|07-17-2014 12:24 PM|
I always strip my TJ for the Rubicon and Fordyce Trails. Just one more item to not destroy, plus gets rid of excess weight. Carry a tarp for quick cover ups. Also with the doors off you can get a better view of how close the rocks are when squeezing by. Have fun. Cheers.
|07-17-2014 11:42 AM|
Do you guys run the Rubicon with doors on or off ??
How about softopper top sides on or off ??
I can check the weather forecast before we roll out but not sure what is ideal up there as we have never been up there.
My wife has relatives in Placerville so I can drop doors and/or softopper sider there if I want.
Just not sure what is ideal in that next of the woods.
|06-27-2014 10:32 PM|
|JPi1||On our trip last august, we were at 1/2 tank when we arrived at Rubicon Springs, we each had a 2 gallon Rotopax of gas that we dumped in to keep all the weight we could low for the climb up Cadillac Hill. We had also filled at the Ice House store.|
|06-26-2014 02:49 PM|
|JeepHerz||I get better MPG rock crawling LOL.|
|06-26-2014 02:31 PM|
Yeah, you should be good. Fill up in Georgetown and refill in Tahoe City. Fuel injection motors are real good on fuel usage. Got 97 TJ with 4.0, 19gal tank, and fuel was never a problem. Have fun.
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|06-26-2014 12:09 PM|
what about extra fuel ?
you guys take any extra fuel or are the stock gas tanks big enough to get a person through without needing to haul extra.
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|06-25-2014 11:41 PM|
See you on the 14th...
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|06-25-2014 03:31 PM|
|JeepHerz||I have a Dobie with the personality of a lamb. The ferret snugging in the towel used to chase her if that gives you an idea. We had a mama bear & cubs walk right up to our picnic table in Bass Lake. My lamb suddenly became a "Doberman". My border collie was barking but that bear only had eyes on our Dobie- who was just snarling and standing her ground. Mama and babies went right up the trees- they would only come down once the dogs were put away out of sight. Couldn't have cared less about the big humans. Lucy is too old for Jeeping now and the GSD I have doesn't like the trails when they're too rocky. Hoping the bears take a vacation.....|
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|06-25-2014 02:20 PM|
Pack a pistol or shot gun.
Bring your dog along.
For me it's easier to carry a gun. Our Mastiff is way to big.
|06-25-2014 01:56 PM|
|sinbob||Wow I have never seen one attack a dog.....but I always have backup for my trail buddy!!!!!!|
|06-25-2014 12:26 PM|
one person in our group racked his shot gun before calling it a night. I sleep very good after that.
|06-25-2014 11:46 AM|
Best bear repellant is a dog!!!!! They will come close but if they get the scent of a dog they high tail it outta there every time!!!!! That's why my trail buddy is my border collie!!!!
|06-25-2014 11:23 AM|
|Serg5000||Good morning everyone.|
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|06-24-2014 08:30 PM|
|csumjr||I am going with a small group from July 14th-July 19th. I did the Dusy Ershim trail, with bare essentials. Off roading is 60% driver skill, 40% common sense. Yomondo, I trailed with you a couple of years ago. I've learned quite a bit since. See you on the trails.|
|06-24-2014 02:28 PM|
Yeah stuff can happen. I was on the trail 2 weeks ago, and was just putting along just past Ellis bridge heading for little sluice with two other jeeps. Got a slight noise coming from rear diff area. Went on a little further uphill on trail, turned sharp left then right, and big noises coming from rear end. Well that was it, turned around and made my out very slowly back to Loon Lake. It was a long slow trip back to Auburn, just lucky I could drive TJ out. Turned out to be broken spider gears in ARB locker. JEEP (just empty every pocket). But it's all good, and sure is a fun hobby.
|06-24-2014 11:52 AM|
|DTM||Thanks for the thread. Some good tips for sure. But really, I believe Rubicon is just another trail. I believe you need to check the underside of your jeep after (or before) ANY trail. If you have a problem, it needs to be fixed before doing ANY trail. Tools, extra parts, first aid kits, etc should be carried on ANY trail. Things can break on ANY trail (hard or easy) at ANY time. You should be prepared the best you know how. That's just my 2 cents|
|06-23-2014 09:02 PM|
Surprising how important that can be.
I have a roll squished flat and in a quart zip lock bag to keep it from getting wet thrown in the back of the Jeep.
|06-23-2014 08:55 PM|
That said. Those items should be in your rig no matter what trail your on.
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