Soon to be MA-FL trip - Best ways to equip older Ody?
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    Question Soon to be MA-FL trip - Best ways to equip older Ody?

    Yep, a snowbird trip to Florida, spread over a week to visit a couple of friends on the East coast!

    I never took my '08 Ody base model on more than a 4-hour trip, so I am very green about what makes a trip like this.

    As I have a base model, I probably need to make the van Bluetooth-capable, for music/spoken word, so be easy.
    My Garmin map is up to date, ready to go.

    What other items have worked well for you, road warriors..?

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    A long trip is not hard on a car that's in good condition.

    Just make sure the fluids are fresh - engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid. And also check the tire pressure and condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davedrivesody View Post
    A long trip is not hard on a car that's in good condition.

    Just make sure the fluids are fresh - engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid. And also check the tire pressure and condition.

    Dave
    Oh, sure, I have a checklist for that already.
    Plus an emergency reflective triangle and hi-viz vest.

    I am thinking more like, storage at or near center console, arrange access to snack, beverages, and some music player, that sort of thing.
    This is for two adults.

    A way to make some hot caffeinated drink on the go would be nice.

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    We take a small cooler along with beverages we like as well as a snack bag. We stop every four or so hours. For entertainment, we just use the radio / CD player as desired. Books on tape and other changes of pace are nice. The other thing is that it is a nice time to talk to your copilot.

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