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Old 04-15-2018, 04:02 PM   #1  
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Who's all going? Wife and I are doing the long haul, any tips on how to prepare? Taking the convertible with very limited space so gotta pack light...
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My brother and I are going. I have done six long hauls.
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My brother and I are going. I have done six long hauls.
Have you made your motel reservations? Pack light, shorts, t-shirts and comfortable shoes.
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Bring your credit cards.
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I have always assumed this was limited to classic hotrod type cars but after a little research I was wrong. Looks like a good time. Will put it on my list of road trips I would like to do. Would like to hear your thoughts after doing it. Or better yet keep us posted along the trip.
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What's the path this year?
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Who's all going? Wife and I are doing the long haul, any tips on how to prepare? Taking the convertible with very limited space so gotta pack light...
Walmart is your friend. 10x10x20 soft duffel bags fit well. You will be on the road over a week so you will need quarters to do laundry at least once. Donít over pack. You can wear a pair of shorts/cargo pants twice before laundry. Fresh shirt/T-shirt daily fresh drawers daily. (Donít like turning them inside out for an extra day use).

It isnít that difficult.

My wife and I do multiple state, multiple week road trips annually. Your wife doesnít need a hair dryer, they are in the motels. We do three bags plus a cosmetic bag where her makeup and my shaving stuff goes. One is designated for an overnight bag that goes into the motel each night along with the cosmetic bag. The motel bag is packed with drawers and next dayís clothes. Next morning it gets packed for the following night. No more difficult than you make it.

Have a great time on the HRPT. Touch base with Sky 65 (Tom). He has long hauled at least four times with his bride. He can advise on packing a midyear vert.
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All hotel reservations are made and we're ready to roll. Wife mentioned taking the Tail of the Dragon on the way home. So looking forward to that as well. We'll be driving right at 3000 miles round trip. I'm sure a case of monkey butt will set in, but it'll be worth it..... Probably need a another week off to recoup,

Schedule:
Saturday, June 9: Bowling Green, KY @ Beech Bend Raceway Park
Sunday, June 10: Chattanooga, TN — Location pending
Monday, June 11: Birmingham, AL @ Hoover metropolitan Stadium
Tuesday, June 12: Hampton, GA @ Atlanta Motor Speedway
Wednesday, June 13: Darlington, SC @ Darlington Raceway
Thursday, June 14: Raleigh, NC — Location pending
Friday, June 15: Concord, NC @ zMax Dragway (Charlotte Motor Speedway)

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/2018-...ies-announced/

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Great route this year ! Enjoy ! Maybe next year for me.
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Sure hope itís a bit cooler than last year. Was brutal and took some fun out of it. Took convertible last year. Had to put top up by 10 am due to heat. I did have to stop and buy some shorts as the ones I had planned to wear two days were too sweaty for me to wear a second day. We long hauled last year but since we live in the center of this years route, we will probably tour the first couple of days and the last two. Get a good hat and a cooler. Have fun.
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