Dam by the time i load it up even if i had a back seat no one could use it lol ... whats left a trailer ?? argh i hate the thought but i want all my friends to experience this great time <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
Originally posted by joep:
<STRONG>load their shit on the rig and tell them to walk. Or they could buy there own rig. Ride bicycles. ride a quad. I know, I know, strap a rocking chair to the top of your rig and put granny up there.</STRONG>
do what wee did at ramsey, steve drove,michelle and the kids sat in the front seat, i stood on the back and held onto the rack. cool expirience but ya gotta watch out for the trees <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
Full size spare tire, bed mounted hi-lift jack, axe, shovel and jerry can holders. The tonnue cover keeps out the dust of your gear and it will follow you pretty much anywhere you have the balls to pull it.
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Why is it, Two guys can haul 11 cases of beer, enough food and gear to survive a week in the desert and still be able to see out the back of a flat fender, and you can't go for a long weekend with a woman and child, without taking enough stuff to feed and clothe 6 people for a month? <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
RUBICON SCRAMBLE IV preparations
This year, I'm taking 3 other people with me in the Scrambler to the Rubi Scram IV this weekend. No top, no doors. With our CJ8's we are endowed with lots of space, compare to the CJ7's 5's, and flatties of the world. On a trip to Barrett Lk. a couple weeks ago, I had 3 others in the CJ8 with me and we towed an M716 and had the luxury of lots of space. We took everything we wanted. However, loading the trailer and jeep onto an aluminum car trailer proved to be problematic. after trying several configurations, we finally winched the jeep trailer onto the car trailer head first with the tongue (on a block) over the tongue of the car trailer. Drove the Jeep onto trailer butted right against the jeep trailer with 4" to spare on the deck aft of the jeep's rear axle. With the Cummins and trailer, the whole rig was 45 feet long with the CJ8 tail hanging several feel off the back. I loaded the jeep trailer up with its load to keep enough tongue weight. It still was marginal, as the whole trailer affair started to sway side to side when travelling over 65 mph. Too much weight way back there.
This time I decided to ditch the jeep trailer and try loading everything into the CJ8. Since my son Matt is also going on the Scramble (in his C104. At least it's the correct wheel base) we will use his spare tire between us. I took the spare and swing out carrier off. I reinstalled my 3/8's plywood separators that bolt to the fender wells and go fore to aft the length of the tub. The heavy items like welding bag, tools, ice chests, spare parts box go on the floor behind the second seat. My ace in the hole is a 4' x 5' x 14" vinyl cargo bag with a 3/4 length zipper that I just flop on the space behind the 2 nd seat, which is already up to the elevation of the tub sides. It fits full width and length and car be packed with lighter goods like clothes, sleeping bags, pads, tents, lawn chairs, and molds to any load. I did a mock loading yesterday using (4) 1" rachet cargo straps to compress the load. It works fine so far, and the folks in the rear seat will have defacto head restraints of sleeping bags inside the cargo bag.
With 10 leaves on the rear springs, and 35 spline Dana 60 axle, load bearing shouldn't be a problem.
regards, as always, jefe
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