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2017 Black Mountain EF trip May 19-21

Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by Four0Sport, October 26, 2016.

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    1. Burns

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      We have not decided what we will do yet. Most likely we will either rent a cabin or hotel stay.
       
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    3. Four0Sport

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      I'll have my trusty single person tent and sleeping bag. I pack lighter and lighter every trip. Eventually I'll be laying on a towel under a branch.
       
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      This may be a better idea for us too, like to try something a little different, and it's on the way to my sisters in upstate New York, where we were planning on going next year anyway! Combining two trips in one would be a big plus! I'm going to see if I can make this all happen, I'm going to say yes for now.
       
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      image.jpeg Gearing up for the trip, this upgrade should help. Replacing 36" tsl's with 38.5" tsl BOGGERS!
       
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      Oh My! 35's are going to look stock, compared you guys. lol
       
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      I'm definitely on the hunt for 37s after Christmas. I will probably remove my bed for the trip and just have my toolbox and spare mounted to the frame. That way I can avoid SOME body damage and keep up.
       
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      I still have boxes full of parts for my 'winter' upgrades.. I need to get on the ball.
       
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      Got my front leafs changed and steering redone so it won't break again like it did last year going up hamburger hill! Put in leafs from a 3/4 ton ram to eliminate the extreme and scary body roll on off camber situations, hoping I don't lose all my flex, but I guess I can always take out a leaf. Just have to order the last two tires and I'll be ready!
       
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      :eek:I hope they have some D35 friendly trails there, or I am just going to be a spectator in the 94 Ex.
       
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      Railbed is totally doable for you, lots of other trails too. You might have to jump in the passenger seat though and experience a little 'rock rub' with me
       
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      Looking at reserving a spot, does anyone have anything reserved yet?
       
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      Not yet. I contracted a major exterior construction job, starting in 10 days, and going to go right into June. I need to see how the first month goes and make sure we are on track and the job is running smoothly, so I can get away for this. If all looks well, then I will make the reservations in March. I'm sure it will all be good, but I am just being on the safe side. :)
       
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      Had a friend call to reserve a cabin and he said they were going fast... just an FYI
       
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      I'm kinda in the same boat as Gman with it being a possibility of going. I'm taking a 1 week family beach vacation the beginning of June and just might not have the availability. I'm self employed and loaded with work so I need to keep my business and family priorities first.

      Not to mention I have made no headway on the Ranger in the past months. Got a pile of tube for sliders and bumpers, new coilover springs, rear spring mounts and new limit strap setup just collecting dust.
       
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      Got a spot reserved for Friday and Saturday.
       
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      The Atlas and my hydraulic steering should be arriving late next week.. still not sure if I'll have the tons under the rig for this, I'm at the point where all the stupid little things are adding up to lots of money I shouldn't be spending.
       
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      The person that was going with, and towing my rig to this, has dropped out.

      That means I can't beat on the rig as much, as it will need to be able to get there & back on it's own power. The 94 has over 250k on the engine, and expecting it to go 9 hours one way, wheel, then get back, is asking a lot of it. Someday, I will have a tow pig & trailer, but not in time for this trip, so it is what it is.

      This also means I have to pack the camping gear, as we were planning on splitting a cabin. This also means more tools loaded in the rig. I need to adjust the suspension to accommodate all the added weight.
       
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      luckily there will be lots of explorers around so im sure if you dont carry a tool someone will have it
       
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      Got my fourth tire, good to go!
       
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      Updated the list in the first post with those who have commited to going. Still can't believe theres only 5 or 6 of us going. Plenty of time to get your rig together for this if you are on the fence about coming!
       
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      Agreed, we could use more members out there with us. There are a lot of members out that way. Maybe we need to ask @Rick to make this a banner a couple times, to grab their attention. I have 4 confirmed rigs and 6 friends joining from my local circle. There is a few others that are maybes right now. A few have dropped out due to various reasons. I am still looking for more to join us.

      We are already making plans for group dinners. We will cook pot luck style a couple nights, and all go out one night, Most likely go out on Saturday night, then return for some campfire comradeship. Everybody is invited to join and participate if they wish. Those with cabins and kitchens would be helpful with some of this cooking. :)

      I am still searching for one person to tow the rig there & back. If that happens, I might bring the 2nd gen, if it is finished and ready to go. I have secured a double 5th wheel trailer, & a single bumper hitch trailer, just need a good tow rig, and someone willing to go have fun for a few days.
       
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      We are considering a hotel in the area. Have not made firm plans but we will be there!
       
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