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Today 12:20 PM
NHfireLJ
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Originally Posted by fishadventure View Post
That white ?grand cherokee? looks like it has tires that donít exactly belong there!
It was a nightmare. He's a good kid, the GC is locked F/R, 2" lift but yeah his tires sucked, usually hes not afraid to send it...... Spent the whole trail either backing up to him, or yanking with a kenetic rope.

But considering how much lift and clearance i had and was still bogging down, I don't think tires would have made a difference for him... Just left it in the lot
Today 10:34 AM
fishadventure Some truth there

I can get a job easy.
With rents at ~$1000/mo for just an apt plus utilities- the starting wages of $11-$14 are at best: dead ends. Not sustainable and I’m sick of trying here.
Today 10:04 AM
bpounds Best of luck to you Fish. I just SMH at what our country has come to, when an obviously experienced and talented guy like yourself struggles to find work. Seems like the problem is we don't make anything anymore.
Today 09:51 AM
fishadventure
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Originally Posted by jbolty View Post

Where in NH? I'm from Moultonboro and all my friends there say the biggest problem they have in the area is finding help, I don't know what the pay is though. Moving sucks, my friend and wife just moved from San Diego to Las Vegas so they could afford a house.
Keene area.
I grew up in NH; born in Concord.
If you have any contacts that need experienced help - I have boatloads of portable skill. Sales, building materials, tools, hardware, tech-savvy, management...

But really looking for somewhere between Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. I have Raynauds and I’m sick of dealing with the discomfort. I’m useless outside this time of year in New England
Today 08:38 AM
jbolty
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Originally Posted by fishadventure View Post
So Vermont is a weird place. I moved here in 1991 from New Hampshire after a brief six months interruption in South Carolina. It seems that Iíve struggled more often than Iíve been successful here economically. Iím tired.

Iíve gotten laid off; thereís plenty of jobs but with rent in the +/- $1100 range for just an apartment the job possibilities are totally unattractive since most of what Iíve enquired about starts $11.50-$12.50/hr. That just doesnít work! Iím 54 and Iím way too old for this crap.
Last night at work I consolidated to the basics that would fit in my us general 44Ē top&bottom. Theyíre going on a trailer after noon and Iím headed to my sisterís in NH and if I canít find something right off thatís sustainable Iím headed to my uncleís in Florida to sorta make a 3-month working vacation/sabbatical and regroup.
Iím tired and too old to deal with regrouping in what seems like every three years.
Something has to change or Iím not gonna be a very happy camper in about 12 years...
Winters in Vermont have just always sucked for me.

I hear they canít find workers in central Florida? Is that true? At least I wouldnít suffer with my Reynauds down there.
Where in NH? I'm from Moultonboro and all my friends there say the biggest problem they have in the area is finding help, I don't know what the pay is though. Moving sucks, my friend and wife just moved from San Diego to Las Vegas so they could afford a house.
Today 08:04 AM
daddyjeep87
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Originally Posted by fishadventure View Post
So Vermont is a weird place. I moved here in 1991 from New Hampshire after a brief six months interruption in South Carolina. It seems that Iíve struggled more often than Iíve been successful here economically. Iím tired.

Iíve gotten laid off; thereís plenty of jobs but with rent in the +/- $1100 range for just an apartment the job possibilities are totally unattractive since most of what Iíve enquired about starts $11.50-$12.50/hr. That just doesnít work! Iím 54 and Iím way too old for this crap.
Last night at work I consolidated to the basics that would fit in my us general 44Ē top&bottom. Theyíre going on a trailer after noon and Iím headed to my sisterís in NH and if I canít find something right off thatís sustainable Iím headed to my uncleís in Florida to sorta make a 3-month working vacation/sabbatical and regroup.
Iím tired and too old to deal with regrouping in what seems like every three years.
Something has to change or Iím not gonna be a very happy camper in about 12 years...
Winters in Vermont have just always sucked for me.

I hear they canít find workers in central Florida? Is that true? At least I wouldnít suffer with my Reynauds down there.
Best of luck to you. I hope you find the right place to begin your next adventure.
Today 07:58 AM
fishadventure So Vermont is a weird place. I moved here in 1991 from New Hampshire after a brief six months interruption in South Carolina. It seems that I’ve struggled more often than I’ve been successful here economically. I’m tired.

I’ve gotten laid off; there’s plenty of jobs but with rent in the +/- $1100 range for just an apartment the job possibilities are totally unattractive since most of what I’ve enquired about starts $11.50-$12.50/hr. That just doesn’t work! I’m 54 and I’m way too old for this crap.
Last night at work I consolidated to the basics that would fit in my us general 44” top&bottom. They’re going on a trailer after noon and I’m headed to my sister’s in NH and if I can’t find something right off that’s sustainable I’m headed to my uncle’s in Florida to sorta make a 3-month working vacation/sabbatical and regroup.
I’m tired and too old to deal with regrouping in what seems like every three years.
Something has to change or I’m not gonna be a very happy camper in about 12 years...
Winters in Vermont have just always sucked for me.

I hear they can’t find workers in central Florida? Is that true? At least I wouldn’t suffer with my Reynauds down there.
Today 07:43 AM
fishadventure
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Originally Posted by NHfireLJ View Post

Even the tracked rover got stuck this year
That white ?grand cherokee? looks like it has tires that don’t exactly belong there!
Today 06:49 AM
NHfireLJ
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Originally Posted by Awesome View Post
I dunno, man.

Once the snow is deeper than your bumper you really can't go anywhere if you're not on top of it.

Same principle as snowshoes.

But arguing about it is pointless, because this set of tires will almost certainly never see snow. Only rocks and some mud or sand.
37's and alot of skinny pedal.... back n forth

Then add Vbar chains for the win!!!

Even the tracked rover got stuck this year
Yesterday 06:16 PM
Boojo35
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Originally Posted by Awesome View Post
I dunno, man.

Once the snow is deeper than your bumper you really can't go anywhere if you're not on top of it.

Same principle as snowshoes.

But arguing about it is pointless, because this set of tires will almost certainly never see snow. Only rocks and some mud or sand.
Once it is past your bumper you are screwed either way. That is what we call stuck in the north. That is where tracks come in. The can stay on top of snow and still get traction.

HMM. Sounds like a cool build. A YJ with tracks..... Can't ever let the boss know about something like that though cause the really bad snow days would need to be for play...... not for making it to work..... JS.
Yesterday 06:05 PM
Awesome
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Originally Posted by Boojo35 View Post
Floating on snow is a very bad thing. Skinny tires are far better in snow.
I dunno, man.

Once the snow is deeper than your bumper you really can't go anywhere if you're not on top of it.

Same principle as snowshoes.

But arguing about it is pointless, because this set of tires will almost certainly never see snow. Only rocks and some mud or sand.
Yesterday 06:03 PM
Boojo35
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Originally Posted by Awesome View Post
Well in that case, wider tires would be good in snow.
Floating on snow is a very bad thing. Skinny tires are far better in snow.
Yesterday 05:59 PM
Awesome I guess they've updated them in the last 15 years. How are they in rocks?
Yesterday 04:54 PM
Chrisnvegas
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Originally Posted by Awesome View Post
It's a good thing when the snow is so deep you can't reach the road.

But who am I kidding, I'm in Central Texas.





When I bought my first set of tires for this Jeep (Hercules Trail Diggers) I reaaaally wanted the Dick Cepek tires instead. I couldn't find a full set in the right size, so I got the Trail Diggers instead.

Now I don't want the DCs because they aren't a very aggressive tire.
These look pretty aggressive.

https://www.dickcepek.com/tires/extreme-country/
Yesterday 04:40 PM
Awesome
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Originally Posted by fishadventure View Post
Flotation in snow is generally a very bad thing on the road.
It's a good thing when the snow is so deep you can't reach the road.

But who am I kidding, I'm in Central Texas.

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Originally Posted by Chrisnvegas View Post
Dick Cepek.
I will never advocate for BF Suckrich.


When I bought my first set of tires for this Jeep (Hercules Trail Diggers) I reaaaally wanted the Dick Cepek tires instead. I couldn't find a full set in the right size, so I got the Trail Diggers instead.

Now I don't want the DCs because they aren't a very aggressive tire.
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