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Old 12-29-2010, 10:01 AM   #916
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Escalator. I did a couple of the other "hot tubs" but was chicken to try Mickey's.
I stuffed my JK 4 door in Escalator, in the waterhole, but squirmed back up into "straddle" position and drove on out. Could have used a spotter on that one. Only a couple of inches either way to play with. Have 37" tires and TR beadlocks on now, so I want a rematch.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:52 AM   #917
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I've never tried any of those, looks like too much work.
Bah. Really not that bad- remember the slickrock is anything but. I saw a lifted 4 door Tracker just about make it with only a decent bit of body damage.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:54 AM   #918
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I stuffed my JK 4 door in Escalator, in the waterhole, but squirmed back up into "straddle" position and drove on out. Could have used a spotter on that one. Only a couple of inches either way to play with. Have 37" tires and TR beadlocks on now, so I want a rematch.
I am on my side in that pic. I went too far left (obviously) and the right rear wheel slipped down in the water hole and I couldn't get it back on par and since I didn't have a tow vehicle, I decided to err on the side of getting home easily and pull out the cable.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:27 PM   #919
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I am on my side in that pic. I went too far left (obviously) and the right rear wheel slipped down in the water hole and I couldn't get it back on par and since I didn't have a tow vehicle, I decided to err on the side of getting home easily and pull out the cable.
It scraped up the paint on the top of the rear passenger side door. I thought that was a pretty cool place to get scrapage...
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:34 PM   #920
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It scraped up the paint on the top of the rear passenger side door. I thought that was a pretty cool place to get scrapage...
I'm always amazed at jeepers and their tolerance for damage.

If you can't tolerate it you probably shouldn't be doing it..
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:54 PM   #921
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I'm always amazed at jeepers and their tolerance for damage.

If you can't tolerate it you probably shouldn't be doing it..

Hey, that's what they're for, right? having adventures and living to tell the tale? Mine is an '08, with maybe 4000 miles on it, mostly off the pavement around Moab. It still works to go down to Pasta Jays or Zax for dinner though. Lots more fun memories in that machine than if I had 30000 highway miles on it. It's a toy, like a dirtbike with 4 wheels. nobody would baby an EXC300.... Anyone who rolls their jeep is right up in the lead for laughing at the situation, after the shock wears off that is.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:46 PM   #922
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Hey, that's what they're for, right? having adventures and living to tell the tale? Mine is an '08, with maybe 4000 miles on it, mostly off the pavement around Moab. It still works to go down to Pasta Jays or Zax for dinner though. Lots more fun memories in that machine than if I had 30000 highway miles on it. It's a toy, like a dirtbike with 4 wheels. nobody would baby an EXC300.... Anyone who rolls their jeep is right up in the lead for laughing at the situation, after the shock wears off that is.
Till you do a bone headed move like this one.


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Old 12-29-2010, 07:53 PM   #923
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Till you do a bone headed move like this one.



Are you trying to tell me you didn't laugh when you saw that? I sure did, and the driver was so proud of himself he let his buddies put it up on YouTube! I'll bet that is his most memorable day of off roading ever! I bet he said "Yippee!" after he crawled from the wreckage.
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:21 PM   #924
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Hey, that's what they're for, right? having adventures and living to tell the tale? Mine is an '08, with maybe 4000 miles on it, mostly off the pavement around Moab. It still works to go down to Pasta Jays or Zax for dinner though. Lots more fun memories in that machine than if I had 30000 highway miles on it. It's a toy, like a dirtbike with 4 wheels. nobody would baby an EXC300.... Anyone who rolls their jeep is right up in the lead for laughing at the situation, after the shock wears off that is.
We do a thing called the Stag Run up at Elbe hills, if you've ever heard of the "Busy Wild Trail" it is one of the wildest in our State.
I'd made it thru this year with only one mistake, a rut that had thrown me into a tree and damaged my windshield frame. Back at camp I was happy for the lack of breakage this year and set about making sure the keg didn't stay full.
When Uh Oh. One of the guys broke and needed a partner to run in with them we never run alone. Off we go and about halfway thru I broke a left front axle. I heard it but for some reason...(mostly cause I shut my air locker off) it didn't register quite as strongly as it should.
Later in another tough area I re-engaged the front locker and Ca Klunk, there goes the knuckle. Luckily another guy had one and after an hour or so back on the trail we went.
Year before we went into the trail at noon and didn't come back out till four in the morning. No man left behind.
It's all part of wheeling right?
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:58 PM   #925
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It scraped up the paint on the top of the rear passenger side door. I thought that was a pretty cool place to get scrapage...
I know the feeling. My best scrapes are above the passenger side doors from rubbing on trees beside an off-camber trail.
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:47 AM   #926
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I don't have a trailer. Maybe next year?

My wife's grandfather offered me his old army trailer, but it's tiny. Not like the kind you usually think of. It's a real oddball. I will take a picture of it next time I am up there. Thought about trying to use it anyway, it would be nice to have something to move kayaks around. It could hold one dirt bike probably.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:02 AM   #927
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I know the feeling. My best scrapes are above the passenger side doors from rubbing on trees beside an off-camber trail.
Clipped a tree once with my old CJ-7 and didn't think it was tweaked too bad till i went to put the hard top back on in the fall!
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:18 PM   #928
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My wife's grandfather offered me his old army trailer, but it's tiny. Not like the kind you usually think of. It's a real oddball. I will take a picture of it next time I am up there. Thought about trying to use it anyway, it would be nice to have something to move kayaks around. It could hold one dirt bike probably.
Do you mean the old Bantam trailers?

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Old 01-02-2011, 05:52 PM   #929
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Do you mean the old Bantam trailers?

That's an M416.
Bantam trailers have round fenders and usually have tailgates. They look a lot alike though.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:30 PM   #930
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No, it's narrower. No box at all, but it has fenders. We will sometimes stand by it and come up with crazy ideas about what it was used for. I guessed telephone pole trailer, and that may be the closest.
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