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PLANNING: Interlake Weekend Trip May 13th-15th

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by Chris68chevy » Tue May 17, 2016 11:05 pm

I just need firestone to torque those LCAs bracket bolts right. My alignment is way, way off right now. I'm glad everyone's rigs survived and everyone made it home.

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by bartonmd » Wed May 18, 2016 8:14 am

Even if they do torque them right, if there's sand or anything between the pieces, it'll still move. Power-wash the area under there before you take it in.

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by tsmith1156 » Wed May 18, 2016 10:33 am

Reading all of these makes me want to go there so bad!
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by Regulator1175 » Sat May 21, 2016 2:20 am

What a great weekend! While this is now the farthest offroad park from my house, I think it is truly my favorite. I will be back!

Tuesday and Wednesday this week involved me wearing a suit. I can not tell you how difficult it is to stay clean when the truck is covered in mud. Especially Wednesday morning after it had rained all night and it was no longer dry mud that could be brushed off!

When it is all said and done, I broke 2 tie rods, had a synthetic winch rope snap, forcefully removed my roof rack on a vertical tree (2nd page picture with cuts and red paint on the tree. My truck was almost on the drivers side when I hit the tree) and a cut in the sidewall of a new tire. I am estimating 800 in damages to the truck and what bugs me the most is losing the Oakleys. It is an excuse to go bigger and better. Those that know keep your mouth shut, those that don't will have to wait until mid July to find out what is next!

Once again, I was pushing the boundaries of this platform and suffered the consequences. I have no regrets though, it was a great time with some good friends and a new friend. With less than 5 years of experience in this sport I was comfortable leading, following, getting out of the way when needed, and being the sole truck to push down an extreme marked trail.

I did get some go pro video, one of these days I will figure out how to edit the video so it is able to be posted. We will see....
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by HARDTRAILZ » Sat May 21, 2016 3:41 am

Atta boy! Good show ole man!

Will be a beast to be reckoned w shortly!
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by v7guy » Tue May 24, 2016 12:32 am

Looks like a real fun trip! I keep saying I'm gonna make it out to the Midwest again, been a good long while since I've been out that way. Thanks for the pics so we can live vicariously through you guys LOL
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by escapepilot » Fri May 27, 2016 1:52 pm

Looks like a great trip. How far is that from Evansville, IN? I'm going to be in that general area around the 4th of July when I go home to visit family. Might be able to talk the wife into a day trip.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Fri May 27, 2016 1:55 pm

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by Chris68chevy » Fri May 27, 2016 3:23 pm

I live in Evansville, IN, it was a 30 minute drive on the interstate to get there. So not real far at all.

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