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Moab 2013 - May 10-12

Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by Char, June 8, 2012.

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Which weekend is best? (May 10-12 is best for me)

  1. Weekend of May 10-12

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  2. Weekend of May 17-20

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    36.4%
  1. mrboyle

    mrboyle I Drive By Brail Moderator Emeritus

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    I'm camping out at AreaBFE, unless someone wants to split a tent site at Canyonlands. 1 for dinner. Plan to arrive mid day on the 9th.
     
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  3. rickybobby

    rickybobby Well-Known Member

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    It never fails, plan a big trip and the explorer throws a fit and breaks something. My rack developed a leak sometime in the last 2-300 miles :( Hopefully replacing it doesnt turn into a trip to the frame shop after tweaking the crossmember last year at Smorr.
     
  4. james t

    james t Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Arriving May 9th, 2 for dinner (leaving sometime on the 12th)
     
  5. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    I definitely hope that's not the case. Hopefully you'll be able to bolt the new one up without any issues.
     
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    Put me down for 1 for Branding Iron
     
  7. Albino 94LTD

    Albino 94LTD Recovering from Moab 2016 Elite Explorer

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    Post 373 updated.

    Less than 50 days!!!!
     
  8. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Our days/ times have changed a bit.

    We have to be somewhere else a day earlier then planned. So instead of losing a day of vacation, were heading out a day earlier then planned.

    Arriving on the 7th, leaving on Sunday, 2 for Branding Iron.
     
    Last edited: March 17, 2013
  9. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Phil is bringing Lucy
     
  11. Paul

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    Not just Lucy, . . . "Loo - see - fer" . . .
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    Phil and the girl.

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  12. rickybobby

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    Only if I cant find a pet sitter. The GF doesnt want to bring the little monster lol
     
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    Lol, Funny you mention that, my passenger side U-joint siezed Friday (fixed it) and there is also a clicking/clunking sound coming from the driver side coil bucket :S

    Still can't wait for Moab!
     
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    Im still not sure if I'm gonna bother to fix it, I have already planned out a replacement as soon as the funding is available. So far it is a slight drip with only needing to add fluid every tank of gas or so. Im gonna dump some stop leak in it for now and see how it goes. Another week or 2 and it can be retired from DD duty. I just keep thinking of the bad things that could happen if I lose PS in the middle of a trail though.
     
  15. Diff Whack Daddy

    Diff Whack Daddy And the Roll Over Posse! Under the Hood Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Your arms get really tired and sore!
     
  16. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    When the 2nd gen rack & pinion decides to let loose, your stuck where ever it does for the most part.

    I had mine puke its guts out and was a violent ride to the shop (only 2 miles) and really didn't think it would make it there. I had no time to mess with it back then, and paid for the labor to fix it.

    Couple years later, it went out again. I replaced it that time myself, and wasn't hard at all.

    The 2nd R&P has held out just fine, but ya never know with these things. They were not made for large tires, that's for sure!
     
  17. rickybobby

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    I found a used 1 for $50, If i cant get it installed before easter im gonna pay a friend to swap it out for me. It is nice to still have contacts locally from college.
     
  18. GJarrett

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    Because of health issues that resulted in major financial issues, there is no way I can afford to finish getting my Explorer ready for this run + pay for an obscene amount of money for fuel for a 4,000 mile+ round trip, then adding in hotel/etc, trail breakage, and lost wages for two weeks out of work. It ain't gonna happen for me yet again this year.

    However it's been many long years since I've been to Moab, I committed to this run, and I sincerely do not want to miss this. It is in the realm of possibility for me to fly to SLC and rent a car to drive to Moab just to join up and meet with old friends. If any of the BigDawgs have a spare seat I'd like ask for the privilege of a ridealong on some of the tougher trails. I'll take a backseat if available. I'd appreciate spending the day on the trail with some of my longtime friends that I have not seen in ages. I do NOT want to be a burden to anyone or crowd their rig, but if someone has a spare seat and doesn't mind I promise I'll be good company :) .

    Amongst other things going on in this old body, I'll be having a double hernia surgery in a couple of weeks but have been assured I "should" be able to handle getting bounced on a rough trail by mid-May, so Moab is probably still in the cards for me if there's a place for me once I get there.
     
    Last edited: March 19, 2013
  19. MoabB2

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    Hey Gerald, I'll have a seat in the BII if you don't mind the heater going full blast to prevent the 5.0 from overheating!
     
  20. Paul

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    Make your flight reservations. . . Even though I'll have Terri with me, I'm sure she won't might mind spending a day at the campsite (or in the back seat). I've been dying to finally run Moab Rim, so need your ground guiding skills. . .

    Paul
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  21. mrboyle

    mrboyle I Drive By Brail Moderator Emeritus

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    You are more than welcome to ride shotgun in the Toyota if you want.
     

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