Driving my Deuce from NY to TX in July

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Keep in mind most non-directional tires on the front will just about be worn out @ 5K miles.

That's why it is good to carry two jacks so you can rotate them to the rear every 1K mi.

I also recommend one of those 3/4" battery electric impacts (Earthquake from Harbor Freight) for the job. The air on a tactical just can't keep up with an air wrench.

It pays...

DG
I don't have NDT tires. See the photo posted up front. Singled, too.

Will that HF tool last for more than 30 seconds?
 

simp5782

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Yes, I was worried about I68 for a couple of reasons. Glad you chimed in.

Is it only I68 that is an issue? What about I79 in Morgantown and below?

What about picking up I 76 at Harrisburg and either taking I79 south in Pittsburgh or taking I70 west to Columbus?
Turnpike has a few hills. Just take 76 to the turnpike and go across thru wheeling. Few long hills especially over near wheeling.

79 down thru Clarksburg isn't much better than 68.
 

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Turnpike has a few hills. Just take 76 to the turnpike and go across thru wheeling. Few long hills especially over near wheeling.

79 down thru Clarksburg isn't much better than 68.
If I read you correctly, you are suggesting this route:

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Or, is 81 a better shot (hate passing that close to DC, though).
 

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If I read you correctly, you are suggesting this route:

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Or, is 81 a better shot (hate passing that close to DC, though).
That's close to 40 hours of seat time - plan accordingly. I have no comments on the route selection.

I acquired a new to me M35A2C last week and drove it about 600 miles home. It was two easy, mostly enjoyable days. Completely uneventful as far as problems go.

A couple years ago I acquired an M936A2 and drove it about 1500 miles home. Day 1 got off to a later than expected start. I made the decision to stop about 120 miles short of the first day goal. Got a room at about 11pm. The next day I blew a tire very shortly after leaving the motel. It was a beautiful day in sunny NM and I was well rested. Changing that tire wasn't horribly unpleasant. It would have been a far different story at midnight the night before had I tried to push on....

Some related pics just for S&G -
 

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If I read you correctly, you are suggesting this route:

View attachment 836017

Or, is 81 a better shot (hate passing that close to DC, though).
Just stay on 76 at Harrisburg 76 will turn into 70 over South of Pittsburgh.

81 isn't bad at all there is traffic but it's hit or miss at certain times of the day. More places for help than along a toll road across PA where it could be 30mi to the next exit. Etc.
 

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My HF wrench has a li-ion battery, will do a front and rear duals easily on one charge.

There is room in the case for an extra battery, I advise buying an extra as a matter of use.

They will recharge quickly with the wart supplied, altogether a pretty good deal for around $300.

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Having driven my M35A2 from Baton Rouge, LA to Louisville, KY about two years ago I would like to make a couple of suggestions. Hearing protection and a way for hands free cell usage as many states will pull you over for having a cell phone to your ear as they will for having it in your hand for using as a GPS.
The most important things are making sure you have good brakes in the way of wheel cylinders, good clean, fresh DOT 5 in the lines, and fresh grease in those hub bearings. I had a wheel cylinder stick driving on the interstate and it is no fun when you have to work in an isolated area of a truck stop parking lot.
Of course my up-side was the previous owner had put MRAP tires and wheels on so I maintained 63 MPH most of the time.
I highly recommend a fuel lubricant as well and you will need to use 100% diesel in the mountains in order to get the most BTUs for power.
I can not stress enough about having a base line on bearings and wheel cylinders. If they stick it is a nightmare come true as a minimum.
I am still in Louisville so please PM me for my contact information if you choose I-64 for part of your journey.
This will be a trip you will remember for the rest of your days and as others said, pictures, pictures, pictures. :)
jimm1009 here on s.s.
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m1009jim@yahoo.com
 

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Yes, I was worried about I68 for a couple of reasons. Glad you chimed in.

Is it only I68 that is an issue? What about I79 in Morgantown and below?

What about picking up I 76 at Harrisburg and either taking I79 south in Pittsburgh or taking I70 west to Columbus?
I70 from Washington, PA is not too bad and you want to take the bypass I270 going around Columbus going south, They have I70/I71 downtown turned into a cluster right now with construction.
 

plym49

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Having driven my M35A2 from Baton Rouge, LA to Louisville, KY about two years ago I would like to make a couple of suggestions. Hearing protection and a way for hands free cell usage as many states will pull you over for having a cell phone to your ear as they will for having it in your hand for using as a GPS.
The most important things are making sure you have good brakes in the way of wheel cylinders, good clean, fresh DOT 5 in the lines, and fresh grease in those hub bearings. I had a wheel cylinder stick driving on the interstate and it is no fun when you have to work in an isolated area of a truck stop parking lot.
Of course my up-side was the previous owner had put MRAP tires and wheels on so I maintained 63 MPH most of the time.
I highly recommend a fuel lubricant as well and you will need to use 100% diesel in the mountains in order to get the most BTUs for power.
I can not stress enough about having a base line on bearings and wheel cylinders. If they stick it is a nightmare come true as a minimum.
I am still in Louisville so please PM me for my contact information if you choose I-64 for part of your journey.
This will be a trip you will remember for the rest of your days and as others said, pictures, pictures, pictures. :)
jimm1009 here on s.s.
or
m1009jim@yahoo.com
Thank you for the advice and I will let you know if I pass by you. Will PM my cell.
 
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