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11-07-2013 06:46 AM
BonesBrigade First off, 1manwolfpack...Thanks for those old pictures. I love that kind of stuff.

I've been fortunate enough to have stayed on Corova Beach in the 4X4 only community on a couple occasions. It is simply awesome. If you ever get a chance, get a large group of friends and get one of those 12-16 bedroom houses that sit behind the dunes. We would load up a few vehicles with chairs, toys, coolers, etc. and drive down to the shoreline from the house. That way everybody else can walk without having to carry stuff. If you get the right house you can setup and it is like having your own private beach.

Load up at the grocery store the first day and you never have to leave for anything. For those who need to go out every night when on vacation, this isn't the spot for you. At night it is pitch black and every star is evident in the sky. A real treat is if you get a big lightning storm at night, just a true primal experience.

I've driven that beach and its backroads behind the dunes many times and it is always a treat. Locals informed me that airing down is unnecessary so I never air down. It really doesn't cause any extra damage to the beach but I understand that some here like to air down and I do not have a problem with those who choose to do so.

I highly recommend this area for vacationing. It takes us about 10 hours to get there but it's worth the trip.
08-29-2013 08:21 AM
Utm18 Spend 10days in corolla back in June, loved driving on the beach ,day and night. Looking forward to going back
08-29-2013 07:49 AM
1manWolfpack Ocracoke, NC. 1958-59. Kodachrome. - a set on Flickr

Came across these today. Some pretty cool old shots of beach driving on Ocracoke in the 50's.
08-23-2013 07:10 PM
Rwilliamjacob Actually I was there on the 13th lol..
08-23-2013 07:07 PM
Rwilliamjacob Love it there, go once a year. First time with the JK on the beach, didn't care for the stability kicking in however. Prob one of my favorite places to be.
08-23-2013 05:08 PM
WesterM3
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Originally Posted by 1manWolfpack View Post

Nice Jeep! How did the duratracs do in the sand? Taking my Jeep to the beach in a few weeks with the new shoes. I've had my stock sahara wheels out there with no issues, so assuming they're fine. Do psi did you go with?
Not sure about Duratracs, but my Toyo MT's did fine with no air down.
08-23-2013 08:25 AM
1manWolfpack
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Originally Posted by Fanofny View Post
Well my JK isn't quite as awesome as your rig, but i did make it out to "The Point" out at Cape Hatteras earlier this week. Never been up to Corolla so I'll have to give it a shot one weekend. We camped down at Frisco Beach Campground and had a blast. Cant get enough of the OBX!
Nice Jeep! How did the duratracs do in the sand? Taking my Jeep to the beach in a few weeks with the new shoes. I've had my stock sahara wheels out there with no issues, so assuming they're fine. Do psi did you go with?
08-19-2013 05:13 PM
WesterM3
Agreed!

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Originally Posted by Jstraw View Post
I just got back from OBX, Corolla is a blast. This was my first year with my JKUR, I went a few years earlier with a Cherokee an 32's, but this year was a blast! Doors removed, took the whole family horse hunting all week long, what a beautiful place. I put 18" sahara wheels on for highway gas mileage (20.9) then aired down to 15psi for the week. It's amazing to see all the houses built back there, I got a kick out of the mail man in the 4x4 suburban (would love that job). It's amazing how the terrain changes by the hour, tides going in and out provide a solid surface to drive on but when the hour is right, the sand gets so soft and entrenched. We pulled a few people who were foolish and didn't air down during the soft sand time. I stayed in 4hi most of the time, but when the sand got really soft, I had more steering control with the lockers engaged (4lo) and it was a blast bouncing over the trenches. We drove the 17 mile stretch to the Virginia line, I wish we would have brought bikes as there is a refuge in there where only bikers and walkers can go. If you own a jeep, it's a must trip!


Agree, must do for jeepers!
08-19-2013 12:15 PM
Jstraw I just got back from OBX, Corolla is a blast. This was my first year with my JKUR, I went a few years earlier with a Cherokee an 32's, but this year was a blast! Doors removed, took the whole family horse hunting all week long, what a beautiful place. I put 18" sahara wheels on for highway gas mileage (20.9) then aired down to 15psi for the week. It's amazing to see all the houses built back there, I got a kick out of the mail man in the 4x4 suburban (would love that job). It's amazing how the terrain changes by the hour, tides going in and out provide a solid surface to drive on but when the hour is right, the sand gets so soft and entrenched. We pulled a few people who were foolish and didn't air down during the soft sand time. I stayed in 4hi most of the time, but when the sand got really soft, I had more steering control with the lockers engaged (4lo) and it was a blast bouncing over the trenches. We drove the 17 mile stretch to the Virginia line, I wish we would have brought bikes as there is a refuge in there where only bikers and walkers can go. If you own a jeep, it's a must trip!
08-19-2013 10:58 AM
WesterM3
Corolla/Gravedigger-OBX

Gecko Rubicon on 40's-Corolla, OBX-Gravedigger 8-13 - YouTube
09-15-2012 09:09 PM
sneck
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Originally Posted by Cal21Guy View Post
5x carova beach driver here - question: how does airing down help not 'destroy' the beach. I've had the currituck police explain how fully inflated tires cause deeper ruts and more $$$ flow for the tow trucks, but don't the ruts blow in every time they get a nice breeze? So other than temporarily making it harder for many to get up/down the beach, what permanent damage does digging ruts do?

Here's some 3min old baby sea turtles from our trip this year, if interested: baby sea turtles, 3 min old | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Its not the individual, its the group. if everyone does it, the ruts grow, the sand blows away, the beach erodes. its why policies like that exist. its similar to hunting laws. sure, one person wont kill off all of one animal in an area. shoot, not even a small group of people could. but if everyone does, non stop, yeah, animal populations drop.
09-15-2012 08:30 PM
Cal21Guy
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Since I don't mind being a party pooper; Great pics. Next time, air down. No one cares if you get stuck out there, anyone who knows how to drive on a beach will come get you. The airing down, besides helping you drive safely, is to help prevent the thousands of folks who go visit the beaches every year from destroying the beach. Obviously a rig like you're wont get stuck, but it certainly will help to destroy the beach. Glad you had fun
5x carova beach driver here - question: how does airing down help not 'destroy' the beach. I've had the currituck police explain how fully inflated tires cause deeper ruts and more $$$ flow for the tow trucks, but don't the ruts blow in every time they get a nice breeze? So other than temporarily making it harder for many to get up/down the beach, what permanent damage does digging ruts do?

Here's some 3min old baby sea turtles from our trip this year, if interested: baby sea turtles, 3 min old | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
09-03-2012 05:30 PM
sneck Since I don't mind being a party pooper; Great pics. Next time, air down. No one cares if you get stuck out there, anyone who knows how to drive on a beach will come get you. The airing down, besides helping you drive safely, is to help prevent the thousands of folks who go visit the beaches every year from destroying the beach. Obviously a rig like you're wont get stuck, but it certainly will help to destroy the beach. Glad you had fun
09-03-2012 05:23 PM
Casotakar1229 It's Lucy
09-03-2012 01:41 PM
GonzoBobH Are we ignoring the monkey question, haha?






WFT is that?!?
09-03-2012 06:22 AM
WesterM3
Emerald isle

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Originally Posted by Fanofny View Post
Awesome man...yeah we've got a place in Morehead City so I'm down there a lot. I don't have a permit for Atlantic beach and I don't think they allow off road vehicles on the beach.. It sucks bc I've been to Carolina beach and the outer banks and they have plenty of beach access. There's a ferry service that will take you out to Cape lookout where you can ride down the entire island without a permit, but it's an $80 round trip fee and there isn't much on the island as far as resources go. I've been thinking about getting a camping trip together to do some fishing this fall. And I think emerald isle will let you ride on the beach during a certain time of the year but I'm not sure.
My in laws have a place in emerald isle, after labor day they open up the beeches to offroaders with a permit.
09-02-2012 11:01 PM
Fanofny
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Originally Posted by Jacksonhwall View Post
Hey fanfony! I'm from rocky mount as well! And we have a place out in more head city and I'm definitely wanting to take my rig out on the beach. Do you have a permit for Atlantic?
Awesome man...yeah we've got a place in Morehead City so I'm down there a lot. I don't have a permit for Atlantic beach and I don't think they allow off road vehicles on the beach.. It sucks bc I've been to Carolina beach and the outer banks and they have plenty of beach access. There's a ferry service that will take you out to Cape lookout where you can ride down the entire island without a permit, but it's an $80 round trip fee and there isn't much on the island as far as resources go. I've been thinking about getting a camping trip together to do some fishing this fall. And I think emerald isle will let you ride on the beach during a certain time of the year but I'm not sure.
09-02-2012 10:31 PM
Jacksonhwall Hey fanfony! I'm from rocky mount as well! And we have a place out in more head city and I'm definitely wanting to take my rig out on the beach. Do you have a permit for Atlantic?
09-02-2012 08:54 PM
BruceLeroy74 Will do
09-02-2012 08:53 PM
WesterM3
Selma

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Originally Posted by BruceLeroy74 View Post
Trying to get an invite to a place in Selma , or maybe Raleigh area next weekend .. I'll hit you up if we get it cleared to go. You ever been to those places?
No, let me know!
09-02-2012 08:50 PM
BruceLeroy74 Trying to get an invite to a place in Selma , or maybe Raleigh area next weekend .. I'll hit you up if we get it cleared to go. You ever been to those places?
09-02-2012 08:36 PM
WesterM3
will do!

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Originally Posted by BruceLeroy74 View Post
Love the rig man, I live here in Wilson as well. Maybe we can hit the trails sometime.
Just let me know!
09-02-2012 08:28 PM
BruceLeroy74 Love the rig man, I live here in Wilson as well. Maybe we can hit the trails sometime.
09-02-2012 08:07 PM
WesterM3
video

Jeep Wrangler, Corolla, NC 2012 - YouTube
08-13-2012 03:33 PM
Quintanaroo Is that a monkey?
08-13-2012 03:05 PM
stevebanzai I love Corolla. Favorite spot.

08-13-2012 02:31 PM
WesterM3
tires

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Originally Posted by OBXflyboy View Post
Getting ready to buy JK so we can hit the 4X4 beaches ... what's the minimum tires I need to really enjoy the beach and not worry about getting stuck ??

Stocks are more than sufficient, but since they are so skinny I would definitely drop them down to 15-20 PSI.
08-13-2012 01:30 PM
OBXflyboy Getting ready to buy JK so we can hit the 4X4 beaches ... what's the minimum tires I need to really enjoy the beach and not worry about getting stuck ??
08-13-2012 11:07 AM
Vanne Love the sticker "Zombie responce team" Awesome!!!!
08-13-2012 10:59 AM
WesterM3
Obx

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Originally Posted by rmurph3 View Post
Absolutely love your JK bro, and those pics are amazing!! i def gotta take a trip down to the OBX

Well worth the trip.
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