Forums
NCKrawlers :: Forums :: We Done Did It :: Past Trail Reports
 
<< Previous thread | Next thread >>
Calllalente (Mt.City,Tenn.) July 2cd to the 5th...
Go to page   <<        >>  
Moderators: Administrator, NC-Fordguy, KrawlinYJ
Author Post
ZJmom
Thu Jun 25 2009, 08:37PM
Registered Member #234
Joined: Fri Mar 13 2009, 02:31PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 50
rockcity wrote ...

no prob. I think you had me confused with John

Yes, but I fixed it though.
Back to top
mud4me
Fri Jun 26 2009, 10:34AM

Registered Member #143
Joined: Thu Dec 06 2007, 10:04PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 375
Ok Guys,
Since I have been ordained as interim Safety officer and most of the active members will be on this run, I'm going to go ahead and do an safety inspection. For a refresher below is the basic list of what you should have on your trail rig. I know some of us, myself included, tend to rely on others for some of these items but we really need to try and have these on our trail rigs.

NC KRAWLERS
VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS
• 4-wheel-drive with appropriate tires

• Factory hard top, roll bar or roll cage (depending on trail)

• Functioning brakes (check before you arrive)

• Snatch strap (loops on ends, NO metal hooks)

• Spare tire, appropriate jack, and lug wrench

• First aid kit

• Fire extinguisher, secured near driver ( A, B, C rating)

• Seat belts for all riders

• Tow hooks front and rear

• Battery bolted down ( no bungee cords)

• Legal exhaust system

• CB radio

• Working flash light

• Leather gloves

• Food and water (NO alcohol is allowed on trails for anyone)

• Tools and spare parts as appropriate

• Appropriate clothing, including for overnight

• All interior items must be tied down or secured

If you have been wheeling for some time, you’ll be experienced enough to know your vehicle’s condition and the equipment you should be carrying . Because you will be on the trails with other people who may depend on you or you may depend on them, we list the requirements for club vehicle.


Two Jeeps one Samurai
No $$$
Back to top
ord.sgt.26NC
Sat Jun 27 2009, 06:19AM
Registered Member #23
Joined: Sun Mar 18 2007, 10:12PM
Posts: 543
A few more days folks....get yer crap right and let's go WHEELIN!!!!!!!!
Back to top
mud4me
Sat Jun 27 2009, 09:42AM

Registered Member #143
Joined: Thu Dec 06 2007, 10:04PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 375
Here is the rest of the safety and pre-trip check list:


NCKRAWLERS
BASIC RECOMMENCED ITEMS
• SAFETY & SURVIVAL ITEMS

• First aid kit, set up for treatment of scrapes, cuts, burns, bites, eye injuries, and any known allergies you might have

• 2 gal of drinking water for every full day expected on the trail

• Emergency thermal waterproof blanket

• Fire extinguisher with a multi-class rating or A, B, and C rating

• 2 lighters and waterproof matches, all stored in waterproof container

• Warm jacket, change of clothing for each person

• Flashlight with spare batteries and bulbs

• Tarp, a cheap easy weather cover for your vehicle or yourself. Comes in handy to work under the vehicle too.

• Energy or power bars, put a half a dozen or so in a zip lock bag, throw then in your rig and forget about them. (Until you need some quick fuel)

• Compass, Map, or GPS/Mapping GPS

• CB radio

• Multi-purpose Knife


• TRAIL AIDS

• Pull-along or vehicle winch, a winch is the best but a pull-along will save the day too and is easier on the wallet.

• Second vehicle and a spotter, never attempt a trail alone.

• tow strap, I recommend a strap (no chains), Use a strap rated 4 times your GVW and a recommended length of 30 ‘. ( two 15' will work if done right)

• Tree strap, never put a chain on a tree. Our club does not need to leave it mark

• Shovel, you may find it necessary to get under an axle, wheel or body if stuck in mud, sand or loose gravel (good luck on rocks). Also makes a good potty hole.

• Hand tools, know what common tools are needed on your vehicle (both metric and standard).

• Suitable jack for your rig, (highlift has many different heights)

• Full size spare tire, it’s not recommended to use a spare more than 2" smaller unless you enjoy overhauling axles and transfer cases. Tire plug kit and tire airing device

• Jumper cables, 12 gauge electrical wire, mechanics wire, electrical tape, zip ties, misc. hose clamps, and of course duct tape.

• Engine oil, gear oil, auto tranny fluid, break fluid and something to catch leaks and store drained fluids (to pack them out or to reuse them)

• Spray lube, spray cleaner, Aluma seal, and a tube of silicone.

• Belts and hoses, misc nuts and bolts and other possible useful hardware

• Part numbers of custom set ups. The guy at the part store only knows what is on his computer screen. If you call and ask if a part is in stock, make sure you don’t waist a trip to town only to find out it is the wrong part. Plus it saves time which is always tight on trips






NCKRAWLERS
BASIC PRE-TRIP MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

1. Air filter
- Look for dirt, if you have a reusable filter clean it

2. Battery
- Check for loose wires
- Be sure battery hold down is secure (no bungee cords)
- If battery is not sealed check water levels

3. Belts
-Check for frays, cracks, or glazing
-Check to see how much play you have
-Check pulleys for serviceability

4. Cooling system / hoses
-Hoses rot from the inside out, so if they feel mushy replace them
-Check hoses for chafing, cracks, and clamps for corrosion and security
-Check radiator; fluid levels, condition of cooling fins, cap and cap gasket for rust
-Wiggle fan to check water pump bearing

5. Fluids
-check and change as needed
-look at breather hoses, insure they are in place and correct height

6. Ignition
-look for cracks in the rotor
-check for a tight fit on the distributor shaft
-check all wires for cracks, frays, hot spots, and chafing

7. Lockers
-Engage them prior to leaving to insure everything is working properly

8. Axles
-Check for leaks, could indicate worn seals
-If you have been wheeling in deep mud/water repack bearings often

9. Brakes
-Check fluid levels, look for leaks and cracks in rubber lines
-Check brake lines for binding at full flex, and condition of pads, rotors, drums & discs
10. Clutch
-Check linkage for slop at wear points
NOTE: Try not to engage clutch if possible while in deep mud /water, dirt can get between the disc and pressure plate. This is not good

11. Differential
-Fluid level, seals, look at cover bolts to insure they can be removed if need be

12. Hubs
-Hubs can freeze if left wet and muddy between trips. It is a good idea to engage locks once in a while. Also disassemble for inspection and cleaning after hard trips

13. Wheel and Tire
-Check valve stems for wear and dry rot
-Check lug nuts for torque
-Check rim for cracks, major trail damage, and balance weights
-Check tires for bubbles, Cracks, uneven wear, and side wall damage

14. Recovery Gear
-Highlift- function check and condition
-Winch- cable and hook for condition, power connections, remote operation, mount bolts and acc. kit

15. Safety Items
-First aid kit
-fire extinguisher (properly stored)
-Ops check all lights (headlights for alignment and trail lights for condition)

Two Jeeps one Samurai
No $$$
Back to top
NC-Fordguy
Sun Jun 28 2009, 09:21PM
Webmaster

Registered Member #2
Joined: Tue Mar 06 2007, 05:53PM
Location: Bethel NC
Posts: 1151
Sues been cooking ribs.......smells awesome

Grills needed!!!!

No Hablos Jeep

If it doesn't make sense, do it
Back to top
rockcity
Mon Jun 29 2009, 07:47AM

Registered Member #21
Joined: Tue Mar 13 2007, 05:17PM
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 703
I am bringing my Webber

www.ECORS.com
Back to top
ord.sgt.26NC
Mon Jun 29 2009, 07:21PM
Registered Member #23
Joined: Sun Mar 18 2007, 10:12PM
Posts: 543
I'm bringing a gas tank and my turkey fryer and big pot.

Somebody bring a tv and a dvd player.
Back to top
ZJmom
Mon Jun 29 2009, 10:02PM
Registered Member #234
Joined: Fri Mar 13 2009, 02:31PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 50
ord.sgt.26NC wrote ...

I'm bringing a gas tank and my turkey fryer and big pot.

Somebody bring a tv and a dvd player.

You planning on catching a turkey?



I'll bring my laptop, it's a WIDE SCREEN!

[ Edited Mon Jun 29 2009, 10:09PM ]
Back to top
ZJmom
Mon Jun 29 2009, 10:06PM
Registered Member #234
Joined: Fri Mar 13 2009, 02:31PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 50
Jamie, rumor has it that you may not come, what's up?
Back to top
ord.sgt.26NC
Tue Jun 30 2009, 05:31AM
Registered Member #23
Joined: Sun Mar 18 2007, 10:12PM
Posts: 543
[quote]
[/quote1246327330]
You planning on catching a turkey?

you allready did,he sleeps with you at night



Back to top
mud4me
Tue Jun 30 2009, 09:35AM

Registered Member #143
Joined: Thu Dec 06 2007, 10:04PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 375
I don't sleep with a he!

Two Jeeps one Samurai
No $$$
Back to top
ord.sgt.26NC
Tue Jun 30 2009, 10:02AM
Registered Member #23
Joined: Sun Mar 18 2007, 10:12PM
Posts: 543
mud4me wrote ...

I don't sleep with a he!


hmmm,I was refering to the question your WIFE sent me about a turkey.You signing in and sending out messages under your woman's signature now? That's kind of like wearing her clothes. Waite,you aren't doing that too Len? Say it ain't so .
Back to top
ord.sgt.26NC
Tue Jun 30 2009, 10:04AM
Registered Member #23
Joined: Sun Mar 18 2007, 10:12PM
Posts: 543
I'm out of here folks.I'll be in Mt. City late thursday afternoon.I'll be callin a few folks and see if something needs to be cooked that evening for late arrivals.Be carefull everybody.
Back to top
toyzilla
Tue Jun 30 2009, 11:44AM
Moderater

Registered Member #12
Joined: Mon Mar 12 2007, 10:39AM
Location: Tarboro, NC
Posts: 477
I'm ready, Pulling out thursday too.....
Just me and Jonathan going now, Wife had to work

what do i need to bring? (food, drinks)

[ Edited Tue Jun 30 2009, 11:45AM ]

"take it to the eXtreme"

93 Toyota Custom Built Tube Buggy Rock Crawler
4-link F&R, 36" TSL tires, 12k winch, Fox Shox, lock & loaded, dual cases, beadlocks , New Dirty 30 Front Axles
Check Out My Rig and Trail Rides. My photo's
scimpressions.com
Back to top
mud4me
Tue Jun 30 2009, 01:10PM

Registered Member #143
Joined: Thu Dec 06 2007, 10:04PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 375
ord.sgt.26NC wrote ...

mud4me wrote ...

I don't sleep with a he!


hmmm,I was refering to the question your WIFE sent me about a turkey.You signing in and sending out messages under your woman's signature now? That's kind of like wearing her clothes. Waite,you aren't doing that too Len? Say it ain't so .


It ain't so...we've had this discussion before, some married folks use each others stuff from time to time. In this case I was too lazy to get up off the couch and get my computer especially since her's was right there on the coffee table. I just haven't gotten used to the fact she has her own screen name yet.

Have a safe trip and see ya Thursday.



Two Jeeps one Samurai
No $$$
Back to top
rockcity
Tue Jun 30 2009, 04:34PM

Registered Member #21
Joined: Tue Mar 13 2007, 05:17PM
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 703
I have to work all day Thursday in Goldsboro, so it may be that I leave very early Friday to head up there, not really sure yet.

www.ECORS.com
Back to top
NC-Fordguy
Wed Jul 01 2009, 08:39PM
Webmaster

Registered Member #2
Joined: Tue Mar 06 2007, 05:53PM
Location: Bethel NC
Posts: 1151
Bronco loaded on the trailer

Truck packed up for the most part

Leaving Thursday AM (female factor impact yet to be determined)

No Hablos Jeep

If it doesn't make sense, do it
Back to top
toyzilla
Thu Jul 02 2009, 01:54PM
Moderater

Registered Member #12
Joined: Mon Mar 12 2007, 10:39AM
Location: Tarboro, NC
Posts: 477
hey anyone has the address were we'er going? the cabin

"take it to the eXtreme"

93 Toyota Custom Built Tube Buggy Rock Crawler
4-link F&R, 36" TSL tires, 12k winch, Fox Shox, lock & loaded, dual cases, beadlocks , New Dirty 30 Front Axles
Check Out My Rig and Trail Rides. My photo's
scimpressions.com
Back to top
rockcity
Thu Jul 02 2009, 04:13PM

Registered Member #21
Joined: Tue Mar 13 2007, 05:17PM
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 703
http://www.highcountryatv.com/directions.htm

address is at the bottom of the page

www.ECORS.com
Back to top
toyzilla
Sun Jul 05 2009, 09:06PM
Moderater

Registered Member #12
Joined: Mon Mar 12 2007, 10:39AM
Location: Tarboro, NC
Posts: 477
made it home. had a great time, enjoyed wheeling with you all again.


"take it to the eXtreme"

93 Toyota Custom Built Tube Buggy Rock Crawler
4-link F&R, 36" TSL tires, 12k winch, Fox Shox, lock & loaded, dual cases, beadlocks , New Dirty 30 Front Axles
Check Out My Rig and Trail Rides. My photo's
scimpressions.com
Back to top
ord.sgt.26NC
Mon Jul 06 2009, 08:26PM
Registered Member #23
Joined: Sun Mar 18 2007, 10:12PM
Posts: 543
Hey Jimmy,

I know that I am tech. challenged. If you can please cut this to your Krawlers website.For whatever reason, it's a read only for me. I wanted to thank everyone for a great weekend. My family issue had a positive outcome. I hated that I had to come home. I have around 50 pictures of WG;s rollover, John on waterfall, scenes from the cabin, Len attacking the tree and of course, you all working on my jeep. They are fairly large files so I am happy to burn CDs for folks, or just send you some interesting picture. I have a really cute picture of Nickolie(I know that I spelled it wrong).....and one of Kia.

Thank you all for all your help. I look forward to seeing everyone again on the trails.

sandy
Back to top
mud4me
Mon Jul 06 2009, 08:42PM

Registered Member #143
Joined: Thu Dec 06 2007, 10:04PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 375
All things considered, it was a good trip but I pray the next ones will be better, i.e. no more ridiculous break downs etc...

Two Jeeps one Samurai
No $$$
Back to top
toyzilla
Tue Jul 07 2009, 10:39AM
Moderater

Registered Member #12
Joined: Mon Mar 12 2007, 10:39AM
Location: Tarboro, NC
Posts: 477
ord.sgt.26NC wrote ...

Hey Jimmy,

I know that I am tech. challenged. If you can please cut this to your Krawlers website.For whatever reason, it's a read only for me. I wanted to thank everyone for a great weekend. My family issue had a positive outcome. I hated that I had to come home. I have around 50 pictures of WG;s rollover, John on waterfall, scenes from the cabin, Len attacking the tree and of course, you all working on my jeep. They are fairly large files so I am happy to burn CDs for folks, or just send you some interesting picture. I have a really cute picture of Nickolie(I know that I spelled it wrong).....and one of Kia.

Thank you all for all your help. I look forward to seeing everyone again on the trails.

sandy



I would love to get some of them photo's of me at the waterfall. email them to me john©teamtoyzilla.com
Thank you


"take it to the eXtreme"

93 Toyota Custom Built Tube Buggy Rock Crawler
4-link F&R, 36" TSL tires, 12k winch, Fox Shox, lock & loaded, dual cases, beadlocks , New Dirty 30 Front Axles
Check Out My Rig and Trail Rides. My photo's
scimpressions.com
Back to top
1badazstroke
Tue Jul 07 2009, 02:48PM
NCK Member
Registered Member #80
Joined: Sun Jul 08 2007, 04:19PM
Posts: 19
How about some pics for the web whelers
Back to top
mud4me
Thu Jul 09 2009, 02:44PM

Registered Member #143
Joined: Thu Dec 06 2007, 10:04PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 375
Travel up was good-made it in about 3.5 hours, could have done better but picked up some traffic coming into Boone.

Friday was a wash as far as any real trail riding was concerned. We had four rigs break early in the day. Two were unforeseeable electrical problems and two were due to carnage. My Crank Position Sensor went out about 80 feet of leaving the cabin and Ed's ignition module decided to give up the ghost at he top of Welder while helping W.G. The carnage consisted of W.G. rolling the Samurai resulting in breaking both motor mounts and ultimately breaking a bead on his rear tire. The second was a rear drive shaft on Sandy's being ejected on Welder. After fixing mine, Ed and Sandy showed back up at Camp and said they were on the way to the parts store to get a new MSD for Ed and informed us of W.G.'s troubles on Welder. We headed out to see if we could help get things going again. While Jimmy and David welded W.G.'s motor mounts back together, Sandy had now thrown her rear dive shaft at he bottom of Welder when she returned with Ed. I headed down to see if I could help out. We were finally able to limp Sandy's jeep back to camp and Ed showed up about five minutes later saying W.G. needed more help in the way of re-seating his tire. So back I went to get W.G. back to camp. After all was done and said it had been a day full of repairing rigs but at least all were repaired and and able to wheel Saturday.

Saturday was much better we headed out a little late but ran up to "Top of the World (TOW), and then took the steep downhill descent back to the green trail. Jimmy and David had some issues on the descent due to a rather bad washed out gully. We continued on from there to "The Hill Climb". Since I was leading the way I headed on up it and then had to back down to hand off the video camera to Xenia. I crawled on up the hill followed by W.G. and Rob. We had to stop mid climb to remove a fallen tree from the path. After moving the tree to the side we conntinued on up and then back down and met back up w/ the rest of the group at the bottom. Joe and family met up with us there and then we headed on to "Armorall" followed by "Pull Cable" for myself and John. after that we did a little trail riding and exploring. We found a fun trail that had several nice hill climbs and descents. The best part was the exit. It was a steep descent with a deep wash out around a turn. There were three way to go: 1. drive around the washout at speed and hug the bank, 2. go straight through it, 3. ride the wall. All choices were taken but not all successfully. W.G. was the last rig and it ended up on its nose with both the rear wheels in the air over my head. Once we got them down and out we headed back to camp for some well deserved B-B-Q ribs, thanks Sue.

Sunday we all packed up and headed home with a relatively uneventful drive back.



Two Jeeps one Samurai
No $$$
Back to top
Go to page   <<        >>   

Jump:     Back to top

Syndicate this thread: rss 0.92 Syndicate this thread: rss 2.0 Syndicate this thread: RDF
Powered by e107 Forum System