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O/T 3336 miles later, I have arrived

after a few minor issues, I leaned a few things traveling from coast to coast

1. the 24 valve cumming diesel is an unbelievable powerplant.
2. the above engine will travel the entire span of new mexico with an average speed of 81 mph towing the jeep and tons of other junk.
3. the newer dodge dana 60's have the same crappy non-serviceable bearing assembly as jeeps.. just bigger..and more expencive($255)
4. a few prayers don't hurt and help is usually there when I need it.
5. I actually really enjoyed towing and I have no fear of going anywhere now.
6. the smokey mountians have the steepest grades on all of I-40
7. I saw rain in every desert I drove through.
8. california has a law stating you can't tow ANYTHING at speeds faster than 55mph.
9. gas is $2.15 a gallon here, but diesel is $1.65
10. Arizona is the most beautifull state I've ever seen... except winslow
11. I incurred $800 in food, gas, lodging, and parts (about $500 for the driving food and hotels, but we camped a lot)
12. motel 6 allows pets
13. rent and gas are more here, but everything else is the same price.
14. california has a LOT of laws
15. everyone here drives a new f-350 diesel on 35" tires

...the weather here is really really nice...... [img]images/graemlins/beach.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/beach.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/beach.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/beach.gif[/img]
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Welcome to sunny California. It has been hot and nice for the last 3 months strait. Good trails in the mountains and deserts, and you cant forget about the river ( October is the time to do it) good wheelin, good people. Did you move here? I haven't been on the board in a while. If so there are plenty of us down to hit trails. PM if you want to go wheelin- give me a month.....new lift install plus tires! [img]images/graemlins/beach.gif[/img]
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glad to hear you made it ok.... saw the doc... said knee was doing great.. gave me the green light to run.. i should be 100% around the first of the year.. and dropping my pcs package then.. and for the big one.. check out my post
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Glad you made it there ok,......but give it time,........you'll be singing the "Carolina Dreamin' " song, instead of the "California Dreamin' " [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Glad you finally made it..

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10. Arizona is the most beautifull state I've ever seen... except winslow


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SSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
We try not to let that out [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] ITS HOT here guys and a lousy place to live [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Winslow is the pristeen mecca of Arizona [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Glad you made it OK Chris. Sounds like about any trip I've ever been on. Nothing ever goes perfect. Just call it a character builder. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Welcome to California! [img]images/graemlins/beach.gif[/img]
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Hate to loose you to the west cost, but that said glad the trip went well.

I do not think I could live in Cali,, but good luck.
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Hey Chris. Glad to hear you are no longer standing on the corner. I sure hope you don't trade in your jeep for a surf board. And I REALLY hope you have a room for a fellow jeeper. I know PLENTY, that might want to come out and visit.

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So hurt by the Winslow comment! Best part about living near Winslow, is the white mountains, mogollon rim are less than a hour away!
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