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Unread 08-17-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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Future Utahn here..

Hey whats up guys, thought I'd stop in and say hey.

Soo, in the next two weeks I'm dropping everything and moving out of my parents house in New Jersey and heading off to Utah; 2,200 miles in the Cherokee.

I'll be at the in laws place in the salt lake area for a few weeks till I find a job, then getting an apartment a bit north of SLC airport. (I think its Davis County?)

Anyway, hope to meet some cool new people



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Unread 08-17-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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Sounds like a fun drive. Travel safely.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 12:52 AM   #3
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Welcome, you will enjoy Utah. Let us know when you arrive and where you are at. There are several Utah JeepCrew members in Davis County, including myself.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 08:40 AM   #4
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I'm about a half mile outside Davis. More folks up north is always a good thing.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 10:03 AM   #5
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I'm about a half mile outside Davis. More folks up north is always a good thing.
I am stoked for another local XJ !

Since you will be looking for a Job, There is a stickey thread for Job openings that we know of here is a link :
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f319/...hread-1321692/


Also KSL.Com has great classifieds with Job postings
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Unread 08-18-2013, 12:21 PM   #6
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I'm kinda loving KSL, it's like a better craigslist.

I'm gonna try to keep this thread alive, I'm leaving the morning of the 29th. It's gonna be a 32ish hour drive and 2,200 miles across 10 states, I'll try and update with pictures and stuff. It's not often you drive across country, and I gotta jam pack the back of the Cherokee with everything I own, tools, tool box and everything else. Only downfall, its gonna cost me an arm and a leg in gas, and since I'm from the Eastcoast a butt load of cash for tolls.

I can't wait to get out of here, I've never liked being on this side of the states. Way more scenery out there
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Unread 08-18-2013, 01:28 PM   #7
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Once you get across the Pa turnpike I don't think their are any tolls iirc

So are you excited that you'll be allowed to pump your own gas ?
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Unread 08-18-2013, 01:57 PM   #8
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Glad you said something, I was planning on taking i-80 straight to Utah, but apparently I can take i-70 and then i-80 and skip all the toll nonsense and save myself like a $100.

I've never pumped gas before hahah, it's gonna be great. I've actually never even visited the beach here either and I leave in 11 days, been here my whole life.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 02:59 PM   #9
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If I remember correctly, there's a small stretch in KS on or near or around or whatever the 70 that has a toll, but it ain't much.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 03:35 PM   #10
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When you do get to Utah, turn off I-70 just past Green River onto Highway 6. It'll save you a couple of hours vs going all the way to I-15, and the scenery is much better. I took I-70 to Utah many times when I lived out of state. Aside from KS/eastern CO, 70 has much better scenery than most of 80.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 10:48 PM   #11
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There is a stretch across KS outside KC to Topeka that charges a little in tolls. Shouldn't be much. If you go across the cut off by Denver to get to 25 north to 80, that toll is another couple of bucks, but they take a picture of your license plate and email you a bill.

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Unread 08-19-2013, 01:15 AM   #12
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I'm gonna take i-70 west straight across, apparently it's nicer, but there's going to be about $26 in tolls PA and about $3 worth of tolls in KS.

I'll try to do this in 2 days.

Me - Florence, NJ ~ Dayton, OH (8.5 hours - 557 miles)
FiancÚ - Dayton, OH ~ Colombia, MO (7 hours - 475 miles)
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Me - Columbia, MO ~ Limon, CO ( 9 hours - 638 miles)
FiancÚ - Limon, CO ~ Murray, UT ( 9 hours - 608 miles)


I'm pretty stoked to be going through the Colorado Mtns and southern Utah along Rt. 6, I think that's probably going to be the only exciting part of this trip. Besides going through all the cities on our way.

And I'm pretty sure Kansas will be the hardest part, one straight long road of nothing.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 01:25 AM   #13
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Right at the edge of Kansas there's a giant Van Gogh. You can see it from the highway.
This will be the most exciting part of driving through Kansas.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:06 AM   #14
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That stretch of nothing lasts about halfway across Colorado, too.

Check out a phone app like GasBuddy. It's user-updated for gas prices and I used it many times on that stretch of road. There can be differences of 15-20 cents per gallon just a few miles apart. I've never had a problem where it was noticeably outdated, either. I like the map feature, so I can just scroll along the road I'm on.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:30 AM   #15
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It looks like this:
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