Alberta 2014 PW Get Together

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Re: Alberta 2014 PW Get Together

Post by JBM Power Wagon » Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:27 pm

Ok, so here is what I am thinking:

-meet at Tim Hortons in Drayton Valley between 9:30 and 10.
-the trail head is 56km, all highway, from Drayton Valley, so if we leave Tim Hortons at 10 we can be at the trail head around 10:30.
-the trail takes 3 hours if you take very little breaks. I figure we plan for 4 hours so we can have a bit of a lunch break.
-finish the trail at 2:30, then even with airing up tires or if we take a bit longer than 4 hours should be able to be in Drayton by 3:30. Graveltravels, Red Deer is 200km from Drayton so you would be back in time.

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Post by JBM Power Wagon » Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:28 pm

jseal5757 wrote:im up in athabasca
Looks like it's 270km from Athabasca to Drayton Valley. Not sure if that's too far for a day trip for you.
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Re: Alberta 2014 PW Get Together

Post by jseal5757 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:49 am

how hard core is the trail? i would still be up for it forsure. just gotta get up earlier lol

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Post by Graveltravels » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:52 am

Hey guys, I have to back out of this one. My youngest just had an operation Friday, and his recovery won't include being in a truck for hours. Sorry! Once he recovers, or if I don't have them for the weekend, I'm in, tho!!

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Post by JBM Power Wagon » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:31 am

jseal5757 wrote:how hard core is the trail? i would still be up for it forsure. just gotta get up earlier lol
It's a good trail where you can take the easy line or chose to venture off and try some harder stuff.
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Post by JBM Power Wagon » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:31 am

Graveltravels wrote:Hey guys, I have to back out of this one. My youngest just had an operation Friday, and his recovery won't include being in a truck for hours. Sorry! Once he recovers, or if I don't have them for the weekend, I'm in, tho!!
Keep us posted. And hopefully your son has a good recovery!
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Post by Graveltravels » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:35 pm

I will, and thanks. I have to back out of a run with the Red Deer Jeep Packrats too! The oldest boy is gonna be ticked!! He gets to drive the Jeep when we're out!

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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:34 pm

Mpersicke87 wrote:Solution: Ontario to Alberta about 3-4 day drive. Roughly 3550 km from toronto...

Perceive about 500km to a tank if you're lucky. So call it 8 tanks of fuel. Roughly 120-130 leaving the Ontario region. And count on probably 4 tanks at that so 480. And another 3 tanks at 100$ a tank.

Call it an even 1000$ for fuel. 4 nights of hotels, 500$....

1500 one way...

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Post by jseal5757 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:53 pm

ok sounds good. i want to take it a bit easy first time out with the truck. its got 2000km

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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:56 pm

jseal5757 wrote:ok sounds good. i want to take it a bit easy first time out with the truck. its got 2000km
beat it and it won't fail you when you need it. Baby it and it will fail when you need it most use them lockers use that swaybar and use that winch!


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Post by JBM Power Wagon » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:53 pm

2wagons1driveway wrote:
jseal5757 wrote:ok sounds good. i want to take it a bit easy first time out with the truck. its got 2000km
beat it and it won't fail you when you need it. Baby it and it will fail when you need it most use them lockers use that swaybar and use that winch!


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Post by Graveltravels » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:55 pm

2wagons, I agree!! Break 'er in the way yer gunna run 'er!!!

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Post by Mpersicke87 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:49 pm

I drive mine like I stole it. Though haven't used the winch yet.

If I am home, fingers crossed. I'll bring my 7yo along, he'd have a blast!

I'm out of the Ponoka area. But will know more in a few days!

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Post by Graveltravels » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:59 am

Well, after having my boys for the night last night, the youngest is moving pretty good!! We may be able to make this after all! I will keep you guys posted, and hopefully make it!

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Post by jseal5757 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:55 pm

well you guys are very convincing. lol
whats everyone running for tires and lift kits and stuff?

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Post by Graveltravels » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:55 pm

Stock height, 315/70/17 BFG AT's. I think I can get some of the smaller 37's under this thing with no issues! I'm gonna try it next summer. I have a set of H2 wheels, and I'll mount a set of MTZ's that I have when I throw Boggers under my rubicon. If it doesn't work, I'm not out any money this way. I wanna stay 17" wheels, vs 18" like you went, as I tend to drive very fast on gravel roads, so the more sidewall I have, the happier I am, and my suspension is! ;)

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Post by jseal5757 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:07 pm

dont don't drive gravel very often and my back is still pretty young so the roughness don't bother me to much.
my question i guess is what tires should i have on when we go for the trail ride. my 295/70/18 trail grapplers or stock 285/70/17 duratacs. cuz i was going to switch them over soon.

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Post by JBM Power Wagon » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:33 pm

I'd think you would be ok with either tire. If we happen to get a bunch of snow before the 11th then the Duratracs would be better.

I am running Kelly Safari TSR tires 315/70/17 on the stock rims with no suspension mods. Only mod I have for wheeling is Myoung's locker bypass.
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Post by jseal5757 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:35 pm

ok sounds good. hopefully i can run my trail grapplers then so I'm close to the same size as you guys.

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Post by R0NAN » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:21 pm

I just saw this thread tonight! I'd love to go but I'll be working till about November 21 st. My truck goes in for some body work on Nov 10th from a wheeling mishap this fall. I was out getting fire wood for my campsite and bent my front fender and can't open passenger door. Lucky for me, the damage was limited to only the fender.$1800.00 for new fender, paint ,badges......ouch! After cursing for about 5 minutes and a few smacks of whiskey back at camp,I got over it. New truck damage hurts. Didn't care much with my last ( old) trucks. Stupid fn mud flaps... Pinched against log and pulled fender down. I debated long and hard before putting them on and finally did in hopes of protecting the paint. Big mistake..... Their coming off, at least on the front.
That sounds like a fun run at brazeau dam and I'd be in like a dirty sock if I could. Next time. Hope you all have a great trip. Take pics and post em pls.
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Post by JBM Power Wagon » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:56 pm

R0NAN wrote:I just saw this thread tonight! I'd love to go but I'll be working till about November 21 st. My truck goes in for some body work on Nov 10th from a wheeling mishap this fall. I was out getting fire wood for my campsite and bent my front fender and can't open passenger door. Lucky for me, the damage was limited to only the fender.$1800.00 for new fender, paint ,badges......ouch! After cursing for about 5 minutes and a few smacks of whiskey back at camp,I got over it. New truck damage hurts. Didn't care much with my last ( old) trucks. Stupid fn mud flaps... Pinched against log and pulled fender down. I debated long and hard before putting them on and finally did in hopes of protecting the paint. Big mistake..... Their coming off, at least on the front.
That sounds like a fun run at brazeau dam and I'd be in like a dirty sock if I could. Next time. Hope you all have a great trip. Take pics and post em pls.
Sucks about the fender damage!!! I won't do mud flaps cause I am too afraid of damage caused by them getting stuck on an obstacle. What happened to you had just confirmed that for me again.

Hopefully this will just be the first of some more runs and you can make it on a future one.

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Post by JBM Power Wagon » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:18 pm

So I'm thinking a change of venue might be in order. Drayton Valley is supposed to get upwards of 20 cm of snow on the weekend and could be close to minus 20 on Tuesday. We could go to the Bruderheim area just north east of Edmonton. Closer drive for everybody and not near as much water and ice to worry about.

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Post by jseal5757 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:46 pm

Sounds good to me.

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Post by jseal5757 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:05 pm

Where would we meet up. Like North end of 97th at the tims?

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Post by Mpersicke87 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:51 pm

Sounds like I don't go back to work till the 12th! Pick a patch and let's flex some wagon!

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