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Old April 5th, 2011, 05:41 AM   #21
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I have been having trailer tire issues all last year.
Was there any other carnage?
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Old April 5th, 2011, 06:10 AM   #22
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looks like a great time!
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Where's Pat???
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Old April 5th, 2011, 07:12 AM   #24
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Stay'd home with the rest of us too broke to go.
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Old April 5th, 2011, 07:22 AM   #25
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nice rigs! great pics and landscape!
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Old April 5th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #26
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I have been having trailer tire issues all last year.
Was there any other carnage?
I think you know the answer to this one Dale! More on that story soon.

BTW - Dale from Ironman Offroad rocks!
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Old April 5th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #27
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Trailer tire was a round one. Class C but I don't know what brand off the top of my head. I hit some road debris. (we think) Only other carnage was the wheel was toast too.

Yes, the red CJ "was" from the Bay City area. He now lives North of Detroit on the east side.

On to yesterday. Yes, we had some carnage & pics will follow. I just haven't uploaded them yet. Weather was great. Sunny, upper 60's & breezy. As Tweak said, we ran Metal Masher.

What's interesting out here {so far} is that even the red, difficult trails are not all that difficult. All of them can be run with a stock rig other than in a few spots and of the two trails we've run so far, there are pretty easy bypasses around the obstacles. With that said, the trails are a BLAST, with tremendous scenery, lots of small ledges, turns, twists, and a new vista at every turn. DEFINITELY A TRIP FOR EVERYONE'S BUCKET LIST!
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Old April 5th, 2011, 08:57 AM   #28
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Was there any other carnage?
That sounds like a leading question Only major breakageso far was a 14 bolt ring gear which we have no idea why its teeth wanted to leave their place so bad. Wasn't on an obsticle or anything. Thanks to Dale at Ironman offroad we have a new one on its way, overnighted and should be here in a couple hours. Dale is the man! Even 1650 miles away he's able to help. Wish you were here buddy!
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Old April 5th, 2011, 09:00 AM   #29
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Nice. The campround finally gets the internetz running again and we're all on here at once!
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The internet connection here at the campground is slow....

Here is one of the first videos I have of Tab crawling up Rock Chucker on Metal Masher.

YouTube - Tab crawling Rock Chucker on Metal Masher trail - Moab

More videos and pictures coming soon!
of course video doesn't do it justice. You should have seen Jim WALK Undertaker! Its about 9' tall now with being dug out at the bottom 2' and about a 75 degree angle. I had no chance and after a few tries I winched up. But not Jim. Always the showoff! Rob has most of that run too but there is so much traction its kinda hard to get everything on film or video because by the time you realize whats going on your up already.
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The most difficult obstacle on Metal Masher had to be Widow Maker... I opted to bypass, and we had another who had to bypass as well since he only had front wheel drive.

Here is Tab getting ready to make the climb. The wall has to be at least 7 ft tall!







Then Jim took a shot at Widow Maker. Got to say that I am very impressed with the stickies.


Jim climbed Widow Maker without a winch. I unfortunately stopped rolling footage just before he crested the hill. The guys grabbed the winch line to aid if the front end started tipping back.



Headed out to Arches National Park today (after repairing some trail damage).
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Old April 5th, 2011, 09:12 AM   #32
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Here is Tab getting ready to make the climb. The wall has to be at least 7 ft tall!







That is BADASS
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Old April 5th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #33
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Looks like a great time
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Old April 5th, 2011, 09:18 AM   #34
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Moab is awesome
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Old April 5th, 2011, 09:22 AM   #35
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oh and the strap on my jeep is because we had a guy with front wheel drive only. Its not for me I swear!
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Got that 14 b torn down yet?
Parts left Price,Ut at 8:05 am.
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Some of our pics. Since Dianne and I are older and more mature we'll add some of the scenic side of things.






Uh-oh, the temporary "camp fix-a-lot" sign is out.


Widow maker from the bottom.
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Got that 14 b torn down yet?
Parts left Price,Ut at 8:05 am.
Thanks for the link on the tracking Dale. The jeep is on the trailer and oil draining. The parts aren't due here for another 3 hours or so, so I'm screwing around trying to upload pics on super slow intraweb while Paul starts with the dirty work.
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Old April 5th, 2011, 09:52 AM   #39
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jim you looked kinda scared on widowmaker....we stopped in moab on our way to koh..sure is a cool town.the view everywhere is worth the trip. is it a lot of driving to get to the good trails.we kind of checked out the maps and it seemed like you definitly want a vehicle able to do some road driving. have a good time and a safe trip home..looks like a awesome trip!!
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OK, a few more and then out to help Paul.
The views here suck, this is the view out my motorhome window.


Top of widow maker


Bottom of widow maker

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