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nigelh 03-11-2012 07:43 AM

Our Recent trip to USA from Aust.
 
Last New Years eve, we flew in to Seatle, all the way from Perth, Western Australia, and as I had/have a a GC Overland on order, due April 2012, I hired a GC V6 Laredo from Alamo.
We took a drive trip to Las Vegas and covered about 2,000 Miles. Had a great time and the GC was great, went over the mountains from Eugene on 58 in Oregon and down 97 to LV., with a detour back up to Crater Lake. (See dash board temp).
It was all very sureal for as, having left 40c degrees + temps back home..
The GC didnt miss a beat, was extremly comfortable even as the entry level unit.
Here are a few pics..
http://www.headlam.com.au/jeeps/usatrip/HireWK2.jpg
http://www.headlam.com.au/jeeps/usatrip/Cold.jpg
http://www.headlam.com.au/jeeps/usatrip/Hire2.jpg
http://www.headlam.com.au/jeeps/usatrip/Odelllake.jpg
http://www.headlam.com.au/jeeps/usatrip/Trail.jpg

JeepGuy026 03-11-2012 08:17 AM

:)

Swampy 03-11-2012 08:52 AM

Re: Our Recent trip to USA from Aust.
 
Sounds like a great trip, with the land portion done in style.

Hard to appreciate those temps, with being 40 deg C here in Perth today.

nigelh 03-11-2012 09:30 AM

Re: Our Recent trip to USA from Aust.
 
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Originally Posted by Swampy (Post 591246)
Sounds like a great trip, with the land portion done in style.

Hard to appreciate those temps, with being 40 deg C here in Perth today.

Tell me about it, I'm in Perth too, currently driving an old 1996 GC, NO air..
Can't wait for my new GC.

armoredsaint 03-11-2012 09:50 AM

Re: Our Recent trip to USA from Aust.
 
Using the metric system here in the USA is not allowed ;):D

AAAA 03-11-2012 11:13 AM

Re: Our Recent trip to USA from Aust.
 
How hard was it for you to drive on the "wrong" side of the road?

Scottina06 03-11-2012 12:17 PM

Re: Our Recent trip to USA from Aust.
 
I hoipe you had a great time here in the states!

nigelh 03-11-2012 06:09 PM

Re: Our Recent trip to USA from Aust.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AAAA (Post 591317)
How hard was it for you to drive on the "wrong" side of the road?

Easy realy, have done it quite a few times over the years. Worst is in suburban streets with less road markings and other cars.

Swampy 03-12-2012 03:37 AM

Re: Our Recent trip to USA from Aust.
 
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Originally Posted by AAAA (Post 591317)
How hard was it for you to drive on the "wrong" side of the road?

My experience is that it is easier to change from driving a right hand drive to a left hand drive vehicle rather than changing the other way.

I've noticed that after being abroad for a month or two of driving left hand drive vehicles, when returning to Australia, it takes longer to recalibrate.

But maybe thats just me.

Swampy 03-12-2012 03:38 AM

Re: Our Recent trip to USA from Aust.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by armoredsaint (Post 591265)
Using the metric system here in the USA is not allowed ;):D

Hmm. Have to consider that one. Can I come back to you in a fortnight?:lol:

padgett 03-13-2012 08:01 AM

Re: Our Recent trip to USA from Aust.
 
a) Here in Orlando we get people in rental cars (Florida used to have special license plates for rent cars, did away with it because Tallahasee thought it might allow targetting of tourists. Now rent cars have big bar codes on a rear window). Problem is expert drivers have automatic reactions and if from a RHD country, they are rong.
b) All of my digital cars have English or metric displays but change one is to change all. What surprised me was the KM odo, C temp, and MPH speedo on the same display.

Mendo 03-13-2012 08:18 PM

Re: Our Recent trip to USA from Aust.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Swampy (Post 591816)
My experience is that it is easier to change from driving a right hand drive to a left hand drive vehicle rather than changing the other way.

I've noticed that after being abroad for a month or two of driving left hand drive vehicles, when returning to Australia, it takes longer to recalibrate.

But maybe thats just me.

Same for me.... Maybe we are driving on the wrong side...


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