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Old 12-14-2012, 09:59 PM   #1291
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Question from a noob.

Just purchased my JK and and have only yet done light wheeling on some fire trails. Would love to join up next time the group or a few on here head up to TSF (as long as you dont look down on beginners too much... lol).

OK, so now the question... When you guys go out on the trails, how does everyone communicate? For an early Christmas present, my wife bought me a Garmin 655t. Its a handheld gps unit that also serves as a really good FRS radio. Does anyone wheel with those, or is it primarily CB?

Thanks in advance,

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Question from a noob.

Just purchased my JK and and have only yet done light wheeling on some fire trails. Would love to join up next time the group or a few on here head up to TSF (as long as you dont look down on beginners too much... lol).

OK, so now the question... When you guys go out on the trails, how does everyone communicate? For an early Christmas present, my wife bought me a Garmin 655t. Its a handheld gps unit that also serves as a really good FRS radio. Does anyone wheel with those, or is it primarily CB?

Thanks in advance,

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Thanks for the quick reply. Does everyone run fixed CBs, or have handheld units worked for some?

Does anyone use the FRS, or should I do a discrete gift return?
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Thanks for the quick reply. Does everyone run fixed CBs, or have handheld units worked for some?

Does anyone use the FRS, or should I do a discrete gift return?
I've seen mostly fixed cb's on the trails.
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this is a link to my facebook event for the run i am trying to put together for the 23rd let me know if it works

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No worries man

QUOTE=2013-JKU-PDX;3105548]Question from a noob.

Just purchased my JK and and have only yet done light wheeling on some fire trails. Would love to join up next time the group or a few on here head up to TSF (as long as you dont look down on beginners too much... lol).

OK, so now the question... When you guys go out on the trails, how does everyone communicate? For an early Christmas present, my wife bought me a Garmin 655t. Its a handheld gps unit that also serves as a really good FRS radio. Does anyone wheel with those, or is it primarily CB?

Thanks in advance,

Sean[/QUOTE]

No worries, all of us were newbies here at some point in their life when it comes to owning a jeep, driving off road and four wheeling. Some people like myself really get the "bug" to go wheeling, some would prefer to keep it simple and stay on fire access roads. If you want to tag along to Tillamook Forest with us, you are more than welcome, just have the OHV sticker and you're all set. Going in groups is safer too, if you have problems, someone can get you back to safety. Besides, it's better to hang around some people who have been out there since you can get lost easily. All of the more "technical" trails have bypasses so you can tag along and watch to "inspire" you or you can take them on yourself and have fun. Most of us have enough recovery gear to get you unstuck anyways. As far as a CB vs. FRS radio, most Jeeps have CB's but I have FRS radios too. You might try looking at the Midland 75-822, it's a popular CB that can be vehicle mounted, run off of your cigarette lighter, or you can attach a AA battery pack and use it as a handheld. Kinda neat and popular and you don't have to drill holes in your jeep. I use a Cobra 75 which is similar but not handheld portable, and a Uniden, but that's my preference.
I am still game for heading out Dec. 23rd, anyone else wanna go? I wanna see Crane Guy's rig again, last time I saw it, it reminds me of those MRAP's in Afghanistan and Iraq, but with more style.

Viva la December 23rd and TSF
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QUOTE=2013-JKU-PDX;3105548]Question from a noob.

Just purchased my JK and and have only yet done light wheeling on some fire trails. Would love to join up next time the group or a few on here head up to TSF (as long as you dont look down on beginners too much... lol).

OK, so now the question... When you guys go out on the trails, how does everyone communicate? For an early Christmas present, my wife bought me a Garmin 655t. Its a handheld gps unit that also serves as a really good FRS radio. Does anyone wheel with those, or is it primarily CB?

Thanks in advance,

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No worries, all of us were newbies here at some point in their life when it comes to owning a jeep, driving off road and four wheeling. Some people like myself really get the "bug" to go wheeling, some would prefer to keep it simple and stay on fire access roads. If you want to tag along to Tillamook Forest with us, you are more than welcome, just have the OHV sticker and you're all set. Going in groups is safer too, if you have problems, someone can get you back to safety. Besides, it's better to hang around some people who have been out there since you can get lost easily. All of the more "technical" trails have bypasses so you can tag along and watch to "inspire" you or you can take them on yourself and have fun. Most of us have enough recovery gear to get you unstuck anyways. As far as a CB vs. FRS radio, most Jeeps have CB's but I have FRS radios too. You might try looking at the Midland 75-822, it's a popular CB that can be vehicle mounted, run off of your cigarette lighter, or you can attach a AA battery pack and use it as a handheld. Kinda neat and popular and you don't have to drill holes in your jeep. I use a Cobra 75 which is similar but not handheld portable, and a Uniden, but that's my preference.
I am still game for heading out Dec. 23rd, anyone else wanna go? I wanna see Crane Guy's rig again, last time I saw it, it reminds me of those MRAP's in Afghanistan and Iraq, but with more style.

Viva la December 23rd and TSF[/QUOTE]
except those mraps would not like the trails at tsf lol
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:22 PM   #1298
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this is a link to my facebook event for the run i am trying to put together for the 23rd let me know if it works

http://www.facebook.com/events/180981632043113/

So it looks like the folliwng are up for heading out to Tillamook December 23rd.

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Is this right or am I leaving someone out? Looks like we're planning on meeting at the North Plains Chevron at 8AM. Isn't this the Chevron next to the McDonalds, but across the street from the deli we were supposed to meet last time? Should have some mud and snow this time....fun fun fun!

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Yup, it's the Chevron across McDonalds.

Definitely should be snow
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So it looks like the folliwng are up for heading out to Tillamook December 23rd.

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and myself, skjeeper

Is this right or am I leaving someone out? Looks like we're planning on meeting at the North Plains Chevron at 8AM. Isn't this the Chevron next to the McDonalds, but across the street from the deli we were supposed to meet last time? Should have some mud and snow this time....fun fun fun!

Look forward to it-
yea its across the street from the deli we met at last time hope i get my vibe fixed by then or i may have to back out but probably just go anyways
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yea its across the street from the deli we met at last time hope i get my vibe fixed by then or i may have to back out but probably just go anyways
Unfortunately I didn't resolve my under carriage rattle/chatter this weekend. I really hoped that it was the transfer case linkage but it wasn't.

I still intend on making the run on the 23rd though .
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:47 PM   #1302
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Yup, it's the Chevron across McDonalds.

Definitely should be snow
There was about 1.5 feet two days ago when I was up there! And im looking at some pretty mean clouds rolling in from my fire station which is in Forest Grove(at the base of the coast range). We also have our emergency operations center in full swing preparing for a little snow up that way! I would say its a very safe bet to say there will be snow lol. Wish I could go but im working
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I think I may take the family up outside of Battle Ground into the hills to play in the snow tomorrow. There was about 3 ft+ last weekend when a friend's group went up.

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I think I may take the family up outside of Battle Ground into the hills to play in the snow tomorrow. There was about 3 ft+ last weekend when a friend's group went up.

That looks like fun! hopefully he didnt go to the restroom right there lol.
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Heads Up on Browns Camp Campground Activity

BEALL Stephanie A <stephanie.a.beall@state.or.us>
8:56 AM (13 minutes ago)
Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to give you all the “heads up” about some activity that will be going on in Browns Camp Campground while the campground remains closed.

In the coming weeks, the timber sale that is operating behind the campground will be hauling logs out Scoggins Road through Browns Camp Campground. While the timber hauling is going on, the gate to the campground will be open daily. While it might be tempting to camp or stage in Browns Camp, please don’t. The gate will be closed and locked at the end of each day meaning that anyone who parks in the facility runs the risk of being trapped when the loggers leave.

If you do get locked behind the gate to Browns Camp and can find cell service, you can call the Forest Grove District Office Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM for help at 503.357.2191. After hours or on weekends you can call the Tillamook County non-Emergency dispatch number at 503.815.3911.

The trails in the Browns Camp are open, unless noted on the OHV Trail Report, remain open. The campground will re-open to the public in April 2013.

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Anybody looking to snow wheel there is tons up in the hills. Went through about 2 feet today and there was much more.
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Anybody looking to snow wheel there is tons up in the hills. Went through about 2 feet today and there was much more.

Which hills are we talking about and where?:


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Outside of yacolt down Sunset Falls Road to the 42 then straight through the day use up the river. Then at the first left up the 41.
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So it looks like the folliwng are up for heading out to Tillamook December 23rd.

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Is this right or am I leaving someone out? Looks like we're planning on meeting at the North Plains Chevron at 8AM. Isn't this the Chevron next to the McDonalds, but across the street from the deli we were supposed to meet last time? Should have some mud and snow this time....fun fun fun!

Look forward to it-

So just out of curiousity, is anyone else coming along with our little outing on Dec. 23rd? I know there is a separate forum posting for this little shin-dig, but I didn't want to leave someone behind at the Chevron Sunday AM. Is anyone listed above not going?

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Wish I could go jeep is torn apart putting new gears lockers shocks and control arms
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hi guys, nvr been on snow 4wheeling, do we need snowchains ? Are they required by law in ORegon? Thanks
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Yo, glad to see some "silent readers" are coming too, we'll be on the lookout for you but try to be on time, there's only so much Red Bull and Doritos you can have while waiting at Chevron. Also, if the roads are bad, driving to Tillamook will only take longer in the morning.

As far as chains go, I don't think you need them for the trails, in fact I would not recommend them. I will probably have some in case the roads are horrible. I have an extra set of "quick chains" which will fit a 35" tire, maybe even a 33-37" tire someone can borrow if it's needed. A winch is the best accessory in my opinion, but I have plenty of recovery gear to help out in a jam if you don't have a winch. I think we will have to just take the trails one bit at a time since we don't know what the exact conditions are. I think just being in a group is safe enough for now.

Hopefully the scoobyjeep will be able to make it since he started the invite for this event, hate to see someone not make it to their own party.
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By the way in no way am I some off-roading expert but rather a "big enthusiast". In fact I myself haven't been snow wheeling before, but I'm all for it. Let's rock....literally
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Yea it does. I really want to go on this run. But gotta get the heep fixed before i do more damage
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Just found out i am going to need a new transmission in my TJ.

Man, that sucks you need a new tranny...do you run auto or manual? I have the 32RH and I had to get mine rebuilt this summer-what a drag. Oh well, it was due I guess, nothing last forever.

So, assuming the world does not end tomorrow, looks like we will have a decent group coming out. Still blows you can't make it scoobyjeep, esp. since you put this one together. As I poke around on the Oregon forum, some other people are wanting to go too....I think they call it "peer pressure"

We'll have to get out again with the snow Scooby and go for round 2 with the new tranny.

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Would you recommend the shop? If so, who serviced your transmission?

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