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    My brother worked for the company that built the...

    My brother worked for the company that built the fiberglass part of the Wildernest. He found several tents for me at an auction at the original plant about 15 years ago. I will contact him to see...
  2. I don't ride a motorcycle but I race an open top...

    I don't ride a motorcycle but I race an open top car in the rain sometimes. I have found that car wax like Nu Finish liquid does a good job of beading up the rain and a little head wind blows it...
  3. Ace, It sounds like your decision to turn...

    Ace, It sounds like your decision to turn around, when heading up to Cerro Gordo, was a good one.
  4. Martin, Goler Wash was not a problem. It was...

    Martin, Goler Wash was not a problem. It was going east down hill after Mengel Pass that was difficult. It was not so much the incline or decline, it was the many large rocks that we had to climb...
  5. Michael, I have to say, you could not have made...

    Michael, I have to say, you could not have made it through there with out some serious damage to the bottom of your Ranger even with the most skilled spotter. I was very careful going over those...
  6. Brian, the Petroglyphs are at a place called...

    Brian, the Petroglyphs are at a place called Indian Well. I have camped there before. It is not easy to find but not that difficult either. The last time I was there the well was crystal clear. ...
  7. I bought one of their 100 watt portable units...

    I bought one of their 100 watt portable units that looks just like yours except smaller. I am very happy with it so far. I just am trying to keep my vehicles battery charged that is drained by an...
  8. Thread: tire chains

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    I have chains and have never needed to install...

    I have chains and have never needed to install them since I bought them around 1980. The only use I get out of them is to say I have them at the point where 2WD vehicle are required to have them on...
  9. The only time I ever got stuck was many years ago...

    The only time I ever got stuck was many years ago in my FJ55 Landcruiser. I was driving along a trail with a gully washed out on the side of the trail from a recent hard rain. The gully was over 2...
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    I can't think of any regrets on the last two...

    I can't think of any regrets on the last two off-road vehicles I have owned since 1989. However, back in the late 70's when I started serious off-roading I made some bad decisions on my FJ55...
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    You missed Procomp.

    You missed Procomp.
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    Michelin and BFG are the same company.

    Michelin and BFG are the same company.
  13. Here is a Wildernest website that has them pop up...

    Here is a Wildernest website that has them pop up for sale occasionally. http://wildernest.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=sale
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    I don't know much about the S-10 but did own an...

    I don't know much about the S-10 but did own an 89 Extended Cab Ranger, with a 2.9L engine and manual transmission, for 13 years. It was a great truck and pulled my race car all over the country. ...
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    Hi Ted, I forgot that in my last post. I came...

    Hi Ted, I forgot that in my last post. I came across your thread on biking Catalina. It tempted me to give that a try but that would require much more stuff on the bike.
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    I usually don't ride for more than a couple hours...

    I usually don't ride for more than a couple hours at a time. So, I carry minimal stuff. I carry a spare tube and the tools I need to fix a flat. That is; tire levers and a patch kit just in case...
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    I saw a set of these end their life when two of...

    I saw a set of these end their life when two of them (on the rear) totally split the side walls on a off-road trip. This came near stranding the vehicle but we were able to salvage a spare off of...
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    This is my 2002 FX4 Ranger. 184031 184032

    This is my 2002 FX4 Ranger.

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    I loved the South Island, well, I love the North...

    I loved the South Island, well, I love the North Island too. I haven't seen those area though. I didn't have my 4WD with me. I had a 73 FJ55 for 13 years and had many off-road adventures with it....
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    Here are some photos to add to yours. This...

    Here are some photos to add to yours.


    This is one of the wild horses (possibly the leader) that were not very happy with us taking their night resting place.

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    This is a shot from...
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    Great report so far. I feel like I am reliving...

    Great report so far. I feel like I am reliving it. I will add a few pictures later when I finish with them.
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    I was reminded by Ace that I had not checked in...

    I was reminded by Ace that I had not checked in for awhile. Well, I did make it back home and have been very busy like the rest of you.

    I didn't know about this thread but will subscribe to it...
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    Brian, I do recall seeing some referrence to...

    Brian, I do recall seeing some referrence to Fluted Rock on that road. On my way back from Kansas and by-passing I-40, I took the advice from your dad and it was helpful. Thank him for me.
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    I have a couple pictures to add. I like this big...

    I have a couple pictures to add. I like this big colorful lizard near the area that we parked to go to the wolf man panel.

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    I continued on to the optional part of the trip after we all...
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    Martin, I hope it is not too serious. I have...

    Martin, I hope it is not too serious. I have been though a lot of hospital time with my wife due to breast cancer but she has gotten through it and is healthy now. Hoping for the best for your...
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