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Old 01-04-2009, 09:21 PM   #11
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I agree with you Seth, but I extended my breathers up really high. Never thot to ask deminimis where his are. Also, it is at least a three hour drive back around the other way and like I said, never thot it would be like this. Eight inches max in years past. I'll PM deminimis to remind him to check his fluids for the dreaded milky color. Sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do.... besides, real men don't backtrack
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:08 PM   #12
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I'm probably heading down to Loreto around the 15th via wherever along the way. Are you guys still going to be down there?
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:28 PM   #13
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In El Centro, CA now on the way home. Vacation Inn here is $22 and full hook ups. There's a guy pump'n here, I think, so those hook ups might be available too. If going south along "the worst road in Baja", turn off your fridge. That road killed my and Scatter's fridges. Wish I was heading back down, but the 'ol gal needs some serious work (blown rear seal). De Minimis tip of the day: Bounce dryer sheets with Frabreeze is the best air freshener around.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:37 PM   #14
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Yeah, my girlfriend, her dog and my dog drove around Baja for 6 weeks last year in my ol' Toyota with a flip-pac camper last year...good times. I have the SMB this year so we are stepping it up a bit. We have a Norcold...Is that the fridge got killed? Thanks for the advice...I'm getting ancy about getting on the road so some fellow SMB owners would be cool to hang out with...Sorry to hear about the van...Safe travels
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:44 PM   #15
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Yup, Norcold. Think the freon leaked out while bouncing down the road south of Puertocitos. Not sure if having it off would have saved it, but worth a shot.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:56 PM   #16
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Ahhh...Puertocitos, Mex. 5. That is a fun drive. Gonzaga bay with all the Canadians....Coco's Corner, which reminds me...When we were down there last year Coco still had both his legs but the other one was in bad shape. Did he end up loosing it? What a great guy...Man I need to get back down there...Did you guys go through the misson near Bahia de los angelos?
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:58 PM   #17
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And is it paved yet?
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:28 PM   #18
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Saw the remenants of an old mission. Punta Bufeo to Gonzaga to BLA, to San Fransito, through El Arco to San Ignacio (the only night we haven't slept in the Sporty), to Sta Rosalia, to GN (hate that town), back to Gonzaga, to San Felipe (Tiki's RV park I'd rec it) and crossed this afternoon. Doing some laundry right now so I'll have something to wear tomorrow.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:30 AM   #19
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Man I really hate having to drive through deep water. I really creates lots of work (problems). If you look at the SMB 4x4 setup on the axle vents they really can't take it that deep. (Note to self; extend axle vent hoses and add filters) I would really really want to get somewhere to drive through water that deep.
What is involved in extending the vent hoses and what type of "filters" are you talking about?
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:50 AM   #20
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The filters are to make sure you don't suck dirt, debris into the vent. Virtually any small air filter (think valave cover breather vent/filter, vent on a compressor) can be made to work.

A couple of breather filters examples.





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