Gonna do the drive
lee at wheelman.com
Mon Jul 31 11:20:27 EDT 2006
A couple of things to mention. Since you've done long road trips
before, perhaps this is a review, but...
When I retrieved my 300D turbodiesel from Raleigh NC last fall, I
bought an all-in-one CB Radio and a small dashboard GPS. The
latter was very useful, and they're pretty reasonably priced. I
didn't actually have much use for the CB, but I'm accustomed to
driving with one and I wanted it there. Once I got home I returned
So between the CB, the GPS, the V1 and my phone, I needed a 4/1
adapter for the cigarette lighter, which I either got at Radio
Shack or Pep Boys.
And of course, when I arrived in Raleigh, the cig lighter in the
car didn't work!
Once I found the ceramic fuses hidden under the dash, I was in
The other thing to consider is that radar detectors are banned in
Canada, and they *will* take yours if they catch you with it. So
if you do go through CA, turn it off and stash it in your
And finally, if I were to do the trip again, I think I would FedEx
Ground a box of tools and supplies to the PO for me to have on the
drive home. Aside from that one issue with the ceramic fuse, I had
no trouble on the 700 mile drive (one tank of diesel fuel!), but
it coulda been different.
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