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Truck Haven Fall 2018 - Veterans Day Weekend

Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by Stic-o, August 8, 2018.

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      A great photo to end on!
       
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      Beautiful County out there.

      Glad you guys are having a good time.
       
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      Made it home today.

      Was a good trip. Fun trails, good weather, good people. Didn't really have any brakeage or problems other than Josh's light flop.

      Thanks everyone that came out and made this happen. Looking forward to the next trip.

      Ok, time to wash off all this sand
       
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      Only took a few pictures

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      P.s. a bronco ii is the perfect size for Truckhaven notches
       
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      I just looked through the pictures while sitting at the campfire. Still got another 2 or 3 nights to go.
       
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      Really like the last picture in post #154 by @R.J.

      Really unbelievable of the beauty of the county we live in and fight for...
       
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      Ready to leave Truclhaven until next time. It was a great trip. Heading to Rockhouse Rd area near Borrego Springs for a few days, then home. Figured out what the new clunk in the front was; lower track bar mount is shot. Cheap fix for when I get home.
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      Made it home safe just before noon local time. It was great seeing everyone:chug: I'm definitely looking forward to getting behind the wheel again.
       
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      Great pics gents! Thanks Mark for the video too. Getting to finally get out and wheel with y'all was so good. Johnny (the cider drinkin fella) and I had a great time, and I know we are a little on the wild side, but I hope y'all will invite us back out again! The flop sucked, but I should have slammed it into reverse instead of just holding the brake and riding it to the ground. And I broke my rule of 3 and out like Rick said. Only damage was some new scratches and dents and a busted headlight. The cage is freaking awesome. If it were not for that, there would be a lot more damage to the cab area. Ordered new lights and new led bulbs since Justin and Brian made fun of how sad the Sarge looked when cruising around at night with only 1 dim headlight. haha

      I'll post up the pics Johnny and I got later today.
       
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      If anyone wants the full size version of any of these, just message me this week.

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      Thanks for posting the pics, Looks like it was a good time !
       
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      Never thought I would see an FJ, playing with you guys out there. How did it do with that IFS?
       
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      A lotta three tire action, but he only touched the body once where you see my big ass laying on the ground moving the rocks from being against the side of his truck. He christened the hell out of his rock sliders though. It helped that he had a rear locker and front trac-loc thing that kept killing power on him to cause the truck to grab.
       
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      If that's all that was done to it, I call that a good time!

      Hats off to him for bringing it, and pushing it out there.
       
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      He did everything we did.
       
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      I don't have many pictures of the group run. I will get the ones my wife took when I get home. This post is mostly for Tom. I am camped out near Borrego Springs off Rockhouse Road. I might stay a few more days because it's really nice weather right now, and why the heck not.

      I went into Coyote Canyon today. All 3 water crossings are shallow, and they practically paved the part of the trail that kept people out. Never even locked the hubs. I came across a solo TJ, 3 YJ's and 3 Tacomas throughout the day. It's still green and beautiful, but with more people and a bunch more signs. Here are a few pics.

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      Used to be fun section of trail
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      Random pics of Coyote and Sheep Canyons
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      We made it home Monday night. Of course, we wish we stayed down there.. The air is just horrible, we hit some wind in the Riverside/San Bernardino area.

      Brian, next time we stay longer and do coyote canyon with you.. Awesome pictures.
       
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      Glad ya made it home safe bud. Y'all stay safe up there.
       
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      Still kinda wish I still had this monster; I could of really terrorized everyone... :D Too bad California made it hard to keep.

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      Made it home a few hours ago. Got a few more pictures of Post Truckhaven. Went to Inspiration Point yesterday. It was one of the few areas I haven't been into before. Nothing too difficult, but scenic. Some sand dunes I didn't try since I was alone and the Explorer is like a beached whale in soft sand.

      This is on the only road into and out of Coyote Canyon. WTF State Parks???
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      Inspiration Point
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      My RV was parked near the base of the hill in center of the picture.

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      This marker is where the first group of people came through in 1775 to settle Alta, California. They used the pass through Coyote Canyon up to what is now Anza. When I was a kid, we did the trail several times. State Parks closed it several years ago because the off-roaders were bothering the wild horses, which they later removed. Road is still closed though... Looking straight ahead in the picture, you can see Coyote Canyon in the distance
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      I noticed when I got back from my Wednesday solo run that my driver side front axle seal seems to be leaking. I must have nicked it when I changed out the axle shaft U-joints and it just now decided to start leaking. Dang, one of the most pain in the rear seals to replace.
       
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      seeing how freaking close I was getting on the waterfall in that spot just makes it that much more aggravating! just needed a little bump to make it over that one lip that the rear tire was getting to but wouldn't go up. definitely trying this sucker again next time I'm out there
       
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