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Old 03-18-2013, 09:32 PM
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if you feel tired, you are, stop every 2-4 hours even if you don't need to, get out for at least 15 minutes, and walk around, just get the blood flowing, keeps you more awake. And don't be afraid to stop and sleep.
Like Richard I have logged many hours on the freeway its my nature to just pick up and go on a couple days off...

good point he raised on a long road trip if your tired GO TO SLEEP no need killing yourself or others..

another is the get up and walk if you get gas go for a walk for few. people not in the medical field dont think about this but you get blood clots in your legs if you sit for to long. which can break off and go to your heart thus causing a heart attack. the ranger is pretty good of stopping you being it will need fuel its not a long hauler between stops.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:34 PM
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Like Richard I have logged many hours on the freeway its my nature to just pick up and go on a couple days off...

good point he raised on a long road trip if your tired GO TO SLEEP no need killing yourself or others..

another is the get up and walk if you get gas go for a walk for few. people not in the medical field dont think about this but you get blood clots in your legs if you sit for to long. which can break off and go to your heart thus causing a heart attack. the ranger is pretty good of stopping you being it will need fuel its not a long hauler between stops.
I do exactly this, for exactly that reason lol And he is right, about 250 miles in stock trim, close to 300 if I was being good, and I had to stop for fuel, so about every four hours.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:42 PM
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Lol I am called the road trippin king for a reason. It's all basic, first you need to be comfy, second, and probably more important, since it's a Ranger, so it's not that comfortable, you need to make sure the truck is in perfect shape to get you there. If you think it needs replacing, fixing, or attention, just do it. I would also check all of your lights, I know they can be an issue somedays, and I carry spare lights. replace them in pairs, because one goes, the other isn't always far behind. Houston to San Diego is no sweat, I have driven cross country twice in the Ranger, all by myself. The only issue I ever had was water in the fuel, so make sure you fill up at stops with lots of traffic. Follow the truck stops, and stick to name brand fuel. Arco bad, Chevron good, although in your neck of the woods I think it was Sinclair's, Flying J's, Love's and Pilot's. All good, just pick high traffic stations to stop. And since you are going long distance, if you are not sure when the next stop for fuel is, just stop, fill up at a quarter tank, period. That way if you can't fill it right then, or it is to far to the next stop you have some leeway to turn around and go back to the station you just passed. Or if you are stuck you can leave the air conditioning on. Also, I like to go as long as I can between stops, but I know my abilities, if you feel tired, you are, stop every 2-4 hours even if you don't need to, get out for at least 15 minutes, and walk around, just get the blood flowing, keeps you more awake. And don't be afraid to stop and sleep. Again pick a high traffic area with good parking, so you are less likely to get carjacked, and there is probably something to eat or whatever you need there.
I see that! Lol that's why you have that nice profile pic of the road lol. But yeah, those are all GREAT tips, thanks a million, your story definitely gave me assurance and faith, I know the ranger can do it, I'm just a paranoid when it comes to maintenance and things like that as for the resting thing. I'll try to get some sleep so I won't be as tired, I'll take plenty of tunes to stay live lol. And some cheese crackers . But all in all I think this will be a great first time experience for me, my cousin asked me to visit him this summer, he's recovering from a leg wound from a mine explosion while he was in Afghanistan,, long live the USMC!

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I do exactly this, for exactly that reason lol And he is right, about 250 miles in stock trim, close to 300 if I was being good, and I had to stop for fuel, so about every four hours.
Yeah the fuel will be a killer guys,, I calculated around 450 bucks on fuel. :/
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:45 PM
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I see that! Lol that's why you have that nice profile pic of the road lol. But yeah, those are all GREAT tips, thanks a million, your story definitely gave me assurance and faith, I know the ranger can do it, I'm just a paranoid when it comes to maintenance and things like that as for the resting thing. I'll try to get some sleep so I won't be as tired, I'll take plenty of tunes to stay live lol. And some cheese crackers . But all in all I think this will be a great first time experience for me, my cousin asked me to visit him this summer, he's recovering from a leg wound from a mine explosion while he was in Afghanistan,, long live the USMC!
You should be fine if you are good on the maintenance. That is the biggest killer of cars, when people don't do the maintenance. And get a good nights sleep before you leave, actually for a few days before you leave, it makes a difference.

You tell your cousin, thank you, he is the reason, we can tell stupid stories, and hate each other for being in the wrong political party. He has made a sacrifice so that we are still free, and he is a good dude. And I'll buy him a beer if he is ever up this way, or me down that way. Girlfriend is Air Force, so I have a lot of respect for those guys, I wish I had gone in at 18, but I broke a toe right before MEPS, and the recruiter pissed me off

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Yeah the fuel will be a killer guys,, I calculated around 450 bucks on fuel. :/
I towed a trailer 2500 miles, I got 10 mpg's. I know what you mean lol
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:47 PM
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Yeah the fuel will be a killer guys,, I calculated around 450 bucks on fuel. :/
one way? i just did the math and went on the high side hit $375 one way
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:54 PM
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You should be fine if you are good on the maintenance. That is the biggest killer of cars, when people don't do the maintenance. And get a good nights sleep before you leave, actually for a few days before you leave, it makes a difference.

You tell your cousin, thank you, he is the reason, we can tell stupid stories, and hate each other for being in the wrong political party. He has made a sacrifice so that we are still free, and he is a good dude. And I'll buy him a beer if he is ever up this way, or me down that way. Girlfriend is Air Force, so I have a lot of respect for those guys, I wish I had gone in at 18, but I broke a toe right before MEPS, and the recruiter pissed me off
Yeah, so good oil change, tranny flush, coolant flush, check tires belts and hoses and lets hit the road. thanks Richard!

And I sure will man, I'm very grateful for their service and sacrifice, he's a cool guy, like any marine, he's tough and very serious but around me he's the funnest person! My dream was to be a marine, but I guess God has other plans sometimes, like along the way I met a beautiful chick. Lol

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one way? i just did the math and went on the high side hit $375 one way
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:55 PM
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better to know then to not and just guess...
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:56 PM
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Yeah, so good oil change, tranny flush, coolant flush, check tires belts and hoses and lets hit the road. thanks Richard!

And I sure will man, I'm very grateful for their service and sacrifice, he's a cool guy, like any marine, he's tough and very serious but around me he's the funnest person! My dream was to be a marine, but I guess God has other plans sometimes, like along the way I met a beautiful chick. Lol

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Lol ah women, trouble I say lol
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:59 PM
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Lol ah women, trouble I say lol
Yeah, sometime they can be realllyy, trouble some. Or always. Lol
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Yeah, sometime they can be realllyy, trouble some. Or always. Lol
They have a power, we can not understand lol
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:00 PM
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better to know then to not and just guess...
Hmm got this. Don't know if accurate or not.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:02 PM
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They have a power, we can not understand lol
Oh God, tell me about it man! Mine, the way she looks at me is just so seducing
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:03 PM
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Oh God, tell me about it man! Mine, the way she looks at me is just so seducing
I love my gf, and she can handle a pistol better then me, lol and is combat trained, so I just don't fuck with her lol
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:11 AM
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Hmm got this. Don't know if accurate or not.
My truck never gets 21 highway. I am usually 16-18.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:02 PM
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Went on a 400 mile trip yesterday, used up a full tank,, so I'm guessing I got 100 miles per quarter tank,, :/ wanna say I got around 19 to 20 mpg,, that's just an average tho.

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