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Unread 08-07-2010, 11:33 AM   #76
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When you guys camp do you haul everything in your Jeep, come in multiable vehicals, tow a trailer, or tow your Jeep?
I generally show-up like this:

Towing up grades etc I usually get ~12mpg or better. That's with the camper loaded to the gills, and the trailer packed with a generator, lots of wood, my YJ and the Jeep loaded with all sorts of junk.



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Unread 08-07-2010, 11:36 AM   #77
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BTW: all you guys "sharing a spot" kinda' thing... No brokeback mountain stuff!


Rik, if you are serious about installing ARB's, I know a shop not far from you that I can HIGHLY recommend.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 04:33 PM   #78
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Camping in a Tent and sleeping on the ground? WOW
Haven't done that in a loooong time.
Sounds like fun but My wife is not to fond of sleeping on the ground so.
When you guys camp do you haul everything in your Jeep, come in multiable vehicals, tow a trailer, or tow your Jeep?
I have a functional 1975 RV that can tow my Jeep. But it's not always practical or economical use.
Been thinking about getting a small trailer to haul camp equip.
X2 on what Rik said. I bought a queen inflatable at Big 5 for $20 and slept like a baby. Also, I haul everything in the Jeep including my wife and dog with all the needed equipment for camping, just remove the back seat.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 07:17 PM   #79
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I generally show-up like this:

Towing up grades etc I usually get ~12mpg or better. That's with the camper loaded to the gills, and the trailer packed with a generator, lots of wood, my YJ and the Jeep loaded with all sorts of junk.

You get that towing up to the top of a 7K foot tall mountain? Is that truck a diesel? The Jeep empty going up that grade won't get that kind of mileage.
Heading out to Anza Borrego with my 460ci F250 with the camper, trailer with Jeep, and all the firewood/junk I get about ~12-13 if I keep my foot out of it.

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Rik, if you are serious about installing ARB's, I know a shop not far from you that I can HIGHLY recommend.
I wish. It's on my dream list when I get my Obama Slavery Restitution check.
I was born a poor black child, well... at least from the waist down.

For the breakfast thing Saturday morning I'll bring some Egg Beaters (couple cartons should be enough) and a big skillet.

Somebody needs to bring a boat load of bacon so we can drive everybody in the campground crazy with the smell in the morning.

We need bacon, tortillas, Pace Picante Sauce, OJ, hash browns, etc....
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Unread 08-07-2010, 08:26 PM   #80
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I'm still waiting to find out who's going up with me. One of the guys who I normally Jeep with owns Zumwalt's bicycles and has a bike show coming up. He's not sure he can get away two weekends in September. If he goes he may bring his RV. If not, I'll tent it myself. I go up to Monache Meadows by myself all the time so Big Bear is no big deal.

BTW, I'm ok with running anything. I ran John Bull last time I was up and remember thinking it was no big deal. We had an open TJ on 31's with us and he made it with lots of throttle
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Unread 08-07-2010, 08:40 PM   #81
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I'm still waiting to hear from my brother and our friend before getting a campsite. Otherwise, I may want to join one of the camps if you'll take me.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 09:50 PM   #82
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Whats the deal with fishing at big bear? Any good places? Licenses required im assuming. Anyone else planning on or would like to fish a bit while we are there?
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Unread 08-07-2010, 10:05 PM   #83
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You get that towing up to the top of a 7K foot tall mountain? Is that truck a diesel? The Jeep empty going up that grade won't get that kind of mileage.
Heading out to Anza Borrego with my 460ci F250 with the camper, trailer with Jeep, and all the firewood/junk I get about ~12-13 if I keep my foot out of it.
Towing to Moab or Colorado I go thru several passes on the way that are pretty high (I'm not sure the elevation numbers) and I rarely drop below 12mpg. Sometimes I'm close to 14.

While in "tow mode" it rarely shifts down even while going up grades at 65mph.

Yep, it's a diesel. It's a 24V 5.9L Cummins turbo diesel.

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Unread 08-07-2010, 11:39 PM   #84
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Yep, it's a diesel. It's a 24V 5.9L Cummins turbo diesel.
Thought so with that kind of MPG.
Richie's Duramax gets 15-17 towing if you keep it under 65.
I wish our F250 was diesel. The 460 has tons of power but it gobbles gas.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 11:46 PM   #85
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Whats the deal with fishing at big bear? Any good places? Licenses required im assuming. Anyone else planning on or would like to fish a bit while we are there?
I thought about doing some flyfishing while I was up there. There's a really good stream up there but it's a bit of a hike to get there. It just depends on how much time we have between runs.
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Unread 08-08-2010, 01:08 AM   #86
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sounds good. I will let you know where we are at.

k I'll let you know. I haven't got a spot but I'll call monday
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Unread 08-08-2010, 09:21 AM   #87
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k I'll let you know. I haven't got a spot but I'll call monday
Do you want to reserve the site or do you want me to? Doesnt matter to me, just let me know.
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Unread 08-08-2010, 08:33 PM   #88
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I generally show-up like this:
That's nice. I had a '89 F250 with a 460 and a cabover. I got about 8 mpg loaded and pulling a jeep. Camper only cost me $400. Had it for several years but the termites destroyed the camper.
Then we downsized to the VW Camper.
NOT REALLY. Saw this one a a car show in Bishop, CA
I was lookin' for another camper to put on my truck and found this one to replace it.
f250-camper.jpg   vw-camper.jpg   rollalong-jeep-river.jpg  
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Unread 08-08-2010, 08:40 PM   #89
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Thought so with that kind of MPG.
Richie's Duramax gets 15-17 towing if you keep it under 65.
I wish our F250 was diesel. The 460 has tons of power but it gobbles gas.
My old '89 F250 got about 8 - 9 mpg Loaded and towin' or empty.
Never really kept track of the mpg
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Unread 08-08-2010, 10:45 PM   #90
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might be best if you reserve it. Just because i'm always absent minded

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Do you want to reserve the site or do you want me to? Doesnt matter to me, just let me know.
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