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Old May 22nd, 2011, 10:30 PM
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I only got one picture from the entire weekend.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 11:18 PM
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 09:21 AM
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Great weekend and I wanted to give special thanks to Randy for the front diff guard (and essentially saving my weekend) and also to Dan who helped me get back on the road and home safely after my tire blew. I only had a couple pics on my phone...
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 11:07 AM
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Yup. Had a great weekend too. It was nice meeting some of you for the first time, as well as the "regulars". Thanks to Dana and Jeff for helping me straighten my drag link on Friday night after some fun that day.

I took very few pictures but did some filming with my gopro camera which I'll post once I get time to process.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 12:02 PM
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Justin looks good rockin' the D-90!
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 12:23 PM
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I have some pics and uploading vids to Vimeo today. Will post more on the ride later on but it was a lot of fun and a real good time.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 01:23 PM
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Thanks

Jake and I had a great time.
He didn't believe me when Jill drove past and I said there was a goat in the back of the truck.

Thanks to everyone for your hospitality.

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Old May 24th, 2011, 07:38 AM
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How does the lr3 pull the 90 on the trailer?
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:07 AM
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Like butta.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:10 AM
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More importantly (to me), how does it stop with the extra weight?
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:46 AM
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Assuming you set it up correctly and use a trailer with brakes, it should stop just fine!
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Old May 24th, 2011, 11:48 AM
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Or the gas milage.... Mine gets around 13 around town. Not sure on long highway trips yet.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 12:09 PM
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I have towed a 110, on a Uhaul car transport with the LR3, and was around 14 ish ( some mountain but mostly flat ground )

I know Trevor ( Roverlab ) tows them all the time, and he has a heavy ass trailer )
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Old May 24th, 2011, 12:14 PM
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I set the trailer brakes pretty tight. I like the trailer to slow the truck as much as possible. Trailer brakes are cheap and super easy to change, so I let the trailer brake do the grunt of the work and save the brakes on the truck. But the LR3 has pretty big brakes anyway, so stopping has never been an issue.

The LR3 likes a lot of tongue weight. With not enough tongue weight the truck wants to rock forwards and backwards. It's pretty annoying. So I pull trucks farther up on the trailer than most to get more tongue weight.

Tami has a 25' Airstream we tow with the LR3 also. It tows just fine. There are times when you wish you had more power, but it's not really an issue.

I would not say we tow a lot, or even regularly, but we have taken several long distance trips towing and the truck is holding up. We've been to Texas twice (4,000 miles round trip), once towing a D1; and once towing the Airstream. Tami towed the Airstream from MI to VA (about 700 miles), and we've towed various trailer loads within the state. The LR3 is holding up nicely and, knock-on-wood, has not had any problems.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 12:49 PM
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Started the day at home, out the door by 6:00. Headed to the local deli for a hot tea, PB bagel and turkey sandwich (thanks Eli @ Brennan's). Didn't have time to put the top on so figured I'd just get on the road and see how it goes. Turned out to be a pretty sweet ride out to RC. A little cold at times but I'd just pull the blower motor lever down all the way. As much as a PITA a ST 90 is sometimes, the days when the weather is nice nothing can be beat the drive in it.

Got out to the Creek and noticed trucks and Jeeps all over the place. Thought, I'll never find any LR's in this mess but as I pulled in, I saw a line of Disco's to my left. In the group was Jeremy, his son Jake, and Matt with a couple others. Soon afterwards some more Rovers started coming in and parking up near the garage. I moved my 90 over and soon saw Dana, Gus, and Charles and a few other familiar faces. Got some "hellos" and "what's up?" then aired down and fired up with Dana leading us out.

Got out to the trails and it was like a free for all. I was wanting to get on some dirt after driving out for 3 hours. And I'm sure a few others felt the same. A few of us popped into a run 1C - right at the begining of the East Property. I remember that area from the '09 Rovers on the Rocks but with all the rain, it made it a little more slick and challenging. I was worried running open diffs but got thru some stuff with good guiding. But coming out of the water hole at the end the 90 stalled on the exit ramp. Dana was nearby and got right to work getting some WD-40 sprayed all over the dizzy cap and he got her running again. Could have been the inertia switch too as I bumped a tree pretty good earlier in the run - thanks Jeremy.



Our group was forming up at the exit of that run and it worked out to be:
  • Dana w/ Gustavo riding shotgun in Dana's blue '97 SW
  • Charles in his red '94 ST Auto
  • Frank & Kelly in a beauty yellow ST that I believe Daniel built up. It looked great.
  • Jeff and his bro (sry didn't get his name) in another yellow '94 ST
  • Jeremy and his son Jake in a R380 Disco I that he had just bought back (he had originally bought it new in '96)
  • Jill and the dogs and goat in another Disco I
  • Justin and Eric @ Lucky8 in a big ol' white '95 ST with a bunch of trick parts getting tested
  • Tami in an LR3
  • Me in my '95 ST
We made our way down Mainline B and took a right into Trail 2 that has the Frog Hole. After some sorting out (yes I stalled my '95 for the second time due to water) we headed over to the Crawlers Ridge zone. Frank brought his rig up a burly section while everyone else took a little more of a blue line up. Pretty straight forward piece of trail and even with 9 trucks we had a good pace going.

After that we made our way over to Lake Cristy for lunch. We all dropped into the pit on a mostly smooth line but Dana eyed up a drop that was tech and muddy as hell. The vid doesn't do it justice but smooth and smart driving always makes stuff look easier. Daniel hopped in Frank's rig for a run up the same bomb drop line backwards. He came close but the rock, mud and ledge up top proved too much. Justin gave it a go in the Lucky 8 truck but had the same outcome.

After lunch we popped out of Lake Cristy and Dana lead the group on the J-1 parameter trail of the East/West property which even though it isn't super tech, it offers a great view and with the recent rains was blown out enough to make it interesting. From there we took run 11 - a green - but it had a couple of fun off camber/cross axle spots. Up 11 and over to the playground zone for a bit then headed back to the parking lot via run 1/Winch Hill (stall #3 for me) for some last minute fun.

At the parking lot, some people had to split including myself. I wanted to make the whole day topless but the rain started coming and I needed to air up. Got the top on, then air and then hit the Hess on the way out. I was a bit spent from the day so I charged up on Red Bull and made it back to Jersey by 9:30 that night wiped out but still stoked from the day.

Rausch Creek was a real fun time and it was great meeting some new Rover heads and hanging out with everyone. Thanks to dchapman for putting the GTG in place (I don't get out much with family stuff going on all the time so it was great to see the post for this event come up).

Thanks to Jeff, Jeremy and Charles for helping getting my truck up and running a number of times and sharing stories - you guys are a blast to wheel with. And a big ol' thanks to Dana for poking his head in the hood/bonnet everytime my white 90 stopped running from going thru water (either I need to get that Mallory dizzy waterproofed or go back to stock) It was real cool seeing Jeremy's son Jake loving driving trail - I'm sure we will see him in his own truck when he hits 17.

Tami in the LR3 did awesome. It blows me away how capable that truck was. Pulls a 90 to the trailhead, unclips the trailer then goes pretty much everyplace the lifted, armored, MT 90's and Disco I's went but with a lush interior? WTF! Although I was worried how folded those 18" tires were getting on the rocks!

The Lucky 8 guys were great and it looked like they got a bunch of footy so you should see some vid up at some point. I could tell Justin and Eric just love wheeling Land Rovers and had their truck fitted with a bunch of the products they carry. If they say it works on trail, they've tried it and it does.

Got some vid uploaded to Vimeo and created an album for it: http://vimeo.com/album/1605308

And a couple pics here: http://d90.unionstreetbikes.com/medi...vel=album&id=6
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Old May 24th, 2011, 01:18 PM
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Awesome photos! Looks like I missed a great time
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Awesome photos! Looks like I missed a great time
More will come... luckily we have five more months before the apocalypse...
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Old May 24th, 2011, 02:36 PM
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Does anyone know how many trucks we had? I never got to count.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 03:14 PM
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I thought we had counted around 15 (not including the white LR's that rolled through and then disappeared). We had 9 in our group and then I believe there were 6, maybe 7, in the other group
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