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Old 05-18-2011, 07:16 AM
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So heading out for a 10 hr road trip in the ranger, never taken this ranger anywhere but around town before. Any must do's? Its gonna be loaded down, not sure if I should take anything special? Any input would be appreciated
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:19 AM
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do your routine maintenace before you go

tire pressure check and if its due or its gonna be due then do ur oil change
my advice...CLEAN THE TRUCK before you go nothing is more irritating than not being able to find what u want whenu wnat it lol


be sure ur prepared before the trip for the things ur loading ie: straps lol
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:29 AM
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Check plugs, fluids, tire pressure, lights, Inflate the Spare tire (ppl forget this) check for leaks arounds gaskets, fueling, braking system, map out gas stations. And GOOD Tunes too!, Journey, Foreigner, Styx, Triumph, April Wine are all Great driving Bands to listen to!
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:06 AM
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Sweet! Just double checking I didnt forget anything important haha im doing the trip there alone so any tips to stay entertained lol I guess u could say I have an extteme case of add! Haha
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:19 AM
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Have fun and map out your trip 1st. I took my first Ranger (a single cab 4 cyl. auto) to Toronto, Ontario from Cleveland, Ohio, which is about 6 hours maybe. All I did was check the oil and tires, and I was fine. If your car is properly maintained you shouldn't have any worries.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:22 AM
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nice, i have taken my ranger on several huge trips up to tahoe and all over the place. they do good. where you going?
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:22 AM
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Sweet! Just double checking I didnt forget anything important haha im doing the trip there alone so any tips to stay entertained lol I guess u could say I have an extteme case of add! Haha
extreme case of ADD?...yea we all have that here...so welcome to the home of we only pay attention to rangers and even then we can't keep on track!
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:26 AM
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Sweet! Just double checking I didnt forget anything important haha im doing the trip there alone so any tips to stay entertained lol I guess u could say I have an extteme case of add! Haha
music man! just music

im going on a trip w a girl so th emusic choices fo rme r limited otherwisie shell complain lol

but seriously bering all ur old cds that u used to listen to and ofc ur current faves

theres so music i dont listen to on long drives...music that will get me pumped so death metal (whichis my fave) is something that is not played often on long trips HOWEVER! ac/dc, jefferson starship, metalllica, john mellencamp, queen, and MANY MANY others are my fave to listen to on road trips lol despitye the fact that i normally liste to bands liek nile , cannibal corpse, slayer and etc haha

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and just being an ******* and assuming uve never been on a road trip ....lol wear soem good comfy clothes lol i tend to wear basketball shorts when driving on vacation
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:39 AM
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ten hours?lol thats a trip to the grocery store... i did seattle, wa to upstate, sc in 4 days. thats 3,000 miles.

my suggestion to you, keep your foot out of the skinny pedal, pack your own drinks/snacks/lunch whatever and only stop when the truck needs some go-juice.



... psh.. ten hours.haha
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:52 AM
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ten hours?lol thats a trip to the grocery store... i did seattle, wa to upstate, sc in 4 days. thats 3,000 miles.

my suggestion to you, keep your foot out of the skinny pedal, pack your own drinks/snacks/lunch whatever and only stop when the truck needs some go-juice.



... psh.. ten hours.haha
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As everyone else has said, make sure your truck is willing and ready to make the trip. Bring food. Entertainment, bring music and hope to higher powers that there is beautiful scenery. Not much you can do to entertain yourself when your eyes need to be on the road.

Have a safe trip!
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:57 AM
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Haha im going to sacremento next week ill be going to texas then the week after colorado then michigan and so on lol but those will be in a van thats all set up for racing so its got a bed and tv and everything lol im used to flying but money is a little tight this year and this first trip will be a lil different. Well thank god it has a pretty good stereo! I guess its only 20 hrs round trip haha fun!
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:00 AM
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Haha im going to sacremento next week ill be going to texas then the week after colorado then michigan and so on lol but those will be in a van thats all set up for racing so its got a bed and tv and everything lol im used to flying but money is a little tight this year and this first trip will be a lil different. Well thank god it has a pretty good stereo! I guess its only 20 hrs round trip haha fun!
The price of fuel! it might be cheaper to get a 2 way plane ticket lol
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:02 AM
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nice! come say hi to the nor cal guys! but since its 10 hours to sac im assuming your coming from san diego area, so you will hop an the 5, thats an easy drive. put your cruise control on at like 70 and just kick back.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:25 AM
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nice! come say hi to the nor cal guys! but since its 10 hours to sac im assuming your coming from san diego area, so you will hop an the 5, thats an easy drive. put your cruise control on at like 70 and just kick back.
Yessir! Haha id be pumped to see some more rangers too!
And a 2 way plane tickey would be ideal but i dont think they will lete bring a motorcycle as a carry on item haha so i did make a friend to travel with to help split costs so it will be easy on this side east coast will be pricey!
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