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Ryan's Tacoma AT Habitat Build and Adventures Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by YF_Ryan, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Aug 10, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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    YF_Ryan

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    Another 3 day weekend spent out at Moses Lake in my normal camp spot. Good news was that the Ace ran flawlessly, no lost exhaust or blown tires! But of course things couldn't go completely smooth...

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    We thought we'd take a quick trip around the sand in the Tacoma, as we had never done it before and we were way ahead of schedule on getting loaded up and ready to leave... I stuck a flag in my rear window as I have done many times before to keep myself legal, simply rolling the rear window up against a flag sticking out... Well with the awning on the side it now stuck up out the window and under the awning... no big deal... Til you decide to open the rear door... window exploded sending safety glass over 15 feet. All my fault... I should have properly bolted the flag to one of the 3 holes I have specifically for a flag/antenna mount...

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    Luckily my wife and I only got a few small cuts from "shrapnel". It was a louder than normal drive home, that's for sure...

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    And 53 nights for the Habitat.


    O yeah, and randomly ended up behind a fellow SAR buddy on I90. He was heading to Montana to pick up a GFC. Looking forward to seeing it!

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  2. Aug 31, 2020 at 7:48 AM
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    I think these guys have been hanging in my shed for about... 10 months now. Finally got around to painting them so I can get them installed. Unlike my bumper, I painted these outside. Weather was far warmer and there was a bit of a breeze off and on. For some reason the primer ended up having a bit of a textured finish. You can see in the close-up below after it was painted black. If it holds up, should give me some good traction. If not, I guess I'll be adding more spray paint. No big deal.


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  3. Sep 14, 2020 at 8:45 AM
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    My mother-in-law is a Wyndham "owner" and has set my wife and I up with a few nice stays at different places. We had planned to take a trip to Hawaii, but with Covid those plans had to change. We decided to stick closer to home so changed the reservations to Bend, OR. It was Sunday to Sunday reservation, and since we had already taken the Friday before off we decided to do a couple nights camping on the way.

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    The plan was to hit Springfield, OR Thursday night and hotel it, then head out on a section of the Pacific Crest Overland Route south towards Crater Lake. But all of 2 miles off the pavement, we found this Gem of a campsite. So much for the overland route. We stayed right here for two nights and it was great.

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    55 Nights in the Habitat.
     
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  4. Sep 14, 2020 at 9:10 AM
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    This little pull off had a short set of stairs down to the water... some of the clearest water I've ever seen. And the water was extremely shallow, I could walk out several yards without getting to my knees. Sure was cold though!


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    $30 and some smoke inhalation later we made it down to Crater Lake. Smoke wasn't really too bad at this point, just lessened the view a bit. We stopped at a number of viewpoints, but wanted to steer clear of most of the crowds. The one visitor's center that was still open had a ridiculous line to get in, which we avoided by driving directly back outta the parking lot.
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  5. Sep 14, 2020 at 9:14 AM
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    Had to do some hardcore offroading to get a parking spot at McKay's Cottage in Bend. It was well worth the dust on my shoes.

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  6. Sep 14, 2020 at 9:17 AM
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    Installed a Balloon on my Habitat in the hopes we could float over some of the smoke. Worked pretty well.

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  7. Sep 14, 2020 at 9:18 AM
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    I need to make a trip out here once the Covid craziness settles down and everything isn’t on fire
     
  8. Sep 14, 2020 at 9:21 AM
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    Saturday we decided to cut out a day early due to the smoke. It got thicker and thicker as we headed back north-west towards portland. The first picture below was taken at 6:18PM, the two below at 6:21PM, only 3 mintues later. Hopefully it'll rain soon and these fires can be contained and put out.

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  9. Sep 14, 2020 at 9:25 AM
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    Absolutely. I'd just suggest waiting til at least next Summer though. Found a bunch of campsites on FS land right across from the resort we stayed at in Bend. Was right in among the mountain bike trails. Definitely let me know if/when you start planning something up this way. Maybe we could do a mini Habitat meetup somewhere!
     
  10. Sep 14, 2020 at 9:30 AM
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    Yep for sure. I’m not planning on doing much of anything until Spring / Summer. I’ll definitely let you know once it gets closer!
     
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