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Old 01-07-2017, 06:08 PM
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Finally got this finished so now I know exactly where Im going, where to refuel, where to sleep etc. I wanted to customize my route beyond the basic suggestions offered by any traditional GPS unit or Google Maps and Mapquest. Wanted to follow my own route of intereste, go where I want to go and refuel specifically at Shell Fuel Stations where possiable. Took awhile to make this and man what a pain in the ***. Probably wont have to much wiggle room in my scedule but if any of you folks live nearby then Id love to stop and say hi befor moving onwards. Also if anyone can suggest awesome places that are in close proximinty to my route please share!

Portsmouth – Seward Itinerary 2017
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- 2004 Land Rover Discovery 2
- 24 US Gallon Fuel Capacity + 20 US Gallon Auxiliary Fuel = 44 Gallon Capacity
- 10 MPG Highway = 240 miles per tank + 200 miles Auxiliary Fuel = 440 miles per fill up
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New Hampshire
- Portsmouth - Shell Fuel Station: 786 US-1 BYP, Portsmouth N.H. 03801 (603-430-0135) Open 24 hours
New Hampshire
-Portsmouth to Lee = 176 miles. 3 hours.


Massachusetts
- Lee – Shell Fuel Station: 265 Housatonic St, Lee M.A. 01238 (413-243-2408) Open until 11pm
Lee to Buffalo = 332 miles. 5 hours. Lee MA to Shell station in Ontario = 357 miles. 6.5 hours.


New York
- Buffalo – Parkers’s South Buffalo (English Pork Pie Shop): 1216 South Park Ave, Buffalo N.Y. 14220 (716-823-3772)
Buffalo to Niagara Falls = 27 miles. 1.5 hour.


Canada/Ontario
- Niagara Falls – Visitor Center
- Niagara Falls – Shell Fuel Station: 4790 Dorchester Rd. Niagara Falls Ontario (905-354-3048) Open 24 hours. 81 miles to Kitchner
- Kitchener – City Center
Kitchener to North Branch = 188 miles.3 hours.


Michigan
- North Branch – Shell Fuel Station: 5947 N Lapeer Rd, North Branch Michigan 48461 (810-793-8801) Open 24 hours. 207 miles to Indian River
- Indian River – Shell Fuel Station: 6153 M 68, Indian River Michigan 49749 (231-238-1025) Open 24 hours. 99 miles to Newberry.
- Newberry – Shell Fuel Station: 7161 M 123, Newberry Michigan 49868 (906-298-8614)
Newberry to Ashland = 287 miles. 5.30 hours.


Wisconsin
- Ashland – Shell Fuel Station: 810 Lake Shore Dr W, Ashland Wisconsin 54806 (715-682-2277)
Ashland to Cass Lake = 203 miles. 3 hours 40 min.


Minnesota
- Cass lake – Shell Fuel Station: 203 Aspen Ave NW, Cass Lake Minnesota 56633 (218-335-2027)
Cass Lake to Devils Lake = 219 miles. 3.5 hours.


North Dakota
- Devils lake – Shell Fuel Station: 603 US-2, Devils Lake North Dakota 58301 (701-662-6600) 273 miles to Grassy Butte.
- Grassy Butte – Shell Fuel Station: 12678 hwy 200, Grassy Butte North Dakota 58634 (701-863-7180) Open 24 hours
Grassy butte to Chinook = 347 miles. 5 hours 40 min.


Montana
- Chinook – Exxon Mobil Fuel Station: 108 New York St, Chinook Montana 59523 (406-357-2365) Open 24 hours. 327 miles to Eureka.
- Eureka – Exxon Mobil Fuel Station: 1835 US-93, Eureka Montana 59917 (406-297-3127)
- Eureka – US/Canada Roosville Border Crossing
Eureka to Jaffray = 41 miles. 43 minutes.


Canada/British Columbia
- Jaffray – Shell Fuel Station: BC-93 & Tie Lake Rd, Jaffray British Columbia (250-429-3816)
Jaffray to Jasper = 335 miles. 6.5 hours.


Canada/Alberta
- Jasper – Shell Fuel Station: 638 Connaught Dr, Jasper, Alberta Canada (780-852-3002) Open 24 hours
Jasper to Dawson Creek = 327 miles. 5 hours 30 min.


Canada/British Columbia
- Dawson Creek – Shell Fuel Station: 11020 8 st British Columbia (250-782-1388). 46 miles to Fort St John
- Fort St John – Shell Fuel Station: 8908 96A St, Fort St John, British Columbia (250-787-0750). 237 miles to Fort Nelson
- Fort Nelson – Esso Fuel Station: 5000 Cordova Way, Fort Nelson, British Columbia (250-775-6166)
Fort Nelson to Watson Lake = 333 miles. 6 hours 40 min.


Canada/Yukon
- Watson Lake – Petro Canada Fuel Station: 705 Frank Trail, Watson Lake, Yukon (867-536-2555). 273 miles to Whitehorse
- Whitehorse – Petro Canada Fuel Station: 91007 Alaska HWY, Whitehorse, Yukon (867-668-2257) Open 24 hours
Whitehorse to Tok = 390 miles. 7 .5 hours.


Alaska
- Tok – Shell Fuel Station: Mile 1313 3 Alaska HWY, Tok Alaska 99780 (907-883-4354). 276 miles to Palmer
- Palmer – Shell Fuel Station: 485 Outer Springer Loop Rd, Palmer Alaska 99645 (907-777-5527). 43 miles to Anchorage
- Anchorage – Shell Fuel Station: 919 E Dimond Blvd, Anchorage Alaska 99515 (907-522-2819). 127 miles to Seward
- Seward – Shell Fuel Station: 1707 Old Seward HWY, Seward Alaska 99664 (907-283-6577)
Tok to Seward = 443 miles. 8 hours.


Total Miles: 5,219
Total US Gallons of Fuel: 522
Estimated Cost of Fuel at $3 Per Gallon: $1,566.00
Estimated Number of Fuel Fill Up’s: 23






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When does this happen, TRIARII? I trust you will take pictures and post them. Epic drive!
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I have to ask... how are you down to 10MPG highway?
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Plan for 10 then be pleasantly surprised with slightly better. That seems a solid way to plan for this. Once you hit the mountains out west, fuel economy sucks and gas is more expensive in Canada than the US so it's not a bad rule of thumb to have.
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TRIARII, Sounds like a fun trip! Just a heads up, if you break down or just need service after stopping at Parker's in Buffalo literally 5 minutes down the street is Athol Motor Car 184 Reading Ave. Buffalo, NY ( 716 - 824-2276). These guys have been around for 35 years and do NO BS work on imports(especially Rovers).
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I have a Nikon D3300 DLSR with a 18-55mm & a 55-200mm lense, plus a live action GoPro first gen. I hope to invest in a decent aerial drone with built in HD camera as well; there will be plenty of pictures and video clips

I doubt Ill have any mechanical issues on this trip though. A little worried about the XYS switch seeing how my truck is about 160k now but most everything else is solid. The pending misfire codes keep haunting me but the truck still runs great so need to bite the bullet and go.

Need to save up a little bit more money and make it big decision about weather to start the trip in coming month or wait afew months until the climate up north warms up.

According to my UG Im getting 10 MPG highway. Better to under estimate MPG than over estimate. I also over estimated cost of fuel. Across the nation the cost for premium Shell fuel is less than $3.00 per gallon. As Robert Booth said, its better to have extra money left over than be short on gas money and get stranded part way through the trip...

I have AAA and Ill add roadside to my auto insurance plan for duration of trip just to be safe. May rent a SAT phone as well since my cellular phone may not get service out west and in Canada.
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+1 on sat phone. They're awesome and not ridiculously expensive
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As you are entering Michigan on I-69 (by the bluewater bridge in Port Huron, MI/Sarnia, Ont.) are you planning on exiting 168 (Imlay City) or 163 (N. Lake Pleasant Rd) to go north to North Branch. Me, I'd take 163, you avoid Imlay City and it is a much more pleasant ride, rolling farm land, less traffic, etc.

I'm only a few miles from North Branch, actually along I-69 in Capac...which is about 12 miles before Lake Pleasant Rd. Let me know when you plan on rolling through and I'll do what I can to meet up with you in North Branch or in route. You show all of your fuel stops in your itinerary, but say nothing about where you plan on hanging your hat for the evening.

Looks like one hell of a journey, wish you all the best in your travels.

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As you are entering Michigan on I-69 (by the bluewater bridge in Port Huron, MI/Sarnia, Ont.) are you planning on exiting 168 (Imlay City) or 163 (N. Lake Pleasant Rd) to go north to North Branch. Me, I'd take 163, you avoid Imlay City and it is a much more pleasant ride, rolling farm land, less traffic, etc.

I'm only a few miles from North Branch, actually along I-69 in Capac...which is about 12 miles before Lake Pleasant Rd. Let me know when you plan on rolling through and I'll do what I can to meet up with you in North Branch or in route. You show all of your fuel stops in your itinerary, but say nothing about where you plan on hanging your hat for the evening.

Looks like one hell of a journey, wish you all the best in your travels.

Brian.

Ill keep that in mind thanks! Suggestions are always appreciated. Also if anyone knows of any major landmarks on or near my route please let me know.

Deputy: Id be happy to meet up with you when I get there. As for lodging I will be camping out of my truck. Gonna see about parking at truck stops on highway, gas stations and of all else fails any Walmart parkinglot. The main thing I care about is Shell fuel stations lol.
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I just zoomed in on the map. 90 hours, now that's a TRIP!

I SERIOUSLY hope you have a safe trip but I just a seriously hope you conquer the distance in wintertime. That's something I have always wanted to do.
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