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NY Jester
06-28-2008, 04:16 AM
Im up in Syracuse ..finally...its a 3.5 hr drive, unless of course, the rental you got to ensure a safe trip with AC loses all power on the frikken highway..no speedometer, blinkers etc...pulled off to a rest area and sat and waited 3+ hours for a replacement...then drove the remaining 3 hours to where I was headed.

OK, I think the bed is now beckoning me. Enjoy the early Saturday AM.

AriGold
06-28-2008, 04:34 AM
Wow, I spent 8 hours in an airport the other day and got about nowhere.... but I feel your pain!

digifan
06-28-2008, 05:04 AM
8 hours? Ouch it it not fun at all. :(

goldbucks
06-28-2008, 07:24 AM
damn you ass must be sore

Seven888
06-28-2008, 07:41 AM
haha no kidding

msacras
06-28-2008, 09:25 AM
I had almost the same problem more than a few years ago. Driving up the thruway. Only made it to Utica before the car totally gave up and we called it a day.

PMC
06-28-2008, 09:35 AM
damn thats a frustrating trip!

USUALENT
06-28-2008, 10:14 AM
thats a rough trip for sure

NY Jester
06-29-2008, 10:15 PM
it was wroth the rip though..I can say that now that Im back home hahah

XxXotic
06-29-2008, 10:17 PM
damn that sucks :( glad ya finally got there ok :)

Michelle
06-29-2008, 11:34 PM
Im up in Syracuse ..finally...its a 3.5 hr drive, unless of course, the rental you got to ensure a safe trip with AC loses all power on the frikken highway..no speedometer, blinkers etc...pulled off to a rest area and sat and waited 3+ hours for a replacement...then drove the remaining 3 hours to where I was headed.

OK, I think the bed is now beckoning me. Enjoy the early Saturday AM.

Damn, That is bullshit! Someone needs to pay!

Panky
06-29-2008, 11:40 PM
I pass right through Syracuse when I drive down I81 to go home and see my family. Spent quite a few weekends partying at the college many years ago too. lol!

But yeah... that would suck! There's nothing to do. Nothing really to look at. One can only spend so much time watching cars go past and rest stop people watching before that loses it's appeal.

It's an 8 hour drive to my parents house from here. 2 hours to reach the border, then another 6 hours or so on I81. The trip is long enough, especially since I81 is seldom without construction, bad weather, traffic jams, and/or accidents. I'd so hate to have car trouble and be stuck for a bit.

DarkWeb
06-30-2008, 09:07 AM
Oh man, I broke down on the NJ TPK with a blown trans last year :(

NY Jester
06-30-2008, 11:12 AM
Yeah I had the sense enough to get off the highway..or Id of been stuck on Rt 17 and anyone who has traveled through NY state down Rt 17 knows what a bitch of a road it is..I was able to make it to the park and ride off the exit and just spent 3 hours killing the mosquito species. We endeed up getting $25 off that days rental and a free 1 day rental .."your next rental". LOL needless to say I took the Thruway home, just in case, there are service areas every 35 miles.

Vicious_B
06-30-2008, 12:12 PM
I broke down on the side of a highway with my son when he was 2. Had to wait for over an hour for someone to show up in the ungodly heat with my son screaming to get out of his car seat.

DarkWeb
06-30-2008, 01:49 PM
Oh, it sucked! I have "AAA" and they don't go on the TPK so I had to wait for a regular tow and then go about 5 mi to a garage and wait till AAA came to tow me home. Triple A reimbursed me for the first tow anyway :rolleyes: ......I was waiting for about 6.5 hrs total with a little 5 mile break in between and lived off of a snack machine that day. LOL, man that sucked!

NY Jester
06-30-2008, 03:09 PM
I was lucky enough that the sun had just about set. Id of went ape shit in the heat of the day.

Melly
06-30-2008, 07:27 PM
My brother just went up to Syracuse to see our Dad on Tues. He drove his Triumph motorcycle. Its almost 6 hours from NH. The way over was fine. On the way back it started pouring rain as soon as he left and rained all the way to NH. That was on Thurs. I saw him on Sat and his boots were still wet!!!

I told him he's a crazy mofo to make that trip on the bike he said yah but I only used about 15 gallons of gas!!!