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Old 01-11-2008, 01:38 AM
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Driving the 40, round trip is 2400 miles, at 13 MPG is 185 gallons of gas, at $3.00/gallon is $555 fuel cost. YMMV.
Oh, my 80 is going to do so much better than that at 14 MPG: $515.
That's a $40 savings, baby.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:59 AM
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With my 4bt and my 53 gal fuel tank and 25+MPG I can make it in 2 tanks. I will bring a extra 5 gal just un case.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:42 AM
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If I don't find a job soon, I won't be going any way. I'm the victim of "restructuring" at Hitachi. My last day is 1/15.
Bummer Chris...Sorry to hear that

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Oh, my 80 is going to do so much better than that at 14 MPG: $515.
That's a $40 savings, baby.
You get 14mpg? That's awesome...You better forgo that winch and pass the deal on to me then otherwise you'll be down to 12 like me
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:22 AM
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If I don't find a job soon, I won't be going any way. I'm the victim of "restructuring" at Hitachi. My last day is 1/15.


Ouch! Chris....I'm soo sorry to hear this! You have been with Hitachi almost as long as I have known you! What are you going to do? Any prospects?
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:53 AM
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Ouch! Chris....I'm soo sorry to hear this! You have been with Hitachi almost as long as I have known you! What are you going to do? Any prospects?
Thanks. Longer, actually. I've had a couple of interviews with one company already. We'll see.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:48 PM
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Bummer Chris, sorry to hear that, but I am sure you are a super marketable guy!

Stacy and I are pulling out of the plannnig for Rubithon...

Dates, cost, and time off, all are adding up to make this a super long shot for us. We'd love to go with the club, but this might not be our year.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:02 PM
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Like UB said, people who have never seen the trail will probably go again after seeing it this year.
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Ok, I'm 70% in for going.

With the toys and J's not sure if I should add spacers or taller springs. Thoughts? Only other mod I can think of I might need is a shower system.

Probably should figure out an 80's set of spare parts. I have spare front and rear axles and one birf. Probably would be good to have a spare set of driveshafts.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:07 PM
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Ok, I'm 70% in for going.

With the toys and J's not sure if I should add spacers or taller springs. Thoughts? Only other mod I can think of I might need is a shower system.

Probably should figure out an 80's set of spare parts. I have spare front and rear axles and one birf. Probably would be good to have a spare set of driveshafts.

Added and....
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:08 PM
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Here is a write-up I found on the Norcal page for a run they did in late August of 2006 (Not Rubithon). Looks like a good thing they have spotters on the way out on Cadillac hill http://www.tlcwagons.org/Norcal_Wago...w_Pollock.html

Any comment on this write-up from the guys who have done this?

BTW - the wagon group doing the same day is the Norcal guys. If we catch up to them in the evening, we can have a 5 star meal. These are great guys and I have gotten to know Doug (NorCalDoug), Alavaro and Andy (Cruiserdrew) pretty good over the last few years.
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