ragpaoa wrote:Yeah, nice setup.
Tell us about the hose you have there for refueling. I have a similar setup (see the Las Vegas section under Death Valley 2008) and I would like to not have to take the gas tanks down to refuel.
Just curious, were you off-roading in MOAB with the Pathy, or Mtn Biking?
The hose is just your run-of-the-mill siphon included with just about every auto emergency kit. The hose is a little short to get all the way down in the container, and I was going to replace it with a longer hose until I saw that nifty kit Triffid posted.
And yes, I took the Pathfinder off-roading in Moab. Nothing extreme -- mostly category 2 with a few category 3 spots. Lots of sand and slickrock, some rock but not too big. This was my first trip out to Moab and we were wheeling solo, and the Pathfinder was the ride back home for us and our camper, so I didn't want to risk doing any damage. I'm running stock suspension so clearance and articulation was a concern, as well as the lack of companions familiar with the terrain. But the Pathy was more than capable of the trails I went on.
We did Sand Flats, Copper Ridge, Hurrah Pass, Chicken Corners and Hey Joe. We started Fins and Things but I bailed out when I saw a Jeep ahead of me lose it going up one of the steep inclines and almost roll (the jeep was part of a group and, with the help of a spotter, did make it on his next attempt. I probably could have too, but I'd already turned around and figured better safe than sorry.)
I was planning on going back next year, but now my 16yo son wants to go to Ecuador to do volunteer work. My 22yo son would still like to go -- he missed this trip -- but my daughter has other ideas about vacations. We'll have to see how that and money play out.