Wheeling at Red Cloud (Woodbridge) Tomorrow Morning

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Jan 15, 2005
Alexandria, VA
I'm headed down to Red Cloud, again, tomorrow morning. Anyone care to join?

This is the place I mentioned in the other thread and at this week's meeting. Here's the post with my short write-up: https://forum.ih8mud.com/showpost.php?p=8703020&postcount=5

The procedure is that you sign-up and pre-pay on the 10-8 Duty Gear site ( http://10-8dutygear.info/products.php?cat=August+2013 ).

I'm planning on getting to the 10-8 Duty Gear shop in Lorton for check in at around 8:45 tomorrow morning. We'll meet there and then drive down to the park in Woodbridge.

If you want to join, I recommend filling out the waiver and forms and bringing them with you to check in at the 10-8 Duty Gear. That's after you sign-up and pay the $30 on paypal. I think they try to keep the number of rigs per day under 40, so it's first come, first serve.

Who's in?
I'd like to make it, is it a full day or a few hours?
You can pretty much leave whenever you want. I'm probably going to head out after lunch, but I think they wheel all day.
Leaving after lunch is what I'd be looking at too.
Did you find any rocks at all?
One, I think. One rock.

The most challenging obstacles are little hills and berms where the mud is rutted and thick and the dips and ravine crosses. A ravine crossing was where mgoblud got hung up. He was dragging both his rear and front bumpers, which would have been fine were it not for the front recovery point getting hung up under a perfectly placed tree stump right in the middle of the trail.
Yup, one rock, and the guy leading us told me "yeah, we'll have to get rid of that," so soon to be 0 rocks. But overall I thought it was a fun place for us stockish trucks, I'm certainly not going to complain when I left home at 8:00, wheeled for 3.5 hours and then was home by 1:00. Challenging or not, it's still far and away the closest option. It actually reminds me of trails back home in Michigan.

Thank you again Feliz for the assist, I couldn't have put myself in a worse spot in that little ravine
Stopped by 10-8 today on the way home from Oktoberfest, they asked if I jeeped I said no I have a Landcruiser, told me no way I'd be able to wheel there without a serious lift but I was welcomed to try. Stock height my 80 was sitting higher than their lifted jeeps. Their price is $40 a day per vehicle now. Bring your own chow, no glass containers. Also got a new webpage up and running: http://www.redcloudoffroad.com/ or facebook https://www.facebook.com/redcloud.offroad Looks like they allow shooting on the property as well. Maybe a combo event wheeling / shooting would be worth trying in the late fall?
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Open Saturday Event 30, November 2013 @ 09:00 - 17:00

Open Saturday Event 30, November 2013 @ 09:00 - 17:00

10-8 Duty Gear, Inc. is sponsoring a day at Red Cloud.

You are invited to register and play with your vehicle for the day.

Space is limited to the first 40 Vehicles.

Check in hours at 10-8 Duty Gear are 0830 to 0915.

Red Cloud Gate ingress hours are 0900 to 1000.

Day Runs are 0900 to 1700.

Fee Structure:

Entrance Fee $35

Self Vehicle Rinse Fee $5

Total Fee per vehicle $40

Have a Great Day!

Vehicle Reservations: 0/40

First Time Attendees to Red Cloud Off Road (RCOR)

Select an event

Download the three required forms:
LIABILITY WAIVER FORM http://www.redcloudoffroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/LIABILITY-WAIVER-FORM.pdf

MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM http://www.redcloudoffroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/MEDICAL-INFORMATION-FORM.pdf

RCOR RULES FORM http://www.redcloudoffroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/RCOR-RULES-FORM.pdf

** All adults (drivers/passengers) must complete the forms.

Submit payment via Paypal.

Bring completed forms with copy of payment confirmation to your check-in session.

Check-in sessions are located at 10-8 Duty Gear, Inc.
8245-H Backlick Road

Lorton, VA 22079

Well, that didn't exactly work according to plan...the 40 refused to start this morning. Last time it refused to start was last winter when it was also below 20 degrees. I understand these F engines are somewhat warm blooded...anyone have better luck starting theirs below 20 degrees?

I still want to visit RCOR soon, has there been any more talk about a CLCC event there?
Starter fluid (ether) always works for me.
Your weber might be the issue b/c it lacks the "cold start" emission features of the aisin. Search the 40section for weber/desmogged cold weather starts.

Like Bob said, starter fluid works too, but make sure you have plenty of cold cranking amps in the battery. My 2f stock engine takes quite a while to start cold with 5second bursts of the key.

Word of advice, check that your fuel lines are not hard and cracked as they like to shrink and leak in the cold.

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