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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2008, 07:23:51 PM »

I just got back. I had a blast, but couldn't believe the wind this morning. My brand new blow up mattress blew away... I'm really glad I didn't buy the more expensive one now... There were two roll overs. One was no big deal, the guy went to the ER on the other one because his tool box or high lift hit him in the head. He's ok dokee, but I'll bet he mounts those with bolts instead of screws next time Tongue

Did you Toyoter guys go?
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« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2008, 08:25:33 PM »

Yeah, we made it out there, but I'm sure you Dodge guys will be happy to hear it was kind of a carnage fest.  Sad

I took my gray 4runner, drove it out there.  Broke my rear ring & pinion trying to get up a undercut ledge on friday night.  Angry

Shaun brought my other green 4runner out on his trailer since his isn't done yet.  So saturday we spend the morning trying to fix a friends Toyota with a bad alternator.  Finally get to do a little wheeling saturday afternoon till the green 4runner throws the water pump/alt belt out by shell reef.  Have to get towed back to camp (main st)  Melanie and I went to the raffle Sat night and then took Shaun's Dodge with the gray 4runner on the trailer back home.  Shaun replaced the belts in the green one and made it over to the notches for a while sat night.  I came back with the Dodge and the trailer Sun morning so we could get the green one home.

Total wheeling time, a couple of hours friday night and 1/2 day saturday.

Sorry we missed you guys.  There were a lot of people out there that I wanted to see and didn't.  I think we have decided if the event is still at OW next year we will camp at Truckhaven instead.

John,  if you still need that paper work signed you can mail it to me and I'll have her sign and mail it back.
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« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2008, 11:25:08 PM »

Hey,

I'm not happy about any carnage, unless of course it makes you decide to replace the Toyotas with Dodges, but alas I've accepted reality and can deal with the whole Toyota thingy! Grin Just don't expect me to be buying any Toyota's in my lifetime. I hate to admit this, but I actually spent some time riding shotgun in a 4runner this weekend, until it got stuck (open front diff) and had to get strapped by a full size Chevy.

We went to the notches Friday night. I passed on the notches Saturday night in lieu of a potluck dinner. I wondered if you guys would be there, and would most certainly have gone to meet up with you. I look forward to next year's TDS run, but we better meet up waaay before then!!! By the way, I'm trying to use the paperwork as a means to get together... I know I can do it through the mail and will do so when the time comes...

Is Shaun still going to Ocatillo Wells next weekend? Are you? I may consider it, but I'm really anxious to put some effort into getting my Jeep back on the road. PM me your contact info at some point if you want. I'm sorry your weekend wasn't better. It's a real bummer to have problems so early into the trip... Don't you guys have a spare axle lying around somewhere anyhow?

Take care,

John
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« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2008, 11:30:27 PM »

My spare third is the wrong ratio.  Undecided

As far as I know he is going back next weekend, but I wasn't planning on it.

I'll pm you my info.
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« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2008, 11:37:58 PM »

What ratio are you looking for? One of the guys I met had a spare third that was the wrong ratio... He lives somewhere around San Diego, so it's a doable trade if the ratios happen to work out. How lucky are you feeling? Grin
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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2008, 06:36:45 PM »

 John, where did you camp at?  I went over to Holmes camp and looked around but did not see anything that looked like you might be camping there. 


 I am going back this weekend. 
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« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2008, 09:07:56 PM »

Jed,

We camped off Marina Drive (past the houses). Are you taking your 4-Runner? Will it be an extended weekend (Friday or Monday)? Are you going with a group?

If you run across an air mattress... it's mine! Tongue
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« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2008, 09:52:49 PM »

 Just the weekend. Across from the Blue Light. I am taking Donalds runner.
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« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2008, 04:05:03 AM »

Have fun. May the 4x4 gods be with you. I'll be working on the ZJ over the weekend.

Is anybody up for a trip to Joshua tree the weekend of April 19th (Friday through Sunday). I believe those dates are firm... I'll post a new thread! Shocked
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