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Old 12-04-2009, 08:05 PM   #101
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Just bumping this so we don't lose sight of it!
Thank Abygale! I just saw your post on the caravan thread, 2 things I didn't realize. . .1) you and Ject are leaving SO early!! (but we appreciate your company for sure) and 2) we will be driving LITERALLY alllllllllll day. . .my original thought was, holy crap! my new thought, this could be fun who needs sleep really, and birmingham is only "about" 5 hours away from valdosta. . .so assuming we get in as late as my numbers are adding up, we will still get some sleep in us before friday After that long of a drive. . .I'm think I might need a drink or two
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:30 PM   #102
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Thanks for bumping this so we keep talking about it. It seems like a long time to plan, but the time will go by fast. I need to start thinking about the trip times.

I have not seen all the threads lately and have not really thought about how long we will have to drive the first day or what time we are leaving (have to be early morning I assume), but it is almost unavoidable. I hate to drive more than 8 hours especially pulling a trailer (I know I am a wimp). The long first day will help us the next day and with a bunch of us going it will not be bad. We will keep each other awake and not be bored. That is why I have so much fun when I go to a car event with a group convoy. I have not this in a few years and am looking forward to it.

I have not talked with Supercop or fonegod1 (and other Tulsa members that might be going), but I believe the Tulsa group will probably want to meet you on I40 around the Muskogee Turnpike.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:17 AM   #103
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I'm probably not going to be able to go on this trip after all but have reservations at the host hotel. Think I should cancel or is there a way to transfer the reservations to someone from this area?
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:31 AM   #104
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Here are the times and distances from metro OKC to the Alabama hotel that Supercop has suggested:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Okla...986&2v=ADDRESS

And from the Alabama hotel to the host hotel in Georgia:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Birm...038&2v=ADDRESS
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:57 PM   #105
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Here are the times and distances from metro OKC to the Alabama hotel that Supercop has suggested:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Okla...986&2v=ADDRESS

And from the Alabama hotel to the host hotel in Georgia:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Birm...038&2v=ADDRESS
Hello PHEOX! I'm not sure we have heard from you! Will you be joining us?
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:59 PM   #106
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I'm probably not going to be able to go on this trip after all but have reservations at the host hotel. Think I should cancel or is there a way to transfer the reservations to someone from this area?
Sorry to hear that :( it would be cool if someone here needs a room and it could be transferred. . . so anyone interested in the host hotel let MeagsMom know! Otherwise I guess you could just cancel. . .really sorry to hear you can't make it though
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:07 PM   #107
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Hello PHEOX! I'm not sure we have heard from you! Will you be joining us?
I hope so. My Dad is okfiltch, and his Camaro is at the railyard right now.
I hope he will decide to go. It looks like it would be an amazing experience
especially considering it's the first one.
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:36 PM   #108
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I hope so. My Dad is okfiltch, and his Camaro is at the railyard right now.
I hope he will decide to go. It looks like it would be an amazing experience
especially considering it's the first one.
Well definately let us know if you can make it and we can add ya to the list and CONGRATS on the delivery!!!
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:48 PM   #109
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Well definately let us know if you can make it and we can add ya to the list and CONGRATS on the delivery!!!
Will do. We are hoping to get the Camaro on Wednesday. If we do, we'll probably try and make the meet on Saturday.
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Thank Abygale! I just saw your post on the caravan thread, 2 things I didn't realize. . .1) you and Ject are leaving SO early!! (but we appreciate your company for sure) and 2) we will be driving LITERALLY alllllllllll day. . .my original thought was, holy crap! my new thought, this could be fun who needs sleep really, and birmingham is only "about" 5 hours away from valdosta. . .so assuming we get in as late as my numbers are adding up, we will still get some sleep in us before friday After that long of a drive. . .I'm think I might need a drink or two
Yes, Thursday is going to be a really long day. One other thing we talked about early on is making it to just Memphis that night. We could still change our plans???? No charge for that Birmingham hotel yet correct?

The people in cars will probably be fine, it's those pulling trailers that might find that too long of a day??? I'm flexible so it's whatever the majority decide to do. The good thing is that we wouldn't have to get up early on Friday since it's only about another 5 hours to Valdosta!

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Thanks for bumping this so we keep talking about it. It seems like a long time to plan, but the time will go by fast. I need to start thinking about the trip times.

I have not seen all the threads lately and have not really thought about how long we will have to drive the first day or what time we are leaving (have to be early morning I assume), but it is almost unavoidable. I hate to drive more than 8 hours especially pulling a trailer (I know I am a wimp). The long first day will help us the next day and with a bunch of us going it will not be bad. We will keep each other awake and not be bored. That is why I have so much fun when I go to a car event with a group convoy. I have not this in a few years and am looking forward to it.

I have not talked with Supercop or fonegod1 (and other Tulsa members that might be going), but I believe the Tulsa group will probably want to meet you on I40 around the Muskogee Turnpike.
Just keep us posted. I am adjusting our Wichita meeting time to the time you guys in OKC are meeting. We want to get there in plenty of time so you aren't waiting on us!
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:53 PM   #111
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Yes, Thursday is going to be a really long day. One other thing we talked about early on is making it to just Memphis that night. We could still change our plans???? No charge for that Birmingham hotel yet correct?

The people in cars will probably be fine, it's those pulling trailers that might find that too long of a day???
People who reserved the birmingham hotel that was mentioned earlier, aren't charged at all if they cancel 30 days in advance or something like that.. so all is well as to where we make it to.

For the point on those of us pulling trailer, biggest thing is its harsh on Gas but also its a lot of work for the towing vehicle unless you've got an un-godly like towing machine (unlike me) It'll be Harsh on my '04 4.8L Silverado for a 12hr straight stretch of towing.

Anything works for me, i'd rather do the longest trip the first day so the next day im rested up and ready for FUN!

PS To all you expert Towers, im a baby tower and any/all pointers are appreciated!
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:54 PM   #112
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People who reserved the birmingham hotel that was mentioned earlier, aren't charged at all if they cancel 30 days in advance or something like that.. so all is well as to where we make it to.

For the point on those of us pulling trailer, biggest thing is its harsh on Gas but also its a lot of work for the towing vehicle unless you've got an un-godly like towing machine (unlike me) It'll be Harsh on my '04 4.8L Silverado for a 12hr straight stretch of towing.

Anything works for me, i'd rather do the longest trip the first day so the next day im rested up and ready for FUN!

PS To all you expert Towers, im a baby tower and any/all pointers are appreciated!
Ject, if you are fine for the long day then I am too. I admire you guys pulling the trailers....you'll definitely need a drink.....and probably a massage! LOL
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Change of plans - I won't be able to convoy on the way to the fest, but I will on the way back.
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:20 AM   #114
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Well lets take a count. . .who wants to keep the plans we have. . .11 hour drive from OKC (not including stops) to Birmingham and only having a 5 hours drive that Friday. . .and who wants to bump up our first stop to Memphis? I Haven't mapquested to Memphis so I'm not sure of the time difference in drive So what are everyones thoughts?? Either way I vote for drinks when we arrive
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Well lets take a count. . .who wants to keep the plans we have. . .11 hour drive from OKC (not including stops) to Birmingham and only having a 5 hours drive that Friday. . .and who wants to bump up our first stop to Memphis? I Haven't mapquested to Memphis so I'm not sure of the time difference in drive So what are everyones thoughts?? Either way I vote for drinks when we arrive
I'm flexible, I can do either. It will be a 14-15 hour day for Ject and me, but if he's okay with it so am I! And on the drink when we get there! They better have some Captain Morgan at the hotel, or maybe I'll just bring my own!
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:12 PM   #116
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...or maybe I'll just bring my own! ...
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Well lets take a count. . .who wants to keep the plans we have. . .11 hour drive from OKC (not including stops) to Birmingham and only having a 5 hours drive that Friday. . .and who wants to bump up our first stop to Memphis? I Haven't mapquested to Memphis so I'm not sure of the time difference in drive So what are everyones thoughts?? Either way I vote for drinks when we arrive
Im all for the plans we have already, making it to Birmingham first day. I'll get lots of rest the day prior to.

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Ject, if you are fine for the long day then I am too. I admire you guys pulling the trailers....you'll definitely need a drink.....and probably a massage! LOL
You paying for our massages?
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:19 PM   #118
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Im all for the plans we have already, making it to Birmingham first day. I'll get lots of rest the day prior to.


You paying for our massages?
Haha, I bet there will be some single ladies more than willing to accommodate!

If nothing else, I'll definitely buy you trailer pulling guys your first drink!
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Well lets take a count. . .who wants to keep the plans we have. . .11 hour drive from OKC (not including stops) to Birmingham and only having a 5 hours drive that Friday. . .and who wants to bump up our first stop to Memphis? I Haven't mapquested to Memphis so I'm not sure of the time difference in drive So what are everyones thoughts?? Either way I vote for drinks when we arrive
Memphis is about a 7 hour drive, if I remember correctly from last time I made the trip to Nashville.
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P.S. - On that note, your company will be kept on the trip back by a car much nicer than the lolhyundai. I'm going either this weekend or next to pick up my new (For me) 1972 Buick Skylark.
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Well since you two are the ones making the longest trip and you don't mind, then Birmingham it is!

Bummer you can't join Xanthos. . .we'll have to hunt you down at the fest to make sure we can meet up for the drive home
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:04 PM   #121
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Birmingham is fine with me if it is fine with Abygale and Ject. They have to drive longer.

I have pulled my trailer for 16 hours before, so 12-14 hours is not that bad. I don't mind the gas stops, it gives me a chance to get out of the truck and walk around. You will do fine Ject, but I will help you any way I can. I have not pulled much or too far with my current truck, but it seems to do fine. It is a GMC 2500HD, 6.0, auto, 4 wheel drive, with trailer towing pkg.


Sorry Xanthos you can't go East with us, but at least you can join us for the trip back.

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Birmingham is fine with me.... Oh !!... I wasn't asked !!
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Birmingham is fine with me if it is fine with Abygale and Ject. They have to drive longer.

I have pulled my trailer for 16 hours before, so 12-14 hours is not that bad. I don't mind the gas stops, it gives me a chance to get out of the truck and walk around. You will do fine Ject, but I will help you any way I can. I have not pulled much or too far with my current truck, but it seems to do fine. It is a GMC 2500HD, 6.0, auto, 4 wheel drive, with trailer towing pkg.
Blah, a 2500HD will tow without a problem, it is built for heavy loads... just tow me and my car along with you as well lol! I wish I had a 1500HD or atleast the 5.3L instead of my 4.8L.

Im having my dealership install GM's Medium Duty Tranny Cooler just for the ease at mind for this trip. Trying to think of what else I should do to the truck, It's getting a new powersteering pump put in it VIA extended warranty. I'll also install some 2,500lb helper springs next month, should be easy. Im always nervous about long trips, i never have been lucky.
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Birmingham is fine with me.... Oh !!... I wasn't asked !!
HAHA I figured since you worked so hard for our rate in Birmingham you wouldn't wanna do that again haha
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