I want to start this blog by letting everyone know I have no idea what I'm doing but wanted to share in my experience with taking care of the bodywork on my 1964 Chevy Truck. (not the one in this image but I do want this light olive paint color)
From my understanding you have four major stages
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Get down to the bare metal is my first step (no rust, no paint, less iss
We have a small bit of land in Davison, MI with a beginner offroad trail that at times requires some technique to get through some tight spots. I had my wife drive our 97 Chevy 1500 pickup through the trail to see how these new blacklion tires do. Not too bad but if the mud is thick they cake pretty bad and won't clear out. So she got stuck
So obviously I had to walk up to the house and get the K5 and pull her out which obviously the most difficult part was walking from the back of
I have two boys that love to run there four wheelers around our 9 acres but watching them drive reckless (like they are unstoppable) made me gather some videos I wanted them to watch to bring them back to reality and show them other kids that also thought they were unstoppable until they were stopped dead in there tracks.
Girl, 12, dies after ATV crash Up North, organs donated
14-year-old boy dies in ATV crash
A common question is "what modifications should I make to my vehicle to make it trail worthy?" Reading the offroad magazines, you might think gears, lockers, armor and a radical suspension is required. Below is our take on what it takes to Fool Around offroad. Note that modifications are listed in order of importance and each level assumes you have done everything in the previous step.
Before doing any modifications, make sure you are starting with a good platform. M
Every vehicle should carry these and they should be securely fastened down (like everything else). You should be able to reach the flashlight and fire extinguisher from your seat. Factory seat belts do not release if you are upside down (don't ask how we know this).
First aid kit (include any of your family's special needs like EpiPens or insulin)
Complete change of clothes
Full size spare tire
At the beginning of a trail ride it is common to introduce yourself. Include a nickname or handle that is easy for everyone else to remember. Be sure to figure out the name or handle of the people in front and behind you. This way you can get on the CB and say something like "Hey Turtle, stay to the left at the top of that hill."
Chatter can liven things up, but limit it to easy sections of the trail. You don't want to be telling a long joke while someone else needs to w
Here are some tips (always growing) of items to bring with you on your adventure
Carry multiple way to make a fire
Fire can be used to:
cook and preserve food
purify water & sterilize wound dressings
act as a signaling device
There are several easy methods to start a fire that include:
Matches (kept in a waterproof case)
Magnesium bar with built in flint and your knife. I like Doan Magnesium Sta
Ham Radio or CB Radio
License practice quiz https://myoffroadradio.com/courses/online-ham-radio-technician-license-class/
Study Guides: http://www.w5yi.org/
More Practice Tests: https://www.qrz.com/
Here are some things to look for in a mobile ham radio for 4-wheeling:
Dual band feature (2 m / 70 cm) - access any repeaters as you travel regardless if they are 2 meter or 70 centimeters.
High output wattage - nice
What are some great TV Shows focused around crushing some gears?
Street Outlaws - Discovery
Truck Night in America - History Channel
Alaska Offroad Warriors - History Channel
Expedition Overland - Youtube
So I'm one of those guys that likes my cake and eat it to. So I want the best of all worlds.
What am I working with?
I have a 2013 Ram 3500 Crew Cab with the Cummins Diesel Engine,
What are my goals?
I want everything.. offroad capability and yet this is my daily driver as well as it has to tow the largest and heaviest fifth wheel travel trailer
What have I been looking at?
Really impressed with Diesel Power Products Nomad build of a Ram 2500. Looks like I could
So my 2013 Dodge RAM 3500 had an issue with the DEF pump and injector ($2500 in parts) so I had to get a rental since the repair was going to be roughly two weeks due to lack of parts. At first enterprise gave me a Dodge Journey.. what a serious piece of crap that was. I couldn't drive it more than a day and had to exchange it for something else, anything else. I paid for an upgrade (spoil myself) on the Nissan Armada. Never drove one before and figured this is the perfect opportunity to se
Gray Rock ORV -very cool! Usually 6-8 open rides a year
Morris Mountain ORV -open almost every weekend
Little River Canyon
Hurricane Creek Tuscaloosa, AL - Great short paddling trip! 10min form my house!
Mountain Side Off Road Park
Superlift ORV Park
Gear Crushers and Offroad
How many times have you gone to a website and invested time in adding and contributing to the community to have them change or just call it quits. I am tired of being involved with communities / websites that the admins just don't keep up to date with patches or no involvement because the community has given up on them.
We at Gear Crushers love everything. I don't want to have to join multiple different clubs because I enjoy different toys. Most everything is
2016 – Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America
With over 12,600 responses from off-roading enthusiasts, PartCatalog has compiled the top off road trails and rides of choice for 39 states in America. Through Facebook correspondence and word of mouth from parks, trails, and off-roading clubs, respondents learned about the survey and were excited to share their top picks for The 2016 Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America.
To compile these results, we asked three questions: