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Old 02-21-2012, 08:13 PM   #11
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I'll be there, making the trek from NC & then exploring a bit afterwards. Looking forward to it!
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:22 PM   #12
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I've committed to attend. I look forward to meeting everybody.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:54 AM   #13
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Went last year, did fly and drive in rental "all wheel drive" which got returned a little dusty!
My wife and I had a great time!
Strongly recommend it.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:40 AM   #14
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Anyone trying to group camp spaces together while there for the vans?
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Anyone trying to group camp spaces together while there for the vans?
Are you thinking of staying in the provided camp sites or making your own in the nearby Forest Service land? I'm familiar with the Mormon Lake area, and there are a lot of forest service roads with nice camp sites within a few miles.
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I was thinking the dry camping area right there to be close to everything. What about you guys?
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:32 PM   #17
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Brent, re camping, that sounds good. We'll chat more about it in person.

To folks who have previously attended the expo: we'd appreciate advice re picking the hands-on driving classes. Trying to figure out which classes to prioritize. We have intermediate level experience but have not taken formal 4WD classes yet.

Which was more helpful for intermediate drivers: the overland driving course or the advanced driving and recovery seminars (e.g. topics such as marshaling, failed hill, single vehicle recovery, tire pressure, etc) ?
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:42 AM   #18
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To folks who have previously attended the expo: we'd appreciate advice re picking the hands-on driving classes. Trying to figure out which classes to prioritize. We have intermediate level experience but have not taken formal 4WD classes yet.

Which was more helpful for intermediate drivers: the overland driving course or the advanced driving and recovery seminars (e.g. topics such as marshaling, failed hill, single vehicle recovery, tire pressure, etc) ?
Folks can sign up to take their vehicles onto the on-site "obstacle course." I am not sure that qualifies as a class as it is just a lap around it, but it seemed like the goal of the staff was to get you to a point you probably have not yet experienced. Do not know about the off-site off-road experience. My wife did the marshaling class---really helped! Vehicle recovery, winch, tire repair, installing on-board air were great classes. Don't know what "failed hill" is. Also good were courses taught by folks who have done extensive traveling outside the US and could talk about packing tips, world wide GPS, phone communication. The pre-signup procedure is kind'a overdone as things are much looser once you get there.
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The pre-signup procedure is kind'a overdone as things are much looser once you get there.
Good to know. Expo's schedule makes class signups at Cal Berkeley look simple!

Thanks for the advice.
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Thinking the same thing Katherine!
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