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Truck Haven Jan 16-18

Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by Rick, December 7, 2014.

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    1. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      In 2015 MLK weekend is on January 19. We'll be out there Jan 16-18th.



      Information about Truck Haven Hills at Salton City, CA.


      Truck Haven is a huge playground for off-road vehicles. There are trails for everyone, from mild, to wild. This is a great place to test your driving abilities as well as the capabilities of your Explorer. You can see the kind of fun we've had during previous events by checking out a Trip Report from a previous run

      Vehicle damage: There is always a possibility of vehicle damage any time you go offroading. Damage could be to the body, and/or mechanical.

      Please have safe tow points attached to your frame at the front and rear of your vehicle! It's also recommended that you bring your own tow strap.

      Normally, the majority of participants camp at our Truck Haven base camp.

      There are NO facilities available at Truck Haven. Camping is primitive with no water, toilets or showers available. If you have a porta potty bring it. A 5 gallon bucket with a plastic bag will work well

      Bring everything you will need. Everyone is also requested to bring firewood to add to our traditional BIG campfire. If you can't bring any don't worry about it, but the more we have, the bigger the fire

      Bring your own cooking supplies. If you don't have any you can probably share someone else's grill.

      There is a small grocery store, two truck stops, a Mexican restaurant, and a general menu restaurant in Salton City and just beyond.

      Weather conditions in January usually consist of warm days and cool to cold nights. Rain could be present. High winds, and driving dust storms are always possible. Come prepared!

      This is a newbie friendly run. If you have never wheeled before we would be glad to show you the ropes.




      Who is in??

      Rick and Char
      Maniak
      danielwilsey
      Tbars4
      Bkennedy - maybe
      Stic-O - Maybe
      Demo1986
      Ritsui - probably
      DB-1 - Maybe
      FR-425
      DaExplorer - Most likely
      rjcooperss396
      jobunn
       

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    3. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I'm putting in my vacation tomorrow.. I'm not going to miss another run... I need some wheeling..

      oh yea.. I guess I should let Yolanda know too..

      ~Mark
       
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      I'm in, and bringing out my mom this time to have some fun as well
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      [MENTION=3817]BKennedy[/MENTION] [MENTION=4189]RockRanger[/MENTION] [MENTION=12287]Stic-o[/MENTION] [MENTION=39323]zukman[/MENTION] [MENTION=1515]tdavis[/MENTION] [MENTION=7221]DB_1[/MENTION] @sirhk [MENTION=5914]offroadkc[/MENTION] [MENTION=242785]FR-425[/MENTION] [MENTION=10244]Ritsui[/MENTION]
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      I'm a maybe. Wife may let me head out for a day, but as usual it is my daughter's birthday. If I do it would be Friday afternoon and may have to leave Saturday afternoon. It's better than nothing though.:D
       
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      In!

      Edit: I am a maybe. Mike's retirement party is in that weekend.
       
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      Let me make sure we don't have anything planned already. The 16th is my birthday so I might be able to the trip my birthday present.
       
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      Out. We will be in San Diego for Christmas. Can't do two trips in 3 weeks.
       
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      I'm in. It will be a good place to test my new 4x4 terrain.
       
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      Can get busy with new installs in January, but I've got this on the calendar first.

      Will only be bringing the Explorer this time.
       
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      This is who I have down so far:

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      Remember everyone. ..gas is cheap. ..er:D
       
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      With some wanting before, and some wanting after I am just leaving it as is.

      I deleted the discussion about a new date to avoid confusion going forward.
       
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      This massive storm may be re-modeling Truck Haven for us :bounce:
       
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      Mud would be fun! or at least less dust!

      I'm in.... ..
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      Dave could probably say better, but I'm not sure it made it that far south:(
       
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      I was in OC during the last storm but the desert didn't get much rain. Doesn't look like we're going to much if anything from the next one either:(
       
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      Its been raining here since about noon. Rained a bunch during the last storm. Flooded out the horse ranch, again. You gotta love a city that refuses to clean out a storm drain to protect a nesting habitat of a bird that may or may not be in that area. I sent them an email stating that since there was rushing water about two feet above the top of their culvert, I guarantee there are no birds living in there so now would be a good time to clean it out. Also reminded them that since this is a known issue as it happened before approximately five years ago, the city is responsible for any damages. They are now considering ways to clean it out without bothering the bird, who may or may not be in that area. Spent two days working on the horse trailer that had a high water mark 18" up the side.
       
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      Thought I had posted however must not have hit the submit button.

      Add Us as most likely. Chris and I are planning at this time to attend, that is if my Father-in-law remains stable.
      I still have Fred's water bowl to return.:salute:
       
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      ...I know I saw and read your post...:dunno:

      ..Not usually as most are fighting time and traffic but keep an eye on the thread and you might be able to head out with someone.. You might even invite someone else out and plan a caravan out too...:)
       

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