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Old 09-18-2010, 03:53 PM   #1
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Turkey Bay 9/18/2010

Had a short day at Turkey Bay today. My wife went for the first time and *might* be persuaded to go back again at some later date.

Met Kent and his boys and the ride started out well enough.




Things turned sour while we were deep in the woods though. The rotor button broke and the mighty CJ was dead in the water. Had fun time of it getting him out of where we were when it broke down. Had to make two attempts at the first hill climbing out of there but after that it was pretty smooth sailing. Didn't take any pictures until we were back out to the gate house. Kent did get some video though, which I'm sure he will share, as well as the videos I took of him climbing some hills in the area.

Everyone needs to do their part to keep Kents morale up. He's kinda bummed that he broke on his second outing. Hang in there Kent! It really is worth it!

Here's the pics.










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Ouch! That is going to be an expensive piggyback ride.

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Ya, no kidding Barrie. Josh, you said rotor button. Are you talking about the distributor rotor? If so that is an easy fix.
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Ouch! That is going to be an expensive piggyback ride.
Yeah. But guess which town the rollback came from.

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Ya, no kidding Barrie. Josh, you said rotor button. Are you talking about the distributor rotor? If so that is an easy fix.
Yep the cap was loose and the rotor button was broken. Sadly the distributor will probably have to be replaced because one of the screw holes for the distributor cap is stripped out, which is probably what set the whole mess in motion.
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:54 PM   #6
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Hello all!! Home safely and soundly!! Yes sir the piggy back ride cost $130...but RIDDLE's TOWING out of CADIZ, KY 270.350.6368 was WICKED FAST and ULTRA PROFESSIONAL. They were there in a heartbeat, and didn't overcharge me. Comfortable ride home. Room enough in the cab for 4 passengers, which strangely enough was how many we had!! The driver said normally it's $85 hookup fee +$3 per mile...which should have put the total at $175. Top notch business I highly recommend.

The jeep is an easy fix, yes, but unfortunately it leaves a little sour taste in my mouth (which doesn't mix well with the dust and grit from being towed home by Josh!! I'm not sure what I'll do next, but this will be a day that I NEVER FORGET!!

When God created man, He DID NOT create a more genuine, honest, compassionate, caring individual than Josh...and his wife is a GEM as well!! They towed us out, and stayed with us until the truck got there. I'm NOT SURE that I really like the JEEPIN' THING yet, but spending an afternoon with my 3 sons and Josh & Heather was worth ten times what I paid for the tow home. If I EVER offroad jeep again, it won't be for my LOVE of jeepin, it will be to hang out with awesome folks like Josh & Heather. Truly wonderful people that exemplify how WE ALL should behave while we're here on this big round ball!! I gained a brother and sister today for sure.
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I have not had the pleasure of meeting Heather, but you are right about Josh, and his dad is just as nice.
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I have not had the pleasure of meeting Heather, but you are right about Josh, and his dad is just as nice.
x2.... They both are some of the nicest people you'd ever hope to meet......

Now his head's gonna get so big he won't be able to type 'cause he can's see the screen...
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You guys are ruining my Internet rep as a hard arse.



Thank you for the nice comments but I didn't do anything that any of the rest of you wouldn't do...

So, Kent, going to make it back next weekend for the Heartland club ride?
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At this point in time, Josh...I WILL be there next weekend. HOWEVER, my neighbor (who is also my mechanic) sometimes takes FOREVER to get time to fix MY stuff, SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...IF i'm not there next weekend...it will be BECAUSE my mechanic couldn't fix MY JEEP in time. And if this is the case...I will SURELY be at the next JEEP meeting. These are my solemn words....and I have not yet given up on the jeepin thang...thanks to Josh!!!!!
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Good. Get that thing going and bring it back out next weekend!
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Hello all!! Home safely and soundly!! Yes sir the piggy back ride cost $130...but RIDDLE's TOWING out of CADIZ, KY 270.350.6368 was WICKED FAST and ULTRA PROFESSIONAL. They were there in a heartbeat, and didn't overcharge me. Comfortable ride home. Room enough in the cab for 4 passengers, which strangely enough was how many we had!! The driver said normally it's $85 hookup fee +$3 per mile...which should have put the total at $175. Top notch business I highly recommend.

The jeep is an easy fix, yes, but unfortunately it leaves a little sour taste in my mouth (which doesn't mix well with the dust and grit from being towed home by Josh!! I'm not sure what I'll do next, but this will be a day that I NEVER FORGET!!

When God created man, He DID NOT create a more genuine, honest, compassionate, caring individual than Josh...and his wife is a GEM as well!! They towed us out, and stayed with us until the truck got there. I'm NOT SURE that I really like the JEEPIN' THING yet, but spending an afternoon with my 3 sons and Josh & Heather was worth ten times what I paid for the tow home. If I EVER offroad jeep again, it won't be for my LOVE of jeepin, it will be to hang out with awesome folks like Josh & Heather. Truly wonderful people that exemplify how WE ALL should behave while we're here on this big round ball!! I gained a brother and sister today for sure.
Lets see,,,,
had a great time...check
spent time with your boys....check
made some new good friends...check.

Jeeping and wheeling isn't just about the "jeep" it's about the people, places and memories you make.
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Lets see,,,,
had a great time...check
spent time with your boys....check
made some new good friends...check.

Jeeping and wheeling isn't just about the "jeep" it's about the people, places and memories you make.

Well said, and I agree. My only current issue with wheeling is the STRESS I love sailing b/c it is relaxing and easy going and DESTRESSING. Off road Jeeping makes me tense and jittery and jumpy and anxious and nervous and STRESSED. Even when I was doing those hill climbs, I was more nervous than excited. Nervous about tearing up my rig, nervous about rolling it over on my boys, nervous about getting a flat tire, nervous about being nervous !!!! I guess some people like the adrenalin rush, and I used to as a younger man, but lately I've been happier with the "laid back rocking chair" approach to life instead of the "white nuckle adrenalin" stuff. I dunno............................................. .....................
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You just need to take baby step N8ture.... Start with the wide open stuff, maybe.... I understand your sentiments very well... I love my girl and wheeling her makes me crazy lately, at first it was a blast just doing the easy stuff, then my driver got more ambitious and I started cringing with each obstacle. Always smiling while I bitched, but still..... Finally convinced him to go buy his own, so he wouldn't tear mine up..
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You just need to take baby step N8ture.... Start with the wide open stuff, maybe.... I understand your sentiments very well... I love my girl and wheeling her makes me crazy lately, at first it was a blast just doing the easy stuff, then my driver got more ambitious and I started cringing with each obstacle. Always smiling while I bitched, but still..... Finally convinced him to go buy his own, so he wouldn't tear mine up..
Thanks for the words of wisdom!! I'll put what you say into practice NEXT WEEKEND!!!!!!

I got a little video clip I want to show ya'll



That's RIGHT!!!!!! SHE's ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! She's alive!!! She's ALIVE!!!! SHE's alive!!!!

$3.99 for the rotor button at autozone this morning. Turns out it wasn't at stripped distributor screw hole...the last owner "rigged" it with a bolt that was TOO SMALL!!!. So, I put the new button in, tightened down the correct sized bolt, and dug thru my container of odd's and end's nuts/bolts/screws that I have be collecting for 30 years...and VOILA...found me a perfect sized screw to ram down that other hole. Stuck the key in the ignition, she FIRED UP LIKE BEING RAISED FROM THE DEAD!!!!!!!...purring like a kitten...(a 30+year old kitten)

All's well that ends well I guess.......................
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That's great news Kent. Glad it was an easy fix. Now you're all set for next weekend!
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Linda, are you, Trey and family still coming down this weekend?
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Nope Josh, Trey bought tickets to the OU game in Cinci that day... We will be watching football instead. Sorry we're gonna miss out on wheeling with you all again...
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Nope Josh, Trey bought tickets to the OU game in Cinci that day... We will be watching football instead. Sorry we're gonna miss out on wheeling with you all again...
That's ok.
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Looks like a good weekend overall.

glad the fix was cheap. (even after the tow bill).
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Great news, now i cant wait till next weekend
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Great news, now i cant wait till next weekend
Should be a great time Sam. I'm looling forward to it as well. Haven't decided if I'm camping Friday night or driving up on Saturday yet.
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If you are not camping we are coming up 94. You could meet us along there near Cuba. Then we topping off fuel in Aurora.We have another Jeep that will meet there. His name is Will
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yup , ill be there at 303/94 waiting
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Looks like a good weekend overall.

glad the fix was cheap. (even after the tow bill).
thanks CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm also glad the fix was SO cheap. I now look at the tow bill as...nothing ventured...nothing gained. Third time is HOPEFULLY a charm. Next weekend will be my 3rd OFFROAD experience in my jeep...it's gonna MAKE ME...or BREAK me........we shall see....
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[QUOTE=Third time is HOPEFULLY a charm. Next weekend will be my 3rd OFFROAD experience in my jeep...it's gonna MAKE ME...or BREAK me........we shall see....[/QUOTE]

Wish I could make it. Daughters volley ball tourny cancels it out. I think I met you for a few minutes labor day week end, I think, If you were the one with the b... and cheese then that's you. Love your Jeep. Keep your head up, you are not driving a new JK. Things break on them too. Yours is an oldy but goodie.
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Wish I could make it. Daughters volley ball tourny cancels it out. I think I met you for a few minutes labor day week end, I think, If you were the one with the b... and cheese then that's you. Love your Jeep. Keep your head up, you are not driving a new JK. Things break on them too. Yours is an oldy but goodie.
I believe we did speak for a few moments Labor Day Weekend...Tracy is it?? I remember your jeeps based on your avatar. Thanks for the encouragement and I look forward to meeting up with you again sometime.
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Nice avatar Kent.
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Nice avatar Kent.
(JUST KIDDING) I can't decide which one I like better. The pic of her on the rollback is bigger and you can see my jeep better...I prefer the one with you towing me but the jeeps are too small in that one. Do you know how to crop and blow up photos? If so, show me how and I'll put the tow pic back up. BTW...I just noticed the picture on the top of the forum pages that say wranglerforum.com has a jeep towing another jeep...too funny!!!!

ALSO...you need to tell Heather that I'm giving it ANOTHER CHANCE so SHE SHOULD TOO!!!!

UPDATE...I think I just learned how to crop and enlarge photos so I'm putting the tow job back up!!!!
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Ouch! That is going to be an expensive piggyback ride.
Come to find out, my insurance policy has a $50 reimbursement per tow job!!! So let's do the math...

$130 Tow Job
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+3.99 rotor button
= $83.99

Then factor in that fact that Josh towed me out of the DEEP WOODS so that saved 1 gallon of fuel...$83.99 - $2.79 = $81.20

AND THEN...I didn't have make the 30 mile drive home which saved 3 gallons of fuel...$81.20 - $8.37 = $72.83

NOT TOO SHABBY!!!!!! Well worth the experience...I highly recommend it!!! I've never had a tow job before...and my kids LOVED riding in the BIG RED RIDDLE'S TRUCK!!!!

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