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CA - AZ "newbie run" Truck Haven Oct. 20

Rick

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The Truck Haven irregulars would like to show any interested Explorer based vehicle owners around Truck Haven Hills. Truck Haven is basically a playground for 4x4s, and is located next to Salton City, CA.

We would like to take a day to show folks who are new to offroading just what their Explorer and Ranger based vehicles are capable of. We will be driving out to the Calcite Mine which is challenging for beginners, and a fun, scenic ride for the more experienced. We'll also take you to some of Truck Havens more difficult obstacles to show you what the "big dawgs" can do with their rigs.

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Information about Truck Haven


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, or mechanical.

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 :D

Bring everything you will need. Everyone is also requested to bring firewoodto 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:D

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, a Mexican Restaurant, and a burger shop (Superburger) in Salton City. Both restaurants are very good.

There is gas in Salton City and also at a new truck stop just West of North Marina Drive.

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

Hotel Accommodations
Here is a list of hotels in Indio, Salton Sea and Borrego Springs.
Sandy and I stayed at the Dead Link Removed before and thought is was adequate and the price was reasonable. :)
If you want Class and you have the cash, the La Casa Del Zorro is the place to go.:eek:
Here is a site for Borrego Springs where you can also check out the prices and what the other places look like.
One other thing I'd like to mention is October thru June is the peak season around there and alot of "Snow Birds" frequent this area, so don't wait too long if you are looking for a room.


Motels and Hotels in Salton City, CA

Ray & Carol's Motel/Lodge P.O. Box 5303 Salton City, CA 92275 (760-394-0062)
http://www.quickwebpage.com/rcmotel/


Motels and Hotels in Borrego Springs, CA

Borrego Valley Inn, 406 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004, (760-767-0311)
Desert Ironwood Motel & Rv Pk, 4875 Highway 78, Borrego Springs, CA 92004, (760-767-5670)
Hacienda Del Sol Resort, 610 Palm Canyon, Borrego Springs, CA 92004, (760-767-5442)
La Casa Del Zorro, 3845 Yaqui Pass, Borrego Springs, CA 92004, (760-767-5323)
Oasis Motel, 366 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004, (760-767-5409)
Palm Canyon Resort, 221 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004, (760-767-5341)
Palms At Indian Head, 2220 Hoberg Rd, Borrego Springs, CA 92004, (760-767-7788)
Stanlunds Resort Motel, 2771 Borrego Springs Rd, Borrego Springs, CA 92004, (760-767-5501)


Motels and Hotels in Indio, CA

Best Western Date Tree Hotel, 81909 Indio Blvd, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-3421)
Budget Inn, 82333 E Valley Pkwy, Indio, CA 92201, (760-342-4124)
City Center Motel, 83597 E Valley Pkwy, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-5180)
Comfort Inn, 43505 Monroe St, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-4044)
Corral Motel, 82455 Indio Blvd, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-0177)
Desert Star Motel, 82275 E Valley Pkwy, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-8228)
Diamond Motel, 82589 E Valley Pkwy, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-3989)
Holiday Inn, 84096 Indio Springs Dr, Indio, CA 92203, (760-342-6344)
Hotel Indio, 45077 Smurr St, Indio, CA 92201, (760-342-8456)
Indio Holiday Motel, 44301 Sun Gold St, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-6105)
Indio Towers Hotel, 45587 Towne St, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-5090)
Mauna Loa Motel, 80880 US Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201, (760-775-1108)
Motel 6, 82195 Indio Blvd, Indio, CA 92201, (760-342-6311)
Motel 6, 78100 Varner Rd, Indio, CA 92203, (760-345-0550)
Motel 7, 82353 Indio Blvd, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-3080)
New Inn At Bermuda Dunes, 42325 Adams St, Indio, CA 92201, (760-345-2577)
Palm Shadow Motel, 80761 US Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-3476)
Penta Inn, 84115 Indio Blvd, Indio, CA 92201, (760-342-4747)
Presidents Club & Resort, 48630 Monroe St, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-2326)
Royal Plaza Inn, 82347 US Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-0911)
Ruta Motel, 82083 Indio Blvd, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-8315)
Star Lodge Motel, 44475 Palm St, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-0653)
Super 8 Motel, 81753 US Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201, (760-342-0264)
Travelodge, 80651 US Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201, (760-342-0882)
Tropics Motor Hotel, 82297 Indio Blvd, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-0931)
Western Sands Motel, 80900 US Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201, (760-347-5122)

Accomodations List Compiled by: Ray Lobato in 2000 Please check ahead.

Directions with a map to the campsite will be posted at a later date.

Hope you can join us!!

Post to this thread if you're interested in attending the run.
 



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...it's on my to-do list...:D
 






I'm most likely in.
 






I'm going for Waterfall! hahaha:salute:
 












...lol, i see you carlover on dr searching for parts...you better get them together...:D
...i am expecting this list to grow pretty quick with 60 days at least between runs...
 






Well the guy building my truck doesnt have a whole lot of time do due his own race truck project. Im shooting for the beginning of october, if its done youll see me out there...and with no crappy torsion bars...
 






...or i can drag you out there in my truck...:D just bring your camping stuff...;)
 












In for at least a day, if not the weekend :thumbsup:
 






I'll be there with the motorhome, but minus a truck. Be glad to show any newbie the rope's.
 






me and my brother will see you there for sure!
 












Tracy and I will try to make it out there. Guess I need to stop working on the house and start on the truck.
 






In! :D :thumbsup:


Did someone say waterfall:p:
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If this intimidate's anyone, I'll bring the bone stock Bronco II;) or maybe both!:D
 






...so much for the beginner run's, lol...i see you holding the roof down...;)
 






...so much for the beginner run's, lol...i see you holding the roof down...;)


:dunno: Whattt? I said I'd bring the Bronco II. But yeah...I ain't doing that in the B2 unless someone is draging ramps around with us:(
 






...that is a cool pic though...:D
 









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...lol, i should have known...you do take some of the best pics i've seen...:D ...and i was glad to here you are making the trip...is your dad going on this one???
 






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