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Old 04-21-2015, 07:18 AM   #1
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Default Road Trip - Heading to Seattle for a week or so....

I'm headed to Seattle later this morning and will likely not be spending much time on the forum since it's about a 23 hour drive. (I'll probably drive 15 hours and then get a hotel and drive the next 8 hours the following day.)

If I see anything photo-worthy I'll add it to this thread....
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:49 AM   #2
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:57 AM   #3
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Have fun, drive safe!
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:54 AM   #5
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The trip to Seattle was mostly uneventful - I ended up driving pretty much straight through because I was tight on time and it didn't make sense to get a hotel for a three or four hour stay.

The weather has been poor even by Seattle's standards -cold, cloudy, windy and wet.

On the plus side it's been nice to see what's changed since the last time I was here.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:02 PM   #6
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Default Lots of 3500 series pickup trucks hauling cars....

If there was one thing that I noticed on the Road Trip was the number of pickups I saw hauling cars.

I saw most of the trucks hauling between three and five cars on trailers as I was headed on Northbound I-5 and the trucks were headed the opposite direction on Southbound I-5.

I'd guess about 50% of the trucks were Dodges with the Cummins Diesel and the other 50% was split between Ford and GM.

While I've noticed these trucks in the past it just seemed like they were much more prevalent on this trip. I wonder if the smaller trucks are taking any market share away from the larger, Class 8, trucks?
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:04 AM   #7
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Default Making my way back to Phoenix....

I'm making my way back to Phoenix and will hit the road in a few minutes. (I spent the night in Medford, OR - Home of Lithia Motors...)

I plan to make it to Las Vegas tonight and then take a stop in Lake Havasu tomorrow before making it back to Phoenix tomorrow night.

I'll get caught up on the forum and add some new content once I get back to Phoenix.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:10 AM   #8
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Default Traveled aboout 3,400 miles and averaged 31.4 MPG

Well I made it back to Phoenix and figure I drove about 3,400 miles on the Road Trip to Seattle and back and averaged about 31.4 MPG driving my Dad's 2014 Chrysler 300.

I was listening to my music on my smartphone on the way up and thankfully figured out that I could listen to Pandora on the way back - it's nice to still have Unlimited Data with Verizon.

I'll get caught up and add some content to the forum tomorrow.
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