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Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:59 pm
by DamageWagon
gun45boat wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:32 pm
I will be making this event April30-May 6th 2018 Looking forward to finally completing Hot Tub and Widow Maker unassisted
Woohoo! Thank you for volunteering your truck for the rollover recovery training :run:

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:08 pm
by TonkaPW
I maybe out there for this trip. Need to convince the wife that a trip to Moab for our anniversary isn't just about playing with the truck off road. :D

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:23 pm
by MikeKey
Alright guys, registration is now open, check out the video in the first post for all the details!

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:38 pm
by FordyceCreekTrail
Other pages are not loading right now...stalling out

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:14 am
by MikeKey
FordyceCreekTrail wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:38 pm
Other pages are not loading right now...stalling out
That's weird, could be CDN propagation, that can take up to 48hrs.

But we've had 14 registrations already. :cheers: Going to be a fun event.
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Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:54 pm
by HerBoldAdventure
Reminder, if you are planning to attend the event, please review the event schedule: https://powerwagonsinmoab.com/itinerary/

And then register here: https://powerwagonsinmoab.com/2018-sign-up-form/

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:03 pm
by frq flyr
See y'all there!

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:22 pm
by MikeKey
frq flyr wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:03 pm
See y'all there!
Looking forward to it.

:cheers:

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:05 pm
by gun45boat
Yea. I meant 2015 damn the time flies by. I am not a Facebook fan (never had an account, and never will).... Hell I am kinda anti-social media in general. Don't even do Twatter;)

Ill try to contact Jeff Thats great news he is coming for the 2018 event. We all had a freaking blast in 2015. Looking forward to hitting it up again this year.

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:10 pm
by gun45boat
Yes, I have no problem rolling my truck over for the Recovery training;)

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:10 am
by MikeKey
Alright guys, due to the overwhelming response to PWiM, we will be closing registration on February 1st. We are at capacity to handle the group size. We've got 33 people signed up to attend, so if you're on the fence, sign up before Thursday.

https://powerwagonsinmoab.com/

Some important points for those looking to register before then:

The gear requirements are mandatory: https://powerwagonsinmoab.com/gear/

There are a few known obstacles on each trail a seasoned off-roader will need spotting on, and spotters will be provided. For the rest, you are entirely on your own. Because of the size of the group, we need to keep moving at a safe speed.

If you are falling behind, we strongly recommend that you have a map of the trail. The FunTreks guide to Moab is a great resource: http://amzn.to/2ByhTga

Most trail days start at 7 or 7:30 with a driver’s meeting, and we expect to be on the trail shortly after. Please be courteous of the group and show up 5-10 minutes before the scheduled driver’s meeting.

While PWiM is an absolute blast, it is not a walk in the park. It can be grueling, stressful, and exhausting, especially if you aren’t used to Moab and all the high desert throws at you. Remember, you do have the option to skip a trail day if you need to rest and recover, and we strongly recommend it.

:cheers:

PS: Here is a sneak peek of this year's t-shirt design:
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Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:15 am
by MikeKey
Also, we've got a bunch of gear to give away at this year's recovery course put on by Nena Barlow from A LOT of great companies, like Factor55, White Knuckle Offroad Products, Bubba Rope, Maxx Trax, Dead Man offroad, Tread Lightly, Kong Coolers, Krazey Beaver, Baja Designs, Thuren, Ram and more.

We might actually have FCA Ram product guys come out to our event too. So this will be A LOT of fun.

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:55 pm
by Pit Slave
MikeKey wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:10 am
Alright guys, due to the overwhelming response to PWiM, we will be closing registration on February 1st. We are at capacity to handle the group size. We've got 33 people signed up to attend, so if you're on the fence, sign up before Thursday.

https://powerwagonsinmoab.com/
Correction, 34.

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:00 pm
by MikeKey
Pit Slave wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:55 pm
MikeKey wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:10 am
Alright guys, due to the overwhelming response to PWiM, we will be closing registration on February 1st. We are at capacity to handle the group size. We've got 33 people signed up to attend, so if you're on the fence, sign up before Thursday.

https://powerwagonsinmoab.com/
Correction, 34.
:cheers: :rockon:

Glad to have you! At least we know we don't have to hold your hand. :lol:

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:44 pm
by MikeKey
ALSO, COMMS will be the same as last year, since it worked well for us.

COMMS:

* thanks to @aearles for compiling this information

We didn't have comms last year, but this year it's a requirement. We are using comms to keep things organized on the trail.

Official trail communications will be on GMRS/FRS shared channels. We believe this will be the easiest for most people to obtain, should perform better than CB, and doesn't require testing like ham. If you have a GMRS license, you can use a Midland MXT-105 mobile radio, or BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio handheld. I suggest using an external antenna if possible to improve range. You can obtain a GMRS license for $65 here:
http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?job=home

If you do not want to get GMRS license/hardware, you can use FRS walkies on these same channels, you can get these for ~$30 at Walmart or Amazon. The range will be limited but should be acceptable with the size of our group and the speeds we'll be traveling. I highly recommend that you at least bring a walky to use, it will improve everyone's experience.

For those running Baofeng Handhelds, @aearles put together a small config with all of the relevant channels. You can use CHIRP to flash this image to your device.

Ham Baofeng Image: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l5m1v3kkfbm5w ... m.img?dl=0

Non-Ham Baofeng Image: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sivjcmir7v89n ... S.img?dl=0

Download CHIRP Here: http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Download

Baofeng Programming Cable: http://amzn.to/2eTXMhe

The config contains the following memory slots:

1-3 FRS Primary, Secondary, and Backup. We will only change from primary if there is interference on the channel. If others are using our frequency it's best to just move to the next.

11-14 Common Ham Simplex Channels for monitoring. 13 is the assigned simplex frequency for Hams in our group. TX is disabled in the non-ham configuration.

21-25 Ham repeaters accessible in the area. TX is disabled on the non-ham configuration.

41-50 Weather channels, these are set to skip when scanning but are programmed in case you need to check weather forcast/conditions.

Those of us with Ham Radio licenses will plan to use 146.400 for simplex. This will allow us to communicate over greater distances than FRS/GMRS and we can relay to those nearby as needed. There's good repeater details in the first post as well, this should be helpful for reaching town or other hams without cell service.

If you're not licensed but are interested in improving your mobile communications, it's very easy to get licensed and has a lot of advantages. The test is very easy to pass, costs $0-$15 depending on the testing center, and licenses are issued within about one week. I can help you get started if you're interested, PM @aearles.

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:43 am
by gun45boat
Shirts look great. Can we put in pre-orders for the shirts? Also, Can you have some white shirts for us Florida folks ;);)
What brand are the Shirts? Anvil? Haynes?

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:26 pm
by MikeKey
I don't use cheap brands or cuts. :p They are NextLevel, we will have a big & tall sizing though that has to be Haynes as Nextlevel tops out at 2XL.

These are the same as last years shirt and the same ones Thuren uses too. :cheers: Very comfy.

You'll have a choice of a dozen colors. We'll be doing orders in two weeks, probably around the 15th. And will stop around April 15th. I'm getting samples this week.

We're working out our Alumni decals too and a few other aspects.

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Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:36 pm
by MikeKey
Alright guys, we had to close registration. The turn out this year is going to probably be the biggest it's every been. We're at our limit to even handle anyone else.

40 people is YUGE!!!

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:43 pm
by Pit Slave
MikeKey wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:36 pm
Alright guys, we had to close registration. The turn out this year is going to probably be the biggest it's every been. We're at our limit to even handle anyone else.

40 people is YUGE!!!
Correction:
It IS the largest potential turnout it's ever been.

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:02 am
by DamageWagon
I don’t know what you plan to do with 40 people but I’m going to do some skid plate testing with the Wrecking Crew Jeff’s :popcorn:

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:23 am
by MikeKey
Here are some other random facts:

23 trucks are running sliders (most of them WKO of course) and those folks are planning to have a bit more fun than others. ;)

5 trucks are completely stock.

5 trucks are stock with the exception of 35s or 37s.

11 trucks have a custom front bumper.

6 trucks have a custom rear bumper.

Not everyone running front diff protection (20 trucks) have rear diff protection (16 trucks).

And last but not least, 3 trucks are on 40s+ and one of them plans on tackling Widowmaker.

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:02 am
by Pit Slave
Honestly, those facts could still change. There's still time between now and the end of April. :lol:

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:11 pm
by MikeKey
They sure could. 11 smart people are running DamageWagon's Oil & Skid Plate!

We do need some more volunteer spotters. Although there will be one spotter per group, no one yelling over each other. But I think we're going to need to break up on the trail to keep things moving along. So say 1 spotter for the first 5 guys, then the next 5 have a guy whose spotting them, and so on.

The first group gets through and continues on the trail. Depending on the trail, designated spots were we all meet back up. Like Seven Mile, Lunch at Uranium Arch, group photo over by Monitor and Merrimack. Group on Wipe Out Hill and regroup at end of trail.

Kinda like that.

I'm excited, should be a good time.

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:58 am
by KevinABQ
Bummer, registration closed before I got my new truck home.

Re: MOAB 2018 - Apr 30 - May 6

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:48 am
by 05PWrockcrawler
Well look who's back. Haven't been on in a while. Looking forward to the Moab trip yes I'm registered. Been slacking getting on the social media but will try to get my act together. So hopefully the Mall Crawler will make another epic trip and make some more memories with friends as owning a PW it's all about the adventures and memories you make that last a lifetime. Shes getting old and beat up but she gets the job done. I might actually fix some things before I go. Never mind she's ready to go always!