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Old 08-13-2018, 12:24 PM   #1
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We've been going some pretty ridiculuous places. What's the craziest place you've taken your bus?


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Camping in a canyon at Rainbow Ridge
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Pulled out of a ditch by two ATVs
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Driving down a creek bed towards Gulkana Glacier in the Hoodoo Mountains
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Trying to find a place to go boondocking.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:40 PM   #2
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We've been going some pretty ridiculuous places. What's the craziest place you've taken your bus?


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Camping in a canyon at Rainbow Ridge
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Pulled out of a ditch by two ATVs
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Driving down a creek bed towards Gulkana Glacier in the Hoodoo Mountains
https://youtu.be/WeNG4F6HcKk
Trying to find a place to go boondocking.



Been in the bush with mine, not that deep though... You might need a dog nose bus for the ground clearance. Pics look great.



UTV's not ATV's ...same but different, lol.
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:29 PM   #3
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:37 PM   #4
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I was hoping for some other pictures or stories. Anyone have a good one?

We have a few days here in Alaska before the first snow - no camping until next spring... Maybe I'll have enough insulation and heat to do some next winter...
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I was hoping for some other pictures or stories. Anyone have a good one?

We have a few days here in Alaska before the first snow - no camping until next spring... Maybe I'll have enough insulation and heat to do some next winter...
A few days before snow, I wish. It was 91į here again today. 19 days last month over 90 and everyday this month so far.
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:04 PM   #6
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We can trade winters... Winter days are between 0 and -20 usually, which is too cold to snow. Warm days (+10) usually bring some snow with them. It gets pretty brutal when the temperature drops to -40 or -50 though. We also only have about 3 hours of twilight a day.

Summers are amazing though - 70 degrees with 24 hours of sunlight.
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We can trade winters... Winter days are between 0 and -20 usually, which is too cold to snow. Warm days (+10) usually bring some snow with them. It gets pretty brutal when the temperature drops to -40 or -50 though. We also only have about 3 hours of twilight a day.

Summers are amazing though - 70 degrees with 24 hours of sunlight.
No thanks, I moved from New England because of the winters. But your summers sound tempting.
It's snowing in North Dakota right now.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:40 PM   #8
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wheres the brush guard?

I've been thinking about one. Actually something to give the driver a chance in a head on. Kind of a reverse cow catcher. When you look up from underneath there isn't much there.
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I've been thinking about one. Actually something to give the driver a chance in a head on. Kind of a reverse cow catcher. When you look up from underneath there isn't much there.
We usually sit much higher than most vehicles, in a frontal collision most likely the other vehicle will go under the driver of the bus. And BTW, brush guards are just that, not crash protection.
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We took our bus to Deadhorse.
Lots of interesting back roads between here and there, haven't gotten to all of them yet.
Be careful of that oil pan.
Perhaps a skid plate before the brush guard?
When you make the brush guard please post pictures.
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