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  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    I'm out...if I could do it Friday-Sunday I might be able to swing it, but I am down to only 4 days left this year outside of scheduled vacations. Any 3 day weekends won't be for me :(
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Well plan on a 3 day weekend next April and/or Oct Generally we do a big east coast event at uwharrie for a 3 day weekend in Oct and April every year.

    -mike
  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    I will be up for a paragon trip if there is ever another one?
  • Is there going to be a get together? Where to meet? I will be driving out Saturday and returning home very late Saturday night due to other Sunday stuff already scheduled. How early will people start arriving Saturday? Is there a particular place to meet?
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Everyone is arriving Thurs night/Friday AM running trails on Friday and Saturday. Usually the first run of the day is between 9-10am departure from Arrowhead campground. They'll be staying there. Sat night they are doing a pig roast.

    -mike
  • The weather has been rain for two days, but they say it will just be cloudy on Friday, small chance of rain Saturday. It has been a cool wet year, lots of fast green growth, lots of soft soil, and it's peak season for an expected bumpercrop of CopperHead snakes.
  • I finally went there. We arrived with the whole family, 5 seats filled in the Trooper at around 5:30 pm Saturday night. We had a lot of other stuff to do that day at home.
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    Upon arrival, I asked for directions to a fun not too dangerous trail that we could do before dark. In a half hour I had 6 other rigs and me headed toward "SlagPile" I think that it the name. The track was muddy, but the rain had stopped early that morning. I was very impressed with the number and height of the burms to go over. There were several places where the group stopped a while: A big rock photo op, a foot deep mud wallow with a 45 degree rise coming out, a deep pit in the center with steep sloped sides and trees very close, and a few steep spots with boulders in the middle.
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    My bone stock 5-spd 2001 Trooper-S with Bridgestone AT-REVOs 255/16 size did pretty well. I never spun the tires since I never lost traction too badly, I did slide sideways in a few places thankfully the slides were predictable so I was ready for them.
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    I wished for my OME springs and extra 1.5 inches of clearance under the middle. I also could have made good use of a larger size tire.
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    There was a Jeep CJ with MS stree tires that the group was very concerned about getting stuck so they put him between two of the bigger better equipped trucks to be able to pull him through. There was noone concerned about my Trooper making it through, except my wife and kids that is.
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    Uwharie was a lot of fun and only 2 hrs away. For the kids to get to bed we headed home at 8:30 right when we emerged from the trail. Including a stop at Golden Corral in Asheboro we made it home by 11:30pm.
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    Was anyone else on this discussion there this weekend?
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Bummer. I always make uwharrie but couldn't make it this year! :(

    Slag Pile is cool! :)

    Too bad you guys couldn't stay for dinner. I heard the pig roast was oustanding!

    -mike
  • I might also go since I know a guy who has an Exterra that is going. His has a 3 inch body lift and lots of other mods. My Trooper is still stock.
  • russlarussla Posts: 74
    two years ago was the last post???
  • My kids are keeping me busy, I went back to street tires and have been on child taxi duty these two years. I did take them to Uwharrie, but the trails made the wife and kids afraid and tired and they had to make a pee break in the woods etc.. They don't like what they have been calling "Car Hiking". They crawl under my Trooper occationally to report on how much Uwarrie is still being caried around. They love to ride in the Trooper, I'm just busy being a dad right now. At least I still have my Trooper, the boat was sold though, too hard to find time to use it, and rather let someone else pay to maintain it, I'll buy another boat later.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Bought an Armada to tow the racecar and soon i'll have a 25 foot boat. Hopefully will be down at uwharrie soon towing one of the other isuzus down with me.

    -mike
  • Did someone sell the Trooper discussion with its 11000+ messages away from this forum?
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    I usually check the Trooper discussion daily, now its gone.
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    My daughter's tribe and I will be building a boat this spring. We will make a kit ahead of time then asemble it on a Friday night and race it with 9 dads and 10 daughters aboard under paddle power Saturday morning. The boat is modelled after this boat plan:
    http://www.jwboatdesigns.co.nz/plans/clarenceriverdory/index.htm
  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    Just jammed up at work. Barely getting time to read the forums anymore, even at night with work/kids/etc.

    Still have my '99 Trooper, but TOD is shot, I get 4wd hi and low though...and about 9 mpg even when 4wd is off.

    I am trying to decide if it is worth the $$ to fix it. It is just a station car and I use it in the snow. I don't have confidence to take it more than an hour away right now. I figure if I am going to get 9 MPG I might as well get a Titan or F250. Right now I am not doing much with it.
  • boxtrooperboxtrooper Posts: 843
    Hello Isuzu 4X4 people, I would like to make a sand trip on the beach in NC this year. I have not done a significant amount of deep sand driving since 1986 when I got stuck for 12 hours in the dessert of Western WA. So, I would like to have the safety in numbers of a group trip.
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    Should I get 275/70R16 tires for staying on top of the sand better?
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    Should I first pick a date and place before asking if anyone is interested?
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    At Uwharrie, all that is needed is to drive through the camps once and you can arrange a group trip to one of the 4X4 trails there and the other drivers will go to great effort to help you. I wonder if that same friendly hospitality exists at the beach?
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    Thank You
    BoxTrooper
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Hmm interesting. I haven't been to Uwharrie in a while. We need to plan another trip down there!

    I'd be up for some beach driving in NC, as a passenger since I don't have a suitable off-road SUV anymore.

    -mike
  • atfdmikeatfdmike Posts: 414
    The best tip I know is keep only 10 lbs of air pressure in your tires and you will be good to go on the sand. You should either plan on taking a compressor and a good tire guage or know where to get aired back up nearby before hitting the road as you don't want to drive any distance with the low air pressure. It is amazing how well this works.
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