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Bradywgn71 last won the day on August 4

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About Bradywgn71

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    WJ (Jeep Grand Cherokee) & XJ (Briarwood) & WK
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    Nomad, US

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  1. FYI firewood is not available from what we've seen at the campground. At the maverick in Williams it was 2 bundles for 13.50 plus tax. Safeway also had it in Williams. Same price. Edit....wood at Maverick sucks and won't burn. I'd try Safeway unless you bring it with you
  2. Congrats!! We miss our RAM truck. Hoping in the next few years to get one again.
  3. Got the WJ some love with a new power steering pump (other one failed after 2 months), new water pump, front axle seal leak fixed, shocks tightened. Still has a few more issues we'll get to but nothing major (knock on wood).
  4. So in April our transmission started slipping when we were climbing up from the Colorado River to Peach Springs. We changed two sensors and it slightly helped but it was clear that second gear got toasted. So we thought we were being smart and thrifty and got a transmission from a salvage company shipped to a shop near us. The shop put this in only to find out the transmission was worse than what we have and now the Jeep wasn't driveable!! We did get a refund for the transmission but we're out the freight shipping costs. We continued saving up money and gathered quotes for a transmission rebuild and compared this to just buying a used XJ that was compatible. Needless to say two months went by. Quotes were as high ask 5k for a vehicle not worth that!! We found out that used XJs are insanely priced right now and couldn't find the right deal. In the end Chris found Martin's Performance Transmission Repair in Prescott Valley. They had to order parts but got the work done quickly once the parts arrived and the quote never raised. The owner of the shop was a super nice and knowledgeable guy. Out damage was $2300 to the budget but way better than the average of 4k to 5k quoted around this area and in Phoenix. So far she is driving great and has a year warranty. Fingers crossed we get another 200K miles on this transmission.
  5. Went a different direction. Can't believe the prices for used XJs currently!! Also, to note we add tried a salvage yard transmission and got total junk previously. Found a small shop (Martin Performance and Transmission) in Prescott to rebuild the old transmission. 1 year warranty and semi-decent price. Fingers crossed. Better than the 4 to 5k quotes from every other shop in Prescott area!
  6. That's one sexy jeep. Congratulations!!
  7. That looks so fun!! Crazy how the surface looks fine but can break through so easy into feet of mud and water! Having flashbacks to our quicksand experience up here in Prescott area! By the way love your mud gear. a new look for the trail?
  8. Chris and I scouted the area for Kaibab Lake Campground and it is really nice. It's all pavement to get there too which is a nice bonus. We reserved a separate site (#73) for our very large RV. However in the two group sites there are three RV spots that would accommodate a 40 to 45 foot rig. Lots of other smaller RV sites within the group area and tons of tent sites. Only possible issue is parking for the Jeeps is really limited and they don't allow off pavement parking so we'll have to coordinate parking on the pavement loops. The group site KG1 has a nice ramada but it is smaller than Dogtown lake. We'll want to bring pop-up awnings too. In the album are videos, maps, etc. Bring any kayaks or paddleboards. I did not see rentals on site. Cash only for firewood. There is no dump station for the RVs but the Maverik in Williams in close and has easy access to the dump stations if you need it. Map of the campground
  9. Wish we were closer, you rock for fixing our heaps! Our Jeep is out for smiley rock so might be room. @theksmith can you see if you can add Joe to Smiley?
  10. If anyone sees a 1991 to 1996 Jeep Cherokee for Sale in Arizona please let us know. Stock is fine but needs to be an automatic and 4x4. Can be ugly just need functional. Must have paper title. Slim pickings or way way overpriced on OfferUp and Facebook marketplace. or if anyone knows if a good transmission for this year range that is available let us know. Right now our woody jeep is dead until we can figure something out.
  11. Lol, oh cool. We would tentatively be interested for 2024.
  12. Love the report. Here is the link to my photos. Feel free to download the ones you like. Thanks again for such a fun couple of days. Hopefully we will get both Jeeps repaired soon and be back on the trails in the future with you all!
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