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Old 08-16-2008, 11:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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LOOOONG Trip

Time to go back to school (Monday)

~381 miles, no prob on one tank right?

Well I'm going to have alot of stuff packed in my car, at least an extra 600Lb of weight

The trip is mostly highway, which will help.

I do not have cruise control, so I'll be subject to the foot getting heavier and heavier as time passes.

Plans for this trip include temp wheel skirts and grille blocks (yay for tape)!

any tips/tricks for long trips you guys have, i've made this trip dozens of times, but never hypermiled it. I usually end up doing between 75-90mph just so I can get there, I want to challenge myself this time, whole trip on 3/4 tank. P&G for 400 Miles will make for a long day though.

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Old 08-16-2008, 11:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What are you carrying that is 600lbs? I'm going back from Boston to Buffalo 460 miles this week but no way am I carrying that much weight, ever! I usually packed a suitcase maybe 2, a laundry basket filled with anything that can fit in there, a desktop computer, a laptop, pillows, blanket and maybe some canned/instant food.

I just never know why people packed so much stuff going back to school. I be seeing people loading up SUV, with an extra luggage compartment on their roof. Please explain....
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What are you carrying that is 600lbs? I'm going back from Boston to Buffalo 460 miles this week but no way am I carrying that much weight, ever! I usually packed a suitcase maybe 2, a laundry basket filled with anything that can fit in there, a desktop computer, a laptop, pillows, blanket and maybe some canned/instant food.

I just never know why people packed so much stuff going back to school. I be seeing people loading up SUV, with an extra luggage compartment on their roof. Please explain....
Obviously you travel lighter than some others. When I take my daughter back to U Maine we will be carrying:

small fridge
microwave
computer
printer
CLOTHES
shoes
musical instruments
television
fan
bedding
rug
books

Thank goodness I own a minivan.
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I see why. I usually put the heavy stuff into storage or at friends' houses (lives near the U). There are no point in carrying those heavy stuff back aka Fridge/Microwave/TV when you have those stuff at home. It's just wasting more space in the house, that's not including the hassle of lugging the heavy weight back and forth on the road with less comfort space.

This was brother's college commute:
Freshman: Parents and me drove everything up, etc.
Year-end: Leaves the heavy stuff at friends houses and go home with clothes and computer.
Sophomore: Arrives with more necessities, luggage and new gadgets.
Year-end: Same as freshman.
Junior and Year-end: Same as Sophomore.
Senior: Same:
Year-end: Sold small fridge, futon, TV, microwave, etc on craigslist.

I'm almost the same, but now my parents have a summer home near the school, so I usually store stuff there and rent out the storage space to other students/friends.
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What school do you go to in Buffalo? I went to Canisius College in Buffalo and then moved to Boston about 7 years ago.
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SUNY Buffalo. I live in Downtown by the Children Hospital.
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1st most important step in long drives. Don't fall asleep!

I usually drive at night because the traffic is less to deal with, temperatures are better and I always plan my trips to miss any rush hours I many encounter.

Nice tape job! The only other thing I would have done is tape up the hub caps. Too bad the car takes away from your mods. I would paint the car to color match the tape and cardboard.

It looks nice for being 11 years old, especially from Maine. Do they not use a lot of salt on the roads anymore?

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