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Cross Country Trip In A Roxor

Discussion in 'Roxor Tech' started by givemethewillys, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. Jan 10, 2021
    givemethewillys

    givemethewillys Been here since sparky ran it. 2022 Sponsor

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    Thanks for sharing, that sounds like an epic adventure. Maybe consider towing a teardrop trailer for the next trip, so your bones don't ache? I think the jeep would tow it fine, and then you wouldn't be sleeping on the ground
     
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  2. Jan 10, 2021
    Fireball

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    Awesome. Even a little Smokey and the Bandit beer smuggling action.
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2021
    Mr Vaughan

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    what would be cool is if that couple with the '71 happened to be on this very forum.
     
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  4. Jan 11, 2021
    Jrobz23

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    That is the exact idea ;)
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2021
    47v6

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    I went to the Grand Canyon during the shut down too! Arizona was supposed to shut the GC down, but the gov said no way. So they just left it open. I lived in Arizona and was very poor then, couldn't afford admission, so when it was free, my wife and I went! It was around Christmas. I almost hit an elk at night in my Blazer up there. Pretty sure we went to the north rim and on to Pariah Utah where we almost froze to death.
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2021
    Ol Fogie

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    You guys make me want to go travelin with all your great stories. Lets hear some more adventure trips.
    Maybe a group of us should get together for a cross country jeep trip, heck I have even wanted to travel the 1500 mile Alaska Hwy camping in my jeep. Did that in my old diesel F-250 camping there and back in 1991. A trip like that would be the ultimate road trip for a jeep. Has anyone here done that? I do recall seeing some people on the Alcan in jeeps back in 91.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2021
    jeepstar

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    Do it in a roxor! It will give me an excuse to buy one
     
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  8. Jan 12, 2021
    givemethewillys

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    I would love this! Although, I'd probably choose to do it in a full size truck/truck camper and tow the jeep. I'm not old, but I'm not as young as I once was :)
     
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  9. Jan 12, 2021
    Mr Vaughan

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    i would do alaksa if i coule make it, sounds like fun as long as it's not winter
     
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  10. Jan 12, 2021
    Ol Fogie

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    let's go.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2021
    Ol Fogie

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    Yeah, winter is out of the question. The temps up in interior of the Yukon quite often are -40F. Although they do keep the road plowed all winter.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

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    Back in November of ‘03, I headed out in my ‘82 Volvo 240 wagon (that had about 480k miles on it at the time) on a round-country trip.

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    I was at a turning point in my life, and I was ready to start new. The plan was to drive all around while living out of my car, looking for a place I could feel comfortable calling home. I was done with the east coast. I removed the rear seat and replaced it with a set of snow tires, chains, and supplies, sewed some curtains I could hang around the windows for privacy, loaded my tool chest and water jug on one side, and sleeping bag and mess kit on the other, and I headed out.

    I had a cell phone, but it was on Sprint’s network. Back then, if you weren’t in the center of a large city, Sprint was absolutely worthless, so I could only touch base with people every couple of days, or use pay phones. I visited friends in Tennessee, met up with a girl in Colorado whom I met online :sneak:, mountain biked in Moab...

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    ...visited an old friend in Hollywood, saw the redwoods, etc... I spent a month and a half on the road, hitting around 25 states, living out of that car. I went a lot of places I shouldn’t have, like this quad trail in Utah at 7000’...

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    I knew I was home when I ended up in Idaho. My trip ended here when I found a cheap place to live and a job that agreed to push off my start date until I - took the greyhound bus back to PA - and spent Christmas with my family, then loaded my Scout with whatever I could pack in/on it to drive back out through some horrendous blizzard conditions, which was another epic trip in and of itself.

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    Ol Fogie

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    That would be the smart way of doing it. But you would want to tow or haul your jeep to somewhere in British Columbia but drive and camp out of the jeep up and back along the Alcan.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2021
    jeepstar

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    funny how pics from '03 look like '63, with all the crystal clear digital shots. cool that you took time out to snap pics.
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    I planned ahead and took an empty photo album with me, and while I was waiting for photos to be developed or waiting at a laundromat, I’d make entries on notecards in the album like a diary. It was a great way to take in everything I was seeing.
     
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    givemethewillys

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    I like where your head is at! It's a long trip from Virginia to British columbia though!
     
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    Keys5a

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    Pretty much what I did back in '95, only the Syncro has a comfotable bed. I carried two mountain bikes, and 2 full sets of scuba gear (except hoods!) Cell phones and GPS were in their (reletive) infancy, so Rand McNally ruled. I still have a shoebox full of photos to go with the memories. I wasn't looking for a place to live, but just wanted to see what the rest of the Country was all about. Moab, and the Pacific coast highway are where I want to see again.
    -Donny
     
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  18. Jan 13, 2021
    Jrobz23

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    That’s the end goal actually. I wanna get it solid with a teardrop in tow on shorter midwestern trips and do that bucket list trip.
     
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    Jw60

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    In aug 2007 I drove my CJ5 with the 134 under the hood from NY. To MO. Just 995 miles alone.
    I lost oil pressure on I70 and took the next exit first parking lot... the Smuckers jelly museum.
    [​IMG]081607_11071 by Joe with a jeep, on Flickr

    Turned out it puked the oil canister gasket.
    Spent the night in the jeep at a rest stop somewhere.
    It was hot. I could only do 55-60. The brakes were terrible. My fuel tank wouldn't pump out all the way and I was getting 12mpg. I could go 2hrs on a tank then I would stop for fuel. I had an atlas and wrote the directions on the windshield in sharpie. it was soo hot in there. My road bike was tied to the inside of the roof. I had two duffle bags a backpack of snacks and a tool box.

    Then in May 08 the dorms closed for summer and I had to drive back to NY. There was this thing going on along the way so I parked at the last rest stop and waited for the morning. I woke up to some guys saying "I think someone is in there" they were on there way to the same midwest reunion I was so I followed them there and met my new jeep family, too many to name but I miss them all.
    [​IMG]My 1st Spring midwest reunion by Joe with a jeep,

    Fall 08 was an uneventful repeat with a little different route thru rural PA and such. I did have my parents old bike rack from the van and a bit of my stuff was still in storage in MO.

    Spring 08 I did the same little detour. I think I had an Overdrive at this point and could do 58mph.
    I was one of the last to leave in the drizzle that Sunday and one of the guys was having trouble getting his 6v jeep started so I pulled it around the lot until it fired we unhooked and I wished him the best of luck on his drive home... then realized I have a long way home... in the rain... with vacuum wipers... and bias tires...
    [​IMG]My 2nd Spring midwest reunion by Joe with a jeep, on Flickr

    Then fall 09 I made my last trip west in the jeep.
    I pulled this little crate with an axle to haul the snow plow. This trip I had a chase car until dad got to theburgerking
    [​IMG]IMG_0289 by Joe with a jeep, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_0285 by Joe with a jeep, on Flickr
    That was the trip I learned to pray the hardest with 9" drums.

    So that's about 5000 miles in a 45+ year old 4cyl cj5.
    I think my ears still hurt.
     
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  20. Jan 13, 2021
    givemethewillys

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    I think I remember that first trip. If I remember correctly, there was a lot of "you're going to die neighsaying" type stuff revolving around your brakes. If only you had a new roxor!
     
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