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      Technically I made it farther than I was originally planning for today had I not left early. If I left later, I would be screwed now...or more so. :D

      I also changed course 65 miles , knowing I needed to find a tire place, after I lost the first tire. Small towns on Sundays are ghost towns. Unfortunately Walmart tire dept. closed right when I got there. :thumbdwn:
       
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      Careful! 3 mph more and you mite go back to the future:D
       
    8. Diff Whack Daddy

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      Lol. Only you or I would post rhay and youbeay me to it.
       
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      The only way my rig see's 85 is on the trailer behind the tow rig
       
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      Y'all are going to give me nightmares. We head out in the morning.

      Now to find the tire stores along the way home, before we leave. :crazy:
       
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      My other one was, "when that baby it's 88 mph, your going to see some serious s#it!" Honest that speed scares me in these rigs.:eek:

      And just for s#its and giggles. O'Reilly s wanted $175 for a factory replacement shaft.:thumbdwn: I just found out I can get a pair of Alloy cromoly shafts for the rear with a 10 year warranty for $235 to my door through Summit. :thumbsup:
       
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      Officially screwed now. Shot a plug out the side of the f250 just out side of Saint George. :thumbdwn:
       
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      Turboexplorer is in st george. ;)

      There is some great wheeling there while you get it sorted.
       
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      Yeah, except the Explorer has a broken axle shaft
       

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      Damn Steve, guess u should of got the boner award... Sorry to hear of your troubles I hope you have a way to get it fixed.
       
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      O'Reilly or autozone will have a hilocoil repair kit for.the plug. It's a repair that can be done on the side of the road if needed
       
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      Getting it towed to Ford in St. George. They think they can have me back on the road by tomorrow night.

      Edit: made it to Ford. We'll have to wait till tomorrow to see a timeline and next steps.
       
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      Steve very sorry to hear about that. You've definitely had you share of issues this weekend. I think you're good for the next few years ;)

      Made it back to Phoenix and picked up Gypsy and Clyde. They are making up for lost time chasing the squirrels back into their holes ;)

      I'm exhausted... Will post more tomorrow.
       
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      You know, Char said it best when she said I had been so lucky for such a long time with no brakeage.

      As I left Moab, I thought wow! What a great trip, so there we're issues. ...then I lost a trailer tire. This morning after getting new trailer tires I thought, wow! This was still a great trip, so there we're some issues. Then POP, I lost the plug in the engine. My wife said I needed to stop thinking so positive of this trip.:(

      I will say, there was signs of the plug failure a few hundred miles before, it sounded like a lifter chatter, I just figured I'll deal with it when I got home. Little did I know that it was the plug coming lose. If I would have stopped and tighten it, I'd probably be ok. I just didn't know that's what it was. Let this be a lesson for all.

      I need a shirt that says I survived the Moab 20th anniversary Serious Exploration run
       
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      Wish I still lived in Saint George. Sorry to its been a rough trip home. Where are you staying? My parents have an open bed for you and a nice shower if you'd like. Can send my Dad over to get you. They are just off exit 4.
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      Trailer curse got us now too...made it to lamesa Texas when we got pulled over for no trailer lights. Kept blowing fuses on the truck and we got a short somewhere in the trailer so we stopped for the night at a best Western and will continue on on the morning. By the way the trailer is brand new and only 2 month old
       
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      Back in Tacoma. . . Long day on the road, but too jazzed on caffeine and sugar to go to bed.

      Best of luck with the trailer issues. . . er, everyone ?

      Safe travels,

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      Sorry Steve, Hope it all works out today, and your back on the road shortly.

      Checked in a hotel at 1am, took a long nap, and back on the road after bfast. Hopefully home by this evening.


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      I also was afflicted with trouble on the way home. As I got closer and closer I kept thinking, will this be a record? Will I make two long trips on the same set of trailer tires?? Well I did it... I made it to Truck Haven and Moab and back on the same tires. I stopped driving over 70 mph. I believe that is the ticket to longer trailer tire life as all the ST trailer tires are rated at only 65mph.

      So anyway... Just as I pulled into our town I saw that they were paving the road that I chose to come in on. I turned around and got back on the highway so I could go to the next road that takes us home... As I was getting on the throttle to get up to speed, the RPMs shot way up... Smoked the clutch within 5 miles of the house :banghead:.

      So thankful it didn't happen on the road!
       

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