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Old 02-15-16, 07:20 PM   #1
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Arrow Going cross-country with my CT!

Boys and girls, it's been a lot of fun here in the Sunshine State but because of a certain opportunity I approached upon in the gaming industry that I couldn't refuse, I decided to make the ultimate move from Orlando, FL to Las Vegas, NV. That's right, about a 2,200-mile move between the two metropolitan cities! Yes it's going to be kinda to be away from my family and close friends but I've always said to myself that one day I want to drive across the country and explore middle America before I die (I'm only in my 30's ). Plus I've researched and talked to several people that Vegas is booming with job opportunities, low cost of living, and sustainable housing market. There's a lot more to the city than just gambling and partying, so they say. For those who are in the know of Las Vegas or are even a local, feel free to leave your thoughts/opinions for a transplant making his first stay in the city.

In any case, I'm excited that after almost two months of planning this out, the time is getting close as I'm about 14 hours away from the start of the drive. I'll get some initial photos in the morning to get things going. The CT tank is full to the brim, and the ticker currently sits at 68,486 miles. I pretty much drive in ECO mode almost 95% of the time and get a calculated average of 43.5-44.5 MPG (not the one shown in the instrumentation display which is usually ~2.0 MPG higher). Oh and I just replaced the air filter two weeks ago so that's good to go. Only thing is the by the time we reach Las Vegas, the CT will be due for an oil change and the temporary place where I'll be staying does not allow anyone working on vehicles so looks like I might have to bite the bullet and have a dealer like Lexus of Las Vegas change the oil on my CT..

Nonetheless, for more to come!
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Old 02-17-16, 03:25 PM   #2
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cool man looking forward to the cross country pics! how bout the GS whos driving that?

hell of a move from Orlando to Vegas! that's a serious trip. wouldn't DARE try that in my Ls400 even though its in great shape. glad things are working out for you bud your missed over here.
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Looking forward to the pictures. Congratulations to moving to Vegas. I go to Vegas a lot and hopefully we can meet up! Take care and drive safely and have fun driving cross country...
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Happy for you OP. My parents retired in Vegas (it's the west coast equivalent of Florida for retired people) so I'm very familiar with the place. I am curious what this "...opportunity...in the gaming industry that I couldn't refuse" is all about though.

Are you going to be a pit boss perhaps?
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I have to say that it really cool to see someone so fired up about their job and looking forward to opportunities! Best of luck!

With all the dry warm air and flat ground, it will be interesting to hear how much your mileage improves. Enjoy your drive!
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I wonder what happened!
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I'm curious as well.

Hey Doug, how are you doing in Vegas? Please let us know.

I was recently in Vegas the first week of June.
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good luck.

i plan on driving from atlanta, ga to southern california in a couple months.
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I made that exact same drive 20 years ago and never looked back. Hope all is well, OP.
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good luck.

i plan on driving from atlanta, ga to southern california in a couple months.
Nice, sounds very fun and good luck. Let us know when you do arrive in southern California. Maybe we can meet up...
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good luck.

i plan on driving from atlanta, ga to southern california in a couple months.
since april 25th, 2016 to today July 11, 2016 i did 8000 miles on my little ct200.
I never got over 38mpg and worst was 35mpg.

i wonder if its because of my tire size?
225/45/17 inflated to 42psi
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since april 25th, 2016 to today July 11, 2016 i did 8000 miles on my little ct200.
I never got over 38mpg and worst was 35mpg.

i wonder if its because of my tire size?
225/45/17 inflated to 42psi
what wheels? mine is all stock everything and i average 40-43 MPG for every filll-up. i use an app to calculate my MPG since it's a better gauge. uses the before and after odometer, and amount of gas pumped into account.

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Nice, sounds very fun and good luck. Let us know when you do arrive in southern California. Maybe we can meet up...
will do! actually can you send me your contact? I will probably have questions about living there, etc,
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what wheels? mine is all stock everything and i average 40-43 MPG for every filll-up. i use an app to calculate my MPG since it's a better gauge. uses the before and after odometer, and amount of
Factory wheels, maybe it's the 70#of sound deadening but that wouldn't make a difference since I went on a 2500 mile road trip last weekend and did 75 to 80mph and only eeked out 38mpg
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Factory wheels, maybe it's the 70#of sound deadening but that wouldn't make a difference since I went on a 2500 mile road trip last weekend and did 75 to 80mph and only eeked out 38mpg
hmm.. all maintenance is up to date?

i'll coast downhill's on highway going 85mph and the meter will say im getting over 45-50MPG during that time.
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hmm.. all maintenance is up to date?

i'll coast downhill's on highway going 85mph and the meter will say im getting over 45-50MPG during that time.
what maintenance? oil? brakes? what does a toyota actually need at 40k?

my 203k 4 runner needs nothing, neither does my 190k 1995 previa.

i looked over what is on the schedule and all it is oil/filter and check this and that. i dont know else it could need or want. i'm open to suggestions.
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