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Thread: The Road Chose Me: Driving a Jeep Wrangler 80,000 miles around Africa for 2 years

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    That's actually better mileage than I would've guessed for a loaded JKU. Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laylow View Post
    That's actually better mileage than I would've guessed for a loaded JKU. Awesome.
    The roads are bad enough to keep me slow, which helps alot.

    I think the 6 speed helps a lot too - I drive very slow and smooth, never rev higher than 2000 rpm, etc.

    If I ring it's neck I'm certain I could halve that mileage, but what's the point.

    -Dan
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    That's considerably good mileage, so in the Rep. Congo what did you do if you couldn't find gas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mccustomize View Post
    That's considerably good mileage, so in the Rep. Congo what did you do if you couldn't find gas?
    I wound up buying it from a container for $10/gal.

    Story is here http://theroadchoseme.com/brazzaville-congo

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    Hey All,

    The slog across the DRC continued, with - of course - more mud.

    The starter was broken on this truck, and we tried the winch. It didn't stand a chance, so we couldn't help.
    The guys were extremely thankful, and resumed waiting in the shade of a tree.


    These are the kind of villages near the road:


    Full story here: http://theroadchoseme.com/across-the-drc-day-4

    And after a solid bribery attempt and and stand off, I reach the border of Angola.
    Mad Max was close, but got something seriously wrong. The amount of trash on the ground. Imagine it at least 2 feet deep, absolutely everywhere you can see.
    Hundreds of people streaming across the border, scorching heat and humidity.
    To top it all off, a guy walked right past with a full-sized fridge on his head!


    More on the crossing here: http://theroadchoseme.com/into-angola

    The DRC has been an adventure I will never forget, now it's time for Angola!

    -Dan
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    Crazy! Thanks for the link, look forward to reading more.
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