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Old July 11th, 2018, 11:59   #1
phantom1260
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Location: Brampton, Ontario
Default Brampton, Ontario to San Jose, California July 2018

Inspired by these road trip posts I decided I'd try to document my trip as well and maybe get some advice for the trip.

The Trip:

We will be driving from Brampton, Ontario to San Jose, California.
Estimated 10,000 KM round trip. Stopping along the way of course.

Leaving on July 22, 2018.


The main places we plan on visiting are:

Colorado Springs - Visiting Family
Grand Canyon
Hoover Dam
Las Vegas
Los Angles
San Jose/San Francisco (Coastal drive from Los Angles)


The Vehicle:

2010 Jetta TDI with 350,000 KM

This will be my first road trip on this vehicle so not sure what kind of MPG to expect. Currently driving in the city and traffic I'm getting about 32 MPG.

In preparation for the trip I've done the below:

Alignment
Wheels Balanced
Oil Changed
New Fuel Filter
New Air Filter
New Cabin Air Filter
DieselGeek Skid Plate
Brakes
Intake Manifold -Replaced under warranty yesterday
30 % window tint
Installed a Kenwood DNX994S with Garmin Maps and Andriod Auto/ Apple Carplay
DashCam

Things I'm bringing with me for the trip:

12V air pump
Tire Plug kit
Socket Set
Torx Bits Set
Triple Square Sockets
Booster cables
Flashlight
2018 Road Atlas
First Aid Kit

Questions I have:

What size and type of fuse do I need for the 12V socket in the front and rear. I want to get a couple extras in case I run into any issues.

I have 17 inch alloys on the car. I replaced the spare with my full size 16 inch steel rim. Would I still be okay to use this temporarily given the rim size difference? Could I still travel at regular speed?

Is there any benefit to using any fuel additive before a long drive like this?

Let me know if you have any suggestions on any additional gear I should be bringing.

I will try to update the thread with pictures along the way.
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