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Old 04-14-2012, 02:49 PM   #31
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I would love to chime in on this one; for the past year I have been traveling for a government contract that took me from San Diego all the way to the east coast (CA,AZ,NM,TX,LA,MS,AL,GA,FL,SC,NC,
VA,WV,PA,NY,MA) twice, yes I said twice I put 20,000 miles on my Jeep in One year and mind you,that was in a 6 in lifted jeep with 35's. It was a Blast just remember the slow lane is your friend, draft behind 18 wheelers and take the top down as much as you can ask me any questions if u would like
Here's a couple great pics from the trip; white sands NM, savannah GA, Hattisburg MS,Virginia beach VA
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:55 PM   #32
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Here's a couple great pics from the trip; white sands NM, savannah GA, Hattisburg MS,Virginia beach VA
WOOHOO! This guy has the instinct!

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WOOHOO! This guy has the instinct!
Ha ha pics or it didn't happen right??
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:31 PM   #34
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+2 for Jim & 2002TJ

Retired aviator here with the same thoughts (bikes/Jeeps; phones) and hearing 'issues'. Only my wife not only gets it, she wants to be right there with me. Amazing to have found her after more than one 'past others' who didn't make the cut. Or maybe it was me who didn't make the cut, who knows.
Retired aviator? An ex wife or two? You been there and done that and got some ghosts that come haunting when it's too quiet and dark, and maybe need a good storm and a hard blow to keep all that at bay? Yeah, me too....I bet if you still fly, there's times you do it beyond the envelope, and the same even when riding the mower cutting the grass...I know I do...I do everything that way now a days, even women..because I'm sick of saying I'm sorry, and I'm tired of feeling guilty for doing stuff for others and never getting anything back except a paycheck I never got to spend on me...I'm sick of waiting and doing without and layin in a submarine rack for years in the dark a mile under water and 3 thousand miles from a home that got used to me not being there and was shocked when I returned.

So yeah, rip the top off that rig and put it in the wind, cause there ain't nothin on 4 wheels like it that can make you not hear and not remember, and not miss things you got sick of missing long ago.....and once you do that, it's all good I promise
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I've done Denver - Atlanta straight through in my soft-top TJ. Not "comfortable" but not too terrible. I recommend:

1.) Earplugs / earmuffs
2.) Seal up all the little leaks before the trip (they get annoying)
3.) Don't pack behind the driver's seat, so you can recline or at least roll the seat back.

Bring some candy bars in case you get stranded - at least you won't be hungry while you're pissed off, cold, and stuck.
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it only sucks if theres a 15 mph + headwind

other than that it's fine
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Hartattack, you travel with the feds? I've been a fed employee 35+ years.

PM me with your itinerary next time you pass thru Lousyana. You can stay here free and eat real BBQ and Gator and all kindsa stuff you don't wanna know of...We got some danged good looking women here too but you have to leave them when you go cause they cain't be domesticated, but they have redeaming qualities if you like big brown eyes and thick brown hair and little fluffy stuff
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Hartattack, you travel with the feds? I've been a fed employee 35+ years.

PM me with your itinerary next time you pass thru Lousyana. You can stay here free and eat real BBQ and Gator and all kindsa stuff you don't wanna know of...We got some danged good looking women here too but you have to leave them when you go cause they cain't be domesticated, but they have redeaming qualities if you like big brown eyes and thick brown hair and little fluffy stuff
Ha ha no problem! I'm done for now,it was an army contract, I was Navy for 10 years so it's always good to see a shipmate on here. Ive got some family in Nola so next time I'm down that way I'll hit ya up, and same goes for you if you come to Ft Lauderdale
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it only sucks if theres a 15 mph + headwind

other than that it's fine
I drove mine about 150 miles round trip last month with the top down and the wind was blowing 25mph +. It wore me out.
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Ha ha no problem! I'm done for now,it was an army contract, I was Navy for 10 years so it's always good to see a shipmate on here. Ive got some family in Nola so next time I'm down that way I'll hit ya up, and same goes for you if you come to Ft Lauderdale
If you got family in NOLA, wait till next hurricane and they will be camping in my yard or we'll go fetch them
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I got about a 3000 mile trip ahead because the Navy would rather pay me to move than to pay to ship my Jeep. Bring it on lol
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Did Cincinnati to Chicago and back last summer, about 350 miles each way. Next time, I'd rent an economy car rather than blow coin on fuel. Unless there is a Jeep-worthy destination on the trip, I'm leaving it home from now on.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #43
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we did a round trip from Lancaster, Pa to Niagara Falls, Ontario in my '01 Tj soft top, half doors, I6 auto on 31's. it was a 700 mile round trip. in the middle of november we didn't have the top down. it was surprisingly comfortable for us. i can't wait to so it again. we do several trips to ocmd as well a year and i love dropping the top for that trip.
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Drove from Chicago to OKC a at the end of January. Wasn't too bad a trip, except for gas. I'll be going down again the last week in July.
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I did Denver to Couer D'Alene, ID and it was 17 hours straight....winds suck, gas sucks, but I knew mother nature could throw anything at me and I would make it in my Jeep!!!!
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Drove from Chicago to OKC a at the end of January. Wasn't too bad a trip, except for gas. I'll be going down again the last week in July.
Chicago to OKC in January? If the top was off, that had to be cold. I lived in OKC for 4 years and January/February was the worst.
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Here's a couple great pics from the trip; white sands NM, savannah GA, Hattisburg MS,Virginia beach VA
That has to be the ogeechee river In savannah...but where are you on it?( im in savannah)
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Ha ha no problem! I'm done for now,it was an army contract, I was Navy for 10 years so it's always good to see a shipmate on here. Ive got some family in Nola so next time I'm down that way I'll hit ya up, and same goes for you if you come to Ft Lauderdale
If you pass through savannah again lemme know!
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ive driven from colorado springs to concho az and back, about 800 miles one way and the springs to nj and back, about 1800 one way miles/ both trips averaged around 19 mpg, had the hard top on and it wasnt bad. on the way back from jersey we hit a really bad wind storm, 30+ mph winds and we had to pull over we were being blown all over the place and at on point had such a bad head wind in kansas that we had to pull over and wait for it to die so we could actually stay out of 2nd gear. its a jeep its not going to get the best mpg or be quiet or be very comfy.
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I made the trip from North Jersey to Ocean City, MD., twice in the past 2 years. About a 5 hour trip, I loved it. Probably gonna do it again this summer.
I made a similar trip last August but from south Jersey. My daughter was happy as a lark. She was playing her DS with head phones on. I turned off the radio. I couldn't even make out what song was playing at highway speeds. All it was doing was adding to the noise.

The Jeep was actually very comfortable. It was only the noise that made travel tiring. This was with no sound deadening and the soft top.

I have since lined the Jeep with jute carpet padding. That has made a huge improvement in reducing noise.

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Chicago to OKC in January? If the top was off, that had to be cold. I lived in OKC for 4 years and January/February was the worst.

Top was on for all but one day when it got up into the 70s. Other than that, it was either cold or raining.
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My ONLY whine about xcountry is no cruise control....THAT gets old quick.

Yeah, I know I can add it, but I'm one of the few who doesn't have the cruise wiring already installed in OEM harness, so it's something I want to do, but there are other mods less expensive and quicker ahead of it on my list.

Even my Road King has full blown automotive electronic cruise control...DUH, Mopar...I'll never understand why they didn't use same harness on all of same year Sports..I've got proper clock spring, but wrong harness. I can understand them using cruise clockspring if they ran short of non cruise clocksprings, but almost all cars today use single harness and simply leave off optional hardware you don't elect to pay for.

As far as Wrangler heat and A/C, they provide huge capacity due to soft top and extreme climates Jeeps are intended for. My A/C does good job at reducing the stress when puttering around town in slow traffic with top down in 90 degree heat.

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