Wednesday, October 15, 2014

One Hell Of A Road Trip

I think I might get a Mercedes G Wagon for my next car. Apparently they can really rack up the miles, at least the one in this video that Stretch sent did - some 500,000 miles...



Man, ain't that something? I'd be happy just to do a trip like that in North America, honestly. While Gunther really did rack up some impressive-as-hell pictures from the thousands of awesome locations, he went places I don't think I'd ever dream of going. While the trip to Australia only cost money (and, I would assume, shipping a G-wagon from Europe to Australia probably costs more than my truck is worth), going places like North Korea, Iraq, and Cuba is not high on my list of things to do.

Again, though, a full-on North America trip might just be possible, assuming I could find friends in Washington state and Maine to hold onto my guns when I hit the Canadian border. I could see taking a decade to criss-cross the USA and another to hit Canada. Heck, at a decade, that's 5 states a year (on average; you could do New England in a year, easy, that allows a little extra time for the boat trip to Hawaii...). Some of the larger states might require more time - I'd wager you could spend a full year in Texas, easy - but that'd be the fun of it.

And heck yeah, I'd want to meet up with as many people as possible along the way...

That is all.

3 comments:

Siddhartha Priest said...

I drive a '82 Benz diesel with 387,000 miles on it. I also take frequent trips to NT, Alberta and British Columbia in it at well as the Volks Republic of California and Texas etc, etc. Original engine, not rebuilt and the same timing chain. I get 28mpg and if I had the '83 I would get over 30 due to a different rear end. I've been following your quest for a new commuter car and think you should give an old benz a second or first look. Here is the one of the most awesome things about my car, in the last 10 years with the exception of oil changes (fucker holds 9 qts of oil) and brakes etc, I've spent less than $500 I repairs over the past 10 years. Those include and is limited to motor mounts, water pump and a transmission filter kit. Plus you can till around with a jar of Grey Poupon in your glove box. I keep mine next to the speed loaders.

Dave H said...

I'd be happy to hold your guns for you while you tour Canada. I live about 1.5 hours from the Buffalo and Niagara Falls border crossings. But bringing handguns into New York is almost as troublesome as taking them to Canada.

Old NFO said...

That qualifies as one helluva road trip!