A very weary Jakob upon arrival home in ALabama at 4 AM after 19 hours on the road. Even considering stops and repairs that made the trip long. He apparently ran completely out of lemons because he was nothing but smiles.
And there’s Momma keeping everything legal by riding along.
Total distance: 1540 miles
Total gasoline: 12.25 gallons
Total wood (figured by avg bag weight): 1385 lbs.
Dv/hopper (AL 90/10 pine/hdwd mix): 37 miles/hopper
Dv/hopper (IN oak): 54 miles/hopper
We are very proud of Jakob for his commitment to accomplishing his goal of building and driving his truck to Argos. He worked very hard this past year to accomplish that goal, often waking at 3 or 4 in the morning to finish his school work before breakfast in order to have time to work on the truck. It took Jakob 328 man-hours over the course of about 7 months to do the build. He drilled every hole and welded every bead.
We are very grateful to Wayne, Don, Bob, Bruce, Kristijan, Mike, Tom… and the entire DOW community for your open hearts and willingness to help him with his project with advice and encouragement.