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We're set for January 23-24!

Attending

1. Rick & Char
2. Bkennedy
3. Maniak
4.Tbars4
5. Grant00
6. Zukman
7. Jobunn
8. DB1
9. RangerX

Maybe
1. Rock Ranger
2. Froader
3. Jims99
4. mounty71
5. AchromicSkin
6. Boomer
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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, and a Mexican Restaurant (very good) in Salton City.

There is gas in Salton City and also at a new truck stop just West of North Marina Drive. There is restaurant and coffee shop. Restaurant wasn't great.

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 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)

Accommodations List Compiled by: Ray Lobato in 2000 Please check ahead. Many businesses close due to the remoteness of the area.

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

Hope you can join us!!
 



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...I hope all the Newbies will jump in here to as this is open for all...:biggthump

..Even if your vehicle is stock, come out and meet everyone, camp, and even ride along with us...:D
 






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I updated the first thread to provide information for any Truckhaven newbies.
 






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...Evening bump for the new guys to chime in too...:D
 






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So far, "whenever" is winning. :thumbsup: :D
 






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COROVA Has there 15th annual "Truckhaven Challange" going on the 23-24th
 






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The last weekend would probably be best for me. I might be in Chicago over MLK. But what ever.
 






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Chicago in January?:eek:

Good luck with that ;) We'll be thinking about you while gathered around a nice warm fire!
 






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COROVA Has there 15th annual "Truckhaven Challange" going on the 23-24th

That doesn't sound good...

I can't pull that date from the poll, but I ask that we chose one of the other weekends.

This sucks:( Steve can't go on MLK, and Fakrwee and Kennedy can't go any other date but MLK:confused:
 






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COROVA Has there 15th annual "Truckhaven Challange" going on the 23-24th

From the CORVA website:
"Attention all 15th Annual Truckhaven Challenge attendees!

Due to the ongoing studies that are happening with the Freeman Property Acquisition,

CORVA has no choice but to hold our event on the south side of S-22 in Ocotillo Wells SVRA."

They won't be at Truckhaven. :)
 






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YAY..

If you guys go to truckhaven on the 23/24th, I'll stop by for a while.

I'll be camping North of the Salton Sea that weekend. Currently, I plan on being out there Thursday Evening or Friday morning.. That means I can hop on down and do a little wheeling, then get back to camping...

~Mark
 






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That doesn't sound good...

I can't pull that date from the poll, but I ask that we chose one of the other weekends.

This sucks:( Steve can't go on MLK, and Fakrwee and Kennedy can't go any other date but MLK:confused:

Don't worry about me...If I don't have a job real soon, I may have have to put the truck of For Sale:(
 






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CORVA has no choice but to hold our event on the south side of S-22 in Ocotillo Wells SVRA."

They won't be at Truckhaven. :)

I believe we had our "event" the same weekend as CORVA's one year and it wasn't a problem. I think we hardly knew their event going on. They don't draw crowds anything like TDS does.
 






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I'm somewhat of a newbie but I'll come out if I'm not too busy with school. Shouldnt be busy at all this quarter though so its looking good for me! :thumbsup:
 






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I'm somewhat of a newbie but I'll come out if I'm not too busy with school. Shouldnt be busy at all this quarter though so its looking good for me! :thumbsup:

...You are more than welcome to join in the fun...:biggthump

...I don't think a newbie to Truckhaven has ever left there without a smile..:D
 












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Bleah. Any March/April dates?
 









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I just closed the poll. January 23-24 it is:chug:
 






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