Yeah its a catch 22 for sure. Vehicle camping has exploded in the last 10 years or so. Might just be a fad..or here to stay. Not sure. Time will tell!
Its a long read! Though I don't keep the build thread on here up to date as well as the original on Tacomaworld. But thats a HUGE thread so I...
Im a toyota die hard fan there is no doubt!
Lots more people per sq mile there then out here. But trails are closing every year out here too sadly. Catch 22 really as the more they close, the more the roads that are left get used, which due to high traffic tears them up more. Which means they...
Thanks for reading! Don't worry, definietly plan on still posting. Check out the other threads I've done too for some more reading!
France! Wow! Cool man, I've never been over seas. Some day I hope to go.
The toyota is doing great! Well..one of them. The double cab. Just redid the whole front...
I am only partly sorry then :D haha
Its a great place.
Most of the areas are well documented in my reports. That report wasn't posted on here directly though. But most of that trip other than the Alpine loop section is in this report...
Im not as good about it as I'd like. For a long time I was in college locally which was great. Then I wasn't which was bad..now I don't have a shop or garage really to do much. So makes it hard. Hopefully change that soon.
Long as no one says I stink then i think we are good :p haha
haha yeah! Plenty has happened or will. just need to spend the time to get the photos done!
Yeah hopefully you kept those! Make good trail spares.
I carry a lot of stuff. 2 CVs, Tie rods inner and outers, LBJs, assorted bolts and nuts and washers, gear oil, engine oil, spare...
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The Bolts were not OEM. But they didn't break because they were inferior bolts. I think they just weren't torqued right and I didn't locktite them. When I put the new OEM ones in I was working off site most the time and had very limited time to work...
Depending on the winter there will be lots of snow or little left. A lot of trails are also not open in certain parts due to snow melt. They keep some trails closed till July 15th to keep trail conditions in good shape. Otherwise its a beautiful time to come. Thats the middle of spring in the...
Impromptu-ah is good too!
I don't have a full trip report of that. Was before I was doing that. In my build thread though, which is far to big, its documented. Nothing crazy happened really, wasn't on a hard obstacle or anything.
Dan(turbodb) had a rear locker. I was unlocked. Have been for years. Frankenstein has only had lockers for about 2 years but has only been operational for like 1.5 trips haha
The timing worked out great for Dan and he opening admitted that he would have turned around many times had he done his...
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Yes you do!
Thanks for reading! There are a few now so plenty of good reading and photos to gaze at.
Hmm. Well..maybe. Most of it possibly. If your on stock suspension, not offroad aftermarket suspension(not necessarily a lift kit mind you) you're pace in a truck like...
Narrated, Photos, Photos compiled by:
Monte, aka @Blackdawg driving Frankenstein and Igor:
Photos and second narration by:
Dan, aka @turbodb :
Mike, aka @Digiratus Driving the Red Head
Ben @m3bassman and Kirsten
Friends who joined us...
The fact it was rainy and cold in the morning didn’t help either..
The DeTour-135.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr
Packing was slow for us. But naturally, once we had packed up, the weather broke!
We then set off to get to Furita our final farewell point.
My spot came up short but Dan and Mike found something promising and called me back to them.
The DeTour-129.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr
The DeTour-130.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr
The DeTour-131.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr
The spot they found was a ridge...
The valley was quite lovely and there were offshoots here to explore, alas not for us. It was getting into the end of the day and we still had no idea where we would be camping tonight. The scenery was lovely though.
The DeTour-118.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr
The DeTour-119.jpg by...