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Old 03-24-2015, 10:33 PM   #31
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Re: What Are Your Best Cross Country Stops

So far it is looking like a central route east to various stops on the way to VA, DC, and Boston. Then a possible trip to Nova Scotia and return skirting the northern side of the great lakes in Canada. Then drop down into the US through the UP of Michigan.

Any suggestions north of the great lakes?
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:58 PM   #32
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Re: What Are Your Best Cross Country Stops

If you are going through the UP of Michigan and like space history check out the tip of the Keweenaw peninsula where NASA launched rockets back in the 60's. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keweenaw_Rocket_Range

Not many people have ever heard of this. We found it several years ago geocaching. 4x4 isn't mandatory but you need good clearance. Great wild camping spot out there too right on Lake Superior. Weve been there twice, once some locals were camping and the next time we had it all to ourselves.
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:29 PM   #33
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Thanks rustypayne,
That is exactly the kind of place we are looking for. We were already planning on visiting the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore which is right down the road, and never had heard of the place!!
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:15 AM   #34
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Thanks!
We used much of your advise to take a 10K Mile, 7 Week journey from coast to coast, with many detours to interesting places along the way. We loved almost every minute of it... (well, maybe not the 90 degree stormy nights in VA) and had so much fun that when we returned to find that my wife's classroom was not ready for her, we went right back out for another 3 days of camping at Jalama Beach, near Lompoc, CA.

If I had a dollar for every time she said. "I LOVE this truck!" I could retire early.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:08 AM   #36
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If I had a dollar for every time she said. "I LOVE this truck!" I could retire early.
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Yes Ramsey, the truck performed very well indeed. We basicly drove the speed limit on the freeways(between 60 and 80mph) and the high speed handling of your suspension was superb and the ride was smooth at any speed. We had some stream crossings and real 4x4 in the Bridger National Forrest just outside of Grand Teton NP, and other places and were very happy there too. All went well, though we did burn just a bit more oil than I had expected (about 4 quarts in 10k miles) we averaged a touch over 12MPG and I didn't baby the thing and keep the top speed down. Plenty of power with the 5.4L V8 with your re-gear to 4:11. Couldn't be happier. Of course we got looks and inquiries every where we went.
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That is a little excessive oil consumption - 5.4L are known to use some oil though. What weight oil are you using?
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Re: What Are Your Best Cross Country Stops

5W-20 conventional oil.
After this usage, my mechanic, who is an honest guy, said is a bit high but not out of the expected range, he added BG RF-7.
He likes it in engines that use oil.
We will see how this does at the next change.
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