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Team: South
Ron Monnig
Thursday, September 12
Notes on Vehicles
If you drive a dirt road for fun than the Honda CRV 5 speed is just right. The balance of ride comfort, handling and power makes it the most enjoyable to drive. It has a front wheel drive feel even though it is a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Puts a grin on your face every time you pitch into a corner. If you like 2 wheels like I do, the Honda XR 650R would be my choice. It is relaxed and stable at 70mph + and will crawl up a rock hill even at a 10,000 feet elevation. Just remember if you are riding at higher altitudes to jet your carburetor at a little leaner than stock. A good rule of thumb is 1% for every 1000 feet. This translates for 10,000 feet to 90% of your stock settings. Also remember that the terrain here is very rocky and I would recommend Moose Tubes or Bridgestone ultra heavy-duty tubes. Dust is also a major problem for 2 wheelers. Check your air filters often and carry a spare.On tow vehicles and motor homes get the model with the largest gas motor or turbo diesel because extra power is essential at higher altitudes. We have late model GM 8.1 gas motors and turbo diesel with Allison transmissions. The diesels get about 15mpg and the gas motors about 12 mpg when towing loaded box trailers. For enclosed trailers I would recommend the models with springs verses torsion axels because they give more ground clearance for dirt road use.
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Team: South
Ron Monnig
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Thursday, September 12
Ron Monnig
Notes on Vehicles
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Wednesday, September 11
Ron Monnig
Glen Canyon Area
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Friday, September 6
Ron Monnig
Thoughts
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Friday, August 30
Ron Monnig
Machinery
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Ron Monnig
First Day
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