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JeepnJim 11-01-2010 05:44 PM

Las Vegas Trip Checklist
My girlfriend of 9 years wants us to drive the Jeep to Vegas and get married. Gotta love that! Vegas is about 1,666 miles from Missouri so I've been preparing my '04 X for the trip. We leave this Friday and have two weeks to wander through the desert. Here' what I've done: all new hoses, thermostat, coolant, new belt, new tranny filter and fluid, new brakes frnt and rear, tire rotation, new air filter, oil change,recent shock replacement, three month old battery is good and I greased all fittings on my suspension and steering. Any other suggestions for getting my (our) Jeep ready for the long trip across the desert? She wants us to get married at the drive-through chapel. She's a true Jeep girl. No wonder I love her so much!

azwillysjp 11-01-2010 06:23 PM

Congrats! Make sure to bring a tire patch plug repair kit for all the cacti, and plenty of water, even if the weather is nice it is still a desert.

JeepnJim 11-01-2010 06:26 PM

Good suggestion. I keep that under my jack.

YJjeep 11-01-2010 06:28 PM

Congrats man and good luck :wavey:

coolbreeze 11-01-2010 06:52 PM

Everyone should get married in Las Vegas at least once. Anyway, lots of Jeeping to do. If you haven't seen Death Valley, check it out. Seriously, have food and plenty of water with you. After almost 1,700 miles of Jeep, some comfort will in order though :D

toshpate 11-01-2010 06:55 PM

makes me jealous....

JeepnJim 11-01-2010 06:59 PM

I would love to drive on a moderate Jeep trail out west somewhere! Anything close by I 40?

thetoadLJ 11-01-2010 07:29 PM

yes mojave trail connects the i5 and i40 i believe. the i40 is what goes to needles right?

coolbreeze 11-01-2010 07:58 PM

Anything close to I40? Hello :cool: Get Google Earth and take a look at I40 and Route 66. You will be in Jeepers paradise. Have fun :D

SurfNaked2010 11-01-2010 08:19 PM

holy gas sucking thats gunna be a lot of gas! lol gunna be a fun trip

JeepnJim 11-01-2010 08:57 PM

Heck yes! I figure about $1,500 set aside for gas is a good bet. It's gonna be worth it. I just read about a trail that follows an old stage route between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. Surely we can find some off road fun somewhere out there.

Mccrum 11-01-2010 09:03 PM

Early congrats. You both will have a blast out in Vegas. Just three days ago I proposed to my girlfriend now fiancee. We were just out there a few months ago. If you have never been to the hoover dam they just made the new Hoover Dam Bypass which just opened October 19th. It was under construction when we went there. Would be pretty neat to ride on that. We also went to a place in Calico,CA which didnt take long to get to from Vegas. Its a old mining camp. That was pretty neat. Im sure you will find plenty of trails to ride on. Just dont run over any of the roadrunners lol

oIIIIIIo 11-02-2010 01:37 PM

Congrats! You will have a blast there. I go there at least 3 times a year... Viva Sin City!

Bring $$$$ for gas!

Have fun and safe trip!!

Indy 11-02-2010 01:50 PM

Congrats man!!! That sounds like an awesome trip! Take a lot of pictures and don't forget to share them with us! Have fun!!!

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