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PLANNING: TECORE X. T10; May 2nd - May 4th. GWNF Va.

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by mikekey » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:10 am

I'd vote early May.
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by v7guy » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:35 am

So does May 2nd/3rd/4th sound good to everyone?

We meet at 9 am at the walmart... then the NY guys meet everyone on the trail at noon?
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by Moots1288 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:11 am

v7guy wrote:So does May 2nd/3rd/4th sound good to everyone?

We meet at 9 am at the walmart... then the NY guys meet everyone on the trail at noon?
I'd say it's better around 3
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by NC_IslandRunner » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:05 pm

May 2nd-4th sounds great.
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by dvanbramer88 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:23 pm

Mhmm, my last day of classes is the second, and exams are the following week. That might be a good thing or a bad thing for me. Have to wait to see for the exam schedule to come out. I'm also iffy about being able to afford it this time around. So basically; don't wait around for me. May 2/3/4 will probably be ok if I can make it in the first place.
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by Dammann35 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:21 pm

I hope I can make it also. It would be awesome to meet you guys. Do all of you guys drive your TB or tow it? Whats a ball park number for how much you spend on the weekend?
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by Trail X » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:23 pm

No one tows.

Gas + food... for me its maybe $200 - rough guess. Depending on where you're driving from, it could be more. Mine's on the low side of gas consumption.
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by Dammann35 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:26 pm

I will be driving for the WI/IL by lake Michigan. So im hoping it will be under 400.
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by mikekey » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:41 pm

Close $800 for me in gas last time. 3.73 + 35's + the long drive = filling up every hour almost. Really need to get the axle swap started or I'm out.
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by Trail X » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:26 pm

Every hour? So you're getting like 80 miles to the tank?! Painful.
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by Dammann35 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:36 pm

im running 265 right now and I plan on going to 285 and right now im getting 10mpg.
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by mikekey » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:48 pm

Maybe not every hour, but it is pretty painful. Getting somewhere close to 10MPG at best.
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by Moots1288 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:10 pm

mikekey wrote:Close $800 for me in gas last time. 3.73 + 35's + the long drive = filling up every hour almost. Really need to get the axle swap started or I'm out.
come on that bad on the way back.from Badlands it was about every 2 hours on the dot
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by dvanbramer88 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:20 pm

My ride is 310 miles each way.

So 620 miles @ 15-16 mpg
We drive about 120-160 miles on location @ 8mpg
+ food

For me at gas being $3.50, i spend like $200 on gas and like $30 on food.
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by Opeth » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:06 pm

Matt/Jason.... Where do you guys bump into I81 or do you run 95 south and cut over through 66 in VA?

It would be 450 miles for me, bout 7 hour drive and highway I avg maybe 12's with 265's and 3.42'
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by dvanbramer88 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:12 pm

Opeth wrote:Matt/Jason.... Where do you guys bump into I81 or do you run 95 south and cut over through 66 in VA?

It would be 450 miles for me, bout 7 hour drive and highway I avg maybe 12's with 265's and 3.42'


We/They usually take the Pa turnpike west out to the Harrisburg East exit and pick up 81 there.
EDIT: looks like we get 81 at Carlisle. I SWORE we got off before Harrisburg and cut the corner a little bit, but I don't see how that's possible looking at a map. You could take 15 down through Gettysburg to cut the corner, but I'm pretty sure we don't do that.

The 95 way takes too long and you drive through every big city on the east coast. lol

i live right at the Pa turnpike/NJ turnpike/95 interchange area if you're familiar, have taken both ways, and prefer the Pa turnpike west to 81 way we usually take myself.
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by TBYODA » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:51 pm

Opeth wrote:Matt/Jason.... Where do you guys bump into I81 or do you run 95 south and cut over through 66 in VA?

It would be 450 miles for me, bout 7 hour drive and highway I avg maybe 12's with 265's and 3.42'

Cody last Tecore we met up at Walmart @ 6535 Grayson Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Not sure if we would do this again or not. Just passing the info.

Edit: From we're Cody lives he be better taking 81 south all the way. You can make some good time if you travel with big rigs. He should know! Lol.
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by Opeth » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:21 am

TBYODA wrote:
Opeth wrote:Matt/Jason.... Where do you guys bump into I81 or do you run 95 south and cut over through 66 in VA?

It would be 450 miles for me, bout 7 hour drive and highway I avg maybe 12's with 265's and 3.42'

Cody last Tecore we met up at Walmart @ 6535 Grayson Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Not sure if we would do this again or not. Just passing the info.

Edit: From we're Cody lives he be better taking 81 south all the way. You can make some good time if you travel with big rigs. He should know! Lol.


Yup I live very close to 81 up here in NY, You'd make good time traveling behind my rig at least... Most trucks are governed by their companies, most are sub 65mph and some are even at 58 like Prime. Our trucks we have an option, set @ 60mph and get an extra ¢.03/ mile a 1/4 or like me.... Mines set at 68mph, but runs 69 according to my gps and I'll roll hills at 73-74. I don't get paid hourly, this shaves 45 mins off a trip back from Boston which on a 14 hour clock could be the difference in getting home or not.
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by dirty anton » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:39 am

If the 2nd thru 4th is the date then I'll put in for leave and see if its granted.
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by NC_IslandRunner » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:54 am

May 2nd-4th ok with everyone?

If so we can start asking for time off and marking our calendars.
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