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[*] posted on 2-23-2019 at 09:17 PM


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New entries into THE CARNAGE FILES

1. David - REAR STOCK TOYOTA AXLE HOUSING. David needs to depart early today due to rear bearing noise becoming more noticeable.

2. Richard - Rear shock mount and rear limiting strap. Shock removed. We will take it easy into San Felipe today.

3. Victor - DOMETIC FRIDGE wiring completely inoperable. Food became the casualty. Buy some ice??

4. Victor - interior rack mount broken. Another must be fabricated.



Is this a built-in Dometic fridge? 12/120v and/or propane powered?

Even if it is not a three-way fridge that can operate the cooling process on 12v, the control board needs 12v to operate. Check to make sure there is no blown fuse leading to the fridge. There is also often fuses on the control board itself. Some have a spade type 12v fuse.

Are the panel lights lighting, at least? Just not cooling?

Or are you guys basically headed home and it is no longer a priority?




Fuse was checked. I'd say it's no longer a priority, but would have been nice for Victor and his wife to had chilled foods.




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[*] posted on 2-24-2019 at 05:43 AM


Glad David is swapping to a bigger axle. Must be a lot of weight on that thing.
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[*] posted on 2-24-2019 at 07:19 AM


Tips for how to avoid carnage:
Don’t buy bad parts (undersized, poor quality, incompatible, etc.)
Do better maintenance
Don’t push vehicle to do what vehicle/equipment not designed to do
Learn how to drive better




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[*] posted on 2-24-2019 at 07:49 AM


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Do we have mileages/ log/ or waypoints from the main Cohabuzo Jcn. north/south road, to the new route junction., to the white tank on the PLR?

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GPS miles From San Felipe:
My route--SF PMEX - La Ventana - PLR - Cahobuzo - km87 - SF PMEX

Pmex km178 to La Ventana @ Hwy 5 km106.5 = 44.7 Mi
Hwy 5 km106.6 to White Tank = 42.4
White Tank to Fence gate = 17.5
Fence Gate to Cahobuzo = 8.6
Cahobuzo to km 87 = 32.3
km 87 to PMEX = 56.8

Total 202.3
Highway miles 101.5
4x4 miles 100.8
Small missing details:
Mano Junction to Fence gate about a mile. Camp spot about 1/2 mile south of Mano Jct.
White tank above is not the tank, but is the intersection of the "Pipeline, road" and "the Pole Line Road".
Your mileage will vary.
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[*] posted on 2-24-2019 at 01:49 PM


I hope to see your map with the above points listed so I can visualize...
I guess what I am mainly seeking is how to find the road from Cohabuzo or Mano Jcn. to the white tank area on PLR so we can go around the locked gate and detours we used in 2015 from Arroyo Saiz at the bottom of the Summit.




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[*] posted on 2-24-2019 at 02:29 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
I hope to see your map with the above points listed so I can visualize...
I guess what I am mainly seeking is how to find the road from Cohabuzo or Mano Jcn. to the white tank area on PLR so we can go around the locked gate and detours we used in 2015 from Arroyo Saiz at the bottom of the Summit.

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I thought I had published teh map? standby
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[*] posted on 3-1-2019 at 10:07 PM
Cut Sidewall on BASKETBALL HILL




Sorry Saturnino for the misfortune..:no:




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[*] posted on 3-1-2019 at 10:14 PM
Dislocated arm (ouch!)


Sorry Victor for the misfortune! :no:

This damaged caused by the notorious BAJA POLE LINE ROAD made handling the big 38.5" BFGoodrich tires a real HANDFUL!







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[*] posted on 3-1-2019 at 10:17 PM
Running hot on a cold, rainy day through Calamajue..


Malfunctioning cooling system


Sorry Victor for the misfortune..




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[*] posted on 3-1-2019 at 10:20 PM
Toyotas weren't immune


Bent rear Toyota axle housing made the truck go SQUEEK! I'm glad the truck made it back to San Diego without a tow..

Sorry for the misfortune, David..





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[*] posted on 3-3-2019 at 08:24 AM


This trip must have been more difficult then the one I went on 2015. Many broken parts was there one place more difficult.
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[*] posted on 3-3-2019 at 09:42 AM


It is a huge stretch to think these trails were so hard as to cause vehicle damage.
Do not judge that the carnage occurred because of the trails they drove.
Damage reasons vary a lot. My take is there were a many pre existing issues there before the trip. Like the broken shock mount that had threaded rod instead of a bolt and a bracket the came off the axle had to exist for a while.
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[*] posted on 3-3-2019 at 10:11 AM


Quote: Originally posted by PaulW  
It is a huge stretch to think these trails were so hard as to cause vehicle damage.
Do not judge that the carnage occurred because of the trails they drove.
Damage reasons vary a lot. My take is there were a many pre existing issues there before the trip. Like the broken shock mount that had threaded rod instead of a bolt and a bracket the came off the axle had to exist for a while.


Would it be fair to say "It's a Jeep thing"?

LOL... remember, I am not a hater, just a former Jeep owner.




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[*] posted on 3-3-2019 at 05:01 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
Sorry Victor for the misfortune! :no:

This damaged caused by the notorious BAJA POLE LINE ROAD made handling the big 38.5" BFGoodrich tires a real HANDFUL!





What's the problem? Now it's a 3 link. Now it will flex better.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2019 at 06:49 PM


Quote: Originally posted by PaulW  
It is a huge stretch to think these trails were so hard as to cause vehicle damage.
Do not judge that the carnage occurred because of the trails they drove.
Damage reasons vary a lot. My take is there were a many pre existing issues there before the trip. Like the broken shock mount that had threaded rod instead of a bolt and a bracket the came off the axle had to exist for a while.
Himmm Paul bent axel housing bent before he left the house?
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[*] posted on 3-5-2019 at 07:19 AM


Two bent axles might just indicate a basic design flaw. Good solution is an aftermarket housing. Not typical for a Toyota?
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Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
Quote: Originally posted by PaulW  
It is a huge stretch to think these trails were so hard as to cause vehicle damage.
Do not judge that the carnage occurred because of the trails they drove.
Damage reasons vary a lot. My take is there were a many pre existing issues there before the trip. Like the broken shock mount that had threaded rod instead of a bolt and a bracket the came off the axle had to exist for a while.
Himmm Paul bent axel housing bent before he left the house?


Bent axle Probably due to driving too fast over rough terrain, and perhaps an overloaded vehicle. Driver error.




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[*] posted on 3-5-2019 at 07:36 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
Bent rear Toyota axle housing made the truck go SQUEEK! I'm glad the truck made it back to San Diego without a tow..

Sorry for the misfortune, David..



This looks like a vehicle close to max load. Look at all that crap hanging on the roof and back. Probably another 500 lbs hanging on the front bumper too.
What ever happened to the simple life on a camping trip, a sleeping bag and pad on the ground? Looks like that rig has a roll-out awning on it, what a silly gadget.




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[*] posted on 3-5-2019 at 08:52 AM


Most of these things actually sound pretty trivial...NOT "Carnage Class" I mean really , busted antenna and non working frig?
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