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Wisconsin Tacomas + Friends Group camping trip August 19-22!!! Plus, Tuesday 8/3 Biergarten meet+BS

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by Thatbassguy, Jul 27, 2019.

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August trip role call. Multiple votes allowed. Vote for all that apply!

  1. Camping Thursday - Sunday

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. Camping Friday - Sunday

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Camping Saturday night only

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Just meeting Saturday morning for the trail run

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Truck camping

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. Tent camping

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  7. Travel trailer camping

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mar 24, 2021 at 8:08 AM
    #1821
    hotdog-taco

    hotdog-taco Fake it til you make it

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    Bring her and take the bumpiest route. 10/10 would recommend.
     
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  2. Mar 24, 2021 at 8:08 AM
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    Thatbassguy

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    The new one I just ordered looks like it's from the 70's or 80's. :)

    Screenshots_2021-03-24-10-08-28.png
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2021 at 11:31 AM
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    Alexk3303

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    I'm tentatively planning on camping at least a night and doing the run. Time will tell if I got hauled off to work or not. Looks like it should be a good time!
     
  4. Mar 24, 2021 at 1:04 PM
    #1824
    ksimms92

    ksimms92 Well-Known Member

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    @Shellshock just a fair warning, if I can make it on the 10th I'll be coming with LOTS of questions about the habitat :)

    I've been looking into them for a couple months now and seriously considering getting one in the next couple years. I have a diamondback HD and LOVE it, but I've come to realize that I need more cargo space for longer trips. Plus I overlooked how annoying it would be to mount a RTT and then not be able to open the panels of the diamondback.

    A topper would effectively double the cargo space with the added bonus of allowing a RTT to be mounted up top without adversely effecting access to cargo. I've priced out an ARE HD and iKamper and it's in the same range as the habitat... so the habitat seems like a huge upgrade to a topper and RTT without spending more.

    Again, lots of questions and input coming your way :anonymous:
     
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  5. Mar 24, 2021 at 1:19 PM
    #1825
    Shellshock

    Shellshock King Shit of Turd Island

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    I’ll hopefully be camping on the 10th (I get rona shot #2 on the 9th so hopefully no side effects) with my habitat

    I’ve had my habitat for 2 years now (but it didnt get used in 2020 :() and I’ve been pretty happy with it. I actually went out to Prescott and toured their facility before i bought mine. A lot of people dont seem to realize that by the time you’ve bought a topper, rack, RTT, and awning you are paying nearly the same if not more than what the habitat costs. It’s just one big purchase instead of a bunch of smaller ones
     
  6. Mar 24, 2021 at 1:30 PM
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    ksimms92

    ksimms92 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome to hear!

    It's looking like there is a pretty decent chance I'll be able to make it. Most likely I'd get up in the Lansing area on the 9th with my GF and camp into Saturday, but then we will have to head home at some point Saturday evening because of a prior commitment early Sunday morning.

    I get my 2nd dose this Friday so I'll have just reached full effectiveness on the 9th, GF is already fully vaccinated.
     
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  7. Mar 24, 2021 at 2:50 PM
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    BookieBob

    BookieBob Beer Drinker

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    Paid day off Friday April 2nd. I’m sure my wife will want something done or go somewhere but.... I’ll pencil in driveway beer Friday on 4/2/21

    I have a few Tall boy Miller Lite cans already chilled to 37°!
    (Maybe a case or so)
     
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  8. Mar 24, 2021 at 3:45 PM
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    Mine is from the late 70s thought the would have digital or radios the dont need to be tuned by now
     
  9. Mar 24, 2021 at 4:16 PM
    #1829
    BookieBob

    BookieBob Beer Drinker

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    My setup is straight out of the box with the rooftop magnetic antenna. I like it but the Trees on the pipeline kept knocking it off the roof. Upgrading to a 3-4ft Firestick antenna :notsure:

    My neighbor found a tuner in his parents garage last fall. Definitely from the 70’s. He told me he didn’t know if it worked but we could try to tune my antenna when I get one. I still haven’t purchased a antenna upgrade. Maybe before the Pipeline trip.
     
  10. Mar 24, 2021 at 4:27 PM
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    I'll have my meter by this weekend. Let me know if you get an antenna and want to try tuning it.
     
  11. Mar 24, 2021 at 4:29 PM
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    BookieBob Beer Drinker

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    Thank you! . I’ll probably buy something before summer. I’ll just run the magnetic mount right now.

    Im saving money for whiskey and firewood! Lol
     
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  12. Mar 24, 2021 at 4:31 PM
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    So far I've heard CB, GMRS, HAM, Discord and nothing at all mentioned as means of communication in this thread :rofl: ... just wondering what the plan is? I currently have nothing, I'm perfectly ok picking up a radio if it would be beneficial.
     
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  13. Mar 24, 2021 at 4:39 PM
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    Camerasandcoffee

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    Engine heater w/ bumper port. Rola rack. Trying to keep it stock.
    I have off as well. Since I'll be working this Sat. and probably Sun. I'll be ready for a few beers!
    Plus I have some Yuengling Black and Tans to share.
     
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  14. Mar 24, 2021 at 4:40 PM
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    Thatbassguy

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    I use CB. most of the guys I run trails with have CB. This includes some of the people who will be attending April 10th.

    HAM is popular in other areas.

    GMRS sounds like my next setup. But, I am waiting until others start switching over.
     
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  15. Mar 24, 2021 at 4:41 PM
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    Hopefully I'll be off or at least a short day. :cheers:
     
  16. Mar 24, 2021 at 4:51 PM
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    Engine heater w/ bumper port. Rola rack. Trying to keep it stock.
    I wouldn't feel obligated to buy a radio just to join in on the trip, but it does help.
    I have this from Midland currently paired with a cheap mag mount antenna.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00000K2YR

    Installation can be as easy as just running the antenna cable through the window.

    I may get a HAM license in the future only because I'm a bit interested. Not really sure how much I would use it tho.
     
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  17. Mar 24, 2021 at 5:02 PM
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    ksimms92

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    My technician exam is this Sunday actually, I booked it a few weeks ago for an online session. It seemed interesting and was only $10 for the exam so I figured why not.

    I may pick up a cheap basic cb setup, probably not even have it mounted in the truck and a magnet antenna. Honestly it would probably just be nice to have one for when the need arrises.
     
  18. Mar 24, 2021 at 5:06 PM
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    Camerasandcoffee

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    That's awesome! Good luck.
     
  19. Mar 24, 2021 at 5:07 PM
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    I believe @BookieBob picked up a reasonably priced CB bundle from Amazon last year. It seems to work just fine for him
     
  20. Mar 24, 2021 at 5:12 PM
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    Tim v

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    What are you using for firewood? we throw away 2x4s and 1x6s at work just drop offs but not used
    or are you using Illinois firewood
     
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