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About Svengoolie

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    Dune Shredder
  • Birthday 10/28/1963

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    Can Am Maverick Sport 1000, X-3, Jeep, Thor Outlaw RV
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    Public Works, heavy equipment operator.
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    Motorsports. camping, the desert, metalworking, dunes, voting out crappy politicians.

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  1. Backed up because of Covid is the new excuse for poor service.
  2. There are treatments available. But those take some effort and a little bit of money. Treating the road to Dumont does not buy votes so I don't expect anything. Spraying the road with Lignin sulfonate after grading will bind the dirt particles together. Lignin sulfonate is tree sap. A waste product from the wood industry. It stops the road from washboarding and eliminates the dust. The tree sap is mixed with a thinner (often salt water is used) and sprayed from a truck. The water evaporates and the tree sap is left behind. If you ever got pine sap on your hand, you reme
  3. I'm a heavy equipment operator specializing in grading and maintaining dirt roads. I spent 20 years in the mountains of Colorado caring for gravel and dirt roads Anyway... Washboards. This is what makes washboards. You are moving along, on the throttle, and your tire hits a minor road imperfection. A small bump. Not even enough for you to notice. For a split second, your drive wheel gets light as it moves "up" after hitting the bump. As it moves up as a result of the bump, the weight is removed for just a moment.. As the weight is removed, the tire slips. it spins slightly. Then, wh
  4. All three of us ended up a little sick from the heat. I was kind of dizzy and felt like I was going to barf. It's easy to see how people can die. We were RIDING in Jeeps and had water and Gatorade (even though it was kinda warm) Next time I do this I need to bring a better cooler with more ice.
  5. Even though the Jeeps are about 30 years old, the radiator is custom and hand made so no temp problems. It's a typical 4.0 automatic with a 15K trans cooler.
  6. My phone overheated and I had to keep it in the cooler. The cooler blew open and I didn't see it and everything melted and warmed up. I thought I was well prepared but it didn't go as smoothly as expected. There was no sign of recent visitors.
  7. The mailbox is down at the North Pole. I would have put it back up but it's too hot to touch without gloves.
  8. We opened the hoods and let them cool for 15 mins at the North Pole.
  9. That's the sand temp at the South Pole. ^^^^ This was the air temp. 120*
  10. Starting to feel better. Definitely got overheated. Felt sick and had the shakes when we were leaving. It was 120* at the South Pole and 122* at comp hill. Measured in the shade in the back of the Jeep. The sand temp was 166* at the South Pole. The sand has dark sand grains. Everywhere else it was in the 150's. It was too hot for me to walk around much. I was wearing flip flops and the temps at ground level was burning my feet. The dunes were sharp with witch's eyes all over so we stayed out and just cruised around. I did go up Banshee hill. Lots of soft spots.
  11. My Kid and I are headed to the "D" tomorrow. We'll take our old Jeeps with no AC. I'll record the air and sand temps. I'll post what changes to the sand that I find. Anyone is invited along although I don't expect any takers! Check back for pics and temps!
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