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Cantina for the ‘Con

The annual Cantina for the ‘Con is coming up over Labor Day weekend again. The RTF is looking for any clubs / individuals to help with stuff: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/rubicon-trail/1348482-cantina-con-2013-help-needed.html

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Sierra Trek plans for this weekend

From El Presidente: As of this writing Scott, Wild Bill, Dave Jones and myself have secured camp for members attending Trek. For the long time members, we are in the same camp we’ve used for the past 15 years. For … Continue reading

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Rubicon cleanup trip

FYI – The Pirates of the Rubicon are hosting their next Rubicon cleanup trip the first weekend of October. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/rubicon-trail/1378346-17th-annual-pirates-rubicon-cleanup-run-oct-5th.html  

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Rubicon Trip

Ok, Craig and I are looking to get a final headcount and plan together for the Rubicon trip next week. At the meeting Tuesday nite, I got the following list of folks going: Tom Gunther (& Carmen ?) John & … Continue reading

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Tech tip – basic Jeep front-end alignment

Here’s a decent how-to article on doing your own front-end alignment check & adjustment. Also, re-centering your steering wheel. How many times have you come off the trail with your steering wheel off center? (for me, almost always) http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html

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Ham exam this weekend (5/11) in Placerville

Is anyone heading up to Placerville for the exam/hints & tips from Barb and John Arnez of the RTF? Not sure I’m going to make it – haven’t done enough studying or practice for my General license. If anyone is … Continue reading

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Good fix-it article from JP Magazine

http://www.jpmagazine.com/techarticles/drivetrain/154_1305_what_now_swapping_a_broke_u_joint/ Looks like they are running a series of fix-it (What Now?) articles that might be handy. http://www.jpmagazine.com/tech/transmission/  

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Upcoming trip to Johnson Valley – May 2-5

I’m going to be heading down to Johnson Valley to do some trails with some buddies of mine in SoCal. Planning to leave early morning Thurs May and return evening May 5. The plan currently is to camp near Cougar … Continue reading

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Ham radio class this weekend

From John A. on Pirate4x4: Spring Ham Radio Class A lot of Rubicon folks have become HAM radio operators in the last few years…it’s absolutely the best way to communicate in the Rubicon. Safety, convenience, reliability, etc. Here’s your chance! … Continue reading

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Add comments on OHV fund grants – need comments by April 1

I guess this is OHV activism day If you can, please have a look at http://www.rubicontrail.org and look at the various grant proposals for 2013. Have a voice in how the OHV fund grant monies get spent (vs. the bureaucrats just stealing … Continue reading

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