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Old 05-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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I want to start a thread: What is the farthest you have driven your jeep

I just got back from CO to Carson City, NV. What a trip!!!!

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Old 05-15-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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How long was that? I did Jacksonville, Fl to Islamorada (Fl Keys) and back in about 15 hours... it was hell.

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Old 05-15-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
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I do a trip from up by KC Missouri to Tybee Island, GA almost every year, through Greer, SC since there is also family there. That is 1290 miles each way so 2,580 miles total for the trip. Absolutely LOVE it in the jeep and that is with me and 3 kids.

Am going to NOLA, Houston, and San Antonio next week till the end of May and the total will be 2066 miles round trip in the Jeep with 3 kids.

Son was in Basic at Lawton, OK last year and we went there twice while he was in basic (graduation and Thanksgiving) to be with him in the Jeep, just under 1000 miles round trip, twice for 2000.

We have a bumper rack for luggage and just enjoy the drive. I do try to stay off most interstate roads and "take a back road" cause we love seeing the country. Leave the safari top on but all windows are out.

Girls home school BB team also went to Nationals this year (and won the National Title in their division!!!) and we traveled 600 miles one way with all our assorted gear for that.

I pretty much go everywhere in the Jeep. No better way to see the country, IMO, than windows and doors off and taking it all in.



Going through the Cumberland Gap tunnel. Also went up on the top of the Mountain and did the look see and hang over the side:


Sometimes the dogs go too:
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:18 PM   #4
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Gulfport MS to Yorktown Va and back about 2200 miles. And I got passed by every 18wheeler lol
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:23 PM   #5
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Haven't done it yet, but I agreed to help my daughter drive her jeep from San Diego to Elizabeth City, NC this coming fall. (She's another Coastie heading for school)
Almost 3,000 miles with a 2.5l so we're hoping for tailwinds the whole way!
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:30 PM   #6
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Drove from Groton CT, up to Niagra Falls (Canada Side) then to San Diego California! (Got re-stationed) and my little Four Banger was towing 2500 pounds:-) Gotta love Jeep
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:17 PM   #7
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After my first tour, flew home to NY to bring my TJ back to Fort Campbell, KY. Drove from Long Island, NY to Clarksville, TN. Mid July, no top, no windows! Best 16 hours of my life!
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #8
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I've done Sonora, Ca to Denver, Co. and back. That was 1200 each way.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:04 PM   #9
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From Rockville, Maryland to Alberton, Montana and back in a CJ7. Very few interstates. Over 5000 miles. No air conditoning. Soft black top. It was a beotch.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:20 AM   #10
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It is very interesting to see where everyone drives their little jeep!
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:12 PM   #11
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Colorado to north Carolina pulling a bass boat with my 4 banger. 1807 miles one way!
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:23 PM   #12
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The farthest I drove mine was from Panama City Florida to Oak Harbor Washington via Houston Denver and Spokane. About 3200 miles at 160 miles per tank since the trailer we were towing was as big as the jeep.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #13
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Minneapolis to Louisville and back. ~1600-1700 miles round trip.

Wasn't bad, a bit louder than when I did it in my old Chrysler Concorde. Figured out that Flying would have been cheaper LOL.
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How long was that? I did Jacksonville, Fl to Islamorada (Fl Keys) and back in about 15 hours... it was hell.
I should note that although most of the trip down and up was hell, the drive down US1 in the keys, top down and doors off is unmatched. Well worth the trip.
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Haven't done it yet, but I agreed to help my daughter drive her jeep from San Diego to Elizabeth City, NC this coming fall. (She's another Coastie heading for school)
Almost 3,000 miles with a 2.5l so we're hoping for tailwinds the whole way!
You, sir, are a father of the year candidate...
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:08 AM   #16
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Jersey to Indiana, just under 800 miles. Compared to the other posts, mine is just a hop, skip and a jump
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:51 PM   #17
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In 1981 I was a senior in high school, I drove my 78' CJ5, 3 speed, 33" tires, "Levi" soft top and 304 V8 from Jackson , MI to Daytona Beach FL ..one way 1200 miles for spring break. Last weekend I drove our 06' Golden Eagle edition TJ , I6, 6 speed, 33"s, soft top...with the AC on 230 miles to the sand dunes ...I need cruise control in the TJ
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:46 PM   #18
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I bought my '02 on Ebay about 3 weeks ago . I flew to Philadelphia, picked it up and drove it back home to South Carolina, 500+ miles in just a little over 9 hours. The best ride I've had in a long time.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:37 PM   #20
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I drove my YJ (with the 2.5i) from Seattle to San Diego in 24 hours.
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Annapolis, md to WVU, about 6 hours, with 35s on 4.10 gears, no top, no doors, and no exhaust. Yippie
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:44 PM   #22
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Drove from virginia to Miami. About 1000 mile trip one way. Filled up wayyy too many times.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:39 PM   #23
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Some of you have done some serious miles in your Wranglers!

Farthest in my TJ: Orange County (CA) to Temple Bar Marina, Lake Mead (AZ) and back.

Never. Again.

115°F through the desert and had the heater on full blast to prevent overheating all while chugging along in the truck lane at a swift 35 mph!
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Some of you have done some serious miles in your Wranglers!

Farthest in my TJ: Orange County (CA) to Temple Bar Marina, Lake Mead (AZ) and back.

Never. Again.

115°F through the desert and had the heater on full blast to prevent overheating all while chugging along in the truck lane at a swift 35 mph!
I feel your SE pain my friend. Drafting works wonders!
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:27 AM   #25
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Amen to drafting.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:33 AM   #26
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Double AMEN to drafting. Best sweet spot is behind a tanker rig. Sucked me along at just over 200 miles and I only burned slightly over 1/2 a tank of fuel. BEST mileage I ever got, LOL. And best long conversation with a random stranger on a CB (A couple of Uncles retired from OTR and are a great topic/source to make friends on the road.)
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:32 AM   #27
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I drove from Princeton, NJ to Lawton, OK in January. And at the end of June, I'm driving from Lawton, OK to Wilmington, NC. I love road trips.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:23 PM   #28
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I drove from Monterey CA to Gulfport MS. in a 98 TJ w/32" mudders, a U-Haul almost the size of the Jeep, Wife, 2 teenagers, and 3 cats. I know what hell is like and I have promised to always be good ever since that trip.
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Back in March 2006, we were headed to Vegas for a short vacation centered around the NASCAR race held there over the weekend. Various family members were flying in from across the country, but my wife and I elected to drive since it is only about 420 miles each way from my house. (One of my sisters lives in my neighborhood, and she and her family were also driving themselves down.) At this time, we had been married for just 11 months.

I had been planning to take the 1987 Shelby CSX I owned at the time--it was FWD and got acceptable fuel mileage while also having lots of passing power for the hilly passes in southern Utah. As the day of the trip approached, the weather reported a big winter storm was going to pass through southern Utah at the same time that we'd be on the road, and my wife freaked out. Seriously, she went on and on about how we were gonna slide off some mountain and die a horrible, cold, Donner party death unless we decided to take my Jeep I owned at the time instead:



My Jeep was in perfect operating condition. Nevertheless, 35" MT/Rs with 4.56 gears plus the automatic transmission didn't exactly promise decent fuel economy... and the soft top combined with the barn door aerodynamics weren't filling my head with visions of quiet comfort at speed. (And I still haven't said anything about the lack of luggage room combined with my wife's habit of packing heavy.) I tried to convince my wife this wasn't the way to go, but her reaction was simply to panic even more. Okay, fine, we'll take the Jeep.

We left bright and early on departure day (also known as The Day Of The Deadliest Winter Storm Of The Century according to my wife). The roads were clear and dry because the front was just entering the state, so we were missing the snow... but we sure as hell weren't missing the gale-force crosswinds. Seriously, the Jeep was struggling to maintain 70 MPH. As I white knuckled the wheel to keep us in our lane, I noticed the fuel gauge was dropping like a rock. Doing some quick math in my head, I came to a sobering realization: for the first time in my life, I would not be able to make it from my home to Cedar City, Utah (220 miles) on a single tank of fuel. At my first fuel stop, I did the math: 12 mpg.

Other than making what felt like 50 fuel stops along the way, the trip down went without a hitch. We never saw a single flake of snow, though my sister (who left a couple hours after we did) wasn't able to make the same claim. The trip back was also a dry road experience for us, though there were more winds that day which didn't allow my to observe any significant increase in my fuel economy.

Upon our return home, I made one thing exceptionally clear to my wife: never again would she be able to choose which car we take on any road trip anywhere. Ever. (And anytime she tries to do so, I cut her off and say, "Remember the Vegas trip in the Jeep?" That stops her argument in its tracks.)
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:10 PM   #30
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did anderson SC, to Greenville MI, to Moab UT, to Fort Collins CO, and back to SC!!! thats a grand total of about 4262 miles..... you wanna talk about drafting, filled up every 400 miles, its amazing what a little pocket of air behind a truck will do! I took this trip last summer as a gift to myself for graduating.

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