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Thread: Road Trip!

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    A short one compared to others I'm sure. Leaving from the eastern end of LI, NY and headed toward Kiawah Island SC. GPS is telling me 711 miles from door to door, but I have the trusty Rand McNally Road Atlas on standby.
    I spent 4 hours detailing the XS ive Silverado and will be heading south at 0300 early Sunday. Truck is cleaner than brand new clean and ready to roll. Half the fun will be driving there!

    Charlie
    XS ive1:(^^^)
    2008 Silverado Crew LTZ Southern Comfort conversion
    SoCo cat back duals
    Volant CAI
    6" Pro-Comp lift
    ARE cap with Yakima rack system (winter)
    GM Hard tri-fold tonneau (summer)
    GM rear wheel liners

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    2014 Silverado 2500HD CCSB LTZ Z71 6.6 DMax/Allison
    6.5" BDS 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers
    LineX/wheel liners/OEM tube steps/sunroof/slider/mirrors/Nav/cablights/trifold tonneau

    Getting the toys to the track with a 2007 Roadmaster 7X12 V-Nose 7k tandem "Mobile Man Cave".

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    Have a good trip and drive safe.... And since you just washed yours you wanna come wash mine for me???
    Mike

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    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

    2011 F-150 Crew 4X4

    "Hold it to the floor till you see God.... Then Brake!!!!"

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    Thanks. I plan on a nice steady roll southbound.
    As soon as I get the Zymol from under my fingernails I'll be right over!
    Holy crap, I mean, I love my truck but, there sure seemed to be a lot of her to detail! I'm glad I did the interior yesterday!

    Charlie
    XS ive1:(^^^)
    2008 Silverado Crew LTZ Southern Comfort conversion
    SoCo cat back duals
    Volant CAI
    6" Pro-Comp lift
    ARE cap with Yakima rack system (winter)
    GM Hard tri-fold tonneau (summer)
    GM rear wheel liners

    XS ive2:(avatar)
    2014 Silverado 2500HD CCSB LTZ Z71 6.6 DMax/Allison
    6.5" BDS 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers
    LineX/wheel liners/OEM tube steps/sunroof/slider/mirrors/Nav/cablights/trifold tonneau

    Getting the toys to the track with a 2007 Roadmaster 7X12 V-Nose 7k tandem "Mobile Man Cave".

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    [QUOTE=XS ive;238146
    As soon as I get the Zymol from under my fingernails I'll be right over!
    Holy crap, I mean, I love my truck but, there sure seemed to be a lot of her to detail! I'm glad I did the interior yesterday! [/QUOTE]
    Perfect...
    And i know the feeling. my truck needs wax, and the interior needs just about everything cleaned since the guy that had it before me used it to haul kids, and for his garden.. So i get to pull the bed mat, and wash that before i can even mount my tool box...

    I havent seen the weather report over there.. But i hope you have good roads. and i know the feeling of Road trip. When i lived in Ga i drove from Columbus Ga to Duluth MN, (1438 miles by Mapquest) in one shot cuz leave was of great value..
    Mike

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    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

    2011 F-150 Crew 4X4

    "Hold it to the floor till you see God.... Then Brake!!!!"

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    Sounds like a nice trip. Enjoy!

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    Okay, I'm back home. Here's what I found after 2000 miles in my 2008 XS ive Silverado CC LTZ Southern Comfort truck. The first 1k took 14 hours with stops. The return took 2 extra due to traffic from Richmond to DC.

    1)-She didn't stay clean for long.
    I used some Armorall tire foam and let it set for about 12 hours before departing thinking it would absorb. It still sprayed all over the truck. Bugs love to crash into shiney stuff, and detailing is a sure way to make it rain!
    2)-Gas mileage wasn't what I hoped it would be.
    Going down we had a headwind the whole way. Cruise set at 73 (gps) with tach just under 2k. 14.4mpg. Return trip I didn't use cruise as much(frikken traffic) and pulled 15.1 at 75 and 2k rpm. Jennabear will be getting an email soon.
    3)-I need to fix the trim around the windshield, they make a lot of noise at higher speeds.
    4)-GPS does NOT know how to navigate AROUND Washington DC.(and the wife isn't that good with a Road Atlas)
    Pennsylvania Avenue is nice this time of year...

    The good stuff.
    1)-My XS ive Silverado is by far the most comfortable truck I have ever travelled in.
    Family of 4, (kids 8,14) and plenty of room.
    2)-XM radio.
    No static, no commercials.
    3)-Smooth riding.
    With a 6" lift and 35's I felt like I was driving a hovercraft. Watching over vehicles hit dips and bumps in the road was comical. I actually held onto wheel the first few times only to realize I was overreacting. 4)-Sounds
    The tires and dual exhaust were in chorus and created a nice low hum similar to flying.

    All in all the drive was among, if not the most enjoyable I have ever been on. The trip was good, but the traffic north of Richmond back through DC sucked.
    I love my truck. Now I need to give her a bath!

    Charlie
    XS ive1:(^^^)
    2008 Silverado Crew LTZ Southern Comfort conversion
    SoCo cat back duals
    Volant CAI
    6" Pro-Comp lift
    ARE cap with Yakima rack system (winter)
    GM Hard tri-fold tonneau (summer)
    GM rear wheel liners

    XS ive2:(avatar)
    2014 Silverado 2500HD CCSB LTZ Z71 6.6 DMax/Allison
    6.5" BDS 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers
    LineX/wheel liners/OEM tube steps/sunroof/slider/mirrors/Nav/cablights/trifold tonneau

    Getting the toys to the track with a 2007 Roadmaster 7X12 V-Nose 7k tandem "Mobile Man Cave".

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    Well glad it was a good trip. and yeah milage is never what it should be.... Oh bugs for sure like shiny things... have fun cleaning.
    Mike

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    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

    2011 F-150 Crew 4X4

    "Hold it to the floor till you see God.... Then Brake!!!!"

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