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"Take It Easy" Road Trip around USA

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Blackghost, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Oct 5, 2010 at 2:51 AM
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    Blackghost

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    We just got back from our 8,800 mile "Take It Easy" Road Trip around the USA in our 2010 Tacoma Double Cab TRD...We left from Maine to hike among the saguaros in Tucson, up to the sequoias and Yosemite in CA, along the Shasta Mountain range to the Pacific Coast Highway. Then on through Washington state to Mt. St. Helens and into Montana to Whitefish and Glacier National Park and back home. Averaged 20 - 22 MPG on the trip up and down the mountains and across the plains. Plenty of room for all of our gear and a wonderfully comfortable ride... Can't wait for our next road trip! Now I'm packing to head out for our last fishing trip of the year in a remote location in Maine!!! I LOVE MY TACOMA!!!

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  2. Oct 5, 2010 at 3:18 AM
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    theflyingtosher

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    looks like it was a fun trip... I'm planning something similar for My girlfriend, daughter, and myself for early next year.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2010 at 3:21 AM
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    wizo

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    NEED MORE PICS
     
  4. Oct 5, 2010 at 3:21 AM
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    JoePa Fan

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    Sounds like a wonderful trip. Now go catch some lunkers.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2010 at 4:09 AM
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    detnight

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    We did a trip like that from Texas ,up to Chicago around to Detriot across to Niagra Falls down to New York City and then Zig Zag around to get home. But My gas bill was a little worse than yours My 02 nissan froniter with a Super charger only got 15-17 mpg. we drove 6800 mile in 21 days. we hope to do the same trip West as you did...........
     
  6. Oct 5, 2010 at 4:21 AM
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    MT Madman

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    I am a jealous man right now, this is one of my wife's and my dream to take off and explore our country - not on the interstates - together. We've got a couple things holding us up, special needs daughter, dogs, and still working but I'll retire for the last time in 12 years and then lookout USA.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2010 at 4:34 AM
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    MadeInMaine

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    Im from Maine, now living in San Diego...

    Moving back east, and gonna do a similar but backwards trip
     
  8. Oct 5, 2010 at 5:19 AM
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    Taco4x4NC

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    Thanks for sharing great pics! Planning to do a road trip in 2015 when I retire.

    It will probably be on my other ride; :) This pic was taken less than 2 hrs from our home. Mt Mitchell, NC. Gotta love that elevation and vista. With so much to do and see here in the US, I really don't have a desire to travel overseas.


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  9. Oct 5, 2010 at 6:17 AM
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    Road trips are good for the soul -- good on you and your wife for taking a road trip over coming up with a million excuses why you can't enjoy yourself.
     
  10. Oct 5, 2010 at 6:29 AM
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    Paul's TRD

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    Awesome. I'm leaving on my west trip on my motorcycle in April of 2011. Gonna be gone 15 days.
     
  11. Oct 5, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    Thanks for sharing, great pics! would love to see some more pics if you get the chance to put them up. I love road trips!
     
  12. Oct 5, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    :amen:
     
  13. Oct 5, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    Thanks for sharing the great pics! Post up some more if you have them! My wife and I really enjoyed Glacier NP but we would really like to see Yosemite and some others.
     
  14. Oct 5, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    I'm jealous too. Made a run from PA to AZ a couple years ago when my daughter was playing softball there for a spring training week. Tacked a week in front and on back. Kind of blew through Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, then went off the interstate for OK, NM, TX, AZ. Great trip, I can't wait to try a northern route.
     
  15. Oct 5, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    Did you go on the 'Going to the Sun' road there in Glacier NP? I was on it last year when they had major road construction. There were a few white knuckle moments, but definitely recommended for anyone who goes there! It is such a beautiful place up there!
     
  16. Oct 5, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    Awesome trip! Subscribing in the hopes of seeing more pictures. :)
     
  17. Oct 5, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    Awesome. Throw us a bone. Put up a few more pics. :)
     
  18. Oct 5, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    like he said!:)
     
  19. Oct 5, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    I did a trip like yours when I retired from the Air Force. I went from Maryland to Houston to Carlsbad Caverns, Grand Canyon NP, Brice Canyon NP, Zion NP, Hoover Dam, Sequoia NP, Kings Canyon NP, Yosemite NP, San Francisco back to Maryland. I was gone for 33 days and put 8300 miles on my 97 Chrysler Sebring LxI.
     
  20. Oct 5, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    Cool pics.....i love the one where the Tacoma is going through that huge log.
     
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