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    Thanks for everyoneís feedback so far, this is...

    Thanks for everyoneís feedback so far, this is where we are:

    No more Greece. We are going to be in Italy, and given the shifting-sands of European covid restrictions and the small-window we have,...
  2. Wheels are turning here Now we are thinking...

    Wheels are turning here

    Now we are thinking that we leave the family after the week in Lucca and head North toward Switzerland.

    Spend a week crossing the mountains and fly home out of...
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    Greece. Or? (Also Italy beta)

    Edit: no more Greece. 100% Italy.

    Despite covid-related uncertainties, we are attending a family reunion (of sorts) in Lucca, Italy in late July.

    We currently have tickets for a 1 week trip...
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    Thanks I should add that these are teenagers...

    Thanks

    I should add that these are teenagers who are strong. They actually just rode 50 miles and 6000í of road biking from their homes in Durango to Silverton, over Coal Bank and Molas passes...
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    First visit to Grand Staircase-Escalante

    Hey All,

    Planning our first visit to Grand Staircase-Escalante in a few days.

    Taking a pretty capable monster-van, but not looking to get gnarly on super bad roads (only a 1 vehicle trip).
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    ^^ glad to hear Jones pink flag Dutch is good to...

    ^^ glad to hear Jones pink flag Dutch is good to go. I figured it was dry, but wasnít sure if had been cleared yet.

    Iíd suggest camping a night or two at lower hermosa. One day you could ride...
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    Thatís insane. You can get a fully loaded van...

    Thatís insane. You can get a fully loaded van for less.
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    This sounds like a great idea. Sent...

    This sounds like a great idea.





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    I like this idea. Iíve spent some time on the...

    I like this idea. Iíve spent some time on the North Rim riding and itís awesome.




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    Hard to say if the true alpine will be good, but...

    Hard to say if the true alpine will be good, but all the mid-country (Hermosa, etc) is already awesome.



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    Thatís a fair question. Some mtb, though itís...

    Thatís a fair question.

    Some mtb, though itís not my wifeís favorite thing to do

    Some climbing. Sport cragging.

    Cool hikes? Dramatic scenery? Unique geography? Trail runs? Swimming holes?...
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    I know. We were just saying ďif we didnít live...

    I know. We were just saying ďif we didnít live here already weíd just come to DurangoĒ.

    But we want to see somewhere different
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    But if my van scores positive GOTOS points but...

    But if my van scores positive GOTOS points but the trip would be negative Ogdons, is it even worth it? Maybe I should just go upstate.
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    A week in early June. Where to go?

    We have a week off leaving the Sunday after Memorial Day, back the following weekend.

    Leaving from SWCO (Durango), our plan was to take our van and either go to the northern Rockies (ID, WY, MT)...
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    The coffee IS super good. Do you know Billy?...

    The coffee IS super good.

    Do you know Billy? We went out for beers. Iíll let you know next time Iím in town.
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    374463 Seen today in Santa Fe. Scores +10...

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    Seen today in Santa Fe.

    Scores +10 on a Jeep Liberty

    And it def wins the award for ďcutest ladderĒ
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    I think itís due to the sudden influx of...

    I think itís due to the sudden influx of vanlifers discovering you donít need a campground to go camping.
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    When did everyone start using the term...

    When did everyone start using the term ďboondockingĒ?

    Itís fucking camping.
  20. Thread: Velocirax?

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    Velocirax?

    Anyone have any opinions?

    It looks like itíll clear the full-size spare on my van.
  21. What are they selling and where can I buy 3?

    What are they selling and where can I buy 3?
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    Mine too! Sent from my iPad using TGR Forums...

    Mine too!


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    We get it. Funny.

    We get it. Funny.
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    Yeah, I recognize that posting this may just...

    Yeah, I recognize that posting this may just contribute to the very problem I am bitching about!
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    The ďWest EndĒ Trails?

    Has anyone ridden the trails around Norwood, Nucla and Gateway?

    https://www.westendtrails.org

    The hordes of van lifers and front range douchebags have made Moab and Fruita so crowded that Iím...
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    This would be the ticket. But I have (gasp)...

    This would be the ticket. But I have (gasp) stock bumper. Any cheap way to carry a groover or ammo can on the back passenger side door would be ideal.
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    Thatís it...itís time to play G.O.T.O.S.

    Ahhh to be clear, we have a couple different groover setups as we have a rafting rig too. (Weíve been running rivers for ~20 years longer than weíve had a legit camper van!)

    For extended trips we...
  28. I just saw this dude in Durango today!

    I just saw this dude in Durango today!
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    And my van scores a 6 And itís badass ...

    And my van scores a 6

    And itís badass

    Haters gonna hate.
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    To be fair, Iím about to get a trasharoo. Made in...

    To be fair, Iím about to get a trasharoo. Made in the USA and $45. Not a huge expense

    We use wag-bags for poop and the trasharoo saves us from having to keep shit bags in the camper.

    That...
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    In terms of gnar/tech, how does palisade rim...

    In terms of gnar/tech, how does palisade rim compare to Holy Cross?
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    Iíve ridden horsethief a fair amount. And 18rd...

    Iíve ridden horsethief a fair amount. And 18rd too. Rabbit Valley just as part of the Kokopelli.

    Itís either between LL and palisade tomorrow.
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    Thanks for all the info! Had a great ride. ...

    Thanks for all the info!

    Had a great ride. Tabeguache up and holy cross and then took some wrong turns to eventually Curts-out.

    Holy cross was great but want to follow someone through a lot...
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    Free Lunch and Holy across I think are above my...

    Free Lunch and Holy across I think are above my ďrehabbing a broken neckĒ status.
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    Specifically, Grand Junction

    Hey all

    Iím in Junction for work. I should be done by around 5/530 today, and noonish tomorrow. (4/8 and 4/9)

    I was planning on riding out at 18rd but itís farther out of my way that I had...
  36. Itís april. Iím pretty sure 1/3 of the bros in...

    Itís april. Iím pretty sure 1/3 of the bros in the front range are headed to Fruita every weekend. Iílll be there for work, but will def be riding Thursday evening and Friday afternoon. And if i...
  37. Iíll be in Grand Junction/Fruita on...

    Iíll be in Grand Junction/Fruita on Thursday-Friday, would be happy to drive a bike down to durango.

    I recognize that GJ ainít the front range, but its the best I got.


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  38. You said it better than I wouldíve. But...

    You said it better than I wouldíve.

    But yeah, fuck that JP Sears dude. Heís really trying to wring out some kind of career by repeating the same schtick over and over.

    Heís not even...
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    The prices these things are going for is nuts. I...

    The prices these things are going for is nuts. I found it on the sportsmobile forums and got it tied-up quickly. Iíve had two people email me and offer to buy it, one offered more than they know I...
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    Bumping this thread as Iím pretty damn stoked to...

    Bumping this thread as Iím pretty damn stoked to have joined the van-lifers.

    Yeah, weíre a clichťd bunch. But, like most things, cliches exist for a reason. Camper vans are fkn badass

    I...
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    Thanks guys. We are old. Or at least I am....

    Thanks guys. We are old. Or at least I am. Feeling every bit of 43 ever since my unfortunate headfirst auger

    Iíll swing by Joeís shop tomorrow and see if he has any old man stems.

    I like my...
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    Funny man, I was thinking that I should just...

    Funny man, I was thinking that I should just swing by your shop.

    Iíll do that. Probably tomorrow.
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    WTB: Stem with a lot of rise

    Last fall I had a bad wreck where I fractured my C6 vertebrae

    My bike had always felt a little small (L Hightower, Iím 6í1Ē)

    Iíve been out for a few rides this spring and my bike that always...
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    WTB: Four Wheel Camper

    I ended up going a different direction...


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    But thanks to everyone for keeping an eye out
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    thanks! Exactly the sort of feedback I was...

    thanks! Exactly the sort of feedback I was looking for.
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    Lord, I hate car buying (used BMW related)

    Well, goddamn.

    Still, not helpful.
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    Thereís a thread about potential issues with...

    Thereís a thread about potential issues with purchasing a 2006 BMW with 48,000 miles?!

    Amazing coincidence.
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    Lord, I hate car buying (used BMW related)

    I want to get my wife a new (used) car. Small SUV. She had an old CRV she loved

    Locally there is a 2006 BMW X3 3.0. It only has 48,000 miles on it. $9000 includes new Blizzaks and nice all...
  49. Seller went beyond what was expected of them. ...

    Seller went beyond what was expected of them. You should retitle the thread ďrad fkn maggot offers some cash and prodeal cuz my mail got stolen.Ē

    Or seller could start a thread ďjongiest is...
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    Get your own thread! Joking. I sent him a PM...

    Get your own thread!

    Joking. I sent him a PM already.
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