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Old March 8th, 2015, 21:50   #46
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When I got up there close to mount Rainier I had to make a pot stop...
This was AFTER it was legalized, I hope!
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Old March 8th, 2015, 22:42   #47
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This was AFTER it was legalized, I hope!
Hahahahaha!!! Oops, that should read as "pit stop" not pot stop
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Old March 9th, 2015, 05:06   #48
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There's nothing wrong with a quick pot stop in WA.
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Old August 6th, 2015, 06:45   #49
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You guys are going to laugh - I enjoy road trips with older cars or beat up cars but I don't think I'd ever want to rack up miles on my new babies
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Old August 6th, 2015, 08:36   #50
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You guys are going to laugh - I enjoy road trips with older cars or beat up cars but I don't think I'd ever want to rack up miles on my new babies
Back in 1981 I put 7,500 miles on our new Jetta (1.7 liter gasser, automatic) during the first two months of ownership. Picked it up on Memorial Day weekend in Luxembourg and drove back to Bremerhaven, Germany. Oh the gas gauge didn't work so I just topped it off after about 175 miles. On Monday took it into the VW dealer and got it fixed. About three weeks later we left for a 30-day camping trip around Scandinavia.
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 19:35   #51
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We drove our 2014 VW Passat TDI to New Jersey from Apache Junction AZ. We use 1oz of Opti-Lube Summer+ per 8 - 10 gal fill up and 2oz Opti-Lube XL Extreme Lube per 8 - 10 gal fill up. We drove approx 5000 miles and averaged 43.15 MPG at 68 miles per hour on cruise control.
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We drove our 2014 VW Passat TDI to New Jersey from Apache Junction AZ. We use 1oz of Opti-Lube Summer+ per 8 - 10 gal fill up and 2oz Opti-Lube XL Extreme Lube per 8 - 10 gal fill up. We drove approx 5000 miles and averaged 43.15 MPG at 68 miles per hour on cruise control.
So how many states did you go through?
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Old December 13th, 2015, 17:00   #53
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So how many states did you go through?
Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas. Total 16 different States
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Old December 14th, 2015, 20:28   #54
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I really would like to long drive to Los Angeles from Toronto. Any tips on the best route.
Having a TDI, I have to make sure there are gas stations with diesel. Many of the smaller stations, specially in country areas, I wonder if they carry diesel.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 08:42   #55
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In rural areas, most trucks have diesel engines so you won't have troubles finding diesel there. It's in the cities that you may have troubles.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 13:59   #56
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I have never had a problem finding fuel anywhere in the country, except for in very rural areas at night, when some stations are closed. To avoid that problem, fill up at 1/4 tank rather than running into the danger zone. With a 2015 Passat, you have 700+ miles to find the next fuel station.
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Old December 16th, 2015, 18:26   #57
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Funny part is that I still have no idea which one I liked best, but I can definitely give you a list of which ones I'd never go back to! All of these have been visited via car, with the obvious exception being Hawaii. Up next will be Kansas and Oklahoma, though I might just fly there and rent a car.
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Funny part is that I still have no idea which one I liked best, but I can definitely give you a list of which ones I'd never go back to! All of these have been visited via car, with the obvious exception being Hawaii. Up next will be Kansas and Oklahoma, though I might just fly there and rent a car.
Arizona is a must see. The sunsets and starry nights are two of the many reasons to visit
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Old March 16th, 2016, 17:10   #59
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Here you go, Tony! 48 states in under 10,000 miles... http://tinyurl.com/os3acmf

There are some shorter routes that get it down to about 9300 miles, but you don't see as many places along the way. It's definitely worth the extra 600 miles to hit a few cool cities along the way.



^^ that design of the road trip route looks like a kids artistic impression of an airplane
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The last of the states that I visited in the lower 48 was a walk-in, Nebraska! Back in 1988, I was with some guys pheasant hunting in north-central Kansas. We accidently crossed the state line while out in the bush.

Unless there's a bridge, I'll never be visiting Hawaii as my wife will not fly. And, of course we've been to Alaska 8 times over the last 30 years, VW Vanagons.

Seems I've been to all of the Provinces of Canada except Labrador and PEI ...

We are tentatively planning another road trip to Alaska this summer. We may leave in early August and on the return trip swing by the TDI Fest in Wisconsin if that works out to be the place.
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