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Unread 03-03-2014, 06:39 PM   #35941
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So yeah, this was how my TDS weekend started.




Ok. Here's the story. It was raining. Coming down banner grade about halfway down. I was going slow and cautious, even more than usual due to the wet roads. Going around one of the curves the front of the truck started to slide over towards the oncoming lane. I tried to correct but no good. Jeep pushed the truck forward, the jeep slid the other way and went up the embankment on the side enough that it tipped over onto its side. As I was scratching my head trying to figure out what to do a couple of other Jeep guys on their way out to the desert pulled up behind me. One of them hooked his winch up to my rear bumper and while trying to just drag it on its side over enough to allow me to disconnect what was left of my tow bar, it wound up tilting back up onto its wheels a bit. Seeing this I put the Dodge in reverse and managed to right it. We got the bar unhooked and pulled the jeep up a little onto a turn off. Picked up the tools that spilled out and checked the damage. The YJ got off fairly clean amazingly. Bent front passenger side leaf spring, a few scratches on the windshield frame and the roll cage. Tool box broke open and spewed my tools out but that's about it. The truck wasn't so lucky. The radiator hoop on the jeep out a huge dent in the drivers side rear corner, knocked out the tail light, and the jeep itself bent the crap out of the bumper and forced it into the corner of the bed. Tow bar was also completely destroyed. No injuries however. Called The wife and asked her to go buy and bring me a new bar which my amazing wife went well out of her way to do for me. Waited on the side of the road for two hours for her. Hooked the new bar up and made it out to Truckhaven.

I had hoped that was the end of my bad luck but the wind on Friday destroyed my tent so I had to sleep in the truck the rest of the weekend.

On the bright side Karma kicked in and I had my second raffle win on Saturday. Won a Rugged Radio VHF race radio and antenna, $500 Rubicon Express gift certificate, (perfect as I have to replace a bent spring from the tow flop) some new grab handles and a few other odds and ends. Had no further trouble or problems the rest of the weekend.

Though this morning on my way to work the truck started making a clunking noise and the brakes went out so I had to limp it home and take the YJ to work. Not sure what's up with that yet.
Time for a trailer, or some of those electronic brakes for the Jeep while towing ( those cost almost as much as a trailer) Glad that other then your pride and some sheetmetal damage nobody got hurt

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Unread 03-03-2014, 07:20 PM   #35942
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I use a black diamond harness becauce it seems to pinch my nuts the least. It's fairly "comfy" and has hooks in the right spots to hang stuff off of, etc. There's plenty of brands to choose from though. Probably best to try a few on and see what fits best...aside from checking out the stitching to see how its made, that's the best advice I can get. I use 5.10 shoes. I have had a few pairs and love them. There's diff types of shoes, some have laces, some have straps, etc. 5.10 makes a size 15 so that's what I wear. Might want to head to an REI or something and try both on from a few diff brands. Bummer about the roll Scott! Glad to hear you're OK. Def could have went a lot worse then it did. Jeep 1 : Dodge 0 lol

Okay. I guess I'll figure out a size that way too. Are you one of the people who wear their shoes ridiculously tight? There are some people at hangar 18 who have to take their shoes halfway off when being belayed down because they are so tight. Haha
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Unread 03-03-2014, 07:44 PM   #35943
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Time for a trailer, or some of those electronic brakes for the Jeep while towing ( those cost almost as much as a trailer) Glad that other then your pride and some sheetmetal damage nobody got hurt
Seriously! I can't believe how lucky I was in that whole scenario. You can't tell in the picture, but the truck came to a rest about ten feet away from a sheer drop off with no Gaurd rail!

And the timely arrival of some fellow Jeep enthusiasts with a winch totally saved my bacon and probably a fat chunk of change.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 07:56 PM   #35944
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Okay. I guess I'll figure out a size that way too. Are you one of the people who wear their shoes ridiculously tight? There are some people at hangar 18 who have to take their shoes halfway off when being belayed down because they are so tight. Haha
IF you are really interested in becoming a climber:

go to Nomadventures in escondido and try on every shoe they carry. find one that fits you well, is tight but not constricting, comfortable but not loose.

that shoe will be different for every person.

same goes for harnesses. try them on, hang from them, walk around in them.


I have spent multiple days in a row wearing the same pair of climbing shoes and a harness, it is worth whatever you have to spend to get the most comfortable thing.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 10:16 PM   #35945
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One tree is firewood, and one chainsaw blade is done forever.
I will tackle the other tree on Wednesday. I should get another full cord of wood from these two trees. And a stump I have no idea what to do with.
Anybody want a tree stump? You could carve it into a couch, use it for an earth mover wheel chock, cut it into a ramp and impress your friends by showing them hou your Jeep can flex on it, a home for your pet termites? The possibilities are endless.

The first person to post after this post gets to have the stump delivered to their front yard in the middle of the night for free! Act now! But wait.. Don't order yet!... With your stup I'll include not only free shipping and handling, but I will toss in lots and lots of branches! Act now!
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Unread 03-03-2014, 10:22 PM   #35946
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One tree is firewood, and one chainsaw blade is done forever. I will tackle the other tree on Wednesday. I should get another full cord of wood from these two trees. And a stump I have no idea what to do with. Anybody want a tree stump? You could carve it into a couch, use it for an earth mover wheel chock, cut it into a ramp and impress your friends by showing them hou your Jeep can flex on it, a home for your pet termites? The possibilities are endless. The first person to post after this post gets to have the stump delivered to their front yard in the middle of the night for free! Act now! But wait.. Don't order yet!... With your stup I'll include not only free shipping and handling, but I will toss in lots and lots of branches! Act now!

You need to sharpen the chain more often. No reason it should go bad after one tree. Have fun dropping off the stump. PM and I'll send you my address.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 10:26 PM   #35947
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You need to sharpen the chain more often. No reason it should go bad after one tree. Have fun dropping off the stump. PM and I'll send you my address.
It's an old chain. It's been used and abused a lot from the last windstorm we had. I don't know how to sharpen them and the shop that does them charges almost what a new one costs.
Awaiting your PM. You want I should drop in in your driveway or you want it in your garage?
Thanks for stepping up and taking it.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 10:35 PM   #35948
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It's an old chain. It's been used and abused a lot from the last windstorm we had. I don't know how to sharpen them and the shop that does them charges almost what a new one costs. Awaiting your PM. You want I should drop in in your driveway or you want it in your garage? Thanks for stepping up and taking it.
It's simple. The right file at the correct angle is all it takes. Trick to cutting wood, sharpen twice as much as you cut. You want wood shavings all day long.

You know it's over an hour and a half to my house right? Haha.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 11:43 PM   #35949
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So its been a MONDAY. Got a call from my son, "Dad, the motor stopped running on the car, I think the engine seized." Great.
He's too far away to get it towed to our mechanic, so after work I rent a tow dolly to go get it. While loading it, I break a 2x6 chunk out of the bumper. Wonderful.
It's all loaded up, get back in the van and turn the key. Click, Click, Click, the van wont start. Dead battery. After dropping the car off at the mechanic, swing by auto parts store and buy and install a battery. Now just have to wait to hear from the mechanic to find out how bad the damage is going to be.
I wanna go back to bed and start today over.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 12:15 AM   #35950
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rough day.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 12:20 AM   #35951
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So its been a MONDAY. Got a call from my son, "Dad, the motor stopped running on the car, I think the engine seized." Great.
He's too far away to get it towed to our mechanic, so after work I rent a tow dolly to go get it. While loading it, I break a 2x6 chunk out of the bumper. Wonderful.
It's all loaded up, get back in the van and turn the key. Click, Click, Click, the van wont start. Dead battery. After dropping the car off at the mechanic, swing by auto parts store and buy and install a battery. Now just have to wait to hear from the mechanic to find out how bad the damage is going to be.
I wanna go back to bed and start today over.
Ron, I'll trade you...I spent the entire night barfing my guts out. I think I even threw up a toenail or two. Just when I thought I was done, the diarrhea started, the explosive kind that lifts you off the seat. Finally got to sleep and it was time to go to work.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 09:45 AM   #35952
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Ron, I'll trade you...I spent the entire night barfing my guts out. I think I even threw up a toenail or two. Just when I thought I was done, the diarrhea started, the explosive kind that lifts you off the seat. Finally got to sleep and it was time to go to work.
Betsy is home sick with that same flu. I do not want it.
Hope you feel better soon. It was great to see you and your wife at TDS.
Your Jeep did an amazing job.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 12:11 PM   #35953
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Yeah it was like that, only different.... lol

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Unread 03-04-2014, 12:55 PM   #35954
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Unread 03-04-2014, 01:38 PM   #35955
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IF you are really interested in becoming a climber:

go to Nomadventures in escondido and try on every shoe they carry. find one that fits you well, is tight but not constricting, comfortable but not loose.

that shoe will be different for every person.

same goes for harnesses. try them on, hang from them, walk around in them.


I have spent multiple days in a row wearing the same pair of climbing shoes and a harness, it is worth whatever you have to spend to get the most comfortable thing.
Or learn to tie a Swiss Seat and be a real man when ya learn to climb or abseil. A harness feels so much better after you do.
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