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What's Your Best Summer Road Trip Vehicle?
none ^ | July 26, 2013 | FReepers

Posted on 07/26/2013 4:30:32 PM PDT by Daffynition

The sun is out! The birds are singing! The open road calls! Your vinyl interior is burning itself into your thighs! Yes, summer is here and it's time to go on some road trips. What car do you take, though?

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Travel
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1 posted on 07/26/2013 4:30:32 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

My back yard is just as good so why would I want to go anywhere?


2 posted on 07/26/2013 4:32:52 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Daffynition
What car do you take, though?
 

The Family Truckster, of course.


3 posted on 07/26/2013 4:34:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Daffynition

B-class motor home.


4 posted on 07/26/2013 4:34:09 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Daffynition

Best cross country vehicle = S-3B

Reasonably fast, plenty of cargo space, and fun low level at destination.


5 posted on 07/26/2013 4:34:30 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The wagon queen family truckster was one tough vehicle.


6 posted on 07/26/2013 4:35:52 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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I'll start. Meet the *Ronnie Raygun* [yes, we name our cars].

It's a 1988 Chrysler Town & Country woodie. Completely original; 90K miles.

It's the quintessential Ugly Duckling....it's so funky...it's cool again. We've enjoyed daily road trips; it's very comfortable, has A/C, seat belts, fair mileage [26mpg]...and a cassette player!


7 posted on 07/26/2013 4:36:06 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition
Uhhhh .. the only one I have ?

BUT > a couple times per summer I'll splurge and turn on the A/C !

8 posted on 07/26/2013 4:36:18 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Daffynition
I am planning a road trip in a couple weeks so thought Id check this site. Worthless crap from 14 year olds.
9 posted on 07/26/2013 4:36:46 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Responsibility2nd
LOL See my *new* wagon below.


10 posted on 07/26/2013 4:38:29 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The "Homer" from Powell Motors


11 posted on 07/26/2013 4:39:28 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Sorry, I *had* to put in a URL of some sort to post...didn’t even look at the article. ;(


12 posted on 07/26/2013 4:40:00 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

2011 Harley FLHX.. just did a 3800 mile ride through Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and back home to Maryland.


13 posted on 07/26/2013 4:40:31 PM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Honky lips!


14 posted on 07/26/2013 4:40:38 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: jeffc

How fun! Where have you gone so far in your RV?


15 posted on 07/26/2013 4:41:07 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

This would be my choice if I could afford it:http://www.armoraustralia.com/images/UnimogValirTruck_lg.jpg


16 posted on 07/26/2013 4:41:40 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: mountainlion
The open road calls, that's why. :)
17 posted on 07/26/2013 4:43:15 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition
Your engine is sitting in there the wrong way.

I'm old school.

18 posted on 07/26/2013 4:44:03 PM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: Responsibility2nd

You think you hate it now, just wait until you drive it.


19 posted on 07/26/2013 4:44:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Daffynition

I had a 65 Olds 425 Rocket V8, 370hp Delta 88. It was powerful and got surprisingly good gas mileage. Many happy memories go along with it.

First my Father owned it then my older brother then it was mine. It had positraction which helped when taking my date on one of those rough country roads.

Comfortable, fast, even nimble handling. Cruise the interstate doing 80 all day. It was just loafing along.


20 posted on 07/26/2013 4:44:21 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Daffynition
Check this one out. These guys have figured out how to turn Google Street Views into movies:

Hyperlapse

21 posted on 07/26/2013 4:44:33 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Unimogs are so cool! But I'm not so sure, I'd want it until I reached my destination.


22 posted on 07/26/2013 4:45:57 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Proof that if you wait long enough everything becomes cool again, even if in an ironic way.

BTW, congrats on the cassette player. My old BMW has the original cassette player. When I bought it a few years ago it gave me a chance to pull my old cassette collection out of storage. Now every time I drive the car it’s like a major nostalgia trip!


23 posted on 07/26/2013 4:46:15 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Daffynition

We had a Honda S2000 that was a blast to drive. Unfortunately Obama’s economy forced us to sell it last year.


24 posted on 07/26/2013 4:46:38 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Very fine...but I need *chrome* to use it. ;(


25 posted on 07/26/2013 4:47:02 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Fresh Wind
 

 

Roll 'em up!

26 posted on 07/26/2013 4:47:57 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: rmh47
No it's not! GEEZ!!


27 posted on 07/26/2013 4:48:54 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: dfwgator
Me? I want the all new 2014 Family Truckster.

Yes I do.

28 posted on 07/26/2013 4:50:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Yardstick

LOL....I’ve enjoyed going to flea markets and *restoring* the old tapes I threw out ages ago....they usually cost 25 cents each.


29 posted on 07/26/2013 4:51:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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30 posted on 07/26/2013 4:52:05 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Daffynition

Yeah, but just watching the pre-made video is cool. I haven’t actually played with it either.


31 posted on 07/26/2013 4:52:39 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Daffynition

A 1979 Honda CX500.


32 posted on 07/26/2013 4:52:54 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Course if I was a billionaire....

 

I'd get the Supersonic Family Truckster.

33 posted on 07/26/2013 4:53:28 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: yarddog

“I had a 65 Olds 425 Rocket V8, 370hp Delta 88. It was powerful and got surprisingly good gas mileage.”

Had a similar experience with a 65 Buick Electra 225, also had a 425 nailhead. Had cruise control built into the speedometer, setup was similar to an alarm clock. Lived in Midland, Tx at the time and as with your Olds it would loaf along at 80mph for hours on end when driving to El Paso, Dallas, etc. quite the road hog, had dual exhaust with glass packs, sounded great. Good memories for sure.


34 posted on 07/26/2013 4:55:57 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Daffynition

Who has the money to go anywhere?


35 posted on 07/26/2013 4:58:27 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Daffynition

I can relate in kind of a tragic way. Just a few weeks ago my cassette case got stolen out of my car (while I was parked at Earthfare of all places). 36 cassette tapes gone, tapes that I had as far back as middle school. So now I’m replacing them. If I were smart I’d do the flea market thing like you’re doing, but instead I’m buying them on eBay for two or three bucks a pop. Still pretty cheap though.


36 posted on 07/26/2013 4:59:35 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Responsibility2nd
12 yards long, 2 lanes wide, 65 tons of American Pride!

Canyonero!


37 posted on 07/26/2013 4:59:49 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: snoringbear

When I floored it, you could hear the air being sucked into that 425. A beautiful sound, I mean really great sound.

I once had a girl friend whose Daddy owned one of those Electras. This would have been 1969. She was only 5 feet tall and really looked small driving that huge Buick.


38 posted on 07/26/2013 5:01:11 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Yardstick

Man, I got a big tote bin in the garage full of cassettes I can’t bring myself to get rid of. I listen to an old iPhone I loaded up with just music and plug into a cassette adapter.


39 posted on 07/26/2013 5:01:46 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: snoringbear

Grandpa had a Buick Electra 225 that I learned to drive in.
When he drove it he was always speeding. The buzzer would go off when he got over the preset limit but he couldn’t hear it since he was hard of hearing. Those were the days.


40 posted on 07/26/2013 5:02:12 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Daffynition
The sun is out! The birds are singing! The open road calls!

Has to be a convertible:

And a way to keep cool:


41 posted on 07/26/2013 5:04:19 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: maddog55
Man, that sounds like a great itinerary....after Mom died in 2009, wifey and I got relief from caregiver duty and took a five week "friends and family tour" from the Kalifornia desert in our old Camry.

Went east through the lower tier route to southern Florida, then toodled up through NC, TN, Arkansas, etc. on the way back.

As we were dropping into our valley on the last leg, we both commented that we could easily just keep goin....

42 posted on 07/26/2013 5:05:04 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: snoringbear; yarddog

Ahhh.... the ‘65’s. Great cars.

My Dad had the 65 Buick Wildcat. 4 door. I can’t recall if he had the 425 cubic inch V8 or “only” the 401.

I do remember all 7 of us (plus luggage) making road trips. 75-80 mph was an easy pace. All day long.


43 posted on 07/26/2013 5:05:47 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Daffynition
My '03 Toyota Highlander. It seats myself and my three friends comfortably, has plenty of cargo space for our luggage, has 4-wheel drive if we want to head cross-country, and gets 23.7 miles per gallon on the highway.

We just did a road trip down to Georgia (Chickamauga National Military Park) earlier this week and are planning a huge trip out West (Colorado, Wyoming, etc...) next Spring.

44 posted on 07/26/2013 5:06:06 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Daffynition

Chick Magnet!

45 posted on 07/26/2013 5:07:30 PM PDT by Errant
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When I was 9yo, my parents took me on a trip from Oklahoma City to Brunswick, GA and back via New Orleans. I rode laying down in the back of a VW Bug with the seats folded down. That’s not a good way to take a road trip.


46 posted on 07/26/2013 5:11:03 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

They got about two-thirds of my cassettes when they took that case. I’ve still got a pretty good collection in another case. The upside is that now, as I’m replacing them, I can be selective and just replace the really good stuff. There were some that I never listened to. I won’t replace those, just the good ones. It should be a nice concentrated set of good music when I’m done.

BTW, I wonder what the thieves thought when they opened that case and realized it was a bunch of cassettes...


47 posted on 07/26/2013 5:12:21 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Responsibility2nd

Those big block high compression V-8s were absolutely great engines. I sold mine in 1973 to a Mexican in San Antonio. The water pump had started making a noise but he knew it was an inexpensive repair.

It had over 250,000 miles and did not use oil. All I ever did was change the plugs, oil and filter plus replace the AC compressor seal. I think I had to replace the alternator once but can’t think of another repair in all that 250,000 miles.

The positraction made a noise for the last few years but never tore up. The one thing which was surprising was how nimble it was. It really handled well plus would run almost with the true muscle cars.


48 posted on 07/26/2013 5:18:16 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Yardstick

I understand cassette tapes are all the rage these days. [Which has raised their price from nothing...to something]

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/fast-forward—and-press-play-again-cassettes-are-back-8588768.html


49 posted on 07/26/2013 5:19:31 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Radio Flyer Woody version. Great mileage but a little slow. But what the heck, it’s a road trip!!!


50 posted on 07/26/2013 5:19:53 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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