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Old 3 Mar 2008
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pan american highway south to north

having been down through africa a couple of times ive been thinking of doing patagonia to alaska in my 80 series land cruiser. Current thinking is to ship the vehicle out to Buenos Aries and fly out at the end of october pick it up and spend new year in patagonia before driving up through chile peru etc and into north america.

any views,advice, web sites etc would be welcome thanks!!!

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Perfectly dooable, just make sure you have someone who can mail you spares, the early LR 's sold here were really santanas and not that many were sold, so if you need spares it might be faster to have them "mailed" than to find them here.
To get you going in Bs. As. "navas" is the shop for older landies.
Just get a good map (DONT FORGET THE IGUAZU FALLS ! ) and the rest is just business as usual, do remember that Argentina is quite burocratic (sp?) so get a shipping agent with good contacts.

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I'm planning to do the same trip at the same time (more or less - fly out to BA hopefully in mid-Sept and head for TDF and then up to the frozen north) but on a bike. Let's drink when we inevitably bump into each other! Er... not literally.

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Hi Jeff: The answers to your question could fill a few books. Here's a tiny bit of info. If you've traveled Africa you'll find most of South America modern in comparison, at least on the major roads. I have driven (car) the Pan American and the other major roads through Ecuador, Mexico, and Costa Rica. The roads are modern, good surface and access to gas. The Western US has too many options for me to advise, lots of fabulous travel possibilities. I would avoid LA. From the Canadian border north is travel I love. I have traveled much of Alaska by Motorcycle and can't recommendd it highly enough if you like remote places. Good travels..
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OOOPS I read 80 series land, and thought "rover", still all except Navas applies

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