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Old 06-05-2021, 01:06 PM   #21
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Nice trip there Jeff. As per the sideways photos and photo loading, Iíve been using Tapatalk, much easier to load them directly from your phone photos, no messing around and the text is formatted for phones. Itís been a while since signing up but I think thereís a free version and a paid with no adds, I can access most of the forums I visit, including expo, you can add the ones you like to a list for faster accessÖ..travel safe!
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Old 06-05-2021, 01:38 PM   #22
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In over 24 hours, I have not seen or heard one single vehicle. https://ridebdr.com/wabdr/
Pretty much the norm around where I live and camp. Why I chose to live in outback Nevada 50 years ago.

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Definitely nice to take the road less traveled.

I carry an extra starter.

I would carry a chain saw, but with limited space (obviously), the need hasn’t been high enough so far to find space or remove something else. I do have a couple hand saws.
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I did this trip 2 years ago but went south to north. See lots of reports that some sections are still not passable due to snow.

Enjoy your trip!!

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Two more great days of fantastic scenery and some challenging roads. Last night was super windy and being camped deep in the forest I was concerned about falling trees, either blocking the road or worse, landing on the van, but it was just fine, although there were hundreds of trees that had fallen across the road recently. Fortunately, it was like someone with a chainsaw was just in front of me since lots of them were freshly cut with wood chips covering the road. Once again I had two options the easier or the harder route, so naturally I took the hard route. At the beginning of the route it passed what I can only describe as a community of meth labs. There were countless dilapidated trailers, abandoned motor homes, campers, wrecked cars, busses with plywood in the windows, piles of trash and folks giving me dirty looks as passed by, it was pretty scary. Being Sunday the traffic increased dramatically, I probably saw 10 trucks and as many motorcycles but the biggest surprise was the mountain bike race. On a steep and rutted downhill there were probably 30 or more huffing and puffing their way to the top, mad respect for them. Some of the ruts were so deep that if I didnít drive on the high wheel track, the van would bottom out. Actually, it did once and I had a hard time getting through it. I made 108 miles today in 12 hours with an average speed of about 8.5mph and had snow and rain. Fun stuff.
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I See lots of reports that some sections are still not passable due to snow. Rob
Fortunately the snow is melting rapidly, the rivers are swollen.
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Hey Arctic, what are those bars coming off your brush guard and attaching to the gutter above the cab? I can’t say I have ever seen that. Do they serve a purpose or are they just eye candy? Pretty neat!

Love the trip report!
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The bars allow tree limbs to slide up to the top of the van and over the solar panels. I still need to fabricate a couple bars that will go from one side to the other for lights and a roof top basket.
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The bars allow tree limbs to slide up to the top of the van and over the solar panels. I still need to fabricate a couple bars that will go from one side to the other for lights and a roof top basket.

Was wondering and thinking the same thing. Cool AND functional. How about that!!??


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