GWNF in January 20-22

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Re: GWNF in January 20-22

Postby Hack » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:43 am

Nice GIFT!
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Daily Driver: 1995 Trooper Limited, Auto, 3.2L DOHC, Rear LSD, HD Torsion Bars, Moog Cc812s, Cooper Discoverer A/T3 245/70-16
Trail Truck: 2001 Amigo, Auto, 3.2L, Rear LSD, Front Aussie Locker, DOR Drop Dif, HD Torsion Bars, OME 912s, BFG M/T KA2 33x10.5R15
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RIP: 1989 Troop 2.6L 5spd --- Stripped of all good parts. Body and rotted frame sent to the crusher.
RIP: 1999 2WD Amigo, Auto, 3.2L -- Engine blown and body damaged by Daughter #2. Parted out. Sent to crusher.
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Re: GWNF in January 20-22

Postby TonkaToy » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:08 pm

Yeah, it has to be one of the coolest knives I own. He made is with the thought that it would be a kitchen knife for the camper. So that is what it will be. The only thing is you have to treat it the same as you do cast iron. It must be oiled after you clean it. After I took these photos he started polishing the blade. It turned out great. I love it.
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Re: GWNF in January 20-22

Postby squatch » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:03 pm

I have to Thank Mike1 again for getting us out in January! :D The weather really couldn't have been any better.

I went down Thursday and as usual drove through Harpers Ferry.
Potomac River.
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Shenandoah River.
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I arrived at Hone Quarry Campground before dark and set up my camper. I had my M416 trailer with me. This is the 1st time I've towed it with the camper. It is invisible behind me. No backing without a spotter. So to park it I dropped the trailer. Turned the truck around and hitched it to the new front hitch and simple drove it into the parking spot. Easy peasy.
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Friday am I fished a bit in the creek behind camp.
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I had the campground to myself till Mike1's buddy Mike2 arrived mid afternoon Friday. About an hour later JollyRoger from "Wander the West" arrived with his Four Wheel Camper.
http://www.wanderthewest.com/forum/
We had conversed online earlier about GW. So I invited him and another fellow to join us. Only he was able to make it. He brought his well outfitted Hawk on a Ram Diesel. Nice rig.
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2 Four Wheel Campers in the same place on the east coast probably qualifies as an event! :lol:
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Re: GWNF in January 20-22

Postby squatch » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:11 pm

Within a short time the 3 of us strangers were having a good time like old friends. When Mike2 arrived I was sitting in the little bit of sun for the weekend beside the creek.
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I spent Friday afternoon chasing the little bit of sun around my site with my new portable solar panels. I did manage to get a small amount of charge on the battery. Pretty shady at this campground and the whole weekend was mostly cloudy.
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As evening approached we built a fire and made some dinner.
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Mike 1 showed up after dark and joined the gang.

The rain was kind enough in general to happen at night. After a slow start Saturday we decided to try a hike on the Cliff's trail. 3 of us went. It was very strenuous and rocky. i haven't hiked this aggressively in a while. but this old man held up well and really enjoyed the hike. Hopefully it is the start of a much more physically active 2017 for me.

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Re: GWNF in January 20-22

Postby squatch » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:18 pm

The views were rewarding.
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Lot's of rocky outcroppings.
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Did I mention the trail was rocky? I think "Juke" enjoyed the hike as well.
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Cool tree growing out of the rocks.
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Long way down.
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Re: GWNF in January 20-22

Postby squatch » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:29 pm

New friends.
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I have to say that I was pretty worn out after the hike. I didn't get to spend as much time with Mike1 and his bud Bobby as I would have liked. I crashed pretty early Saturday.

JollyRoger and his dog Jukebox shortly before packing up to leave.
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JR was kind enough to make me a nice breakfast of eggs and corned beef hash before we left on Sunday morning.

I have to make some special mention of Juke. I love animals and dogs. But not really a fan of these dogs. I've been witness to some of the mayhem that can go with them. But Juke gave me a new perspective and we became good friends.

My rig packed to leave on Sunday.
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I had a great weekend. I Hope everyone else did too. I made some new friends and saw some old ones. Fished a little, Hiked a bit and spent quality time around a campfire. Not bad for the 1st outing of the year and the middle of January! :occasion5:
These links have write-ups and pics of most anything you ever will do on a 2.6 Isuzu. Engine, brakes, suspension, interior, you name it! Enjoy!
Original '88 Trooper frame off build.
viewtopic.php?t=12172
The continuing Trooper project.
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=43909
My '88 Spacecab build. In progress.
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=56442

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Re: GWNF in January 20-22

Postby Hack » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:17 am

Great pics, especially the view from the ridge.
Mario

Daily Driver: 1995 Trooper Limited, Auto, 3.2L DOHC, Rear LSD, HD Torsion Bars, Moog Cc812s, Cooper Discoverer A/T3 245/70-16
Trail Truck: 2001 Amigo, Auto, 3.2L, Rear LSD, Front Aussie Locker, DOR Drop Dif, HD Torsion Bars, OME 912s, BFG M/T KA2 33x10.5R15
RIP: 1988 Troop 2.6L 5spd. Burnt valve(s). Damaged frame. Parted out. Sent to crusher.
RIP: 1998 4WD Rodeo, Auto, 3.2L -- Ruined by Daughter #1 with Russian assistance. Parted out. Sent to crusher.
RIP: 1989 Troop 2.6L 5spd --- Stripped of all good parts. Body and rotted frame sent to the crusher.
RIP: 1999 2WD Amigo, Auto, 3.2L -- Engine blown and body damaged by Daughter #2. Parted out. Sent to crusher.
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