The Official XV-JP Fetching Thread
Well, adventurers . . . as some of you know, I just got me this spiffy EarthRoamer-converted XV-JP Jeep camper, which makes me real happy. Less good is the fact that it's parked nearly 3,000 miles away.
The truck needs to get from West Chester PA (just west of Philadelphia) to the EarthRoamer facility in Lafayette CO (just north of Denver). Google Maps says it's 1727 miles, and my Midwestern upbringing tells me there's a lot of farm fields and domestic animals for scenery.
Option One is to have it trucked. Option Two is for me to fly to PA and drive it back. Not too much different in cost, if you consider any wear and tear on the Jeep. Both are good enough options.
Based on some comments I've received after right after the purchase, though, I feel I should ask if there's an ExPo member chomping at the bit for a small vacation in the little EarthRoamer. The idea would be that if someone from the East Coast is interested in donating the time to drive the rig from Philly to ER, I could pony up the gas money, tolls and a plane ticket home from Colorado. Probably use up 3-4 days of your time going pretty much down the interstate, but there wouldn't be any problem if someone wanted to wobble a bit and use a little more time going a more scenic route. (No, not by way of the Dusy-Ershim Trail )
There's a little flex in the timing but not too much. You'd have to get started in the next ten days for sure.
It's an unusual plan, there'd be a fair number of details to work out, and I'm not sure anything will come of it because I'm leaning towards having the adventure myself, but if anyone wants to investigate this idea further, send me a PM pretty much immediately indicating your interest.
Admittedly, it's a long shot, but I didn't want to just assume on behalf of everyone that it wasn't worth mentioning.
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