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Unread 02-05-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
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IS RSG in central MA one of the better trails in the state? Is it in the top 5 or 10?

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Unread 02-05-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
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its one of the only 3 legal trails in the state in that it is privately owned for public use (for the time being). so i guess that makes it one of the best...
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Unread 02-05-2010, 11:29 AM   #3
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If you want to go wheeling then you should hook up with some local clubs. Here's a couple:

Mass Krawlers
Western Mass 4x4

The former is very new and the latter is well-established. Great people in both (and some guys are members of both.)

Sign up for the forums and introduce yourself. My advice is don't immediately start asking about trails; it will not go over well. When they hold events show up. Hope to see you on the trails!
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Unread 02-05-2010, 11:42 AM   #4
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I already have legal access to RSG. I just need people to answer how important this trail is because there may be a storm brewing. How does it compare to MA Bell or some of the other trails in MA?
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Unread 02-05-2010, 02:07 PM   #5
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RSG is 4000+ acres i believe. Ma Bell can't be more than 25.

both are important but RSG can keep you opccupied longer
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Unread 02-05-2010, 02:55 PM   #6
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Here's how I see The top 4 (there are more short roads out there but I don't post locations so I will not list them.
1 OFR. Road
2 Mabell (short) Not a road
3 The Gutter Not a road
4 CH (short) must Stay on the roads!
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Unread 02-05-2010, 02:57 PM   #7
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The NEA has the largest list of clubs. Northeast Association of 4WD Clubs

other Ma clubs include: BaystateJeepers and PatriotJeepers.
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Unread 02-05-2010, 04:25 PM   #8
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Alright thats good, I just needed a quick pole. I am not familiar with most trails in MA so I needed to know where RSG stood in relation to the others. Thanks

More to come.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 08:56 AM   #9
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Don't take this the wrong way but 29" tires are not going to get you to far.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 09:36 AM   #10
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Yea I know, thats why I'm waiting till spring, after I lift it. Ive heard that stock wranglers have made it through before, but it probably banged them up pretty badly.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 09:49 AM   #11
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I would not put a dime into a Dana 35. Make sure you add skid plates.And don't go alone.Are you in a club?
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Unread 02-06-2010, 10:27 AM   #12
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Trail Rating: (3-4) 30" aggressive (MT or AT) tires and disconnected sway bars recommended. This is a mildly demanding trail with large loose rocks, so the use of undercarriage protection is also recommended.

Here's a few pics/vids from OSJ's run there last August. We only needed a tug and/or a winch here and there.

Note that this property is not a birthright. The landowner is under pressure to close the property to wheeling. If you don't know the property boundaries then you should go with somebody that does or else you can wind up on somebody elses property (which can further increase pressure on the landowner to shut it down). When OSJ runs there we usually get somebody from WM4x4 to be the trail leader.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 12:28 PM   #13
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I have permission to be in there as well as a trail map. This spring I will have a 3 1/2" black diamond suspension lift with 32"x11.5" super swampers (or BFG's), and 4:10 axles with a lockright in the rear. Also Shrockworks rock rails, which are sitting in my garage right now. Dissconected swaybars is a good thing to know. Ive watched videos of people running that trail and before they even start they air down REALLY low. That seems kind of unnecessary. But this post isnt about me running the trail, its about some changes that may be taking place up there. I should have full details by monday and I will let everyone know whats going on.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 12:36 PM   #14
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Thanks for those vids technohead they are great
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Unread 02-06-2010, 12:44 PM   #15
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I would not regear a Dana 35 Super or not. Don't waste your money.
Go with a Dana 44 or Ford 8.8
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