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  1. dunefreak

    President's Day weekend 2019

    I don't think it's gonna be too bad after 6PM
  2. Looks like we may be heading out for President's Day weekend for the first time in 9 years. 2010 was the last time we did that holiday weekend. We usually skip the big weekends, but that is probably the only weekend that'll work for us this month. Who else is planning on going out? https://www.dumontduneriders.com/news/presidents-day-weekend-2019-r159/
  3. dunefreak

    President's Day weekend 2019

    Thanks for the updates. Keep em coming.
  4. dunefreak

    Looking for a group to camp with.

    Dan, you are still welcome to join us as well. Lou will be out Friday morning.
  5. dunefreak

    February Dune Pic of the Month

    Post up a pic for February Dune Pic of the Month Dune Pic of the Month Rules 1. The picture must be YOURS. You cannot post any photos you did not take. 2. The picture must not have any watermarks or logos on it. 3. The picture must be at least 600 x 600 pixels. 4. The picture must abide by the rules of this board and be dune related. 5. By posting a photo, you allow DDR to use it on our web pages & social media.
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    February Dune Pic of the Month

    I guess we should probably vote now.
  7. dunefreak

    President's Day weekend 2019

    Wednesday and Thursday look crappy. Friday will have a little W to hopefully dry or smooth things out, and it looks like the weekend may be fairly nice.
  8. dunefreak

    Trip report 2/9 weekend

    Awesome, Rod. Thanks for sharing your weekend! The Apple watch
  9. dunefreak

    Mis-fire / dead cylinder

    I've seen many new caps be bad, usually cheap Auto Zone stuff. You'll need to figure out why that spark is weak. Swap wires with another cylinder just to rule that out. Are we talking VW here? I'm not very familiar with that ignition, but yes it usually works or doesn't.
  10. dunefreak

    Mis-fire / dead cylinder

    Look into that weak spark issue first. Compare the spark to a known good cylinder. Possibly a bad distributor cap or wire.
  11. MLK weekend was great trip. Although the sand was a little damp, it was still pretty good duning conditions. We got a bunch of fun rides in and had a blast. The weather was perfect all weekend except for Sunday night. It got WINDY. Friday night smudge pot action Saturday morning, the buggy was dialed in and ready to rip! Group run Saturday night we headed up to Sunset Hill Then back at camp we streamed the hockey game and Supercross to the projector. Sunday morning we had quite an epic run going until I found out my rear hub bearings decided to go south. We stopped out near the south end and hung out for a bit and then I limped it back to camp. Luckily I brought my dirtbike. When the buggy is down, it's always good to have a backup ride. The skies that night were full of color. That night our friends, Steve & Becky, cooked up amazing dutch oven feast. We grubbed and celebrated Steve's 60th birthday. They had lots of good dune stories from back in the day. Later in the night, we sat out in the dark taking pics of the eclipse and listening to space themed songs on Spotify. haha It was pretty damn cool! I grabbed a handful of moon pics and put them into a sequence photo collage. It was a perfect cap to the night and badass weekend.
  12. This is awesome news. Sounds like everyone will now have service now regardless of their carrier. It will be a shared tower and should be able to handle the phone/data traffic loads on the holiday weekends.
  13. dunefreak

    2020 DMax Takes by Mr. Banks:

    I just read about the new HD yesterday when I was doing some GM web based training. 35,500 lb towing capacity is insane. It'll be mated to a 10 speed Allison. I'm not looking forward to working on this thing though.
  14. Has anyone seen this yet?
  15. dunefreak

    Finally better cell service at D!

    Here's an update on the cell tower construction. NOTHING has happened. All they did was put up that gate in the boundary fence and grade an access road to the top of the mountain as seen in those selfies. I took a little hike up there on our last dune trip just to see for myself. There isn't anything built up there yet. Not even a concrete slab. There's obviously some big holdup or delay in this. Just thought I'd share the latest. There is still no new tower. I have my doubts if it will be completed by April/May like they say.
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    Portable generators

    Been looking at buying a Honda 2200 generator this season but then I just saw these yesterday. Lowes now offers a new model Craftsman 2200 that looks very similar. The specs are almost identical but it's considerably less money. These get amazing reviews too. They have a 3000 too, but I don't think I need that much. Does everyone who runs a Honda 2000 feel it's enough? I've run my microwave off of a 2000 before so that's why I think it'll do. They both have Generac engines.
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    Portable generators

    update! Thanks to a heads up from @raspadoo, Chad and I picked up a couple of these around Christmas time on a 4 day only sale for under $300 with a 3 year warranty and tax. Score! I ran it last trip and it worked great. It is just as quiet as the Honda.
  18. dunefreak

    President's Day weekend 2019

    The weather is a major factor in my plans to go. I am ready for some warm weather and dry sand!
  19. BLM public meetings to receive public input for the upcoming grant proposals for California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division. The BLM Barstow Field Office will host their meeting on Wednesday, February 13th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. News Release California Desert District For Immediate Release: January 29, 2019 CA-CDD-19-01 Contact: Sarah K. Webster, 916-978-4622, swebster@blm.gov Public Invited to Provide Input for OHV Grant Proposals MORENO VALLEY, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled the dates, times and locations of several public meetings to provide input in the development of off-highway vehicle (OHV) grant proposals for submission to the California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division. Proposed grant applications are currently being prepared by the BLM staff for the 2018/2019 grant cycle. The OHMVR Division’s Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program supports well-managed, off-highway vehicle recreation in California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal agencies, state agencies, educational institutions, federally recognized Native American Tribes and nonprofit entities. The BLM applies for grants from the California Department of Parks and Recreation OHMVR Division each year to help fund and coordinate its off-highway vehicle programs. The grants support OHV management activities such as law enforcement, resource protection, planning and monitoring, visitor services, and maintenance on BLM lands throughout the state. Public scoping meetings will be held at the locations, dates and times listed below: Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. Palm Springs Field Office 1201 Bird Center Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 Wednesday, Feb. 13, from noon – 2:30 p.m. El Centro Field Office 1661 South 4th St. El Centro CA 92243 Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Needles Field Office 1303 S. Highway 95 Needles, CA 92363 Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Barstow Field Office 2601 Barstow Road Barstow, CA 92311 Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 5 – 6 p.m. Ridgecrest Field Office 300 South Richmond Road Ridgecrest, CA 93555 Preliminary applications must be submitted to OHMVR Division no later than March 4. Preliminary applications will be available on the OHMVR Division’s website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov/, for additional public review and comment from March 5 through May 6. The website will provide detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary applications and submitting comments. Public comments should be submitted to both the OHMVR Division and to the appropriate BLM field office by May 6. As stewards, the BLM manages public lands for the benefit of current and future generations, supporting conservation in pursuit of its multiple-use mission. The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs. – BLM – 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553
  20. dunefreak

    Just came across this video

    Interesting. We hear of these stories all the time, people heading out into the middle of nowhere with little or no supplies or backup plan. Usually tourists too.
  21. dunefreak

    V8rail Build

    Awesome. I like it!
  22. dunefreak

    Tips to be safe

    Great idea. Although it's been done, we could make one new thread for it and pin it. We also have this.. Dumont Dunes Rules, Safety Tips & Dune Etiquette guide on the rules page---> https://www.dumontduneriders.com/rules/ Direct link---> http://www.dumontduneriders.com/dune_flyer.pdf
  23. dunefreak

    Fresh Paint

    Turbo Audi? Unique!
  24. First the one on Monday night/ Tuesday morning now this... On Thursday, 11/22/2018, at 0035 hours, California Highway Patrol officer’s responded to an off-highway vehicle collision at Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area north of Baker. 55-year-old Richard William Pasquarello, a Las Vegas resident was the driver and sole occupant of a 2019 Polaris RZR who lost control of the Polaris and rolled. Pasquarello was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision My buddy Randy saw them dragging the busted up RZR down from the dune Thursday morning near the big bowl. So sad. I wonder if he was not belted in. If anyone has more info or knew Richard, please let us know.