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Thread: The longest non-stop drive?

  1. #21
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    For a while there, my 109 was my ONLY car. As in, no matter what, the 109 was what I had to take to get me there.

    College was about 150 miles away from home. So ~300 mile round trip in a weekend. Just needed gas and oil. Just, go.

    Last month I did a 250 mile round trip wheeling trip. Had my 34's bolted on. It took about 3 days for the WAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWA of the swampers to get out of my ear.

    These trucks are A LOT more durable than we give them credit for. Sure, not fast, not efficient, not comfortable, not the most capable. But darn, they just go!

  2. #22
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    Did a 600 mile round trip this weekend. The first 300 I was alone and took it a little easier than return trip with wife following. Did learn something about my Fairy Over Drive, fluid consumpsion (weeping through vent) is expidential to speed. i used about a cup on way down taking it a little easy. On the return trip I noticed an increased whine so stopped and checked it and it was down over a pint in about 200 miles.
    Listening / knowing / responding to sounds of your truck is good.

  3. #23

    Default 5,367 Km's in 18 days

    Last year in my Series III 109 (2.25 petrol) we did an expedition up to the North West Territories. Total trip there and back to Vancouver was 5,367K.

    Day 1 = 821k
    Day 2 = 601k
    Day 3 = 825k
    Day 4 = 390k
    Day 5 = 206
    Day 7 = 94k
    Day 8 = 46k
    Day 9 = 13k
    Day 10 = 15k
    Day 11 = 15k (thirteen hours)
    Day 12 = 5k
    Day 13 = 31k
    Day 14 = 35k
    Day 15 = 192k
    Day 16 = 342k
    Day 17 = 850k
    Day 18 = 886K < This would be the longest distance traveled in one day, but definitely not the longest time spent in the truck during the trip...that would have been Day 11 where we were on the trail for over 13 hours.

    Do I win?
    1991 x-MoD 19 KK 88 Defender 110 ~ daily driver
    1965 x-MoD 35 ET 73 Sankey Narrow Track Trailer ~ earning it's keep
    1955 Series 1 86 Hardtop 173601415 ~ undergoing the infinite rebuild

    1955 Series 1 86 Hardtop 57130577 ~ just a heap o' parts now

    1985 Series III 109 x-MoD BATUS 77 KC 63 < sold lives in Calgary

    http://defender110.webs.com/

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    Very impressive. This wasn't the Canol road expedition, was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Smith View Post
    Very impressive. This wasn't the Canol road expedition, was it?
    Yes it was! Even thought my stock Series III was dead reliable, I have since sold that Rover and purchased a 1991 Defender with a 300TDi. The suspension differences between the two was the deciding factor. After observing the other 3 "coilers" on the trip, and taking a beating in the 109, that along with the fuel consumption made the switch a no-brainer. My new truck's web site is below.
    1991 x-MoD 19 KK 88 Defender 110 ~ daily driver
    1965 x-MoD 35 ET 73 Sankey Narrow Track Trailer ~ earning it's keep
    1955 Series 1 86 Hardtop 173601415 ~ undergoing the infinite rebuild

    1955 Series 1 86 Hardtop 57130577 ~ just a heap o' parts now

    1985 Series III 109 x-MoD BATUS 77 KC 63 < sold lives in Calgary

    http://defender110.webs.com/

  6. #26
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    Oh boy. I read a lot of the forum updates on that and it sure looks like an epic trip. Hope you don't mind my posting it but the pictures of the flipped Sankey (near the end) is just priceless. There is even a write up in the Overland Journal about your trip. Great stuff!

    http://www.landroveraddict.com/smf/i...topic=379781.0

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