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Old 07-18-2007, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well my dad finally wants to go to a different wheeling spot now when is it the best time of the year to go. and as for parking. is there a place to leave your tow rig and what not? do you have to play to go in ? any infor would be nice

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Old 07-19-2007, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well in big bear you can just off load your rig either in down or near the trail, if you do it by the trail you're going to need a Forest Adventure Pass. If you do it in town somewhere just ask someone if you could leave it in a parking lot, their usually cool about that. You don't have to pay to come in. You could always just drive your rig too.
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There are lots of different places that you can go, so parking a tow rig kind of depends on where you plan on starting. How big a tow rig will also have an effect. There are some day use spots at Hanna Flat campground that are close to many trail heads, but it can be difficult to get a really long setup in there. BB is street legal only so you can always just drive the rig up. If you "park" on forrest service land you need the adventure pass, not if you are driving it.

If you want, post up when you are coming and maybe someone will show you around.

There is no best time to go really. It's nice up there right now, in the 80's recently, that's a heat wave for us.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ya. my dad want to go around dec. and I tho there where be to much snow to wheel. But my tow rig is not to long a super duty with a 18 ft long trailer. and I could drive my truck on the street. cops don't complain when see off road trucks on the street. I have no mud flaps and real beadlocks
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ya. my dad want to go around dec. and I tho there where be to much snow to wheel. But my tow rig is not to long a super duty with a 18 ft long trailer. and I could drive my truck on the street. cops don't complain when see off road trucks on the street. I have no mud flaps and real beadlocks
There is sometimes snow in December. I'm not a fan myself, but lots of people make special trips just to wheel in the snow.

You will always take your chances driving on the street. They do sometimes give out tickets for mud flaps, but they are not crazy about it in my experience. I doubt that they would even notice the bead locks.
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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we have left tow rigs over night by the dump entrance and been ok

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ya. my dad want to go around dec. and I tho there where be to much snow to wheel.
Do it- snow wheeling up there is a blast. Couple bad spots on Holcomb Creek where if you are wide you might end up off a small cliff in the snow.
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I'm thinking about going up there Sat. any body else wanna go? I've only been there once, when it was snowing. It was also before I did all the work on my Sub.
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cant go this sat. going racing. but still working my dad to go next week tho
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I'm thinking about going up there Sat. any body else wanna go? I've only been there once, when it was snowing. It was also before I did all the work on my Sub.
Well I'm trying to get FJ40forlife to go out early on Saturday. If you want to meet up let me know.


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cant go this sat. going racing. but still working my dad to go next week tho
You still want to go out??
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I went yesterday, did Gold Mt., John Bull. alot of fun. I was in the Suburban.
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Nice pictures. Who is the guy in the cruiser? That thing is sweet looking.
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Well I'm trying to get FJ40forlife to go out early on Saturday. If you want to meet up let me know.




You still want to go out??
I dont really no what you trying to say with but. the old man is the one that drives the trailer. and doesnt let my drive it yet. so he has to go......
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I dont really no what you trying to say with but. the old man is the one that drives the trailer. and doesnt let my drive it yet. so he has to go......
Not being rude, you just never got back to me. Sorry! You can't drive the cruiser up here????
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I met the guy in the FJ up there ,I think his name is Mike. He was pretty cool, and that FJ is sick! Its got alot of flex.
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Not being rude, you just never got back to me. Sorry! You can't drive the cruiser up here????
Could drive it in the street. Just dont like trying to fix it in the freeway when something breaks . and my dad doesnt let me drive the ford with the trailer yet...........

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I met the guy in the FJ up there ,I think his name is Mike. He was pretty cool, and that FJ is sick! Its got alot of flex.
Any more pic???
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You still want to go play on Saturday????
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Let me know when you take that suburban back to Big Bear, I'd like to tag along and do some "first time" out testing on my recently acquired '90 burb.
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Umm still working some bugs out on my fj40. and Should be a easy fix tho...
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Got any pics of the Sub? If its stock it won't make it up some of the trails, mostly cause of the wheel base. There is still alot of trails you will make it up. Just depends on how much body damge you and/or your truck are willing to take. I draged my diff's all over the place. still fun though.
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Scratch Saturday for me, I just ripped out my front brake lines., I was running a trail close to home and the next thing i new I couldn't stop. Oh well.
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still working on some stuff like replacing my ball joints, but I seem to have some nice clearance. Here's a couple pics before I cleaned it up some more:




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hey can you try to e-mail those pics? They didn't come up.kozmo469@hotmail.com
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You should be able to go pretty far with that. What size tires? Whats your clearance from frame to ground? I'm runnin 36" TSL's and about 23" of clearance under my frame. I'm also removing all the stock rear bumper and hitch set up a makeing a new one today. It will give me alot more room and a stronger bumper.
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