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What do you pack for a long trip in the Vette


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I am going to Bowling Green this year for the Corvette Forum Cruise In. I am trying to find a small trailer to haul behind the Vette so remember that when looking at the following list.

I want to build a list of all the stuff I will need for a 4000 mile round trip in a 1980 Corvette. Please feel free to add to this list.

Spare tire(s) - car does not have one.

Jack - I have the original jack.

Lug wrench.

tools - packing a couple "multi piece" tool kits to bring along.

2 qts oil

2 qts trans fluid

2 gallons water

Duct tape

Electrical tape

a few electrical connectors

Crimper

fire extinquisher

maybe a tarp

FRS Radio(s).

Batteries.

Camera - digital and film.

Lawn Chair and umbrella.

Car cleaning kit - towels, wax, polish, rags, tire shine, window cleaner, quick detailer.

AAA Gold Card and Cell phone w/ charger.

Radar detector.

Here is what I am doing to prep the car.

Bleeding the brakes

Replacing all the belts.

Replacing all the vacuum lines.

oil change

trans fluid is o.k.

replacing all headlights and aiming them.

bringing the laptop to take care of any computer problems. Well that and to play MP3's and DVD's on the trip.

Replacing fuel filter(s).

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How's your car on oil, does it burn any? I'm assuming you're bring misc tools. I'd bring quack tape and electrical tape, Pack a gallon of fresh water (for whoever should need it, you or the car if you break down). Flashlight. Zip Ties. Couple of garbage bags (can be use as a poncho or to lay on if need be).

All I can think of right now.

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ah yes -- fluids.

Car does not burn or leak anything. Engine was installed in 2001 and has less than 10K miles.

Transmission was installed last fall.

I don't have to worry about radiator hoses as mine are basically stainless steel pipes.

No heater hoses and the fuel lines are all SS braided too.

I will update the list to add the following:

2 qts oil

2 qts trans fluid

2 gallons water

Duct tape

Electrical tape

a few electrical connectors

Crimper

fire extinquisher

maybe a tarp

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Need to keep this list around, will make a good check list for others.

Did you get a trailer?

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No trailer yet. See my post in the other section for what I am looking for.

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3,503 lbs of trouble

Here's an off the wall suggestion I doubt I'd make to the owner of a newer stock automobile. I don't think this would occur to anyone else, but since I was a pilot once this came to mind. There are catalogs pilots get, sort of how we get Vette catalogs. In them they sell little carbon monoxide detectors. They are basically a piece of plastic or paper you place in the coc*pit. it contains a colored dot. If carbon monoxide is present at a potentially dangerous level, the dot changes color as a warning there is an exhaust leak, and you then open a window and land A.S.A.P.

http://www.sportys.com/acb/showdetl.cfm?&d...&product_id=919

Since you're going to be spending long hours in an old Vette, I'd suggest getting one of these to hang inside. I'd bet one of the FBOs at a local airport may have these available.

You never know...

PS - This software is teh ghey because it won't let me write "Coc*pit"!

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Both are very good suggestions. I am sure BenGay and Doans will be involved as much as NoDoze and a set of earplugs to get rid of all the windnoise.

I will check into the CO2 detectors down at the Chandler airport and see if they have one.

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One things for sure. You can leave the sunblock at home cause you won't have the T-Tops off. :lol:

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One things for sure. You can leave the sunblock at home cause you won't have the T-Tops off. :lol:
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I'd pack a woman also. :yesnod:

You must be younger than the rest of us or newly married. :huh:

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You must be younger than the rest of us or newly married. skep.gif

Probably not younger, not newly married, but they can provide interesting things. :P

We took our 75 on a 4000 mile trip many years ago. It was cramped yet fun.

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