/sluice area and hang out then get out and back to tahoe. we used to live there we did that alot if not going to camp.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 01:23 PM   #5
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Sounds like a lot of fun, if I had the money I would do it.
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Dude, that sounds EPIC! If I had the time and $$ I'd love to do something like that!
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long as you have the time and money sounds like fun to me. out west south west you can find some very rust free jeeps.

But even a well kept never seen a dirt road Jeep might still need some TLC. I would be a bit leary heading out to run the Con with a horse with no name, that you do not really know. you would want at least a good set of at/mt tires/ another jeeper to run with. airdown able, tools camping gear. from tahoe you could just head down cadillac hill to the springs/sluice area and hang out then get out and back to tahoe. we used to live there we did that alot if not going to camp.
I have the time and money. Will be going on timeoff for 3 weeks this weekend. I don't plan on doing any camping, just some light trails to take in the views and say I've been there. If the plan does get set in stone, sure I can find some local Jeepers to meet up with.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 01:35 PM   #6
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Good road trip. Compare that to about $1k to ship it open trailer, or $2k enclosed. I am older and have more money than time, whereas when I was younger I had more time than money. Shipping mine, Cali to Indiana.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 03:17 PM   #7
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Man, be sure you have an alternative plan. If you get out to CA and the Rubicon is a piece of junk you would be stuck. Either have an alternative jeep to look at or a return plane ticket ready. If it is your dream jeep, then go for it. But be ready for anything.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 03:47 PM   #8
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Awesome road trip! You only live once, so make the best of it.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 04:28 PM   #9
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Good road trip. Compare that to about $1k to ship it open trailer, or $2k enclosed. I am older and have more money than time, whereas when I was younger I had more time than money. Shipping mine, Cali to Indiana.
Got a quote for $1,800 to ship it. I can fly & drive straight back for less that.
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Man, be sure you have an alternative plan. If you get out to CA and the Rubicon is a piece of junk you would be stuck. Either have an alternative jeep to look at or a return plane ticket ready. If it is your dream jeep, then go for it. But be ready for anything.
From all the pictures it look amazing. 1 owner Jeep, nothing reported on the CarFax. It is def my dream Jeep!
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Awesome road trip! You only live once, so make the best of it.
Exactly!
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Unread 05-05-2014, 09:58 AM   #10
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Sounds like a great idea. I plan to do this with a vehicle someday.

I know you said you aren't camping, but that's what I would do. You don't need much gear to camp, and what you can't take with you on the plane you could pick up once you get out there. It would be more fun and a lot cheaper.
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