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prepping for a long distance road trip

so i decided that instead of flying, i think i will be driving to oregon (approx 990+miles )from home to see my girl. si figured that im gonna have to prep the ranger.

first and obvious item need to be done is to put my camper back on, get some, oil/coolant and tools and a fuel can in case if i run out of fuel.

i know i will need a flashlight, snivel gear (for i will be living out of my truck for a bit), extra drive belt, extra chow, water and lots of red bulls.

sounds like a fairly complete list. what else you guys think i'll need to go to oregon?
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condoms and a good assortment of CD's.
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Some transmission fluid and brake fluid couldn't hurt.
Grease the ball joints, top off the windsheild fluid.
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how long you planing on taking to get up there? my dad used to do it straight thought from Bakersfield CA to grants pass OR in like 8-9 hours but im sure he was on something take your time dont fall asleep behind the wheel

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1:once you cross the oregon boarder you CAN NOT pump your own gas pull up to the pump and a guy will pump it for you(unless its changed in 10 years)
2:mapquest your trip out before hand and take maps im not trying to stereotype oregonians but from what ive seen they dont like californians i lived there for 2 years and got in alot of fight cause i was from cali (but i swear that whole town was inbreed)

so be carefull in asking for directions
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make sure you got a good rifle w/scope and camera, in case you spot the REAL BIGFOOT..
Always carry a loaded gun with you on trips
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+1 on the gun, other than that, I wouldnt worry too much. Its not that bad of drive. plenty of places to stop along the way for food or whatever. Its not like youre gonna be out of civilization for any extended periods of time.
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Yea....oregon/norcal is nothing like nevada or someplace like that.



so your coming to oregon....go ahead an replace those wiper blades. Change your oil for good measure. You really have nothing to worry about really...just don't run yourself out of gas. 1/4 tank and your drivin' by a town....fill up. no biggie. For me, 1,000 miles is about 3.5 weeks of driving for me. Whats your maintinence on your truck been like? Is everything pretty much up to date?
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Good luck and be safe Robert. You get a new mirror and valance yet?? I am heading down to SD this weekend if you have not done a certifit run yet.
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1:once you cross the oregon boarder you CAN NOT pump your own gas pull up to the pump and a guy will pump it for you(unless its changed in 10 years)
I make that mistake every time... haha... they hate me... I get a lot of funny looks when I jump out and start the gas, but their attendants should be faster!!
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I make that mistake every time... haha... they hate me... I get a lot of funny looks when I jump out and start the gas, but their attendants should be faster!!
Yea that kinda tripped me out too, some weird hick fool wanted my CC and I wasn't used to the "I can't pump my own gas" law.
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so i decided that instead of flying, i think i will be driving to oregon (approx 990+miles )from home to see my girl. si figured that im gonna have to prep the ranger.

first and obvious item need to be done is to put my camper back on, get some, oil/coolant and tools and a fuel can in case if i run out of fuel.

i know i will need a flashlight, snivel gear (for i will be living out of my truck for a bit), extra drive belt, extra chow, water and lots of red bulls.

sounds like a fairly complete list. what else you guys think i'll need to go to oregon?
Your in P-town? I'm in anacrime....
anyway, should be a piece of cake drive, nothing special. I just got done doing a drive from WA to SoCal.
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1000miles isn't all that far. I'd hop in my truck right now, fill up and drive that far. I'll be towing 2,500miles in december. I'll change a few fluids, serp belt is good, fuel filter, gas up and roll!
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I just did a 780km trip to trailer home an Explorer, I was very over prepared but it's more than worth the safety/comfort.

(I won't include the recovery gear for loading the Explorer)
Jack, jack stand(s), tire iron/wrench, and mostly: Check Your Spare's Pressure,
Extra vital fluids, oil (about 1 qrt or 2), coolant (water will work in August), a gallon of windsheild fluid, trans fluid (1 or 2 qrts),
Duct tape, zip ties, twine/rope/yarn, a couple feet of spare electric wire and maybe a spare light or two (194, 9007, 3157 . . .),
A flashlight, batteries, cell phone, blanket/bed sheets, plastic tarp and bungee cords.

Then of coarse drinking water, energy bars/granola bars, canned food and whatever else you feel nessesary.

Alot of these you won't need for highway driving but we have alot weird weather and landscape here so I would rather be over-preped.

Good luck on the trip man, just use common sence on anything you question, later on.
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1000miles isn't all that far. I'd hop in my truck right now, fill up and drive that far.
Agreed... full tank of gas (depending on the year 1 qt. oil) and roll... especially on that drive you won't be more than a few miles from civilization the whole way...
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Obama said you can save the USA from drilling for more oil if you properly inflate your tires.

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yea i got yelled at up in hood river for pumping my own gas ...

anyways i just drove from WI to CA and i didnt have half the ish you guys are talking about bringing along
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Why doesn't anyone ever mention toilet paper!!! Murphy's law states when you need to go, there won't be any paper in your stall (if you are lucky enough to find a stall), and nobody will spare a square (Seinfeld).

I just did a 2000k journey, only thing I did was charge my cordless impact (in case I needed it), and checked my oil. I was also carrying extra bearings, cause I was concerned one of mine would decide to take its own vacation - which it did, but when I finally got home.

Ohh, and always carry some cash on you, never know what you will need it and won't be able to use the visa.
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yea i got yelled at up in hood river for pumping my own gas ...

HAHA! That's right....Oregon is a non-self filling state. I regularly get yelled at from attendents/owners...I make effin' sure I fill MY OWN tank on my chevy. Gas has been leaking down the side and eating away at my paint. screw that...i'm doin' it myself. Got 86'd at a station. I still go there. lol. Been told its like a $4600 fine for filling your own tank. lol.

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I always take #1 my pistol, flashlight, toilet paper, drinks, beef jerky, some cash, emergency credit card, cds or satellite radio, and whatever other luxuries I feel I need. I've driven from Albuquerque to Baltimore once and New Jersey to here twice. Just dont drive tired, and make sure you got some tunes going, you'll be fine. Once you cross a state line watch your speed, cops love out-of-towners. Oil change wouldnt be a bad idea, but check all your fluids and your tires. Dont forget to check your spare too. Have a nice drive!
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lol i got pulled over in wausau, WI over the summer for running a stop sign, cop couldnt do **** cause he couldnt link up to ca's computer to run my **** .... state troopers dont have that problem from what im told though.
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Time to resurrect this thread.
I am driveing from pc Florida to South Dakota. i managed to con my with into driving it :) its about 1400 miles one way over christmas.
obviously im changing oil have been using quaker state but i cant find the synthetic except in motorcraft brand
rotating tire
the power inverter is on its way to power laptop to keep the wife entertained.
garmin
the cb is at my destination wish i had now.
our laptops and ipod have 100 gb of music to set there.
tauneo cover to keep it dry.
cooler with snacks and dew
cold weather clothes

now what am i missing/ something to entertain the me trip
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pack a tool bag. extra fluids. air pressure gauge. a can of fix a flat. make sure the spare is good to go. top off all fluids before you leave. new windshield wipers. make sure you have all your paper work in the car. insurance, title, license. a flashlight.

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i managed to con my with into driving it :)
translate this sentence plez
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pack a tool bag. extra fluids. air pressure gauge. a can of fix a flat. make sure the spare is good to go. top off all fluids before you leave. new windshield wipers. make sure you have all your paper work in the car. insurance, title, license. a flashlight.



translate this sentence plez
Probably with = wife.


I don't get what is with you guys and guns. I've driven lots of long distance drives and never ever had a situation I'd need a gun.
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my parents bring theirs in their 5th wheel when they travel .... older couple is a good target for robbers .... i dont see a problem with bringing it just try to obey state laws of where you travel to
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cond her into driving the truck because she hates the manual and can barly drive it
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