TR (non-skiing): Utah camping 6/1-4/2017

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Re: TR (non-skiing): Utah camping 6/1-4/2017

Postby Admin » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:59 pm

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Re: TR (non-skiing): Utah camping 6/1-4/2017

Postby EMSC » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:08 pm

Well, if we're going to play that game. I nominate this as Admin's next toy:

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Re: TR (non-skiing): Utah camping 6/1-4/2017

Postby Admin » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:10 pm

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Re: TR (non-skiing): Utah camping 6/1-4/2017

Postby Marc_C » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:12 pm

Additional comments:
Comfy? Without a doubt.
More pleasant than a tent? Sure, esp. in weather.
Luxury? Definitely - it's a transportable Hilton suite.


But a request in these TRs:
1. graded gravel roads are not "off road", so don't call it that.
2. In one of the other TR's you said "covered in mud" - nonsense, it was just a little dusty. Go out to the Spiral a day after rains if you want to learn what mud is! (I did that once - it took about an hour of pressure washing top and underside to get most of the mud-cakes out.)
3. Please, never, ever call it camping!
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Re: TR (non-skiing): Utah camping 6/1-4/2017

Postby Marc_C » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:13 pm

EMSC wrote:Well, if we're going to play that game. I nominate this as Admin's next toy:

XV-HD-Landing.jpg


115
GALLONS OF DIESEL
250
GALLONS OF FRESH WATER
125
GALLON CAPACITY BLACK WATER
2100
WATTS OF SOLAR POWER
20000
WATT HOUR BATTERY BANK


Nice! Just like my JK, all the aerodynamics of a brick!
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Re: TR (non-skiing): Utah camping 6/1-4/2017

Postby Admin » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:17 pm

The mud was a half inch thick. I'll see your hour of pressure washing and raise you by 3.5 hours. And the Forest Service roads around Forsyth were not graded or maintained, including a wet Creek crossing followed immediately by a short 10% grade that was loose, heavily eroded and peppered by large rocks around a 90-degree bend. The trailer had no issue, not did the truck pulling the trailer up that. I honestly doubt that the Tacoma could have.
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Re: TR (non-skiing): Utah camping 6/1-4/2017

Postby berkshireskier » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:21 pm

EMSC wrote:Well, if we're going to play that game. I nominate this as Admin's next toy:

XV-HD-Landing.jpg


115
GALLONS OF DIESEL
250
GALLONS OF FRESH WATER
125
GALLON CAPACITY BLACK WATER
2100
WATTS OF SOLAR POWER
20000
WATT HOUR BATTERY BANK


How much does that cost (new)?
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Re: TR (non-skiing): Utah camping 6/1-4/2017

Postby Marc_C » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:49 pm

Admin wrote:The mud was a half inch thick. I'll see your hour of pressure washing and raise you by 3.5 hours. And the Forest Service roads around Forsyth were not graded or maintained, including a wet Creek crossing followed immediately by a short 10% grade that was loose, heavily eroded and peppered by large rocks around a 90-degree bend. The trailer had no issue, not did the truck pulling the trailer up that. I honestly doubt that the Tacoma could have.

I think my mud comment was from your first shake-down trip to the WO.
Yeah, the Tacoma is a great vehicle, but a bit out of its class for that trailer.
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Re: TR (non-skiing): Utah camping 6/1-4/2017

Postby Marc_C » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:52 pm

berkshireskier wrote:
EMSC wrote:Well, if we're going to play that game. I nominate this as Admin's next toy:

XV-HD-Landing.jpg


How much does that cost (new)?

Seems like a cool $475K
http://www.tfltruck.com/2016/03/2017-earthroamer-xv-hd-is-a-monster-ford-f-750-4x4-overland-chassis-is-ready/
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Re: TR (non-skiing): Utah camping 6/1-4/2017

Postby berkshireskier » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:15 am

Marc_C wrote:
berkshireskier wrote:
EMSC wrote:Well, if we're going to play that game. I nominate this as Admin's next toy:

XV-HD-Landing.jpg


How much does that cost (new)?

Seems like a cool $475K
http://www.tfltruck.com/2016/03/2017-earthroamer-xv-hd-is-a-monster-ford-f-750-4x4-overland-chassis-is-ready/


Damn......couldn't you just buy a Bentley for $225K and spend the other $250K on hotel rooms?
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