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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-09-2015, 01:01 PM
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Couple things I would add:
- a towel or two
- make sure you have the right adapter / socket to get your wheels off in case of a flat. Standard wheel bolts had a star pattern and some cars came with wheel locks. This should be part of the tool kit that comes with the car, so maker sure the prior owner gives it to you.

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Ear plugs so you don't go deaf, a car cover to protect the paint and hide your ride, and membership in Lotus Ltd so you can obtain and carry the roster with geographical information on who is willing to help you out by lending tools, expertise a safe place to park, general local knowledge...
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Some type of lumbar support or a small pillow to put across your lower back. That seemed to be the worst part of a long drive for me.
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Do an oil and fluids check every morning before you drive.
Especially the brake fluid as you will be using your brakes a lot in the mountains
you will need alan key to remove the access panel to check brake fluid level.
it will be interesting to see if your tire pressure changes much as you go up the mountains.
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I would consider tapping the side sills and the front area to save some wear on your star shield fro the long highway ride. It looks funny but if its worth it to you. Painter's tape, clear tape or masking tape. I know its redundant to have a protector for the protector.

Good luck on the trip.
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When your AC stops working at about 95 degrees, and starts to feel like a hamster blowing through a straw - a $5 bag of ice place in front of the seat under your knees, will keep you from suffering heat exhausting.
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AAA towing card. The car is British after all.
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Geez guys! You act like he's driving an old clunker or something. Just bring sunglasses, munchies, music, a change of clothes, and a camera. Then drive, explore, and have a BLAST! I mean how many folks just drove that far to LOG?

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Geez guys! You act like he's driving an old clunker or something. Just bring sunglasses, munchies, music, a change of clothes, and a camera. Then drive, explore, and have a BLAST! I mean how many folks just drove that far to LOG?

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Again, earplugs and some music you know will like!
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post #31 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-02-2015, 11:23 PM
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Awesome suggestions guys. I'll probably be making a trip like this myself soon so I'll def be making a checklist from this thread.
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