Haha! Yeah well depending on how rough of a night it is I might just do that. I'll know more on Wednesday/Thursday what's actually going to happen.
Cool. Hope you can make it.
I just found out on Saturday that my frame-side front track mount has cracked AND it's tearing off the frame. Joy. Sunday I spent several hours with a dremel tool grinding out the crack and getting it prepped for welding. Tonight I'm tackling the welding and getting a reinforcing brace set up.
Kind of a good thing I had to replace my worn tie rod end or I might not have noticed until the TB bracket fully tore off!
Anyways, repairs are on track so I'll be ready for Saturday. Can't wait to hit the trails!
Do I need to find any tow straps or jerry cans? Not sure how long the trails are.
Tow straps and other basic recovery gear is always a good thing to have. If you're into offroading at all regularly I'd make the investment in a good set up. And it wouldn't hurt to have it for this Saturday. However, I'll be bringing my recovery kit which will be sufficient for everyone.
The biggest deal is having adequate and safe recovery points. Recovery gear doesn't do much if there isn't a way of safely attaching it to a vehicle.
Extra fuel is not necessary at Evan's Creek. We won't be far from the nearest gas station and the trails are not that long. Each trail in the networks is maybe 1-3 miles long, totaling about 18 miles together.
And as a point of reference, unless your rig burns through the gas at an unusually high rate, the ONLY trail system in the entire state of WA that I bring extra gas to is Rimrock. With a typical TJ, for example, I can get about 2-days of wheel'n before needing to fuel up. Evan on my 4-day Manastash trips
I don't bring any spare fuel and just fill up at Whistling Jack's mid-way through the trip.
Originally Posted by maverick2107
Where can I get a tow hook around here? Ill google it. When are we going? I'm lost. There was a trip today I missed and two next weekend I think.
You can check at the auto parts stores or the 4x4 shops. Just pick up the black forged steel tow-hooks, they run about $10-15 ea. If you can't find them in the local auto parts stores you can try ordering them from 4WheelParts.com. There is a local brick 'n mortar store near Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. They might not have them in stock but they could maybe order them for you, check to see if they can definitely get them in before Friday.
Tow hook, $10 ea
You'll need a T-55 Torx bit (star drive) to remove the stock bumper bolts in order to fit the new tow hooks. If you don't have a set of Torx sockets then bring the tow hooks with you can we can get them mounted up Saturday morning while waiting for everyone else to show up. It only takes a couple minutes per hook to install.
It wouldn't be a bad idea to have a pair, one for each side of your front bump. If you order a 3rd tow hook it can be mounted on the rear driver's side frame, just under / in front of the rear bumper but it needs a single hole drilled in the frame. But the back tow hook isn't as critical as the fronts for Evan's Creek.
When Are We Going?
We're still on for the time and place posted in the OP at the start of this thread.
LEAVING the gas station AT 9:30am
So be there early.
Check the OP for where we're meeting up.