|10-25-2012 01:01 AM|
What kind of gas mileage are some of you long haulers getting out on the open road?
I haven't had my Jeep long, but I drove it from Tulsa to Disney, OK (bout an hour and 15 minutes each way) to check out the off road trails there. It was sooo loud in the Jeep (hard top with windows up and A/C on) I felt like I might lose some hearing if I made many trips like that. Mostly tire noise I think.
|10-24-2012 06:29 AM|
i don't drive mine that far. my farthest is from Baltimore, MD to Rausch Creek for a day off road & then back.
i've towed it from MD to Myrtle Beach, but that doesn't count, lol.
|10-24-2012 01:44 AM|
|The Korean||Longest for me is from Detroit to Long Beach pulling roughly a 1100 lb trailer til Colorado... hello 10 mpg|
|10-23-2012 11:56 PM|
|10-23-2012 11:21 PM|
|Sanih||NYC to Portland Maine with stops in Kenniebunk, Rye NH, Haverhill MA and Newport RI|
|10-23-2012 10:31 PM|
|DeJeeps||2800 miles round trip, Phoenix to Seattle and back in a 1979 CJ-7. Drove straight through both ways with a buddy of mine. Glad we upgraded the tunes to overcome the godawful flapping of the soft top.|
|10-23-2012 09:47 PM|
Stonington CT to San Diego summer 2010; San Diego to Washington DC via Stonington summer 2012. Towed my starcraft camper both ways.
|10-23-2012 09:38 PM|
|Volta009||1758 total trip not including off roading. No ac in july. From mid michigan to gatlinburg tenn to cookeville tenn back to gatlingburg tenn then home a few days later. I6 5 speed with 30" tires and 3.08 gears.|
|10-23-2012 07:24 PM|
|Clyde Frog||1,900 miles round trip from Worcester, MA to Louisville, KY and back...went to the Kentucky Derby, even spent a night sleeping in the Jeep!|
|10-23-2012 06:36 PM|
|MillerFam||Ventura County to the Rubicon and back in August. About 1100 round trip in blazing temps through central California with the top off. Temp readings on 98 degrees at 11PM.|
|10-23-2012 06:19 PM|
|wtrwkr||Newbie here so 60 miles after picking her up.|
|10-23-2012 05:28 PM|
Bolling, AFB to Travis in December guessing 2800 ish (can't wait)
How did everything go on your trip? No problems?
|10-23-2012 05:18 PM|
Farthest I drove was from Springfield,MA (Western Mass on the state line with CT) to Newport, VT (One of the last town's before you head into Canada off 91N).
I think it was like 230 miles one way and 300 miles on the way back because I felt like taking the scenic route. The scenic route for me was waiting for the Mrs. to fall asleep and jump off the highway to find a trail or somewhere to get the jeep dirty. When I woke her up I was on what I thought was a trail (ended up being a mile long driveway ) the look on her face when I started screaming when I was hitting the first mud patch I found..... PRICELESS!
After getting my ass chewed for being awesome I had to take her out to dinner, but when she jumped out of the Jeep she got mud all over her clothes. So I did what any good man should I started laughing what little ass I had left off until I saw the face of death looking back at me. Spent the whole dinner fearing that I was going to meet Jesus but luckily there was a mall she had never been to near the restaurant so I took her there to check it out..... 2 hours of shopping later I was finally on my way home. Now you would think the lesson was learned?? Nope she still falls asleep on Jeep rides and I still find ways to get her dirty! One day I'll learn her or be a homicide statistic either way I'll do it by off roading.
|10-23-2012 02:17 PM|
Farthest I drove my jeep was 800 miles round trip from south eastern michigan to Silver Lake sand dunes in north western michigan. pulling a trailer with a four-wheeler and tons of other crap.
I helped a friend drive one of his 2 vehicles when he moved from south eastern michigan to near Virginia Beach, VA. in his 1994 4 banger YJ, about 1000miles of pure hell. I was December; No carpet, drain plugs pulled, broken heater, and 3 snow storms (that part was fun but not for him in his car that sat 4 inches off the ground.) Should have only taken us 9 hours, it actually took 19. With the snow and the jeep only being able to do 65mph at best.
The silver car he drove the whole way, the YJ I drove the whole way.
|10-23-2012 02:02 PM|
|philk||from clearwater florida to seattle wa. twice!!!!!!|
|10-21-2012 02:43 PM|
|10-21-2012 02:30 PM|
|Tyr4nt||4 hours from Nashville TN to Columbus IN (where I bought it to home).|
|10-21-2012 02:20 PM|
|tallzdatank||butte Montana to Falstaff Arizona via Caldwell Idaho 2200 never again. not the distance just that Nevada sucks to drive through.|
|10-21-2012 02:18 PM|
Norman, OK to Quantico, VA:
Quantico, VA to Camp Pendleton, CA:
2, 657 miles
|08-22-2012 06:37 PM|
|JRoweMDN||I just did a trip from Gainesville, FL to Hiawassee, GA about 900 miles round trip with another 250 miles riding around in the mountains of NC and GA. By the time I got back I was tired of pulling over for gas. Averaging about 15 on the highway and 13 in the mountains makes for lots of stops. I did realize that the a/c has to be on recirc to stop the top from flapping and it is quieter with the windows down on the interstate.|
|08-22-2012 05:54 PM|
|sargeparrish||winter haven,fl to hattiesburg,ms. twice 650 miles one way. not a bad trip except im 6'3" and my back ached like crazy. my wrangler didnt come with a recliner. ha. but i love it.|
|08-22-2012 03:21 AM|
|MattGeo||1550 miles from Palm Springs, CA to Calgary, AB. Will be making this trip a couple more times over the next several months|
|08-06-2012 08:54 PM|
|08-06-2012 08:08 PM|
|BulldawgJeepin||Three weeks ago...from Statham, Georgia to Manitou Springs, Colorado...round trip. Started on a Friday at 5am est and ended Saturday at 4:30pm mst (that's roughly 25 hours). Stayed for a day and a half then hit the road back...took about 27 hours thanks to construction traffic in St. Louis and Atlanta. All in all it was around 2850 miles. Jeep did great the whole time though it ran a little hot all the way through Kansas (it was 104 degree day). Great thread, I've enjoyed reading everyone's stories!|
|08-06-2012 09:22 AM|
|billybobjoe||This isnt me but I came across this article and it's a great read. This guy drove from Alaska to the tip of South America in his TJ. The pictures in his blog are amazing. An adventure begins | The road chose me|
|08-06-2012 06:05 AM|
|MilMJ11||Drove from MD to MO and back with a front ds with bad u-joints and no heat in January. Felt like I was riding in a small propeller driven airplane. My wife chose to fly back from MO and made me drive it back by myself.|
|08-06-2012 02:37 AM|
|Gunner||I feel like I should turn in my drivers license. 200 miles.|
|08-05-2012 10:55 PM|
|Donkerz||250 miles one-way across the country|
|08-05-2012 10:41 PM|
|amanda1245||Arizona to Massachusetts 2,460 miles! In my boyfriends jeep longest most cramped and noisy ride of my life...loved it so much I bought one! haha|
|08-05-2012 08:38 PM|
|99tj707||Probably only 60 miles.|
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