Bus/RV Towrig project

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by BRUISER, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. karatejosh

    karatejosh Well-Known Member

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    How did you like bear wallow thise wv hills are killer they have lots of steep down hills the sharp turns even my tundra dosent really like it im heading up to wv this weekend

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  2. Black Bear

    Black Bear Well-Known Member Moderator

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    You asking about the trails or the tow up?
     
  3. karatejosh

    karatejosh Well-Known Member

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    The trails and camping

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  4. Black Bear

    Black Bear Well-Known Member Moderator

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    Trails are comparable. Although we didnt find trails like the waterfall or can opener. some of the trails are tight and over grown as it has not been open to the full size crowd for too long. All the red trails we ran looked like they have not been run in a long while.

    We stayed at the Chief Logan state park. It was really nice and all the folks there were very accommodating. They had put-put golf, swimming pool, a fishing pond, a museum, and hiking trails. There were a mess of us and we were able to camp together and they still had places for kens bus and a toy hauler.


    Its a 20 min drive to the trail head though.
     
  5. GLTHFJ60

    GLTHFJ60 Well-Known Member

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    Have a link to info for Bear Wallow?
     
  6. Black Bear

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  7. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    All in all great trip.

    Camping was very nice and had no issues. We tried to make it back on sat to get to pool but did not get back in time.

    Be careful the deer will walk right up to you expecting to be fed :)

    Trails I did were all very easy. I ran 2wd almost entire time except for a few steep loose dirt climbs. I did not get a chance to push my rig like I wanted but my son was along for the ride and was nervous about the real tough stuff. He read the signs which said very dangerous even though they were not.

    If you go I hope you have better luck finding the hard stuff.

    As for me I will just go to Harlan or Rausch instead of back to here.
     
  8. karatejosh

    karatejosh Well-Known Member

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    Im not going to bear wallow im going to a undisclosed location you have alteady been and is awsome

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  9. karatejosh

    karatejosh Well-Known Member

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    But thats what i had hered it has potenial but not great yet

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  10. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    So I am guessing a local has access?

    Otherwise I thought it was shut down?
     
  11. karatejosh

    karatejosh Well-Known Member

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    I got freinds in the right places lol

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  12. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    I guess I need to start wheeling with you.
     
  13. karatejosh

    karatejosh Well-Known Member

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    You and jon are always welcome im going this weekend with 10 buggys i will let you know how it gos

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  14. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    Had to de winterize the RV for our first trip of the year to Florida.

    Washing all the winter junk of it. I really need to get a cover or build a roof over its parking spot.

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  15. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    We made it to Jacksonville Florida to visit great grandma. Bus did great. But the traffic in SC was terrible.

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    My left leg got a massive work out and it stunk.

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  16. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    The campsite at Disney wilderness Campground

    All concrete pads sure are nice.

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  17. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    And when the campground requires headlights and taillights and you don't have any then you make them

    I used bus running lights with led bulbs connected to 9volt batteries.

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  18. ghost

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    Yes I-95 is a nightmare this time of year. All the snowbirds leaving Florida and all the spring breakers going in...... Mom and Dad live in Vero Beach. I go there about once every 4 years or so. I hate Florida.
     
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  19. Loganwayne

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    That's crazy we have some good family friends from Vero and go down to fish once or twice a year

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  20. ghost

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    It's a small world. They moved there and drug me down when I was 6 in 1974. Mom loves it Dad is ok with it but longs for our home in Aiken like I do.
     
  21. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    Well damn SC was terrible again on the way home. Took me 11 hrs to get home.

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  22. /dev/yj

    /dev/yj Ralph Graw

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    Actually, that ain't bad. You're running almost all Interstate, but most places in Fla. - like my brother's which is west of Orlando, is a 10 hr drive and that's runnin' closer to an average of 80... Ocala to Raleigh in the 55 mph era was about 12 hrs.

    It's the traffic that gets frustrating. That's why I like the back roads. ;-)
     
  23. shawn

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    Yup. It takes us like 9 hrs to get to Harlan. I don't even want to talk about how long it takes to get to Golden Mountain.

    What I don't get is why all the pictures of the bus are of it parked in front of a highway rest area. That thing has a shitter on-board, doesn't it?? Hell, if you're careful about it, I bet you can swap out drivers under way, go back, get yourself a coke, take a piss, watch a little TV, and come back up front once you're all rested and ready for another shift at the wheel.
     
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  24. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    wife wont drive the bus..so I had to stop to stretch my legs.. 9hrs was just to long to not get out and walk around a while..
     
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  25. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    Bungie cord and a stick? South Carolina is pretty straight. Put Corbin up front, tell him to make sure it stays between the lines.
     
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