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Old 03-27-2018, 08:53 AM
 
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Up the budget, get an airplane and rent cars, no way would I try HALF of that in two weeks. Especially no Alaska
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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If you do try it, pick up a copy of The Milepost | Since 1949, The Bible of North Country Travel for the Seattle to Anchorage portion. And I wouldn't take the Cassiar. Stick to the traditional Alcan through Dawson Creek.
And every time (6 times now) I've driven it I've had a partner and we swapped out driving 24 hours a day. Only stop for gas and you can make Seattle to Anchorage in 3 days. But seriously, no stops other than to gas up. And since a lot stations won't be open 24 hours a day, carry at least 10 gallons of extra gas. And know that you will not have cell service for much of the drive. And you'll need a passport and be legal to enter Canada. And if you are doing this trip anywhere from September to May, be ready to encounter snow, possibly a lot. Have extra food and water in the car. And extra warm clothing easily accessible.
If you are going to be stopping to sleep, you'd better plan for at least a week to get here from Seattle.
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:16 AM
 
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Do you have to have daylight in your destination cities? Because that adds a whole 'nother set of problems

Driving like you are planning with NO EXPERIENCE will likely get you both killed.
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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What is the 'video' going to be, subject wise?
Hours of out the windshield shots?

As others have noted, trip points are overscheduled by ~ 30 to 50%, if one wants so see anything other than the windshield with very brief pit stops...
GL, mD
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:06 PM
 
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Ok gents I appreciate the words of support and assistance. After pressuring my boss into thinking remotely realistic they have finally postponed the drive to June. That way we can schedule in a longer period to drive this route and get the footage I need. I can not divulge much info as some is confidential, but the key is 2 guys in a car traveling to various vendors that will modify the car along the way. Mods won't be crazy, but my job will be to film our journey around the continent.

I'm still going to push for a minimum of 3-4 weeks, a month preferably.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:19 PM
 
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Ok gents I appreciate the words of support and assistance. After pressuring my boss into thinking remotely realistic they have finally postponed the drive to June. That way we can schedule in a longer period to drive this route and get the footage I need. I can not divulge much info as some is confidential, but the key is 2 guys in a car traveling to various vendors that will modify the car along the way. Mods won't be crazy, but my job will be to film our journey around the continent.

I'm still going to push for a minimum of 3-4 weeks, a month preferably.
Lol, so not only do you need to schedule drive time for 8,000 miles, but you need to have actual modifications done to the car in 15 different cities? How long are these going to take? And they wanted this done in two weeks? It will about kill you to get it all done in a month, and is just preposterous in anything less than that for a non-professional driver.

So you get to a city at 3pm on a Saturday. Your targeted vendor is closed until Monday morning. A day and a half just thrown away. Now imagine the same any time you show up after 5 pm. The logistics are just laughably bad.

Have you considered a new boss? How much are you getting paid for this?

Oh, and how are you and the car getting back home?
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:43 PM
 
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Lol, so not only do you need to schedule drive time for 8,000 miles, but you need to have actual modifications done to the car in 15 different cities? How long are these going to take? And they wanted this done in two weeks? It will about kill you to get it all done in a month, and is just preposterous in anything less than that for a non-professional driver.

So you get to a city at 3pm on a Saturday. Your targeted vendor is closed until Monday morning. A day and a half just thrown away. Now imagine the same any time you show up after 5 pm. The logistics are just laughably bad.

Have you considered a new boss? How much are you getting paid for this?

Oh, and how are you and the car getting back home?
Oh, those crazy reality TV producers/execs, what will they come up with next!

You need to have that unrealistic timeline and "fake" deadlines to add "drama" to the show, Reality TV 101.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:49 PM
 
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Lol, so not only do you need to schedule drive time for 8,000 miles, but you need to have actual modifications done to the car in 15 different cities? How long are these going to take? And they wanted this done in two weeks? It will about kill you to get it all done in a month, and is just preposterous in anything less than that for a non-professional driver.

So you get to a city at 3pm on a Saturday. Your targeted vendor is closed until Monday morning. A day and a half just thrown away. Now imagine the same any time you show up after 5 pm. The logistics are just laughably bad.

Have you considered a new boss? How much are you getting paid for this?

Oh, and how are you and the car getting back home?
I hear ya bud, it's gonna be crazy regardless. I'm going to do my best, but again not going to sacrifice my safety. We'll just have to go with the flow...

I don't know the exact stop yet, will get those soon though.
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Old 03-27-2018, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Your bosses should divide this trip into 2 parts with 2 people doing it. Or they should extend the time frame.

Even if I were younger and healthier I would not accept such an assignment and neither should you.
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Old 03-27-2018, 01:40 PM
 
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I hear ya bud, it's gonna be crazy regardless. I'm going to do my best, but again not going to sacrifice my safety. We'll just have to go with the flow...

I don't know the exact stop yet, will get those soon though.
All I can say is good luck! And come on back to let us know how it's going when it does happen.
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