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6,350 Mile Drive

Just got back from a 6,350 drive across the USA and the SSR ran great. Official count of SSR's spotted was (3) three, one silver and two yellows. They were all traveling in the opposite direction so no chance to make contact other than one wave. Had no problems with the SSR, ran great at all altitudes and didn't need to add oil, which we shouldn't expect with a new car. Always had someone asking about the SSR when we stopped along the way, all good comments.
Our trip started in Southern California and went as far east as Niagara Falls, New York. Lots of rain and did get a few drops on my lap when it was really coming down, but just a few.
Can't say my average gas mileage, checked twice and it read 18.1 both times. When I started down the Cajon Pass in Southern California I checked the instant mileage and was averaging 75 MPH, loved it, but at the top of the pass it's like a free fall. I later checked the average mph and it was still 18.1. I then realized the average mph was frozen and used the reset button. The average mph started showing actual readings and it was a reflection of the downhill coasting. By the time I got home, the eleven miles of almost coasting and the forty miles of driving I was still averaging 24, but know it wasn't a true reading.
Off to Laughlin Nevada tomorrow, about a 300 mile drive, just loving it, the wife won't mind the drive, she knows she can gamble when we get there. :thumbs :thumbs
 

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Know a large part of your route. You had a great trip.
Did you go by yourselves, I didn't see any other SSRs or friends in your photos.
Where did you stay at Niagara Falls? Was it expensive?

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Welcome back!

Hi Fred, glad you had a great trip. I talked to the guy at the production company last week, and he said we should have a preview copy within the next 2 weeks. Keith should be receiving it next week if his timetable was right. Have fun in Laughlin and check out the Pacific Column for our SSR Social Event in Victorville. Hope to see you and Annette there.
 

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SA13355 said:
Know a large part of your route. You had a great trip.
Did you go by yourselves, I didn't see any other SSRs or friends in your photos.
Where did you stay at Niagara Falls? Was it expensive?

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Just the wife and myself made the trip. Spent close to $1000.00 for gas and lodging was around $700.00. Toss in tours, tolls, and eating and I would guess the trip cost around $2000.00. We had a great time and I'd do it again, but the wife has had enough of the cross country driving. Stayed at the Ramada in Niagara Falls, Fourth St. next to casino and took tour bus into Canada.
 

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Buffalo said:
Sounds like you had a great trip. I live about 45 miles south of Mt. Rushmore.
Beautiful area, all of South Dakota looks nice, but then it wasn't winter yet. Had a buffalo burger in town, the buffalo is safe with me, no more burgers for me.
 

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Sounds like you had a great trip. I live about 45 miles south of Mt. Rushmore.
I and friends were in Custer end of August.
We went down to Hot Springs to tour the Wild Mustang Reserve.
Came back up through Custer State Park, where we had "eye to eye" stand offs with Buffalo in the road. We ended up creeping around them off road, it was no contest!
Saw the new center at Crazy Horse and had the best $4.00 breakfast ever at Mt Rushmore.
Got to see the Drive in Rod Show in Deadwood.
Hit Devil's Tower on the way out.
South Dakota was one of our better road trips.

You live in a neat place. :thumbs

I was born in Rapid City, lived in Custer till I was 5.

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Fred, any "butt" problems? When I drove 2,000+ miles across the country, my butt kept going to sleep, and my right inner thigh was killing me most of the trip. Must be my skinny legs with no padding, but I can't hardly go over 25 miles without hurting down there.

Anybody else have this problem? To me, this is a very uncomfortable seat, but maybe it's because I can't seem to get enough leg room. :(
 

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Fred Edick said:
Beautiful area, all of South Dakota looks nice, but then it wasn't winter yet. Had a buffalo burger in town, the buffalo is safe with me, no more burgers for me.
:lol :lol You mean you didn't like the taste of buffalo? It's actually a very lean meat. Beef is still the main choice for most people out here as buffalo is costlier.

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SA13355 said:
I and friends were in Custer end of August.
We went down to Hot Springs to tour the Wild Mustang Reserve.
Came back up through Custer State Park, where we had "eye to eye" stand offs with Buffalo in the road. We ended up creeping around them off road, it was no contest!
Saw the new center at Crazy Horse and had the best $4.00 breakfast ever at Mt Rushmore.
Got to see the Drive in Rod Show in Deadwood.
Hit Devil's Tower on the way out.
South Dakota was one of our better road trips.

You live in a neat place. :thumbs

I was born in Rapid City, lived in Custer till I was 5.

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Skip,

Hello to another South Dakota native. I was also up to Cool Deadwood Nights (rod show). Going up through Spearfish Canyon this weekend to see the colors with the SSR. One of my favorite trips though the Black Hills is to drive to Custer, then to Newcastle, WY, north to Four Corners and then west and north to Devils Tower and finally to Belle Fourche and home.

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Peaches said:
Fred, any "butt" problems? When I drove 2,000+ miles across the country, my butt kept going to sleep, and my right inner thigh was killing me most of the trip. Must be my skinny legs with no padding, but I can't hardly go over 25 miles without hurting down there.

Anybody else have this problem? To me, this is a very uncomfortable seat, but maybe it's because I can't seem to get enough leg room. :(
The leather seats are very uncomfortable on any trips. We drive to Las Vegas, 280 miles, often and our cheeks are ready for some exercise. We purchased a couple cheap seat cushions at Walmart for around $10.00 and they seemed to help a lot. I cut my seat back off as it didn't go high enough and my back wasn't the problem.
 

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WOW I think you won the most miles put on a SSR Trip!!! great pics !!!
Six thousand plus miles is a lot of driving, but enjoyed every mile. I really don't like to drive long distances. When I moved from Ohio to Southern California and drove I said I would never do it again. I really don't think I would have done this trip if I didn't own the SSR. Just loved the attention the truck got everywhere we went. I'm really nor sure I'm pleased with everyone saying what a, "cute truck" it is, not very macho for me?
 

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Peaches said:
Fred, any "butt" problems? When I drove 2,000+ miles across the country, my butt kept going to sleep, and my right inner thigh was killing me most of the trip. Must be my skinny legs with no padding, but I can't hardly go over 25 miles without hurting down there.

Anybody else have this problem? To me, this is a very uncomfortable seat, but maybe it's because I can't seem to get enough leg room. :(
Broke tailbone snowboarding 2 years ago, still hurts ......sometimes
 

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Fred, Welcome Back!

Fred,

Welcome back! I was just wondering about you. In fact, I send you a PM wondering where you were. It looks like you had a great time!

Glad to have you back and what great pics!

:seeya E :seeya

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The SSR seats

I think the side cushions are too close together and very firm causing a load on the hips. Get out at least every 100 miles and walk.

I don't sit on a wallet which helps also. Use a Diver's pack for a wallet. It is water proof for the pool and it goes around your neck for safe keeping.

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I think the side cushions are too close together and very firm causing a load on the hips. Get out at least every 100 miles and walk.

I don't sit on a wallet which helps also. Use a Diver's pack for a wallet. It is water proof for the pool and it goes around your neck for safe keeping.

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I haven't had a need for a wallet since I bought the SSR, but your right about sitting on one.
 
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