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Moving Across Country VA-CA (driving)

Discussion in 'Travel' started by jlvhrse, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    jlvhrse

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    I plan on moving to CA by the end of this month if anyone has any tips or know of any job openings in LA or time to help me move in (Monterey Park, LA) let me know! :D

    Thanks!

    edit: I will be driving through VA, NC, TN, AR, OK, TX, NM, CO, UT, AZ, NV and to CA

    I plan on stopping to see Zion National Park, Arches National Park, the Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon (not necessarily in that order)
     
  2. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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  3. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    littledvl

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    Never drove cross the country so dont have any real "tips" :eek:

    Im assuming you have already mapped out the route, and make sure you have your truck all serviced up (all fuilds topped off, check air pressure, ect..)

    Drive safe and take lots of photos!
     
  4. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    :D

    Thanks Eric... I wish MD was on the way, although I am driving to NY next sunday... maybe I could stop by and say HIIIII since we have not meet yet..

    Yeah, ive mapped out the route.. Need to do an oil change for sure.. :D

    I told my mom all I want before I go is an extra memory card for my camera because Im filling both (thats 2k pictures) :D
     
  5. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    Namyo

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    :D wubs sum road trip!!

    Tip: Take ur time and enjoy :woot:
     
  6. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    Make sure you take lots of pics!
     
  7. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    Get an adventure pass.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    Have fun!

    I drove from VA to Canada and it was a blast! This was a few years ago.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Have fun on your drive and best of luck to you. Welcome to CA. :D
    One question though... Why Los Angeles?
     
  10. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    Nice, I got to 32gb cards for my d7000 and it holds them both so thats 6.5k photos I can take :D

    Next weekend?? I will be in PA at rausch creek the 15th and 16th wheeling
     
  11. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    Well... I can't really take more than 5-6 days depending on when I need to get there and how much work I can get before I go.. that's a lot of gas maaan :D

    :woot:

    For sure!!! I am sure my roommate that is going with me will be sick of me stopping to take pics by the end of the 1st day :eek:

    :confused: what do you mean?

    Thanks! I am sure it will be tons of fun!

    Oh I will post a lot on live for sure!! :D

    Thanks! I am moving to LA cuz im moving in with Aaron, and Ive always wanted to move somewhere new (live off the same street my WHOLE life, it's time for a change)
     
  12. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    Woah! That's nuts!!

    Damn... I am driving up the 16th and back down the 17th maybe on the way back? Have fun at Rausch creek!! Im so jealous :eek:
     
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    O also make sure!!!

    Your spare is in good shape and your tools to change it are not impossible to get to and if you want to be safe carry a gas can..... with gas in it lol

    If you speed make sure you are using a radar detector but remember if I cop pulls you over and he see's it, he probably wont let you go with a warning
     
  14. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    Nice! You are going to love it out here.
     
  15. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    Great advice! I did think about my spare... I need to make sure it is on a wheel, not sure if I got that taken care of when I went to bigger tires or not.. so I will have to look into that..

    Gas can is genius! Thanks!

    I won't be speeding much if at all, it wastes gas and I will be pulling a Uhaul :rolleyes:

    Thanks JD!!! :D

    Humor me when I want to go to Lucerne every weekend for a while please LOL :p
     
  16. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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  17. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    Good stuff, I have stopped many times to help someone with my gas can luckily I have never had to use it for myself......yet
     
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    :woot: be safe!!! and have FUN! :D

    lol I am the type to push it to the limit so I should prob carry one all the time anyways :rolleyes:
     
  20. Jan 8, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    I made a similar move last year. New Orleans to San Francisco. The best advice I can give you is to avoid large cities. Took some time but I was driving a moving truck and towing my Tacoma behind it and people do not move out of your way!
     
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