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08-15-2010 12:15 PM
bthor76 Yeah. What he said. What happened on the trip?
07-23-2010 11:34 PM
jspeer1130 any updates on this trip?
06-11-2010 12:44 PM
massyj WooHoo! Good for you! If you've got time and money, you've got a dream road trip ahead. Totally jealous! Safe travels
06-09-2010 10:07 PM
Rubigirl Stay Safe - And have nothing but fun!!!! Wish I could do this!! Can't wait to hear about your adventure when you return.
06-08-2010 08:06 PM
Originally Posted by gminton View Post
I also experience number 3 from 55-60 mph...
WOW!! I don't get THAT excited, but I'm having a good time!
06-08-2010 07:51 PM
jspeer1130 Here in North Canton Ohio, not but 15 minutes or so south of 76 as you pass through Akron....I'll shoot you a PM with my number in case you're rolling through and would like a bed to rest on or to at least meet up for lunch or dinner depending on schedules. There's a bob evans just off of 76 in Tallmadge, Ohio as well as several other places along the way...
06-08-2010 07:34 PM
copleydad Did a roundtrip Boston to NC in April, logged about 2k miles, and had a blast. Envy you doing the x country thing, wish I had the time.

AND you can ALWAYS say you did it. I did the cross country thing in a brand new Durango 8 years ago and spent more time in Dodge Dealerships on the way than time on the road (POS). Bring some duct tape, channel locks and a 4 way screwdriver, kick up the tunes and watch the faces of all the midwesterners checkin out your rig with Connecticut tags and smile big.

Good for you and have a great and safe trip!!!!!!
06-08-2010 07:14 PM
BigSkee Good luck dude. That has inspired me to do a road trip of my own in my 93, albiet on a much much smaller scale.
06-08-2010 11:04 AM
scott howard Just saw your trip rt. link missed coming thru wichita falls texas by 150 miles.
but if you having any issue's when you get to ok city and need a shop come on by.

383 soaring eagle trl.
wichita falls tx. 76310
06-08-2010 10:28 AM
Geoff@Bestop Get your kicks on Route 66!

Your route completely circles around the Colorado mountains. Like you were trying to avoid us. Do we stink?
06-08-2010 10:12 AM
scott howard yes the jeep will be fine .
just service it before you leave and give your self lots of time so you can take breaks.
and i took my 53 cj 3b from here in texas back home to va and back and did it at a top speed of 55 , but when i was crossing the smokey and blue ridge mountains it made the trip a trip of a life time.

just stop at a half of tank and fill up and do a walk around the jeep for you and it along the way.

take ear plugs and a bikini top if your doing it top off like i did ( ear plugs were picked up in va for trip back......lesson learned)

plus you have something i did not have 20 years ago . you have a new family world wide by being on here , so if you come thru wichita falls texas you have a place to stay and a shop to service the jeep if it needs something and i would bet my last dollar if you post your route you will get the same offer of help and a place to stay your whole trip and what a trip that would be .

have fun
06-08-2010 07:39 AM
Kate You are going to have a BLAST!!
Sure wish I could convoy along just for the ride.

Have a fun and safe journey, post up a progress report and pics when you can.
06-08-2010 07:35 AM
Got_Mud? Just a thought - AAA has different levels of service - if you don't have the "Premier" package, you may want to look into it. I upped to that package when I found out that the standard package only covers towing for 3 miles, then $2 a mile over that (Three guesses how I discovered *that* little tidbit of information...). The Premier package tows up to 200 miles twice a year and up to 100 miles otherwise. Plus they will bring you *FREE* gas if you run out for whatever reason (one gallon only, though). I think I pay $120 a year for it, and have used it, although never on my Jeep - go figure (And I *KNOW* now I've jinxed that...sigh ).
Anyway - it sounds like a BLAST! Be safe, have FUN, and good luck!!!!
06-08-2010 12:10 AM
bthor76 Looks like there's no talking you out of it. I don't want to be a downer but I just don't see you doing it a second time. I have a 4 banger and I avoid the I-10 even for short trips. I couldn't imagine doing it for 6k miles. Good luck though and I truely hope I'm wrong.
06-08-2010 12:01 AM
jdhallissey Yea keep us updated on here. I am in IL. So We could meet up here and possibly even go wheeling if you like.
06-07-2010 11:06 PM
TKorona Cant believe I just stumbled upon this thread! Good luck my man! I have a 95 YJ too. I'm from Connecticut and I dig what you're doing. Wanting to get out and do this, no matter what anyone says. When you get back (cuz I know you will) hit me up. We'll compare YJs (maybe by that point our mileage will be even!)
06-07-2010 11:03 PM
Originally Posted by shoch87 View Post
I am also in the process of crafting a sleeping surface in the rear of the jeep for the peaceful nights. I will be posting pictures soon and will update along the journey.

Wish me good fortune!!!
One of the best night's sleep I ever had was in a sleeping bag in the back of an Army HMMWV in the California desert near Death Valley under the stars. I know it's not a Jeep story, but same principal and had to wheel to get there and on the Army's dime.

..anyway.. good luck dude and God Bless.
06-07-2010 10:33 PM
Snuffy115 Gods speed

I see Chicago is on your route. I'm in just outside of Chicago.
06-07-2010 08:52 PM
Barrie Good luck.
06-07-2010 08:50 PM
The Adventure Begins on Thursday!!!

After taking into consideration many suggestions, I will be making the trip. As the title states, the trip will start on Thursday June 10.

Click here to view my planned route.

If you are on the path, let me know. I would love to meet up with some fellow enthusiasts along the way.

I am also in the process of crafting a sleeping surface in the rear of the jeep for the peaceful nights. I will be posting pictures soon and will update along the journey.

Wish me good fortune!!!
06-02-2010 10:26 PM
4Jeepn With the miles you have on it.

Replace the driveshaft u-joints
Replace the front u-joints
Radiator hoses
heater hoses
Make sure your tires are not stuck on the lugs incase you have to change a tire
make sure the jack works
carry extra fuses
duck tape

don't leave anything in the jeep you can't afford to have stolen.
06-02-2010 10:10 PM
tmulholland24 I drove across the country in a 21' toyota winnebago that topped out at 55mph downhill...i have no problem hitting 70mph in my 4banger YJ so believe me the trip wont be too bad at all jus a little bumpy and not the fastest.

I would deffinitley get AAA because you get towing included and they will set you up with awesome directions for a road trip with many stops
06-02-2010 09:15 PM
scrambler1 Take some time looking over your jeep.
u-joint's,front wheel bearings, make sure your brakes are in good shape.
Check your coolant would be a good idea to flush the system and new coolant.
go through and make sure all the suspension/steering componets are in good shape and all the nut's and bolts are tight.
Tune up would be a good idea plugs and wires,air/fuel filters. (this would help on fuel consumption)
spare fluids,tools,rags,Booster pac,small air compressor,spare fuses,mechanics wire, a good spare tire.
Are you running a soft top?
Good luck I hope everything works out.
06-02-2010 07:47 PM
Kate We're in middle Tennessee.
Would be more than happy to have you drop in for dinner, will give you a soft place to land for the evening and a hot shower.

I'll PM you some contact info.
06-02-2010 06:38 PM
The Decision is Near

Thanks to everyone for your input. Many of the things (such as AAA etc I have already considered; many things I had not considered). I am going to take the Jeep in tomorrow and see if they can figure out the death wobble issue. I will also have them do a thorough check on all belts, hoses etc.

If I can get the wobble fixed, its a go. Time is not an issue (as long as I can make the wedding. Even if I have to end up flying from wherever the YJ breaks down I should still be able to make the wedding).

Here is the plan:
Leave on the afternoon of - Jun. 10th.
Stop in Oklahoma to visit college friends/family (Oklahoma State Alumni)
Make it to the wedding reception - Jun 17th (evening)
Spend a weekend in Vegas - Jun 19th
Head north to Colorado - Jun. 21st
Come back home - Before mid august

If I do go I will be sure to keep everyone posted on the progress.

P.S. Great Idea getting in touch with Jeep enthusiasts from around the nation before my trip. Will definitely do so. Anyone here who is remotely on the way who would be up for lunch/dinner off of I-40, I 84, I 80 or I 70 on the path to California I am available.
06-02-2010 04:45 PM
little1989jeep do it i wish i could do something like this.

things needed
1. spare every thing you think can break belts hoses and odds and ends.
2. 2 jerry cans for fuel
3. tools
4. the jeep spirt of fun and adventure

and last just have fun its a story you can tell others and not many people do something like this
06-02-2010 04:41 PM
drivebytruckerz It's not about cost dude... it's about the drive. Jeepin across the country is worth every gallon of gas.

P.S. Invest in a $99 tom tom or something to keep you on path.
06-02-2010 04:30 PM
Russ13 You are going to pay more on fuel than it would cost to fly round trip... When you land in California rent a Wrangler for a couple days. You will also save your YJ from all the wear and tear along the way! Trust me; (unless you are an over the road trucker who is used to being on the road for a week at a time) if you drive from the east coast to the west and back you will be joining the Anti-Wrangler Forum. You will get half way there and want to do this to yourself lol

Although, you could have the time of your life... I would prob fly myself. Please don't be offended, I'm just joking!!!
06-02-2010 04:15 PM
Kate OH! Speaking of wear patterns.
On a trip this long, have your tires roted before you leave, When you reach your destination and again when you get home.

You'll be happy that you did... go ahead.. ask me how I know this.
06-02-2010 03:56 PM
sevenservices I think you'll be fine, other than x3 on fixing the shake, it could get your tires real hot on a longggg road if its them making it shake.

Also, make sure your fuel sys and cooling sys are fine.

My 94' is going on a 9 hour ride from mid-michigan to wisconsin shortly. Im taking extra gas, basic tools, cell phone, gps, clothes, etc... my plan is to do an oil change just before I leave and also check my tire pressures as even just a couple pounds low on one tire can shoot the MPG in the arse and throw out the wear pattern.
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