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We are planning a trip to the Frog Follies next month. My car is equipped with a 235 straight 6 and a Muncie 4 speed with a 4.11 rear end gear. I'm thinking we might want to take 2 lane highways for the scenery and to keep the RPM's in an acceptable range. We spin the 6 about 2,500 at 55 mph. A 5 speed overdrive is in my future. Can anyone recommend an on-line trip planner that has the ability to map 2 lane roads?
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Bob Warfield

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Old 07-23-2004, 09:29 PM
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The KOA campgrounds site has a pretty good one.
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Don't use mapquest their directions are always wrong.
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I just planned a trip to the Fla Keys, using anything but Interstate and Microsoft Roads and Streets worked fine for me. I printed out the big picture and then individual pages for the detail needed to wander around through the back roads. The beauty of this is the entire one way trip saves about 130 miles, but will add about 2 1/2 hours driving time. A lot of the route used to be the primary routes used before Interstates, so for me, it will be sort of a trip down memory lane. My last couple of huntin trips to Kansas, have been by shunning the Interstates and the milage and wear and tear on the body has been reduced significantly.

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Originally posted by Ghetto Jet
Don't use mapquest their directions are always wrong.
Your absolutely right. Last summer a friend of my dad died and we had to get to his funeral in 24 hours. He lived in Buhler, Kansas. Since we didn't have much time we quickly went to and got the directions. The directions just sucked! We ended up taking another route that we planned ourselves while driving on the highway. I wouldn't trust their directions too much.

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