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Bradywgn71

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  1. Thanks all. Yeah our Trashroo was garage kept or inside the vehicle so we got our moneys worth for sure.
  2. Any updates on what people are using? Our Trasharoo finally broke. Bought it around 2010 so not too bad!
  3. Burro Creek is on my list for places to check out for sure. Even if this doesn't work for an Xmas party maybe a run idea for the future. Hot springs would be fun!
  4. We used our GoTreads this weekend to make our RV level. We weigh 43,000 pounds and they didn't break!! Hopefully won't need to use ever for actually getting stuck but I can vouch that they are tough. Link to photo
  5. What a fun long weekend!! We made it through our first boondocking with only a few new projects to work on. Thanks again to everyone who made this possible and everyone who came. You make this group awesome! Link to my photos and a few I stole from other talented photographers. Photo link
  6. Please check traffic on the I17 northbound if coming to the Gala today. Hearing of a bad accident near Carefree Highway, north Phoenix area, that may shut it down. May need to take alternative routes.
  7. Can get the CAT scales app. "Weigh my Truck" is the official name. For $12 go to nearest CAT scale. Using the app you don't even have to get out of the vehicle. Just set up your billing in advance.
  8. Maybe a good campfire will help too with bugs. Reminder to bring Firewood. This area has been picked pretty clean so not seeing free Firewood this trip.
  9. No bugs at noon. Not a single mosquito seen but at dusk ya never know. In our spot in Camp Verde no mosquitos but have midges that bite. I'd bring bug spray to be safe but even when we camped in that Willams 2 weeks ago didn't notice much for bugs.
  10. Drove up today to the spots. Everything is fully dry and spot #2 looks awesome. Lots of level areas for RVs and tents. There were a lot of campers in the surrounding area but most looked to be leaving. Spot 2 has a ton of room. Also, off the main road which is nice. Cell signal (Verizon and at&t) was awful this time. Likely the result of all the campers in the area. Hopefully cell signal better for those needing to work prior to the Gala. However, a short drive back a few miles and much better cell signal. See ya all later this week. We'll post up which spot we land in Wednesday dinner time.
  11. Try calling the park too. Hearing from Ric and Sue the State Parks sometimes have spots available that aren't online.
  12. Managed to get the last big enough site available. Too bad they didn't have the full week but we'll make it work. Site 055. Question on the meetup. We can't check in until 2pm on Thursday at the park. So we will miss that first day of wheeling as I don't want to leave the RV somewhere random. We will see you at the park when you get there. I am hunting for a park prior to buckskin reservation in the area so this may change for us
  13. I'm trying out SafePro too for our XJ. Mobile sevice to Rimrock even!
  14. Lol after the way the XJ was behaving I was ready to leave her in the hole and use it as a speed bump. Lol
  15. Used Safelite multiple times with no issues
  16. We had an awesome time. Pups and us are so exhausted but what an amazing trip!! Link to our photos. Trip photos On the way home Marty was kind enough to follow us for a bit as we were spewing out smoke. Turns out the output shaft seal on the transfer case popped out and sent fluid back over the exhaust. It smoked like crazy and coated the underside and rear tire with oil. Thankfully we didn't catch on fire. So we are fixing that issue too. She sure was a cranky XJ this trip!!
  17. New blog article about downloading offline maps. Not new info but a good short video Gaia download instructions
  18. Most of you know we went full "nomad" phase in June 2021. Thanks to the housing market we sold our home in Peoria and transitioned to RV fulltime status. We were under contract in March on a 2008 American Tradition 42F but lost this in May to a very shady RV dealer in Sun City, AZ. However, thanks to this fraud we saved 12K in sales tax and put that instead towards a bigger and better model. In a weird twist, the owner of this 2008 RV contacted me via Facebook and didn't even know the dealer sold it out from under us and was trying to screw him on the price too. Working together we held the dealer accountable and the owner got his full asking price. So word to the wise, if buying an RV stick to a private party sale if possible or at a minimum never buy from the large well known consignment dealer in Sun City. So what did we get you ask? We ended up finding a private party sale for a 2010 American Tradition 45Y RV diesel pusher with 32,000 miles. It has the 425hp Cummins motor and the heavy spartan chassis that lets us tow 15K in weight. This RV retailed for $450K new and has all the extras. It was always parked in an airplane hanger so it looks new on the outside and the inside was in excellent condition. We purchased a flatbed drive over fender trailer that can haul 14k in weight so our fat Jeep should fit just fine. However, the RV is 45 feet long and trailer is 20ft plus hitch. So we are going to be very long going down the road. So where the heck are you is the next question we get? I lucked out and found a private lot in Rimrock, AZ on Craigslist of all places. It is a one acre lot, with room for the dogs to run around, and we have full hookups. We moved here in mid June and have been working on projects and upgrades. Travel plans are a bit delayed right now as we get everything dialed in and wait on some income to come in. However, we will be making it to Sand Hollow, St George, Utah in October for the first big trip. After that plans are pretty flexible as I look for continued virtual work. Another positive is we have the opportunity for a Chino Valley home base with the same owner of the Rimrock property. So stay tuned for that. This thread is to document the projects and upgrades for our RV. Stayed tuned for more we have been very busy this past 2 months.
  19. So we forgot that we had to buy shorter shocks to go with how the shock mounts on the new rear axle were placed. We ordered stock length Bilstein shocks. Hopefully those will fit and allow us some rear flex. So waiting impatiently on these to arrive. Here are some pictures of Woody Jeep playing this year. Copperopolis Trip early 2021 https://photos.app.goo.gl/XpKy6Si5N2ig8vd98 Around Lake Pleasant https://photos.app.goo.gl/iDA6yuDcsMJdToQ59
  20. Thanks to everyone for making our time on the trail fun despite us needing to cut it short. Chris thinks one of our locking axle wheel hubs failed and is causing the new "thwapping" sound in the driver front tire when we put it into 4x4. Thankfully we were able to get back to pavement and home with no issues. Really loved what we did see of the trail. Hope you all had a fantastic time. Shout out to awesome trail leaders getting us out on the trail!! Here are the few pictures I got.
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