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Larry

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Larry, you never fail to make the rest of us jealous!! Awesome, as always!
Thanks!

Here are a few more from our annual Desert Trip earlier this summer. We had 5 full-size trucks, 2 with popup campers and K5 Blazer being the smallest rig. Next year the K5 and the Power Wagon will also be sporting popups as well. Zoomad, the K5 owners, just recently picked up a Rowe FWC K5 Blazer camper from the 80’s and refurbishing it.

San Rafael Swell Devil’s Racetrack and Eva Conover loop. This loop is no joke. Funny, the truck crawled right up this unit it stopped. If I had my front locker it probably would have kept going


Even ended up on the hook for about 4”. Longer wheelbases were definitely to the advantage of the longer trucks in this spot


Camp on Devil’s Racetrack. Man, it was windy this day! As the crow flies we were probably less than 10 miles from I-70 but it took all day to get here from the time we left pavement. Pretty intense trail










We actually didn't even know the trails name until the next day when we found this sign at the other end



This is the Eva Conover section I believe. 2 straight days of this terrain keeps the riffraff out. It didn’t look like anybody had been on this trail in a long time. Not a single tire track to be found anywhere. Definitely not a Subaru or Westfalia trail. In fact, probably not an idea trail for most truck campers either




Second night camped in Moab as we a couple trucks had wounds that needed licking. The Devil’s Racetrack cost the K5 Blazer a front axle stub, the Power Wagon lost a Duratrac and the other white Dodge lost a Duratrac as well. Lots of tire slashing rocks out on the Devil’s Racetrac! The tire shop in Moab was able to get their tires by the next day and a local 4x4 shop had a Dana 44 stub shaft in stock. We were all fixed up and back on the trail well before lunch the next day. I changed the axle stub for Rob with a hammer and a rock at camp....didn't even drop a u-joint roller bearing. LOL... Luckily my truck came out of Devil’s Racetrack unscathed other than a smashed rear shackle that still needs to be fixed




Third night, Beef Basin






Fourth night, a super secret spot. It’s a secret because not sure where it is other than it is an offshoot from the Hole in the Rock Trail somewhat close to Halls Crossing Marina


Last night, nothing special just a layover at Hovenweep before rolling back home to Colorado. The other trucks headed to their homes in CA and AZ


Next year the Power Wagon should be sporting a new Phoenix and the K5 will have the FWC remodel done. Here is the K5 camper as he was unloading it for the remodel after picking it up in Denver. It is coming together nicely! Rob and I will probably paint the camper and K5 at the same time next summer. Original Doeskin tan of course.
 
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sologeek

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Thanks!

Here are a few more from our annual Desert Trip earlier this summer. We had 5 full-size trucks, 2 with popup campers and K5 Blazer being the smallest rig. Next year the K5 and the Power Wagon will also be sporting popups as well. Zoomad, the K5 owners, just recently picked up a Rowe FWC K5 Blazer camper from the 80's and refurbishing it.

San Rafael Swell Devil's Racetrack and Eva Conover loop. This loop is no joke. Funny, the truck crawled right up this unit it stopped. If I had my front locker it probably would have kept going


Even ended up on the hook for about 4”. Longer wheelbases were definitely to the advantage of the longer trucks in this spot


Camp on Devil's Racetrack. Man, it was windy this day! As the crow flies we were probably less than 10 miles from I-70 but it took all day to get here from the time we left pavement. Pretty intense trail










We actually didn't even know the trails name until the next day when we found this sign at the other end



This is the Eva Conover section I believe. 2 straight days of this terrain keeps the riffraff out. It didn't look like anybody had been on this trail in a long time. Not a single tire track to be found anywhere. Definitely not a Subaru or Westfalia trail. In fact, probably not an idea trail for most truck campers either




Second night camped in Moab as we a couple trucks had wounds that needed licking. The Devil's Racetrack cost the K5 Blazer a front axle stub, the Power Wagon lost a Duratrac and the other white Dodge lost a Duratrac as well. Lots of tire slashing rocks out on the Devil's Racetrac! The tire shop in Moab was able to get their tires by the next day and a local 4x4 shop had a Dana 44 stub shaft in stock. We were all fixed up and back on the trail well before lunch the next day. I changed the axle stub for Rob with a hammer and a rock at camp....didn't even drop a u-joint roller bearing. LOL... Luckily my truck came out of Devil's Racetrack unscathed other than a smashed rear shackle that still needs to be fixed




Third night, Beef Basin






Fourth night, a super secret spot. It's a secret because not sure where it is other than it is an offshoot from the Hole in the Rock Trail somewhat close to Halls Crossing Marina


Last night, nothing special just a layover at Hovenweep before rolling back home to Colorado. The other trucks headed to their homes in CA and AZ


Next year the Power Wagon should be sporting a new Phoenix and the K5 will have the FWC remodel done. Here is the K5 camper as he was unloading it for the remodel after picking it up in Denver. It is coming together nicely! Rob and I will probably paint the camper and K5 at the same time next summer. Original Doeskin tan of course.
I spy a sexy Power Wagon in that group :D
 

Larry

Bigassgas Explorer
I spy a sexy Power Wagon in that group :D
Yes! The Power Wagon is a sexy machine. It was pretty fresh off the lot too. Not even 9,000 miles on it and Don was wheeling the heck out of it. It went home with some minor rash on the driver's rocker panels. It too will be sporting a popup camper next year for the annual Desert Trip. I believe he placed his order with Phoenix last week or so. If I were to buy a new truck it would be a Power Wagon in a second.
 

Huntv

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Got a new hauler for the old Phoenix. I have had it out a couple times and it seems to handle the camper just fine. I did add some bags, but I'm not sure I needed them. Loving this combo so far, it seems very capable for what I am doing and the places I'm going.
 
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