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by jhitesma
Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Best way to change a VW belt
Replies: 10
Views: 1728

Re: Best way to change a VW belt

That doesn't work when the belt is properly tight or even close. It has to be real loose for that. Why am I afraid you just went out to the garage, tossed together a VW motor out of parts in a few dusty old milk-crates, and gave it a test just to confirm :D Oh wait....I know you better than that. T...
by jhitesma
Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Article 12/01/09 - Dunes Weekend Numbers Down
Replies: 11
Views: 2663

Re: Article 12/01/09 - Dunes Weekend Numbers Down

So far, I've never had a problem with a leo at the dunes. I've never even had them come into my camp while I was there. I've had friends in camp shooting off sobe bombs and illegal fireworks, still no leos came to our camp. I've even had BLM officers help me on a few occasions. Until last Friday th...
by jhitesma
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Article 12/01/09 - Dunes Weekend Numbers Down
Replies: 11
Views: 2663

Re: Article 12/01/09 - Dunes Weekend Numbers Down

I have one question though, Where was the cop in your group? Why didn't he show his golden broach (badge) and smooze things over? Like the rest of camp he was too shocked at what he was witnessing to say anything. He also had a nasty spill on his quad before I got there and threw his back out so he...
by jhitesma
Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: Glamis invaded by WiFi?
Replies: 2
Views: 2630

Re: Glamis invaded by WiFi?

I know at Gordon's well the issue is more that if you leave camp after 10 the chances of being pulled over seem to go up astronomically just because you're now an easy target. Even the crowd around our campfire was next to nothing Saturday night due to the ICSO's behavior in our camp on Friday. I'm ...
by jhitesma
Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Article 12/01/09 - Dunes Weekend Numbers Down
Replies: 11
Views: 2663

Re: Article 12/01/09 - Dunes Weekend Numbers Down

It's a bit much to retype...so here's a link: http://www.glamisdunes.com/invision/index.php?s=&showtopic=189067&view=findpost&p=3530391 Short version. ICSO Deputy came into our camp because he felt our fire was too big. When I politely inquired as to what rules/regulations we were breaking he became...
by jhitesma
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Article 12/01/09 - Dunes Weekend Numbers Down
Replies: 11
Views: 2663

Re: Article 12/01/09 - Dunes Weekend Numbers Down

They're going to go down more too. Our group will not be back on a holiday weekend again anytime soon.
by jhitesma
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: No Fatalities at Imperial Sand Dunes this Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Re: No Fatalities at Imperial Sand Dunes this Weekend

I find the estimate of 160k visitors very hard to believe based on what I saw at Buttercup and Gordon's. The crowds in the south were the smallest I've ever seen on a holiday weekend, let alone Thanksgiving. I've seen dune buggy flats more crowded on off weekends than what I saw this past weekend. B...
by jhitesma
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Marines Release New Alternative 6 for Twentynine Palms JV
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: Marines Release New Alternative 6 for Twentynine Palms JV

Tom, can you cite a source for the quote in your previous post?
by jhitesma
Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Project "New Tent"
Replies: 49
Views: 17703

Re: Project "New Tent"

Well as my cell phone post attempted to relay the RV did well this weekend. Crowd at Gordon's was incredibly small for T-day, I've seen more people out there on off-weekends - but the LEO presence was bigger than I've ever seen on big weekends in the past...or at least appeared that way since with s...
by jhitesma
Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: More BLM land closures
Replies: 1
Views: 728

More BLM land closures

So going to the BLM site to find the info on that Ranger feedback line Barrios setup today I found these: http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ca/pdf/elcentro.Par.65362.File.dat/airportmesa_closure.pdf http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ca/pdf/elcentro/nepa/2010/ea.Par.14008.File.dat/c...
by jhitesma
Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Project "New Tent"
Replies: 49
Views: 17703

Re: Project "New Tent"

Made it to Gordons. Kind of light crowd. New ignition bits = 4mph more. Almost made60
by jhitesma
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Project "New Tent"
Replies: 49
Views: 17703

Re: Project "New Tent"

How many trips has she made to the dunes so far? (Still doing final loading and prep today, waiting for Amy to get moving enough to go do the grocery shopping so I can finish gassing up the truck and get the trailer hooked up!) Only one trip to the dunes and that was Buttercup. But several out to t...
by jhitesma
Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Project "New Tent"
Replies: 49
Views: 17703

Re: Project "New Tent"

So last weekend I finally got around to new plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Not sure if the plugs are the right ones though, it had autolite 26's in it which are a tapered seat plug. But every Dodge 440 we looked up at the parts store used a gasketed plug...and none of them protruded into the cylinder ...
by jhitesma
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: floating Border Fence Holding Strong
Replies: 11
Views: 3105

Re: floating Border Fence Holding Strong

Is there sensors on that fence? They have a couple of mobile cameras, to the North and East of the Old Plank Road historical marker, to which they observe the area. They also have permanent cameras, as well as a number of other technologies that let them know when someone is near the border. It's t...
by jhitesma
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: An uncommon problem
Replies: 16
Views: 2933

Re: An uncommon problem

A couple of tactile transducers would really help the simulation. They aren't cheap either so that would help go through the funds quickly ;) http://www.clarksynthesis.com/ I have an old 300watt one I used to have embedded in my couch. Hooked up to it's own amp with a crossover to allow only bass an...
by jhitesma
Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: An uncommon problem
Replies: 16
Views: 2933

Re: An uncommon problem

Bacon. And lots of it.
by jhitesma
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Short of replacing the wood?
Replies: 4
Views: 2852

Re: Short of replacing the wood?

You could try a polyurethane adhesive like "Gorilla Glue" in the holes. Since it expands as it sets it usually works fairly well for that kind of situation. Elmers make a version as well but I can't remember what they call it. Basically just squirt a bit in then put the screw back in. Just don't do ...
by jhitesma
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: RV Batteries
Replies: 73
Views: 33786

Re: RV Batteries

Oh I thought you were replacing the 12 volt battery with the 2 6s and putting the 12 in the truck. Those 6s are heavy! Nope, these 6's don't work as starter batteries they don't have the cca's. I do need to replace the 12v in the RV as well...or at least I should replace it. But the one that's in t...
by jhitesma
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: RV Batteries
Replies: 73
Views: 33786

Re: RV Batteries

The truck battery was for the truck :D Separate issue that had to be dealt with since I needed the truck to go pick these beasts up from Rick ;) Unfortunately they don't seem to be taking a good charge :( Had them on my smart charger last night and they got up to 81% before I went to sleep. Woke up ...
by jhitesma
Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: RV Batteries
Replies: 73
Views: 33786

Re: RV Batteries

Picked up a few batteries from Rick tonight that will be going into my coach tomorrow: http://www.dunephotos.com/Other/Email/SNC00539/719303145_856da-M.jpg Right now I only have 1 battery in the RV, the house wiring and the chassis wiring were both routed to it even though there's an isolator 2 sole...
by jhitesma
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: RV woes and upgrades wheels on the....go round and round
Replies: 33
Views: 10426

Re: RV woes...it will not start!

I can only help during the week, I go to Corona to see my wife and baby every weekend. Maybe Friday morning early or Thursday after college or today if I get my crap working. Hmmm, my weeks are pretty busy...Thursday I'll be getting a new battery in my truck and will be mobile again though. I may b...
by jhitesma
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: RV woes and upgrades wheels on the....go round and round
Replies: 33
Views: 10426

Re: RV woes...it will not start!

Not leaving until wednesday. Well that gives us something to work with :D If you want I can come by this weekend and help you debug, but I may ask for a hand changing the plugs/wires on my RV in exchange ;) (need to get that done before T-day and it's a serious pain to do by myself since one end of ...
by jhitesma
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: RV woes and upgrades wheels on the....go round and round
Replies: 33
Views: 10426

Re: RV woes...it will not start!

Could be sand or corrosion on the switch. Is there a starter solenoid or relay? Have you crawled under and traced the wires yet? Were you leaving now? Or just getting the RV ready? I'm actually riding my bike this week because the truck battery died and I haven't had time to get a new one yet. Other...
by jhitesma
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: what in the world is wrong with people???????"
Replies: 23
Views: 4076

Re: what in the world is wrong with people???????"

Remember someone told me that in Texas, stealing firewood is a hanging offense? :oops: Sounds kind of mild to me...especially for Texas :D We always bring a big pile of firewood...usually have an extra trailer just for the wood. And that always means people are stopping by asking to have or buy woo...
by jhitesma
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Picture from Return of the Jedi set
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: Picture from Return of the Jedi set

Someone must have just found an old shoebox of photos or something. I posted another last week:

http://www.americansandassociation.org/ ... 44&t=25859
Glamisbound wrote:That a nice ATC...I'd like to ride it :mrgreen:
You mean the "All Tarted-up Carrie" or the bike ;)
by jhitesma
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: floating Border Fence Holding Strong
Replies: 11
Views: 3105

Re: floating Border Fence Holding Strong

I'm still curious what the cost of maintenance on that section of fence is compared to the rest of the fence sections.

I'm glad they built it. I just want to know what the full and actual cost of it is.
by jhitesma
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: The kool-aid is going sour...
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: The kool-aid is going sour...

Maybe now you'll take the hint - all of you.

If things cool down one of the mods can unlock this. But this was getting too personal to stay open.
by jhitesma
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: GlamisHalloweenNite@Olds2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: GlamisHalloweenNite@Olds2009

.flv is a flash encoded video. Embedding videos here only works from yahoo (and google videos but since they merged with yahoo there aren't any new videos being accepted on those servers.)
by jhitesma
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: RV Batteries
Replies: 73
Views: 33786

Re: RV Batteries

Woodglue, those can be made right on the battery terminal. Simply by having the 2 seperate cables attach at the battery post. That would be a lot better than the hose clamps and silicon that the guy who used to own my house used to connect wires together :shock: To clarify ddj's serious response th...
by jhitesma
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: RV Batteries
Replies: 73
Views: 33786

Re: RV Batteries

Archive.org found the images: http://web.archive.org/web/20070317065644/http://rk-enterprises.home.att.net/batteriesparallel.jpg http://web.archive.org/web/20070317065644/http://rk-enterprises.home.att.net/batteriesparallel.jpg http://web.archive.org/web/20070317065727/http://rk-enterprises.home.att...
by jhitesma
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Decline in dunes crowd bad sign for season
Replies: 20
Views: 4161

Re: Decline in dunes crowd bad sign for season

Vincent J Brunasso wrote:Looked to me like a lot skipped Halloween and went last weekend - it was packed.
I drove through I-8 on Saturday morning then again Sunday mid-day. And it looked pretty empty at Buttercup and Gordon's both times. Even for an off-weekend it looked low to me.
by jhitesma
Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: End of the Saga?
Replies: 91
Views: 26065

Re: End of the Saga?

Just dug up this thread to refresh my memory on when I did some of the things I did on my rail. Didn't realize it's already the start of the 5th season since I put in the 2.3 and rebuilt the transmission. Although one of these past 4 seasons had very few trips due to things going on in our lives the...
by jhitesma
Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Boardmanville Access?
Replies: 37
Views: 7931

Re: bordmenville

I'm surprised no one has suggested an OHV ferry service.

You know, a truck with a big flatbed. Pull on by the beach store, it crosses the tracks and lets you off on the other side. Do the reverse to get back.

Wonder what kind of crazy permits/insurance you'd need to do it....
by jhitesma
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dune photo from back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 1730

Re: Dune photo from back in the day

From what I've been told the location of the barge set was just to the right of the middle of this photo towards the back of the valley - viewed from the top of comp looking south:

Image
by jhitesma
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Dune photo from back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 1730

Dune photo from back in the day

Here's a little dune photo I haven't seen before....

http://scifiwire.com/2009/11/bikini-lei ... -stunt.php
by jhitesma
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: Firearms in camp
Replies: 65
Views: 27215

Re: Firearms in camp

RAD4EVER wrote: Booze and Guns [-X
Booze and posting is no better if you expect anyone to be able to understand what you're trying to communicate.

And if you don't expect anyone to understand, then what's the point of trying in the first place?
by jhitesma
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: More Manx upgrades - Suspension
Replies: 81
Views: 33667

Re: More Manx upgrades - Suspension

So I talked to David about the CV's. He doesn't know why, but he did confirm that the CV's which mount to the arms had thicker bolts than the stock type 2 CV's - and that one stub axle used coarse thread while the other used fine. Apparently when he got them from ORBS here in yuma that's what they g...
by jhitesma
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Boardmanville Access?
Replies: 37
Views: 7931

Re: bordmenville

It seems that the RR permit has been found. Now what? Potentially Good news. Though I suppose just how good would depend on what exactly the permit says. And who's going to lawyer up to enforce what it says if it says something that will help. (Without seeing the permit who knows if it will help or...
by jhitesma
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Boardmanville Access?
Replies: 37
Views: 7931

Re: bordmenville

A search on this website will show that the BLM routinely reccomended crossing the tracks on the shoulder on HWY 78. This reccomendation usually came in the form of... "Don't go over the tracks... use the crossing at 78 and stay on the shoulder" What search terms? I tried a few things: http://www.a...
by jhitesma
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: More Manx upgrades - Suspension
Replies: 81
Views: 33667

Re: More Manx upgrades - Suspension

Now that you pulled the motor out again :roll: You need to put it back in #-o make sure you have the Manx at ride height..... Take a LEVEL measurement of the motor + OR - for return oil flow....... You can adjust the motor level with the trans mount ( Preferably before you fully weld it in) The mot...
by jhitesma
Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: More Manx upgrades - Suspension
Replies: 81
Views: 33667

Re: More Manx upgrades - Suspension

I should know better by now than to end my posts on an optimistic note...always seems to lead to trouble the next day! Sure enough today turned into a lot of work with nothing to show for it. In fact the Manx looks like it took a step or two back since it no longer has a motor in it again :( I pulle...
by jhitesma
Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: More Manx upgrades - Suspension
Replies: 81
Views: 33667

Re: More Manx upgrades - Suspension

The motor is back in! The cage needs to be trimmed a bit at the top before it will mount up, and I forgot to install the tranny braces so I'm going to have to pull the motor back out again. So with a halloween party about to start it looks like I won't be getting the axles in today :( Just a quick c...
by jhitesma
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: More Manx upgrades - Suspension
Replies: 81
Views: 33667

Re: More Manx upgrades - Suspension

Finally, some serious forward progress today! The transmission is mounted again! I took the manx over to my friend David's house this morning and we dug in. First thing we did was just hang the transmission in the frame to decide exactly where we wanted it. Since we were planning on modifying all of...
by jhitesma
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Quick pre-season fixgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 1613

Re: Quick pre-season fixgrade

It wouldn't hurt. But I'm betting just getting the absurdly inconsistent but nonetheless thin tubing out of there is going to take care of it. Heck even that tubing lasted about 20 years before the car became mine...and then another 5 years before it broke the first time....then a 2 years, then pret...
by jhitesma
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: More Manx upgrades - Suspension
Replies: 81
Views: 33667

Re: More Manx upgrades - Suspension

Well, Rich and I did finally get the transmission in. The other mounts aren't quite going back to Rick just yet though :( These did follow me home from Rick's though - The coils may be a bit heavy for what I'll end up needing...but we'll see. If nothing else they should be good for mockups: http://w...
by jhitesma
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Boardmanville Access?
Replies: 37
Views: 7931

Re: bordmenville

I don't know what it does take to be legal in CA - but I do know golf carts and UTVs are not street legal in CA even if they're street legal in AZ. CA does NOT recognize all AZ street legal vehicles...I just wish AZ would return the favor and not grant reciprocity for some of the heaps I see around ...
by jhitesma
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Quick pre-season fixgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 1613

Quick pre-season fixgrade

Well, I got tired of just "fixing" the problem. Or more accurately, I got tired of talking friends into fixing the problem for me. So this time I talked Rick into doing a minor upgrade as well. Two of the bars that connect the main frame of my rail to the original VW rear shock towers on the torsion...
by jhitesma
Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Boardmanville Access?
Replies: 37
Views: 7931

Re: bordmenville

Knowing that Boardmanville is a popular eats and watering hole, what would be the purpose/incentive for the local agencies as well as CHP to take a negative position on this? Just asking. Well the obvious and initial thought that comes immediately to mind would be to cut down on DUI's in the dunes....
by jhitesma
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: RFID in Trash Can
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

Re: RFID in Trash Can

It is my understanding that the chip is id'd to each customer. Therefore, they can monitor you. I'm also hearing that tracking device could go further, i.e. read some of the plastic gizmos that you throw away after you buy something. Thus, they can somewhat monitor what you buy :shock: Technology i...
by jhitesma
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: RFID in Trash Can
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

Re: RFID in Trash Can

Don't see why they need RFID to do that. We already have rules here in Yuma about how much you can put in your can. I've gotten a letter on my door before for overloading my can either with too much yard waste making it too heavy, or for too much "stuff" sticking out the top. Apparently the trucks a...

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