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  1. ArmyofMike

    Clovis/Fresno Meetup

    For the Buck Rock Trail, my understanding if I remember from my last trip is there isn't a gate, so the trail is technically "always" open. Now the fire lookout typically operates from June to October and may be closed at the time of your run...
  2. ArmyofMike

    Clovis/Fresno Meetup

    My wife loves camping, hates offroading. Trust me, I've tried. :disrelieved: :laughing:
  3. ArmyofMike

    Clovis/Fresno Meetup

    Dang, 6/23 is my wedding anniversary. I'll catch the next trip. Make sure you all stop to check out the tower too given the gate is open.
  4. ArmyofMike

    What Did You Do With Your Rig Today?

    Is your hood vinyl, plasti-dip or paint? Bumper looks good too.
  5. ArmyofMike

    Clovis/Fresno Meetup

    It seems the Fresno/Clovis scene is DOA..... @Narbob @TOMB @Kent R Coffee and rigs? Trail run? Meet and greet? I am going to participate in a car show organized by a local church on Fathers Day June 16, perhaps we could use as a meetup ($10/car to enter) or just come and hang? The car show...
  6. ArmyofMike

    Battle at Death Valley over Lithium Mining

    Interesting article I read this morning in the LA Times. There is a push by a mining company to dig exploratory wells in Death Valley dry lake beds in the quest for lithium. This is the first I heard of it, but an interesting issue to face. They need lithium for green energy, but do we destroy...
  7. ArmyofMike

    Clovis/Fresno Meetup

    I am up for it. I would like to see a regular meeting. The Dutch Bros in Fresno on Palm/Herndon has a decent parking lot. Would be fun to start a Rigs and Coffee event....
  8. ArmyofMike

    Jeep JKU Overland build - stiffer springs?

    So after much research, I'm actually rethinking the 3.5" RE as it seems to yield closer to 4"-4.5" depending on application! That's too much for my rig and too many other parts I would need to change out. At this point, I'm thinking the RE 2.5" Progressive springs will do better for my...
  9. ArmyofMike

    Jeep JKU Overland build - stiffer springs?

    Just did Mojave road and I use a RC Puck lift....To say my rear stock springs sagged is an understatement. I'm thinking I may go with a Rubicon Express 3.5" coil lift in the near future. Part # RE7142P (as I'm going to get the Progressive Springs/coils this go around.) I've enjoyed the puck...
  10. ArmyofMike

    Mojave Road Conditions? Can you update?

    Thanks Dan! Yes, we will make our way through Cima for the DV mine. Those that need it can gas up if they have some. M
  11. ArmyofMike

    Mojave Road Conditions? Can you update?

    Interesting as the trail is only 160 miles from Avi to I15 out of Afton area. We are going to take some detours, but I get about 15mpg on trails so figured I'd have plenty. I am taking my 5gal extra, but may take a bit more then. I'll research a bit too. Thanks all! Stoked!
  12. ArmyofMike

    Mojave Road Conditions? Can you update?

    Thanks for the report Dan! Good to hear the trail is in good order. I plan to hit DV Mine and Afton Mine. For the gas, you used your reserve? The Mojave Road start to finish is only 160+ side treks. Am I missing something? Thanks M
  13. ArmyofMike

    Mojave Road Conditions? Can you update?

    Thanks @Narbob! Appreciate the info! Soooo looking forward to it! M
  14. ArmyofMike

    Mojave Road Conditions? Can you update?

    Hey Overlanders, I have a trip in 1.5 weeks to Mojave Road planned and am looking for any road reports, trail conditions, dry lake bed info or Mojave River crossing information that anyone who has done the trail recently can provide? I talked to the Kelso Rangers District mid-week, but it...
  15. ArmyofMike

    Trash is trash is trash...right?

    I'll be in Mojave in 2 weeks.....you want me to clean them up?! [emoji6][emoji39][emoji848] On another note, where the old bus was, I thought of starting a small yellow school bus shrine with hot wheels and die cast models. [emoji38][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji854]
  16. ArmyofMike

    Trash is trash is trash...right?

    I believe the organization of trash makes it either trash, art, or trashy art....lol
  17. ArmyofMike

    Overland Trailer - Lowe’s 3x5 Carry On - Kevin

    I like it, but I just look at the frame and think it isn't rigid enough? Did you add extra bracing/support to the frame and tongue?
  18. ArmyofMike

    Heating water under the hood

    I've always thought of putting a water container under my Jeep hood to get hot from the engine compartment. Not boiling, but hot enough to take a quick cleaning of the hot spots. I figure a water container under the hood could reach up to 80-100 degrees on a warm day. Not a hot bath, but a warm...
  19. ArmyofMike

    Show your "Overland Gear Challenge!"

    It was more of a joke. Haha [emoji90][emoji90]
  20. ArmyofMike

    Show your "Overland Gear Challenge!"

    It does all fit. This was after we had pre-packed and then unloaded it for the [emoji991] ! [emoji41][emoji41]