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Old 06-06-2013, 03:07 PM   #26
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Drive, you won't regret it...as others pointed out, see this beautiful country via road trip...if you plan it out, you can make your timeframe of 4-5 days and still see some cool stuff along the way. Just have to decide the route and go from there.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:22 PM   #27
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I drive from Detroit, MI to Mobile, AL about 4 times a year for college/holidays (granted its much less of a trip than your talking about). I love the drive. Any other 5th gen car out on the road is like magnetized to you and you make these cool groups every now and then. That being said, sometimes its just you and it gets boring quick.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:37 PM   #28
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Death Valley was fun, I bought a bag of ice, this is true, and put it in my lap and let it "melt" all over me, but it's so dry out there that by the time we stopped all the ice was gone and my pants were dry.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:25 PM   #29
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I hate driving across town to get groceries... I say fly, save all those insane miles on your car. When it gets there from the shipper then drive it up the PCH.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:00 PM   #30
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It is on my bucket list to be honest. I am planning a trip next year!
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:04 PM   #31
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If you drive, get the clear bra!!
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:04 PM   #32
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I'm about to do the drive from Lemoore, CA to NY here in about a week. I'm pretty stoked about it!
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:36 PM   #33
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I've made the cross country trip from Boston to LA at least 3 times (and back). So much to see in this beautiful country. From an airliner, the mountains look like anthills. You can't appreciate the beauty. Drive one time and you'll want to do it again when you have more time. If you see nothing else, try and plan going through the Grand Canyon. Also the drive from St. George, Utah through the NW tip of Arizona into the Mohave Desert in Cal. is a stunning drive.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:47 PM   #34
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Drive it, USA is a beautiful country go enjoy it.....
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:11 AM   #35
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Other question is, do you want to put that many miles on the Camaro? If it's a DD then I guess you don't care, but otherwise reconsider. IMHO if you are going to do it, make something of it! Plan stops and sightseeing ops, it isn't something you will do everyday, and then you'll have a great story to tell your kids/grand kids some day!
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:36 AM   #36
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Road trip, I moved from NE Ohio to SW Florida and drove my SS, I wish it would have been twice as long, I loved every minute.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:56 AM   #37
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I drive from Detroit, MI to Mobile, AL about 4 times a year for college/holidays (granted its much less of a trip than your talking about). I love the drive. Any other 5th gen car out on the road is like magnetized to you and you make these cool groups every now and then. That being said, sometimes its just you and it gets boring quick.
That would be fantastic. In the past six or so months in New Jersey, there has been an over abundance of Camaro's that simply don't get "it", that bond that forms from the passion of the car. I'd love to go toe to toe with another muscle car for a little while out there.

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It's a good idea but I don't know if I can put the funds up for it right now. Thanks for the advice though.

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I've made the cross country trip from Boston to LA at least 3 times (and back). So much to see in this beautiful country. From an airliner, the mountains look like anthills. You can't appreciate the beauty. Drive one time and you'll want to do it again when you have more time. If you see nothing else, try and plan going through the Grand Canyon. Also the drive from St. George, Utah through the NW tip of Arizona into the Mohave Desert in Cal. is a stunning drive.
I will keep that in mind. I suppose I need to start putting together a list of places I want to see when I'm out there. I have yet to do that.

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Other question is, do you want to put that many miles on the Camaro? If it's a DD then I guess you don't care, but otherwise reconsider. IMHO if you are going to do it, make something of it! Plan stops and sightseeing ops, it isn't something you will do everyday, and then you'll have a great story to tell your kids/grand kids some day!
So I've been commuting into New York everyday now for the past two years. I have had my 12 Camaro for a year now and it has 5,000 miles on it. Adding 3,000 miles to me isn't that big of a deal because I haven't had to drive it that much over the past year. It's not a daily driver and mostly has been driven on the weekends. And I totally agree with you, this is something I plan on telling my kids about some day.
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:14 AM   #38
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I've done it probably 25 times, but not from the east coast, from Kentucky. If you've never done it, I highly recommend it, but be prepared for a lot of monotony. You have no idea how big this country really is until you get in a car and drive across it. If you're going do freeways, and I assume you are, try to route yourself onto I-70. I've been across them all and for the most part, I-10, I-40, I-80, and I-90 go around the the pretty stuff, which just adds to the monotony. I-70 is the one exception and it's just as monotonous as the rest, east of Denver. But from Denver west, it has to be one of the most stunning freeway drives in the world. They should do a Modern Marvels episode about I-70 in Colorado. It dumps you off onto I-15 in the in the middle of Utah and that is also pretty to about the Nevada line. Good luck and have a safe trip.
You said it! I-70 west of Denver into Utah is awesome. Done that driving from Denver to Vegas many times.
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:15 AM   #39
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A cross-country trip in a Camaro is the dream, I can't imagine why you would even consider taking a plane. The trip itself is lethal and yet exhilarating. Just remember Murphy loves to show up on these excursions so have a plan ready for any contingency. I did it in an old Challenger, went from Illinois to California and back in '93 and it was a true adventure. I highly recommend it if you can swing the cost of fuel.

Oh if you see Christie Brinkley in a Ferrari go ahead and pull over. Trust me, that's good advice.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:31 AM   #40
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No get her the clear bra! Drive!!!
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:56 AM   #41
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Drive it man! I have done the coast to coast thing a few times in various vehicles and regularly do a 1000 mile one way drive to see family in my SS, it is amazing! plan a nice route, ditch the GPS and enjoy! Utah is amazing, salt flats stop maybe?!? Enjoy man!
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:03 AM   #42
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I drive from here in KY to Laguna Seca at least once a year for the bike races. Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska should have a big circle on the map identifying that as the dull zone. West of that area is nothing short of breathtaking. If driving thru Utah and you see a scenic overlook STOP they are all unbelievable. One thing as soon as you get west of Kansas City 93 octane disappears 91 is all you will find. Regular changes from 87 to 85 Octane in some areas. Some places 90 octane is the best you will find. I absolutely love the drive be doing it again the Sept. I think every American should drive cross country at least once. Preferrably without whining kids in the back seat lol
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:04 AM   #43
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I drove from Michigan down to Park City Kentucky, from there to Tennessee, down to the Camaro Fest in Georgia and then back to Michigan!!! Was a great time and Loved it all except for the bad fever and 100 + degree temp I had one day during the trip!! LOL... Take the drive and enjoy it if you GF is up to it!
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:16 AM   #44
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No get her the clear bra! Drive!!!
Ha.Ha.

I strongly suggest a road trip as you only live once.

But I recommend renting a car, not using your own. That way you're not worried about something happening to it.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:57 AM   #45
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ROAD TRIP!

I have driven Texas to the West Coast and Texas to Florida.

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Old 06-07-2013, 01:36 PM   #46
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im in hollywood ! need help with anything give me a hollar

north hollywood area is pretty cool nice big apartments well worth the money
west hollywood & hollywood has great looking apartments nice area but expensive
glendale has alot of bored police and fast driving armenians nice well worth apartments tho
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Moved from Maryland to AZ three years ago. Didn't have a Camaro at the time, but drove across the country in my truck and would love the opportunity to do it again! It's a big country and there's TONS to see!

Do it! You'll have a blast.
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Ha.Ha.

I strongly suggest a road trip as you only live once.

But I recommend renting a car, not using your own. That way you're not worried about something happening to it.
I'm not seeing the logic.

A car you have owned and maintained or a rental that every client has abused.
Why would you imagine your Camaro would have an issue?
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #49
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I'm not seeing the logic.

A car you have owned and maintained or a rental that every client has abused.
Why would you imagine your Camaro would have an issue?
I think he's coming at it more from saving the wear and tear on your personal car. Like you said, you and everyone else can abuse a rental and give it back after the trip.

Personally, I'd love to do a cross country trip in my Camaro.


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Old 06-07-2013, 10:01 PM   #50
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I've been reading through this thread and there's lots of good ideas. Everyone should see the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Yosemite, PCH, etc. But the problem is that if you try to fit that stuff into your cross country trip, it's going to take weeks. If you route yourself onto I-70 in Colorado, you can see some of the most stunning scenery in the country, from the freeway, at 80 mph and not lose any time. If you're going from New Jersey to Southern California, it's the perfect route anyway. You can drop down and pick up I-70 in Pennsylvania and follow it almost all the way across the country. It will dump you off onto I-15 in the middle of Utah and I-15 will take you down through Vegas and into the L.A. area. I-80 runs too far north for you and I-40 runs too far south in the East. If you go this way, when you get west of Denver, you'll be thanking me for sending you this way. Just make sure you time it so you hit the western half of Colorado in the daylight and Vegas in the dark. Vegas is a stunner when you come over the rise on I-15 and start dropping into the Las Vegas valley at night. Just remember, go I-70. You wont regret it!
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