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Unread 10-07-2011, 01:17 PM   #31
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Earlier this year I put 10,000 miles on my jeep during a trip around the US visiting friends and family. Most of it was highway, but I did some wheeling along the way in a few places.

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Unread 10-15-2011, 11:53 PM   #32
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I drove my CJ-5 from Las Vegas, Nv. to Alaska, drove all over Alaska on and off road then down to Corpus Christi, Tx. two and half months of living out of that Jeep, no motels just campgrounds and beside rivers or lakes. Best trip of all time and the only breakdown was in a town called 70 mile in BC, Canada. The brake MC blew. Strangest thing was the bears. First couple of nights of having bears just outside your tent is a little nerve racking but then you just get used to it. I used black cat fireworks to chase them away if they started messing with the Jeep or the tent. Only place I didn't get to drive was all the way down to Mt. Denali because now the road is closed except to tour buses. I guess all the traffic was hurting the enviorment so it's busses only. It was a great trip but many many times I wished I had my 79 Cherokee and all it's room. I'm 6'5" and being in a CJ-5 for over 8k miles is hard to do.
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Unread 10-20-2011, 07:00 AM   #33
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I took my TJ all the way out to Washington State from Virginia over the summer. Stopped at all of the touristy places along the way. 3,000 miles is a seriously long way to drive when it was just my little sister and me... But it was fun
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Unread 11-15-2011, 04:35 PM   #34
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my wife and I left Mahthas Vinyad desitnation unknown in our 81 j10 pick up. With all our belongings in the back it was riding on the axles. We went to the dump/recylcing center where some chick took our albums, biker jackets, ect ect. We drove down the blue ridge parkway, natchez trace, down the mississipi delta, over to big bend, up to mammoth cave, thru white sands, over to tucson, up to the grand canyon, arches zion, bryce, moab, ouray, boulder where it froze soild for four days, hightailed it back to tucson and still here 20 years later. after getting back to tucson we went to a gig in bisbee and there in all our clothes was a dj chick playing all our albums. finally sold the pickup after taking it all over the sw in late o6 for one of the first four doors....

in the j10 we broke engine mounts on chappaquidick beach and a beach in baja but it alsways got us home, or was home
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Unread 11-16-2011, 07:51 PM   #35
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Drove from Southeast Missouri to Las Cruces, New Mexico to wheel for 3 days in the Chile Challenge. I think it was 1300 miles one way.

The next year my son and I took off to Moab for Easter Jeep Safari to wheel for 9 days. Awesome trip!! 1350 miles one way.

Made several trips to wheel in Alabama and Eastern Kentucky. They were 300-500 mile trips one way.

Since I don't have a trailer I drive everywhere. Makes you have to be a little more careful on breaking parts, or carry alot of tools and parts!
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Unread 11-17-2011, 10:36 AM   #36
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JMox I've done that route in reverse, visiting friends in Sarcoxie. Pretty country out thar.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 04:14 PM   #37
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Back in May of 2001 I jumped in the jeep and took a little putt from Trenton NJ down to LaGrange Georgia and back. With a trip from LaGrange to Cheaha State Park in Alabama as a side jaunt. Headed west on the Pennsy turnpike, then down 81 with a stop in Gettysburg, PA. Had a stomp around the battlefield, a good nights sleep and an early start. Next stop - Gatlinburg, TN with another hike around town, a few beers with new local friends, a tasty place to crash and another early start the next day. Then on down through the Smokies, western North Carolina and southwest through Georgia. Met up with an old friend and had a nice reunion of an evening. Next morning we head over to Cheaha State Park - hiking and camping for a couple nights. After that, basically a reverse of the trip down but squeezed it into a few less days. The last stage carried me from Abingdon Virginia all the way home. Total miles on the road - 2,000 give or take a few.
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Unread 04-19-2014, 03:39 PM   #38
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Drove my soft top 84 CJ7 from Southwest Florida to Costa Rica with my good friend Dave. Best road trip ever! We had a ball and made many life long friends.
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