Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

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Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby Nikkormat » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:49 pm

Is everybody ready to start planning for Moab Spring of 2017? EJS Should be from April 8-16 this year, and I know I'll have to work around Easter. I've got welding class every Saturday so I'm finalizing the dates for March 27th thru March 30th! That gives everyone plenty of travel time and should be early enough to avoid most EJS BS. Those will be next years dates as well.

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017? March 28th through April 1st?

Postby derf » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:37 pm

I've never been to EJS so I'm planning on going that week.

I want to try Hell's gate with some seasoned spotters. And I want to check out the vendors.

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017? March 28th through April 1st?

Postby rainman » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:27 pm

I would be interested in the traditional week after EJS for FSJ fun.
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017? March 28th through April 1st?

Postby BRUTUS » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:49 pm

I'm not sure if I will be able to make it in the spring... lots of powertrain to swap/figure out before then.
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017? March 28th through April 1st?

Postby shimniok » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:59 pm

I am tentatively planning on it. If I get thru emissions and the Jeep doesn't have a catastrophic failure and barring other unforseen forces...

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017? March 28th through April 1st?

Postby Nikkormat » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:38 am

shimniok wrote:I am tentatively planning on it. If I get thru emissions and the Jeep doesn't have a catastrophic failure and barring other unforseen forces...

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Cool! Are you going to be around for the run on Sunday?
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017? March 28th through April 1st?

Postby Blake » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:57 am

put me down for tentative.

pending all the stuff I have going on...

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Postby Nikkormat » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:38 pm

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017? March 28th through April 1st?

Postby shimniok » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:34 pm

Sunday? Not sure. Will try and finalize plans and hotel reservations soon.

I asked Violet if she wanted to go again. She shouted an excited 'yes' almost before I finished asking. ;)

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Postby fulsizjeep » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:24 am

I would thinking about this but I have Las Cruces plans that month.
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017? March 28th through April 1st?

Postby shimniok » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:35 am

Anyone interested in an overland type trip out there?

I went to the Rocky mountain overland meetup this month and a guy was talking about a Montrose to Moab thing. Blake or Nikkormat probably know some paths.

I might be up for that on the way out, maybe camp one night on the way.

Also... I would love to think about a white rim expedition next year. Gotta get permits / camp site reservations way in advance.

I am gearing up to do emissions. Plan: new exhaust (cat, especially), check EGR, finish TBI datalogger, wideband sensor install, further tuning, then test again.

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017? March 28th through April 1st?

Postby Blake » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:01 pm

You leave Colorado through the town of Gateway, CO.

There are a few different paths to take and a couple of them will have too much snow. I don't think they actually close the trail with gates, but believe me, there is too much snow.

There are a couple of ways to get to Moab from Gateway that are graded dirt roads that will be open/no snow. I believe you could even tow a camper through those roads.

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017? March 28th through April 1st?

Postby Nikkormat » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:24 pm

I'm going the gateway co - Moab route. Camping at porcupine rim in sand flats.
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017? March 28th through April 1st?

Postby shimniok » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:45 pm

I'll check out the gateway routes, thanks.

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby Nikkormat » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:00 pm

OK! I have my schedule for this year and next finalized, so the 2017 and 2018 invasion dates are going to be March 27th thru March 30th!

Like Ouray those dates are ones where you should be checked into your campground ready to wheel for a day. But also like Ouray, those are more guide lines than rules.

Tentatively, I would like one day to be spent in sand flats hopefully running hell's revenge. A day at the sand dunes north of town. Other than that I'll probably just spend a few days driving around and doing the tourist thing.
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby BRUTUS » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:52 pm

Wow... March got here QUICK! I am definitely not going to have the powertrain swap done in time. Not sure if I am going to make it since I have to figure out what to do with the kids/wife.
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby shimniok » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:29 pm

I'm going ... even if it is in the WRX! Hmmm... maybe if I get enough speed up I can make it over stuff?? :D

We're arriving Thu afternoon, heading back Sunday afternoon. Staying at Moab Valley RV Resort & CG.
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby Nikkormat » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:35 pm

I'm unsure at this point, sadly. The Jeep is ready to go except one small detail... The engine. :(
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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby Blake » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:13 pm

I don't know that I'm gonna make it this year.... the clutch in the honcho is getting really bad. I was 'wheeling up to my neighbors house the other day on a steep hill in the snow and I could smell it bad. Plus it's being used as a tractor now; pulling full lenght pine logs and towing the dually up the driveway when I get water.

I'm way too busy to slap a clutch in it right now.

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Re: Moab FSJ Invasion Spring 2017! March 27th thru the 30th!

Postby Nikkormat » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:16 pm

Blake, if you get a clutch kit I'll come help you put it in one Saturday/Sunday.

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