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whalemstr

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Location : Corning, California
Registration date : 2012-06-27

Heading north for the Eclipse!

Post by whalemstr on Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:25 pm

I am going to try and make the journey up to Eugene, Oregon to see the eclipse up there. It's about 370 miles from here and I am gonna keep my fingers crossed I don't lose another headd gasket out in the middle of no where!!!!

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OutofSight

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Location : Lake Oroville, Ca.
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Re: Heading north for the Eclipse!

Post by OutofSight on Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:46 pm

Good luck! I hear the traffic is incredibly heavy.
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whalemstr

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Location : Corning, California
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Re: Heading north for the Eclipse!

Post by whalemstr on Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:05 am

That's why I am thinking about leaving around midnight or thereabouts...
Do all the drivinng at night when everyone else is hopefully asleep...
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OutofSight

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Location : Lake Oroville, Ca.
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Re: Heading north for the Eclipse!

Post by OutofSight on Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:25 am

Plus a lot cooler, enjoy the ride.
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Zonk 1/75

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Location : Yachats Oregon
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Re: Heading north for the Eclipse!

Post by Zonk 1/75 on Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:03 am

It is already madness up here on the roads.....
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Zonk 1/75

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Re: Heading north for the Eclipse!

Post by Zonk 1/75 on Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:39 am

Heavy eclipse traffic
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whalemstr

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Location : Corning, California
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Re: Heading north for the Eclipse!

Post by whalemstr on Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:17 am

I planned accordingly and did not have any traffic problems at all.
Spent from Saturday until Monday afternoon in Eugene, then drove over to the coast and went down to Coos Bay, where I spent two nghts with another friend. After that, I headed south along the coast to Arcata, CA where I went up and over some serious mountain passes and spent the night and most of Thursday at the Trinity River before heading home last evening.

The van operated beautifully! I only used one quart of oil during the whole 870+ mile trip and no water!

Near as I can figure, I got close to 19mpg - although one time I checked and it showed me getting a little under 17mpg? Either way, it's not bad for a 48 year old brick with 400 watts of solar panels on it's roof!

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