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 Post subject: Re: Jeep Wrangler hunting vehicle
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:12 am 
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Those trailers for the HMMWV's are avail surplus now... I think they're too big for my Jeep, but behind a full sized truck? Perfect!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:41 pm 

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I'll have to take a look. They would roll perfect behind my truck.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:50 am 

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Just heard a couple weeks back that Jeep is putting the little diesel in the Wrangler next year. I think I can hold out for one of those.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:56 am 

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Dang you guys are killing me here! I had a 1985 Jeep CJ-7 I sure wish I still owned! Makes me want to get a new one. The thought of a little diesel in one of those things is intriguing. I think that low end grunt and torque would work wonderfully for the stuff these are designed for. Man Guy I sure like your pictures.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:19 pm 
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First overnight outing and most serious 4x4 terrain use of the new-to-me Basecamp trailer. Wow! This thing tracked beautifully right behind. Kept my gear completely dry through several stream crossings, a few miles of snow driving and some rain.

Good weekend, with good people, in good country.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:13 pm 

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Looks to have been a most delightful weekend, Guy. Great pictures, as always. It truly allows us to journey with you.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:06 pm 

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Beautiful country and great pictures, Guy. Cool little trailer.


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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 4:21 pm 
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I had a chance to see the now world famous Jeep Wrangler when Guy stopped by on his way up north for his grizzly hunt. I have to say it is a pretty sweet ride, I like it a lot. A couple of the other pictures showed the Jeep better but yours truly had his eyes closed :roll:

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Very cool! Great picture Gerry. Looks like you two had a great visit!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:08 am 
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Top of the World Highway, Yukon Territories, just east of the Alaskan border.

The new BFG All Terrain tires performed very well on my 4,500 mile drive!

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I recognize that road! Very descriptive picture, Guy.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:39 pm 
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Up in the hills today, in the Cascades. Little Jeep did GREAT work on the Jeep Trails. Clark the dog, Josh my son, and Mama Miner my wife all enjoyed. It's terrific when the daily driver is also a fun-mobile!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:23 pm 
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Guy you live in some beautiful country!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:34 am 
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First snow of the season for me, camping in prime mule deer & black bear country. Northern Washington:

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The vehicle is made to rest comfortably in the snow, shake it off and go again. Great pictures, as always, Guy.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:26 am 

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Great photos Guy :wink:, did that snow make it slick to move around up there or did it melt when the day heated up?
I am do not look forward to snow :shock:!!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:03 am 
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Dan, that light snow wasn't a problem at all. I wouldn't want to drive that road in bad/icy snow!

I think at this point, my Wrangler has carried:

4 whitetail

3 antelope

5 mule deer

1 black bear

Along with quite a few pheasant & chuckar. It seems to be doing fine as a hunting vehicle. (y)

The funniest load was when my son and I were hunting whitetail with a couple who had brought their very nice Cadillac Escalade along. The wife looked at the three whitetail carcasses and declared that NONE of them were going in her Cadillac! :grin: So, we put all of our hunting gear in their Cadillac, and stuffed all three deer carcasses in the back of my Wrangler! That was a tight fit. Smelled good in there though, all those clean, skinned whitetail! Delicious. I was hungry by the time we got to the butcher a couple of hours later.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:10 pm 
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Jeep worked well.
Jackwagon Basecamp trailer worked well.
MSR "Whisperlite" stove worked well.
North Face "Snow Leopard" sleeping bag worked GREAT.
Cabelas ECWCS long johns, military fleece and military gore-tex also worked GREAT.

Good little two-night trip, and I'm glad to be home.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:18 pm 

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You are certainly equipped to enter into the hills, Guy. That is a great setup.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:51 pm 
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You are certainly equipped to enter into the hills, Guy. That is a great setup.


Thanks Mike. For the first time, I'm starting to really feel that I'm not 30 anymore. I still like camping like this, but it is harder than it used to be...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:15 am 

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I hear that. Even the drive can leave me exhausted on occasion. You're doing it, however, and that will help keep you rolling.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:27 am 
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Jeep needed some maintenance. The front wheel bearings and u-joints were well-worn at 70,000 miles.

Took that opportunity to upgrade the axle shafts to stronger units by Nitro, also upgraded to Rubicon size u-joints on the axles, 1350's. Much larger and stronger than the stock units on the Dana 30. And some new Timken wheel bearings.

I think I'm going to change out the rear springs soon too. Seem to be carrying some pretty heavy loads most of the time anymore, so heavier duty springs will be needed. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:28 am 

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Looking good Guy! A Jeep guy hardly ever needs an excuse to upgrade parts!

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