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MDH33 09-26-2007 11:46 AM

I was wondering about the equipment requirements for the Rubicon and I saw that front and rear lockers are recommended. Would it be worthwhile to drop another aussie locker in my front diff prior to the trip?? (can't afford an ARB). :o

Hulk 09-26-2007 11:51 AM


Originally Posted by nakman (Post 47094)
Don't forget the 4.88's and a trip to Ben's house.. :D

Still cheaper than the plan I have in my head for the next iteration of my FJ40. And I can get all the 80 stuff done without heavy fabrication. :)

treerootCO 09-26-2007 12:07 PM

and don't forget to ask your new employer for the time off now. ;)

Hulk 09-26-2007 12:12 PM

Yeah, I've been thinking about that. :)

RedFox 09-26-2007 11:53 PM

Rubicon 08

Gail & I have been to the 8 or 9 times. We have both driven "Red Fox" and used a trailer. I prefer using the trailer, its handy if someone breaks. We would usually arrive a day early and stay at Meeks Bay CG in South Lake Tahoe. Its very scenic. Its about a 1-1/2 hour drive to the trailhead.

The weather varies year to year. Last year it was dry & dusty. There have been times when your going through snow drifts, & flooded streams. Since your tent camping, you need camp gear. It always cools off at night. You need to pack all your food, water & ice. I found that it helps to freeze half you water bottles. I recommend that you bring mosquito repellant, small shovel, bucket to haul H2o, toiletries, hand cleaner, sanitizer, bio-degradable soap & folding chairs for the raffle. Rubicon Springs does have out houses, but no showers or store. Some people have solar shower or vehicle showers. "Red Fox" has a R&M vehicle shower, which is available to RS participants.
(The girls shower in their swim suits).

Once in Rubicon Springs if you go over to the Slabs you will find families playing in the water. Swinging from a rope and dropping in the water, floating in inner tubes, just having a ball.

Breakage repairs are done on the trail. Bring spare parts, tools & fluids. I recommend at a MINIMUM you should have a rear locker, 33" tires & rock sliders. Kim & I run front & rear lockers & 35" tires.

Don't be afraid to ask for a spot from an experienced spotter, & follow his directions. This year Tony had several spotters positioned on Cadillac Hill on Sunday. They kept the traffic moving & reduced breakage. He also had everyone sign up for a specified departure time, this eliminated a traffic jam.

This is a memorable event. Hope to see you there. ..... Red Fox

Uncle Ben 10-02-2007 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by nakman (Post 47094)
Don't forget the 4.88's and a trip to Ben's house.. :D

BTW :kevin: you are required to spend the $14 and one hour and upgrade that CB of yours for this... think of the caravan, man :cool:

Hmmmm....I responded to this post a while back but it must not have materialized in the transporter....

I questioned why I would need to upgrade my CB when (many can testify) I have no issues with my CB getting out and touching someone. I could add the magic box I had in Long Grain but then my good friend 3 Dog will not be happy with my choices and I wouldn't want them PO'ed at me!
If'n you talking crazy ham radio license schtuff....:blah:....I can't hear you...:homer:

nakman 10-02-2007 10:03 AM


If'n you talking crazy ham radio license schtuff........I can't hear you...
Yup, time to pull the cotton out of those old school ears of yours.. :lmao:

Uncle Ben 10-02-2007 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by nakman (Post 47617)
Yup, time to pull the cotton out of those old school ears of yours.. :lmao:

Damn....I hate peer pressure! OK...pass it here...I'll take a hit.... :smokin: Oops....wrong forum.. :eek: ........:homer::dunno:

Uncle Ben 10-16-2007 09:16 PM

Bump to keep it in YOUR thoughts.... :thumb:

nakman 11-07-2007 12:15 PM

I put in for my vacation request today... Monday June 16 through Tuesday June 24. Official Rubithon dates are June 18-22, so that gives me 2 days on either side, plus the weekend before to pack.

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