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Posted: 03/31/14 02:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree there are places I will never see so thanks for sharing!

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Posted: 03/31/14 03:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jefe - Great trip report, you guys really had your hands full in a couple spots! Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed your adventure!

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Posted: 03/31/14 05:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great TR Jefe!!! Almost like I was with you!! [emoticon]

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Posted: 03/31/14 07:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jefe, did you have all your truck mods complete for the trip and if so, how did they perform? Great trip report too.

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Great one, what fun it looks like you had. I bet your missing bro was right there with you laughing while you were driving around looking for the others. With you, not at you of course.

Does a pintle hitch end up rattling around more and slamming fore and aft as compared to a regular coupler?

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted: 03/31/14 08:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice report JEFE. Glad to see you and the Bros out on the trail again. Like the fat tire bikes. Thanks for the post.

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What a HOOT of a Trip and submitted TR for; Proof of Adventure. Well done, my friend. While you state you lacked quantity of photos, due to you being the Man for All Seasons, they made up in quality and spoke volumes, as did your narrative.

I picked up my Adventure BMW the summer before my TC, so I needed some adventure and joined a High School friend and two of his buddies (October of 2008), to travel West/East on the Mojave Road. It is a popular bike route and I certainly agree it is a challenge, for me it was the deep and long sand "pits," but we didn't have any break downs, luckily. Riding in from the LA area and then back (I rode on to the Mojave Preserve), we didn't have as much of the logistics issue your group had.

We are planning on a backroads trip from the Mexican border, to Utah, across Arizona next spring. Sure could use an XTC for coaching and backup Bros!


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BTG: There is enough weight on the lunette that it does not rattle. Sometimes when going up then down (we did a lot of that) I could feel the lunette move from front to back when it was pulling or pushing, but not bad. It was the perfect solution to the extreme angles we had on the hitch. A year ago with the same rig, I trashed the coupler on the trailer.
Wolfman: I completed only the suspension aspect of the upgrades: 8 leaves on rear, new front 4-links, new Gen4 track bar. Everything worked as well as I thought it would...kind of a nice change.
Whaz, you are the ultimate funny man on this forum. Jeanie and i laughed our tookusses off singing your little "Bro-hyde" tune. I'm still laughing as i write this.
I'm so lame with a computer that instead of posting more pix of the trip i'll just give links to others' pix. This way i won't waste the time of those who don't want to wade thru more pix. However, everyone else's pix and vids are superior to mine and might be worth a look.
Paste these in your browser: 1st, motorcylces crossing the Rubicon, so to speak:
6bro's fine photos of the trip to fill in the gaps:


5bro's pics:
4bro's pics:
3bro's fine addendum:

6bro may add some more pics down the road, but for me, this is finally the finale.
See you down the road......
regards, as always, jefe

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jefe 4x4 and the other Bros it was a pleasure to join you on this epic
adventure. It indeed had some twist and turns in as Murphy[image] tried to de-rail us and we will all have check into better radios what we was wholey inadequate.[image]

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Looks like you guys put together a trip that included almost everything. I think the only thing missing is a motorized wheel chair.

You must have some pretty good latches on your TC cabinet doors or the inside of your rig would look like a shake and bake bag.

How are the kidneys after pounding over them boulders for 2 days?

As someone said,"With out adversity, adventure is impossible"

Keep doing what you do best.


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