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Offline Necroscope

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Yup!!
« on: December 12, 2017, 09:16:37 PM »
For those of us that do not tow our rigs to the trails...lol...

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Re: Yup!!
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 10:01:16 PM »
Yup!  I've been driving my Jeeps 100 plus miles to and from the trails with NEJeep since 2004!  I've always carried enough parts & tools to get me home on my own power.  Scariest was blowing a rear brake line on the trail - Drove it home from Vermont with a vice grip pinching the brake line off...  Always had spare axle shafts, drive shafts, u-joints, ball joints, steering links, etc + the tools to install them on the trail or at the campground.  Did have to hitch a ride on a AAA flatbed when I blew a water pump on my way home RT 91 and had left my tools at the campground  :redface:
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Re: Yup!!
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 10:04:28 PM »
Exactly why the first thing I did after graduation was buy a truck. No white knuckles for me driving 100+ miles home with a bent out of shape rig.
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Re: Yup!!
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 05:56:32 AM »
Was thinking about making one that says "remember stupid you need to drive this to work Monday" but hopefully that won't be the case soon enough
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Re: Yup!!
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 06:03:01 AM »
Was thinking about making one that says "remember stupid you need to drive this to work Monday" but hopefully that won't be the case soon enough

That's the sticker I need.

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Re: Yup!!
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 06:49:33 AM »
yea, already had the rig and trailer for the motorcycles, so getting a Jeep was a no brainer equipment-wise
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Re: Yup!!
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 06:56:52 AM »
Definitely a good reason to pack spare parts. And Frank, I actually usually pack a roll of brake line, a hand full of fittings, and a flare kit in my trail bag. Along with the usual stuff. I'm not a big fan of driving without brakes...
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Re: Yup!!
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 07:36:10 AM »
The story of my early 20's was:

Wheel and break Saturday
Fix Sunday
Drive to work on Monday

I was so psyched when I got a car and didn't have to worry about fixing the Jeep for Monday. 

Remember, that was back in the day when ordering parts took at least a week!
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Re: Yup!!
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2017, 07:41:36 AM »
The story of my early 20's was:

Wheel and break Saturday
Fix Sunday
Drive to work on Monday

I was so psyched when I got a car and didn't have to worry about fixing the Jeep for Monday. 

Remember, that was back in the day when ordering parts took at least a week!

Nice when you finaly make enough to swing for an extra daily driver...
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Re: Yup!!
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2017, 12:59:07 PM »
Definitely a good reason to pack spare parts. And Frank, I actually usually pack a roll of brake line, a hand full of fittings, and a flare kit in my trail bag. Along with the usual stuff. I'm not a big fan of driving without brakes...
  After that one time I added that set up to my spares!
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Re: Yup!!
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2017, 01:14:05 PM »
At Jericho, me and 2 motivated guys from Maine 4x4 swapped my driver axle shaft in like 15 minutes. It would have been faster if I had the bearing on the spare shaft.
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Re: Yup!!
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2017, 10:53:20 AM »
definitely trailer in my future
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