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New Years in the Ozarks
« on: November 06, 2013, 06:39:54 PM »
December 28th - January 1st

This 5 day trip will cover most, if not all, of the Ozark Overland Trail. We will start at the Loves Gas Station at Exit 107 on I40. We will convoy north to the start of our New Year adventure. Weather dependent, the trail could be treacherous in nature. Last year we had a variety of challenges, from snow pack to frozen (and slick!) mud.

This trip won't be a leisurely drive in the woods. It will be an adventure.

Vehicle Requirements:
Reliable
Front and Rear FRAME mounted recovery points
Aggressive tire (BFG A/T being the least aggressive)
A minimum of ONE locking axle (Center diff is not a locker to me, sorry) OR ATRAC/QuadraDrive/Similar
Spare parts/Tools

Recommended Equipment:
Good, Warm sleeping bag
Extended breathers
Spare air filter (One for trail, one for Highway)
Winch
Chainsaw or axe
Shovel
Anything that will make your experience more enjoyable. Some people like roughing it, some people like steaks.

Six vehicle limit;
1.) Adam C.
2.) Razorbackcruiser
3.)
4.) Wheellrr
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6.) James
I will not be posting a link to the route and route recording is not allowed.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2013, 07:58:38 AM by Jayston »

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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 07:09:06 PM »
One down, 5 to go!

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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 08:24:21 PM »
Well.....I was thinking Big Bend BUT I didn't realized it was around 900 miles away from me!!  That equals around $400-$500 just in fuel.  I think I'll wait until I can actually afford to make that trip.  Put me down for a spot sir and we need to get together on my sliders.  I should be able to order the frame mounting kit in the next couple weeks then it's game on!
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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 08:42:41 PM »
Holy crap! You only get 5 mpg? Damn.

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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 08:48:46 PM »
900x2/13x3.00=415.00 in fuel to drive from LR to Big Bend. Plus the cost of fuel during the trip.

And that's the high side of a fj80 fuel mileage.
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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 08:56:38 PM »
Ah, see I focused in on the numbers and didn't read and comprehend the distance was given for one way and the cost was round trip. Damned word problems. 

Sorry, didn't mean to derail your thread.

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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2013, 09:49:24 PM »
Are there entry/exit points along the route if I need to abbreviate the trip?

Will you mind if there are additions or withdraws from trip?
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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2013, 10:03:54 PM »
Give me some dates and I can tell you.

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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2013, 10:25:50 PM »
Jayston, put me down.  I would love Big Bend, but this would work best for me being closer to civilization with a pregnant wife. 
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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2013, 08:18:19 AM »
Too tight and gnarly for a full-size Tahoe?

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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2013, 08:31:54 AM »
I think you'd be okay if you had sliders.

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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2013, 09:45:09 AM »
I think you'd be okay if you had sliders.

That is high on my priority list.  I'm planning on building some.

I don't have any lockers though...  :(

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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2013, 11:51:22 AM »
I think you'd be okay if you had sliders.

That is high on my priority list.  I'm planning on building some.

I don't have any lockers though...  :(

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I thought you had that govlock?

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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2013, 01:54:17 PM »

I thought you had that govlock?

To be perfectly honest, I'm not 100% sure.  According to my build sheet, there is no gov-lock or any other limited slip.  However, I have noticed that from time to time, the rear wheels do lock up if I do a power brake launch.  I've only noticed this on pavement.  When off pavement, I only can detect slippage!

It's been a while since I've had the diff cover off, and I didn't think to look at the carrier to see what was in there.  I just keep an eye on the fluid level, and so far it's still clean as new, so I haven't drained and refilled for quite a while.

The front and rear diffs on the Tahoe are two areas that have needed little attention in the 100K miles I've driven her....  I just keep the fluids topped off and keep driving!

My Jeep has a Lock Right in the front.  I know the diffs pretty well in that vehicle, unfortunately.  I've been a bit harder on that particular drivetrain!

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Re: New Years in the Ozarks
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2013, 11:18:19 AM »
Man I wish I could get time off to do this.  Our decking project has cut into travel time and I'm itchin to hit the woods. We are going to be in Fayetteville for New Year's Eve though.  I just can't get the days off for the earlier parts. 😩


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