John JonesModeratorMarch 6, 2023 at 7:15 amPost count: 13325
Pamper is ready as ever! Look like it is gonna begin some warm up 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
let us know when you decide on a meeting spot😎😎😎😎
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻JasonSParticipantMarch 9, 2023 at 12:13 pmPost count: 361
Roll Call! We are a week away from the Black Dragon Campout. Who is planning on coming and Thursday or Friday?
We plan to meet Thursday March 16 at the Chevron at the mouth of Spanish Fork canyon at 10:30am, leaving at 11am. Plan is to drive the Buckhorn wash road in the Swell to this location and camp l here or nearby Thursday night. Dropped pin
Friday we leave camp at 11am and drive the Black Dragon wash (weather depending) and camp on the otherside of the Swell.
Then Saturday it’s up to the group, a tentative plan is maybe head to Swasey Cabin and camp in the area.
**Trail details** This trail is rated moderate, it will be similar to Chicken Corners with ledges. We will drive from the top down, so driving down the ledges. We will stack rocks and have ramps to help get through the obstacles. We will do everything we can to get through obstacles without damage. You might scrape here or drag a bumper. Worst case we turn around.DarioParticipantMarch 10, 2023 at 10:19 amPost count: 581
I’m gonna pull my carbs this weekend and check that little filter inside. I’m not sure what’s plugging them, it looks like ice chips 🧊 very thin clear chunks of something I can’t explain. I’ll post pics if it’s happening again.
i was thinking maybe my tank was dirty, I’ve flushed it a few times so I’m scratching that this round. Maybe that color treatment on the carbs 🤷♂️ idk.
I’m feeling better about tearing into my shit by myself and working through the issues.
“Life is a waterfall,
We’re one in the river and one again after the fall”John JonesModeratorMarch 11, 2023 at 7:48 amPost count: 13325
Check them floats while your there Dario!!!
I might just stay home and get something else checked off my list 🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫 if I go anywhere it will be to Durango.
Sorry to bail.. Have fun guys!!
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻RustabusParticipantMarch 11, 2023 at 9:29 amPost count: 3199
We would Love to see you John!!!👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍kpgotaParticipantMarch 11, 2023 at 9:50 amPost count: 16
This campout snuck up on me as well, I feel like there are a million other things I should be doing but I need some canyon time. If your other plans fall through you’re welcome to come join us. Should be a good time.John JonesModeratorMarch 12, 2023 at 7:52 amPost count: 13325John JonesModeratorMarch 12, 2023 at 7:53 amPost count: 13325
This campout snuck up on me as well, I feel like there are a million other things I should be doing but I need some canyon time. If your other plans fall through you’re welcome to come join us. Should be a good time.
Thanks Kris.. You guys have fun! And I hope Cole makes it😎😎😎😎
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻JasonSParticipantMarch 12, 2023 at 12:23 pmPost count: 361
Black Dragon is postponed. Ron and I did a quick jeep run of it yesterday. Damn these rigs are so fun! This slush/snow spot is definitely 4wd. The Syncro split will most likely make it but the rest of us probably won’t. It was super snotty also. Our jeeps have 35″ tires with 2″ lift.
Spent a half hour at the car wash in green river just getting the mud off.RustabusParticipantMarch 12, 2023 at 5:58 pmPost count: 3199
Uuugh……. Mud is slicker than snow or ice!!!!!!!!! Good call!!! 👍👍👍👍👍John JonesModeratorMarch 30, 2023 at 8:49 amPost count: 13325
The next Utah trip is over to Ottingers..
Know why that trip is alive again? KCW
Know why that trip has gained soo much popularity? KCW
Know why Rugged Radio’s even knows this trip exists? Audrey’s reels..
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻Audrey JonesModeratorMarch 30, 2023 at 3:44 pmPost count: 1549
I’m planning to be at the Ottinger Event this year serving up breakfast again Saturday morning! I hope some of the KCW family is able to make it 🤙🏼
Saturday April 29 is the tour day!
Jason has been posting on the Utah VW Camping thread on Facebook about the event also… he’s got lots of plans and people coming for this year. I was thinking of seeing if rugged wanted to sponsor this event with some radios since they loved the content I put out last year… but sounds like Jasons connected with them and people are buying GMRS radios for a good deal from him 👍🏻
working on some stickers for the event too!
Fun Size👌🏻John JonesModeratorMarch 31, 2023 at 7:35 amPost count: 13325
I guess I should look at it as Jason is just trying to promote the event.
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻JasonSParticipantApril 2, 2023 at 10:40 pmPost count: 361
I talked to Audrey at the beginning on the year if you guys were going to start posting and wanted to start getting the work out early, did seem like she cared who posted and neither did I. Like I mentioned to her last year, not my event I have been a messenger about the event over the years posting on FB. I didn’t see anything so I created the event on Jan 18 on the Lin Ottinger FB page, then waited, then created the video on the Utah VW Camping page in March to get information out so people could plan. I am involved helping get the word out because years ago Sonny asked me to do that, at that point I have become a messenger to many. I understand that KCW started the campout but way I see it now is the Ottinger campouts are their events and I think the more that help get the word out the better. Sounds like we will have some new people this year, I think we have Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Colorado. I know more but that is cool to have so many states representing.
The only plans I have this year is the photo shoot of Otter, Eric was asked to shoot by a magazine after they saw it at SEMA. I told him the best place to shoot is in Moab in its natural habitat. He then pitched it to other magazines and the event will be in Hot VWs.
I reached out to Rugged because they were at the SL Off road expo and I wanted to get a radio for my Jeep, once I mention that I wanted to also put a GMRS radio in my bus that was at the show they told be to defiantly contact them so we could get on in the bus. After becoming a dealer, I mentioned that I wanted to get the local VW and Jeep group on better radios than CB for the trips we are doing up here. They were stoked to help anyway they can. It is a tough push to get everyone to convert when they are comfortable. Hopefully we can all get upgraded to GMRS, I doubt it will happen. Haven’t sold one yet as an example, even with the Camping group deal. Maybe I need to plan a field day and get everyone out and tune their CB radios and that will help with some of the issues.
Cant wait to see the stickers, getting Rugged Radio to sponsor would be awesome! I think that would help get some to convert hopefully.John JonesModeratorApril 3, 2023 at 5:57 amPost count: 13325
Long winded there.. It wasn’t too long ago Audrey and I were told NOT to hype it up too much… Someone was scared of getting in trouble..? Anyone remember that??????????
It’s the Ottingers event for sure! But sometimes it seems it’s a westy restorations event.. You know, the best shop in SLC! Won last year, nominated again this year! Go Jason!!!
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻
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