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Bear Big Trip

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tacomacrazy, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    tacomacrazy

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    Hey ya,
    planning a week long trip to big bear this week. I was wondering any other advice besides all the info i searched for.

    tires, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluids. (rated for freezing temps)

    I just serviced my truck to get it ready ie oil change, fluids, and tires.

    Im running bf K/Os brand new shoes.(GOD I LOVE THEM)

    anything else I should worry about? Battery warmers?


    lil more info on truck: 4by severe snow rated tires, chains and cables.
    and the little goodies BOB/BOV


    as of today:
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    thanks
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    Take a shovel.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    Sounds like fun, wish I could go! I haven't been there in a few years. We would camp there every year back in the day.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    MonkeyProof

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    Snow chains...it might be required to at least have in your taco depending on road conditions...hefty fine if the road signs says chains required and you don't have em if pulled over by the highway patrol. Lot of fun fire roads on the west side of big bear lake...especially now since they are covered in snow
     
  5. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    i.e. the BOB bag/BOV:
    I have shovel, gravel, tow strap gloves wovel blanks winter gear
    =]
    thanks

    Its never to late for a road trip!!

    I have though about camping up there, I have the gear to do it.

    any location recommendations
     
  6. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    I have both.. snow chins nd cables...

    what would you recommend? chains in the back and cables in the front?

    or ill be fine with just chains in the back?
     
  7. Dec 13, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    I think it snowed up there last night. I can't see it on the mountain from here, too many clouds. enjoy!:D
     
  8. Dec 13, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    ANyone else what to chime in?
     
  9. Dec 13, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    Workman thinks you will be fine. You aren't going to the Arctic, Big Bears not that cold. Your truck will make it, he's sure of it. Your in California afterall:cool:
    He also thinks that mentioning a battery warmer for SO CAL is pretty funny!
     
  10. Dec 13, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    Tacoteacher wonders why Workman speaks in the first person, but concurs that OP is adequately prepared.
     
  11. Dec 13, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    Saw an article in the OC Register earlier. Chains definitely required at this time, just make sure you have them in the truck in case you are stopped or asked about them.
     
  12. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    I'll be going there too this weekend in some stock tires! see ya there!
     
  13. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    ^^
    Ill be there it friday man hopefully its turns out great.
     
  14. Feb 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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    This truck is a work truck - not a lot of fancy mod's here, but it's getting the job done!
    Should I resurrect this thread or start a new one?

    Going to big bear in my 4runner (2wd) I'll be buying chains/cables for my trip up there, hoping to not use them and returning them... any suggestions? Tires are yokohamas 265/75/17. 2wd.

    Do I need chains/cables on all 4 tires, or just drive tires?

    Newbie snow driver so I go sloooooww and easy (sorry to the native snow drivers - I'm that guy because I dont want to replace my 4runner) But i did drift my wrx through it once upon a time (no pics - sorry)
     
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