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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Gregg Willhoit, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. Gregg Willhoit

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Gregg Willhoit
    Taking our first long trip tomorrow. Houston, Tx to Cocoa Beach, FL.
    Have packed oil, fuses, 2 cans of fix-a-flat and our leather toolbox is full of the stuff Ferrari gives you for an F355 Spider. Does anyone have any suggestions as what else to pack in case of minor techical problems?

    Thanks,
    Gregg
     
  2. MPalilonis

    MPalilonis Karting

    Sep 30, 2003
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    Window Wiper Fluid!!! hahahah :)

    Serious though, it would probably be a good idea to find the phone numbers of some of the local Ferrari Dealerships along the way, just in case anything should happen. Don't want you to get stranded in the middle of Tim-Buc-To. Good Luck!

    Have a safe and joyful trip. Remember, keep her shiny side up!!! :)

    ~Mike P.
     
  3. dream cars

    dream cars Formula 3
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    Gregg, im in orlando, fl. its not lovebug season now so you dodged that bullet. weather is nice today and for the weekend high 60s low 70s. Let me know if i can be of any help and if your spending anytime in Orlando I own an exotic car rental company on International Dr. feel free to stop by Im here everyday and would love to see your 355. have a safe and fun trip.

    Mike
     
  4. tifosi

    tifosi F1 Veteran
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    AAA memebershipcard :) good luck
     
  5. icars

    icars Formula Junior

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    Have a great time. We drove from Texas to West Palm last year for Cavillino. We took tool kit, Oil & window cleaner. We used some of the oil and the window cleaner.

    Good luck, have fun. :)
     
  6. MondialTCab

    MondialTCab Formula 3

    Sep 5, 2001
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    I had a list for the rally this year...here is what I can remember as it is on another machine. Some of the stuff is overtly obvious but I wanted to have it down to insure I would have it packed plus I had a codriver so I could drop the list and we could both run it.

    General Stuff
    Toolkit with
    • stock tools
    • bulbs
    • fuses
    • spare air
    • All in One Tool (Leatherman)
    • Tire Pressure Gage
    • Flashlight
    Fluids
    • Couple of bottles of water - good for you or the car
    • Quart of Oil (I don't burn much)
    • Paper Funnels
    • Speed Shine & Microfiber Towels
    • Windshield cleaner & towels or wipes (I hate a dirty windshield)
    Paperwork
    • Proof of Insurance
    • Regsitration
    • Workshop Manual
    Other
    • Radar Detector
    • Cell Phone
    • AAA Card
    • Sunglasses

    Preflight
    • check tires air
    • check tires tread
    • check tires spare air
    • check coolant level
    • check power steering level
    • check brake fluid level
    • check oil level
    • check hoses & clamps & belts

    Daily
    • Speedshine Car
    • Clean Windshield
    • Run Preflight
     
  7. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I might expand the list to include other known mechanics besides just the dealerships. You might find yourself in a town without a dealership, but that doesn't mean there aren't qualified mechanics around.
     
  8. paulie_b

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    Jan 13, 2003
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    Besides the items and suggestions already listed, you may also want to use a protective tape for the front of your car and around the wheel wells. You can avoid rock chips, bugs and other debris. It is also safe for the paint.
    Contact me direct if interested. I sell the tape. You will get a few applications with each roll.
     
  9. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
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    Jan 13, 2003
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    Besides the items and suggestions already listed, you may also want to use a protective tape for the front of your car and around the wheel wells. You can avoid rock chips, bugs and other debris. It is also safe for the paint.
    Contact me direct if interested. I sell the tape. You will get a few applications with each roll.

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  10. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    what MONDIALTCAB said....... ditto......and i take a .45 auto and several spare magazines ( check local laws and/or get a permit) id rather have it and NEVER EVER NEED it than NEED IT and not have it. especially when driving a fcar. my.02
     
  11. Gregg Willhoit

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Gregg Willhoit
    Thanks for the sugggestions, actually work got in the way of leaving
    Friday, so we're leaviing for Fl in the 355 now.

    Best Regards,
    Gregg
     
  12. Gregg Willhoit

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Back from "long trip". Put on about 2500 miles with no problems whatsoever. Out of all of the items suggested, I think I brought 99% of them. The "winner" of most useful item for the "long trip kit" was definitely the Valentine 1. The ONLY thing I wish I had in the 355 is a one of the available satellite radio systems.

    Interestingly enough, this is the first time that the comfort suspension setting made the drive significantly more comfortable. I suppose that the duration of time on the road, and the ability to focus on the difference between the two settings helped.

    I remain very impressed with the F355!

    Regards,
    Gregg
     
  13. 308GTS

    308GTS Formula 3

    Dec 27, 2001
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    Tool, tools, tools. Also it would be a good idea to find other Ferrari owners/chatters that live in various places but are on the path you travel so in case you break down you could call one and they would most likely be able to help. I think it would be nice to make a list of owners in different cities who are willing to help. Make a small book and carry it with you.
     

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