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Old 11-27-2015, 03:27 PM   #21
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I went to Alaska and never had a flat. Neither did the plane I flew there on, or the yacht I sailed in.
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Old 11-27-2015, 04:47 PM   #22
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I went to Alaska and never had a flat. Neither did the plane I flew there on, or the yacht I sailed in.
Hi: Jim Bennett... Somehow or other... that just leaves me "Flat". Alf
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:03 AM   #23
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I went to Alaska and never had a flat. Neither did the plane I flew there on, or the yacht I sailed in.

Well .... I have lived in Alaska for the last 35 years and have never had a flat. Come on you guys .... you're not going on an African Safari!
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:20 AM   #24
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I lived in East Africa for three years as a kid and never saw anybody changing a flat.
The roads we traveled were all red dust.
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:24 AM   #25
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Well .... I have lived in Alaska for the last 35 years and have never had a flat. Come on you guys .... you're not going on an African Safari!
Pretty sure they only carry one spare in Africa too, Tom.
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:27 AM   #26
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Probably call AAA, Africa Automobile Association if they do get a flat.
This video is from The Daily Show. Link takes you to it in the U.S.
You need to search further to see it if you are in Canada.
http://www.cc.com/video-clips/myb4mb...pot-the-africa
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Old 11-28-2015, 02:07 AM   #27
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Well .... I have lived in Alaska for the last 35 years and have never had a flat. Come on you guys .... you're not going on an African Safari!
Did that include the Top of the World hwy. and the Dempster hwy?

Never got a flat driving around Juneau

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It's a long walk to Juneau...
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:40 AM   #29
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Getting back to used cars -- So far -- knock on wood -- our experience with our 2009 Toyota Highlander -- purchased in 2013 with 80,000 miles -- has been excellent. We've only bought used cars for the past 30 years -- includiing the two
Suburbans that worked admirably to pull our Airstream (the first one was running fine but then the neighborhood firebug torched it) but this time we thought we might buy new. Then we saw this one,which appeared by all accounts to be in impeccable condition, even with the high mileage. Two mechanics told us (without seeing it though) that 80000 miles on a Toyota is the new 40,000. So we did it. We drove it for nine months before we towed and had it checked out before we left to pick up our Escape.

So that is our experience. It's not the definitive experience, but Terry's always felt that buyin a new car that turned out to be a lemon would drive up his blood pressure higher than problems with a used car.

We've been non two cross country trips now and so far so good.
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Old 11-28-2015, 03:08 PM   #30
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It's a long walk to Juneau...

Hi Myron,
You'll have to tell us more about your mods on your green Escape ... and what kind of mpg are you getting with that TV?
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