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Old September 9th, 2010, 15:52   #16
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Home at last! Walked in about an hour ago (Edit: 5:00 pm eastern). Fest was great, road trip was great. 6,700 miles in 20 days!
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Old September 10th, 2010, 01:11   #17
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03:00 eastern and I just walked in the door.
Total drive miles: 8,226.0
Flatted, had to stay longer in Denver than planned to buy a replacement tire,
That would have put my fueling schedule off by half a day, but an all night drive got me back on time.
Sounds like a rear wheel bearing is going, but it might just be the different tread pattern on that corner now,
Consumed (leaked out) a gallon of oil on the trip,
Hit a skunk and the car stinks now,
Got some more "spy photos" this time of a Hyundai or Kia sedan. I'll have to open the camera images to determine which.
But that's later, Good night...
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Old September 10th, 2010, 05:53   #18
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Total drive miles: 8,226.0
Now, that's TDI dedication. That stinks about the skunk. Ha, ha! I couldn't resist the pun.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 07:07   #19
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Hamster and Peter fly?
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Old September 10th, 2010, 07:57   #20
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Hamster and Peter fly?
Hamster & Peter drove out. Hamster had to fly back and Peter was driving. Don't know when he left.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 10:12   #21
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Well... I left the Hotel at about 10am Monday and went to do some shopping at the Lloyd Center (I could get used to Tax Free Oregon )

Left Oregon at about 2pm Monday and finally arrived at home at about 4pm Thursday Long drive....

Now, by the numbers:

Total round trip: 8712.4km (5413.63 miles)
Total Fuel used: 407.015L (107.522 Gallons)
Total cost of fuel: $332.31 USD ($338.96 CAN)

Fuel Economy: 4.67L/100km (50.35mpg)

Cheapest cost of Fuel: $2.98 per gallon
Most expensive cost of fuel: $3.179 per gallon
Average cost of fuel: $3.092 per gallon

Average moving speed 107.2Km/h (66.6mph)

Can't wait till next year

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Old September 12th, 2010, 02:08   #22
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Hamster & Peter drove out. Hamster had to fly back and Peter was driving. Don't know when he left.
Peter left the left coast monday morning. He's due to be home sometime tomorrow (sunday 9/12), much to the hamster's joy!
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Old September 12th, 2010, 20:32   #23
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I am also finally home.

Vacation was great. The drive was hard. and I hurt so much...
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Old September 13th, 2010, 08:07   #24
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Got some more "spy photos". This time of a Hyundai or Kia sedan. I'll have to open the camera images to determine which.
I suspect that this is the $60,000 Hyundai Equus.
And you thought that a VW Phaeton was a poor marketing decision......







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Old September 13th, 2010, 14:16   #25
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We just got in 8 days later and 4000 km later on our return trip via Craters of the Moon national monument, The Grand Tetons NP, and Yellowstone NP. Broke 40 MPG for the first time!
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Old September 13th, 2010, 17:35   #26
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We got home late Saturday/early Sunday after enjoying the Oregon Coast from the California border north to Seaside. We found out the hard way how busy it can get in Seaside and Canon Beach on sunny Saturday, but it still worked out well. It was kind of cool briefly running into hotrodtdi from years back. It's always good to have some sort of TDI hat or clothing on.

Fuel economy for the 2,500km trip was 5.2l (~45 miles per US gallon). Glad to see you all there, now where is next years destination.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 16:10   #27
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My wife Corrie and I along with two dogs are home safe and back at work. We arrived Sunday night. Just outside of Edmonton my stereo flashed a 'CDC Hardware Error' message and wouldn't eject Cds or play radio/mp3 for more than a couple of minutes before cutting out and flashing the message. So it is being replaced in Edmonton on warranty - but I have to drive 1400 km back in a month to get it. Oh well .

It was funny, the dealership called me after having the car for two hours and said their tech's computer couldn't communicate with my car. Then she asked if I installed any aftermarket items and implied it was my fault. I of course said no. They said they would call me back. We waited all day just to have her phone and apologize. Apparently the tech had their computer on the wrong setting so my computer was fine, it was their issue. So we wasted a day in Edmonton and had to stay overnight just to have them confirm my radio was broken. Ridiculous. I swear I will drive to Fix Um Haus for my next service just to keep it out of the hands of a dealer.

Other than that Rich at Fix Um Haus did an amazing job on my service before we left Portland and also did a Frostheater install. It was not an easy fit and he gave me a great deal. My car is running perfectly and we had no problems mechanically.

Our thanks to Fred, Zippy, Icecap who gave me a great tour of my engine compartment, Pat, Brian and everyone else we met. Good times for sure! Total on my trip 8928 km, not including the Alaska Marine and BC ferries.
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