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Post by DaveK » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:13 pm

Water and Gasoline Update

I confirmed today that there are gas stations in Canyon de Chelly, Red Rock Valley, Monument Valley and Kayenta (near Keet Seel). For us, this will mean that 2-3 Jerry Cans should be more than enough.

Water is a little more difficult to come by but we will have several opportunities at the above cities, to refill our water cans. I still think that we each should carry 15-20 gallons of water and plan on one stop to refill.

Bob: I forgot to mention that the first night in Monument Valley will include dinner by the guides as part of the package. I''ll have to get back to you with details.
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Post by Chazz Layne » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:09 pm

Oh goodie, gas was going to be the big one for me since I really have no good place to put it but inside. :eek:
I can get 2 cans on the roof safely.



Does everyone else have on-board air? I will actually need to air down/up my tires this time around since the low-profiles are gone. I found a good deal on a compressor system locally (Viair 450C), but I would really rather put the funds somewhere more critical (like finishing my cargo/sleeping system) if I can use someone else's.
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Post by DaveK » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:43 pm

Yes, I have a compressor and there are probably a couple of others that do as well. You're covered.
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Post by DaveK » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:48 pm

unwiredadventures wrote:I'm bringing a set of tools, including tools to service an axle, spare tire, fan belts, spare starter, spare alternator and other misc. tools and parts.

Wow!! Tools for an axle, a spare starter and a spare alternator!! Now that's what I call being prepared..............or are you trying to tell us something???
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Post by NotAMog » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:07 pm

I have an on board air compresser. I'll also be carrying a set of metric wrenches and sockets.
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Post by unwiredadventures » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:13 pm

DaveK wrote:
unwiredadventures wrote:I'm bringing a set of tools, including tools to service an axle, spare tire, fan belts, spare starter, spare alternator and other misc. tools and parts.
Wow!! Tools for an axle, a spare starter and a spare alternator!! Now that's what I call being prepared..............or are you trying to tell us something???
I know if I bring them I won't need them. :D
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Roof Rack Mounted Awning

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Post by unwiredadventures » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:20 pm

DaveK wrote: A pop-up canopy is always nice, either for shade or protection from rain. Canopys are bulky and not easy to store. If you have the space and can manage it, it could be useful.
On the conference call I mentioned that I was going to bring a pop up canopy, but I don't want to use the space.

I'm considering an awning mounted to the roof rack.
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Post by DaveK » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:34 pm

I know its a little early to mention this, but I talked to our guides today and its muy frio (very cold), in the Navajo Nation. Not surprising considering how much snow is on the ground.

This will change, but it's probably a good idea to come prepared for low temps at night!

For a peek at what is happening, check http://oausa.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=125&t=1821. Night time temps are averaging 25 degrees.
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Post by Chazz Layne » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:32 am

That will at least make for good hiking weather. :D
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Post by toms » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:30 pm

Frank it looks like you have all the spares I will need!
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