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South New Jersey Off-road in July (Done 07-27-2013) Awsome

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by dvanbramer88 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:28 pm

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Soldier32mp (Frank)
SaltWaterDrinker (Josh)


My buddy Don in his Yukon and I think 2 Jeeps with him.
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by dvanbramer88 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:32 pm

SaltWaterDrinker wrote:Soldier32mp is going and I'm riding with him.


Let me know if you guys want to follow me or ride down together. I was thinking about leaving at like 8:30
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by SaltWaterDrinker » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:54 pm

A last minute "screw you" is now preventing Frank and I from going. We're off the list. Sorry. :(
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by Moots1288 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:25 pm

SaltWaterDrinker wrote:A last minute "screw you" is now preventing Frank and I from going. We're off the list. Sorry. :(
what kind of "screw you" is this, that you speak of?
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by darring70 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:02 pm

Off-roading with Dave this morning
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by darring70 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:05 pm

I had a lot of fun this morning
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by The Roadie » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:39 pm

darring70 wrote:Off-roading with Dave this morning
You tugged him out of the bog? :lurk: Details, man! Details!
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by darring70 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:24 pm

First time off roading, an awsome experience, I meet with Dave (Dvanbramer88) and his nice and friendly friends.
At the begining I was only riding on trails and then we went to a place where it was a lot of sand.
While we were getting more in tomthe wood I went through mud and it was a lot of fun, the las puddle of mudd was kind of big (deep) and I just decide to go through, after I passed it, I felt so happy and my son was exited too
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by dvanbramer88 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:15 pm

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darring70 wrote:Off-roading with Dave this morning
You tugged him out of the bog? :lurk: Details, man! Details!



The big black Yukon stuck is my friend Don. The long and the short of it is; We're going down the trail, I'm leading because i've been there before and I bought the map, i also have my GPS set to where I want to go. It's alot drier than normal, not a lot of big puddles. There is some mud here and there where water stands. We come up to this wide spot and off to the side of the trail is a little 2 track with some mud. I stop put it in 4, and walk right through it. Don, next in line decides he can do it in 2. He proceeds, slows down and gives it some gas to show off, and sinks the rear. Put it in 4, and sinks the front. I tried pulling him forward with a strap, Buy I was only pulling his skid plate/cross member further into the ground. One of the Jeep Wranglers with us hooked his winch to Don's rear hook. Only to drag the Jeep towards don. The second Jeep strapped up to the first jeep to help anchor, and still they just dragged themselves toward Don. Than Don started moving backwards and out of the hole. While the jeeps were still slowly sliding toward him.

As for me, I DID NOT get stuck. Neither did Darring. We had fun. Got darring some back woods pin stripping to show for his first trip out.

Only real damage to report is, I broke a CB antenna on a low overhang. Going to the truck stop on Monday to get a new antenna and a couple spring mounts. The physical antenna wasn't broken, just the fiberglass mast, so I tried to fix it with a splint. It worked for a little bit.

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All in all we did about 15 miles of trail. The "Jeepers" decided to skip out early because they were hungry... I mean i understand with 4 people in a Wrangler they don't even have enough room for a small cooler and snacks. I had a cooler full of stuff and was ready for a full day on the trails. Than Darring's son got a little antsy and disinterested so Darring decided to head home too. No problem, it happens with younger kids.

And Darring, it was a pleasure to meet part of your family and wheel with you. You're welcome any time. I also like those rims on your truck. They go good with the green.

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by dvanbramer88 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:24 pm





This hill is steeper than it looks. And a little bit of a tight spot. I had to drag my rear tire partially over the stump to make it up. Darring did well navigating it both ways.
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by dvanbramer88 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:07 pm

darring70 wrote: the last puddle of mud was kind of big (deep) and I just decide to go through, after I passed it, I felt so happy and my son was exited too




FWIW this is an old picture of Josh's first TB stuck in the hole darring is talking about here. There was a little less water than before, But I'm pretty sure the ruts got deeper. I had to back up and try a different line this time around. Darring picked a good line and made it right through.





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by v7guy » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:12 am

Looks like a nice afternoon!
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by SaltWaterDrinker » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:24 pm

Ah...that first truck was a beaut. =\
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