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Old 02-15-2017, 06:47 AM   #11
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I'm expecting that we're going to hear from Brian in Fresno this week. Meanwhile...
Got our check cashed by SMBw and we're apparently in the cue for a van and build that'll start sometime around the end go the year and end... TBD....

Submitted a lot of ideas and some pictures to Brian, he's the dude that navigated us through the PH top that was added to our rig awhile back. Like him, and he's been steady on comms so far.

Since our new rig is an EB body with 4x4 and I'm feeling positive that the weight will require DRW. I'm off to study up on what we will need to know about chaining up when it's r1-r3 conditions on California roads: chains on all wheels! Dam, I better get a onesie overall to crawl around in ....

As climbers we've been studying and reading up on our Climbers Forums: SuperTopo, Mountain Project, etc.. We've been working through the steps too ween ourselves from the e350RB, 4x4 lockers ability and our considerations that 'so many' locales require beast mode to get to and climb; basically, it's not true that we'll be snake bitten if we transition to our new rig.

We even went though all of the Guide Books we have to research future sites and past trips to find exactly what we needed and if we could have done without. It'll be like losing a kiddo to growin' up we figure, change requires loss.

The ol' timer climber crew would start their answer with this lead, " You're gonna die...", then they chirp up about how they see the whole shebang unfolding, no matter what the topic, based on their wizened, hard earned wrinkles in how a life plays itself out. Climbing route wise, sweetheart wise, vehicle wise or the way to open a bottle of nearly frozen beer. They'll chime in... so far the consensus from the geezers has been: 'move on'
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:35 AM   #12
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Since our new rig is an EB body with 4x4 and I'm feeling positive that the weight will require DRW. I'm off to study up on what we will need to know about chaining up when it's r1-r3 conditions on California roads: chains on all wheels! Dam, I better get a onesie overall to crawl around in ....
The topic of snow chains in CA is discussed in my build thread. http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...-16293-29.html
Start at Post 232 where the MB owner's manual is quoted: "Mount snow chains only in pairs and only to the rear wheels".

As to the onesie, good idea! I keep a pair of waterproof Tyvek coveralls in the container where the cable chains are stored.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:34 AM   #13
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Fitz,
Thanks for the redirect. I read that, happy it's pairs and rear end only; I'm still getting my onesie, I might even wear it around the house this weekend doing chores and researching. '... or maybe not!', says granny.
So coffee and shorts it is...
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:39 AM   #14
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Yo, SOB! Uh hold it... StraightOuttaBallard does sound better, what's the status on you having your rig built out at SMB?
SMB still buried and extending wait times? What did you end up doing...
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