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Truckhaven Run – Saturday 10-19-13

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:01 am
by toms
Truckhaven Run – Saturday 10-19-13

Lead: TomS KI6FHA
Tail Gunner: TBD
Comms Designee: TomS
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Meeting Time: 8:00 am
Meeting Place: Butterfield Ranch Resort Group Campsite
Departure Time: 8:30 am
FRS/GMRS Channel: 4
2M Simplex: 146.460
2M Repeater: Monument 147.240+ (PL: 103.5)

There will be 12 rig maximum for this run.

Format for sign up
Name, Vehicle (FJ, JK, TJ, Land Cruiser …), Tire size, OAUSA Screen Name, Ham ID

Signed Up:
1. Tom; Land Cruiser; 35”, TomS, KI6FHA
2. Dave; Land Cruiser; 33, BigDave, KI6LYZ
3. Martin; LX450; 33, Lehn20, NA
4. Nick; FJ Cruiser, 33, Nickshammas, KJ6CTA
5. Phil; FJ Cruiser, , VoodooBlue57
6. Dave; Jeep
7. Matt; M1000, 37, drbeeper17

"The area is a maze of deeply cut trenches and sharp ridges. Extremely narrow with tight turns, near vertical climbs and cliff-like descents. Articulation is severely tested for the average hardcore vehicle. Short wheel based vehicles have a distinct advantage. Lockers (or A-Trac) are necessary (if the trail guide will let you use them!), preferably front and rear. It is nearly impossible to follow an exact route without a guide; however, you can't really get lost for long. Just head east in any of the main washes to return to Highway 86. Slick and dangerous if wet. Don't go alone. Vehicle damage is possible. A lift is required."
Trail description above by Charles Wells in his book Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails.

My thoughts are this is some of the most fun you can have wheeling in Southern California. This is a weekend of wheeling in the mud hills, notches, soft sand, steep hills, and tight canyons. It will test your skill, your vehicle, and your resolve. The difficulty will range from 3 to 6. You are guaranteed to get “cross axled”. There is some risk of damage to your vehicle. It may be a tough, technical trail ride for some participants, especially drivers of stock vehicles. An inch or 2 of rain soaks in quickly and is not a problem. Only a few areas in the bottoms will be muddy.

If you have any concerns your vehicle is capable for the trail, post in the reply your concern and list the vehicle specs.

Bring your lunch and a camp chair.
It is 40+ miles from the campsite to the trail head. We will drive to the AM/PM on the corner of 86S and S22 to top off our tanks then drive the remaining 5+ miles to the trail head to air down. On the way back to camp we will be going past the AM/PM again so we can top off our tanks on the way to the campsite.
We need to leave camp on time. We will quit about 3 or 3:30 so we can be back in camp in time to prepare for the potluck.

Re: Truckhaven Run – Saturday 10-19-13

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:06 pm
by BigDave
Dave, Land Cruiser, 4" lift, metric 33", 9,000lb winch, Big Dave, KI6LYZ

Looking forward to the ride!

Re: Truckhaven Run – Saturday 10-19-13

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:34 pm
by toms
Dave - got you on the list

Re: Truckhaven Run – Saturday 10-19-13

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:02 am
by lehn20
Hmmmm interesting.

I did the mines last year, so I will jump on this one.

LX450, 2.5"" EMU, 33"" KM2s, Only center diff lock though.

Name: Martin
screen: Lehn20

Re: Truckhaven Run – Saturday 10-19-13

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:36 pm
by BigDave
I have full lockers, but i have never been able to get them to engage.

Re: Truckhaven Run – Saturday 10-19-13

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:53 pm
by toms
Hi Martin,
Got you on the list! Chances are you will not need lockers.

Re: Truckhaven Run – Saturday 10-19-13

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:13 pm
by lehn20
I make up for it with driving skill and supercharger:)

Re: Truckhaven Run – Saturday 10-19-13

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:54 am
by nickshammas
nick; FJ cruiser

Re: Truckhaven Run – Saturday 10-19-13

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:44 pm
by Voodoo Blue 57
Phil FJ and Dave Jeep

Did this run a couple of years ago with Tom. Lot of fun, looking forward to it again.

Re: Truckhaven Run – Saturday 10-19-13

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:45 pm
by toms
Hi Nick - got you on the list - what size tires do you have?