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Title: Camp Heep
Post by: sticksout on June 25, 2019, 02:13:26 PM
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Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Nacho on June 25, 2019, 06:43:32 PM
Can't wait!

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Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: R3 on June 27, 2019, 09:14:15 AM
Should be able to support. Guided  on last years event.


Title: Re: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Nacho on June 27, 2019, 09:58:03 AM
Should be able to support. Guided  on last years event.
If you are thinking a similar level to last year, I would love to be grouped up with R3 again.

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Title: Re: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: overhead on June 27, 2019, 10:06:51 AM
Should be able to support. Guided  on last years event.
If you are thinking a similar level to last year, I would love to be grouped up with R3 again.

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I'm not opposed to taking requests and making things work the way people want em. I'm running it this year! 


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: highlandercj-7 on June 27, 2019, 11:46:25 AM
Trying to get our crap squared away to make this one.  :cheers


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on June 27, 2019, 04:26:12 PM
This year will be my first one!  Can't wait!   :cheers


Title: Re: Re: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: R3 on June 27, 2019, 06:07:02 PM
Should be able to support. Guided  on last years event.
If you are thinking a similar level to last year, I would love to be grouped up with R3 again.

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I'm not opposed to taking requests and making things work the way people want em. I'm running it this year! 
Let me know how I can help. I am a trail guide with Chaos off-road park and schooled in spotting and recovery. Be happy to lead a group this year.

Perhaps we can ID some guides and build groups.

Just some thought from the cheap seats

Rob

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Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Gr8Dain on June 27, 2019, 06:40:23 PM
I am not doing blacks this year. Not until I get lockers. Hopefully my twin sticks and 4 to 1 t case will be installed by then. And I can teat it out.

If you need leads, I can lead a green group (and try some blues)


Title: Re: Re: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: overhead on June 27, 2019, 09:09:01 PM
Should be able to support. Guided  on last years event.
If you are thinking a similar level to last year, I would love to be grouped up with R3 again.

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I'm not opposed to taking requests and making things work the way people want em. I'm running it this year! 
Let me know how I can help. I am a trail guide with Chaos off-road park and schooled in spotting and recovery. Be happy to lead a group this year.

Perhaps we can ID some guides and build groups.

Just some thought from the cheap seats

Rob

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That's the plan shortly. I look forward to your help sir. Thanks for stepping up.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: R3 on June 28, 2019, 06:32:27 AM
No worries, :cheers

I can run Greens, Blues or Blacks depending on the group. I have a good technical run  in mind if the group is up for  Blues and blacks. that will take about 1/2 a day.  :8 Thinking I will be up the day before to recon, might be a good idea for the trail leads to make a dry run  ahead of the event.

Cheers

 


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: R3 on June 28, 2019, 06:33:48 AM
I am not doing blacks this year. Not until I get lockers. Hopefully my twin sticks and 4 to 1 t case will be installed by then. And I can teat it out.

If you need leads, I can lead a green group (and try some blues)

Maybe new motor mounts before this run?  :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :wrench :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Gr8Dain on June 28, 2019, 06:50:47 AM
I am not doing blacks this year. Not until I get lockers. Hopefully my twin sticks and 4 to 1 t case will be installed by then. And I can teat it out.

If you need leads, I can lead a green group (and try some blues)

Maybe new motor mounts before this run?  :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :wrench :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

New mounts are on. But I should pack a spare set. Along with a complete set of drive shaft u joints since I went through 3 when up there for built to heal.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: R3 on June 28, 2019, 07:10:33 AM
I am not doing blacks this year. Not until I get lockers. Hopefully my twin sticks and 4 to 1 t case will be installed by then. And I can teat it out.

If you need leads, I can lead a green group (and try some blues)

Maybe new motor mounts before this run?  :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :wrench :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

New mounts are on. But I should pack a spare set. Along with a complete set of drive shaft u joints since I went through 3 when up there for built to heal.  what size you running 1310?


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Gr8Dain on June 28, 2019, 09:55:31 AM
I am not doing blacks this year. Not until I get lockers. Hopefully my twin sticks and 4 to 1 t case will be installed by then. And I can teat it out.

If you need leads, I can lead a green group (and try some blues)

Maybe new motor mounts before this run?  :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :wrench :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

New mounts are on. But I should pack a spare set. Along with a complete set of drive shaft u joints since I went through 3 when up there for built to heal.  what size you running 1310?

Yes. 1310s. The new t-case O got has the U-bolt style yokes, so hopefully that will help for those. My straps twisted on a couple of them last summer.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: R3 on June 28, 2019, 10:09:02 AM
need to be gentle on the skinny pedal my friend.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Gr8Dain on June 28, 2019, 10:47:27 AM
need to be gentle on the skinny pedal my friend.


Agreed. Which is why I got the 4 to 1 t case. It should help me crawl without having to throttle out. Then the lockers will come.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Scubalitt on July 02, 2019, 06:26:05 PM
Sign me up!! Will be my first one, very excited going to bring my two teenagers for first time out to introduce them to the Jeepín world. Very excited, still rookish-so be nice to use semi-newbies.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Runner on July 02, 2019, 08:56:23 PM
Yes. 1310s. The new t-case O got has the U-bolt style yokes, so hopefully that will help for those. My straps twisted on a couple of them last summer.

Dain,

Here's an easy and cheap fix for this problem:

https://www.jeeptech.com/axle/aub.html

The CJs are a little different, but I've done this on numerous TJs and it eliminates the strap problem.  I believe the part numbers may be different for your application, but here's what I did on my TJ.

(https://i.imgur.com/mMOy9Yw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/W49Ed88.jpg)



Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Gr8Dain on July 02, 2019, 09:10:35 PM
Yes. 1310s. The new t-case O got has the U-bolt style yokes, so hopefully that will help for those. My straps twisted on a couple of them last summer.

Dain,

Here's an easy and cheap fix for this problem:

https://www.jeeptech.com/axle/aub.html

The CJs are a little different, but I've done this on numerous TJs and it eliminates the strap problem.  I believe the part numbers may be different for your application, but here's what I did on my TJ.

(https://i.imgur.com/mMOy9Yw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/W49Ed88.jpg)

Those are exactly what I am going to use for the yokes on the t case. To do the ones on the axles, it would require either swapping the yokes or drilling them out. And there is not a whole lot of room on one of them. So for now only the t case yokes will get the u bolt style you showed. Thanks.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Runner on July 03, 2019, 06:55:34 AM
Those are exactly what I am going to use for the yokes on the t case. To do the ones on the axles, it would require either swapping the yokes or drilling them out. And there is not a whole lot of room on one of them. So for now only the t case yokes will get the u bolt style you showed. Thanks.

The TJ yokes have a similar issue.  You can either replace or drill them out.  Since replacing them is more time consuming and costly, I used a 5/16 drill bit on mine.  The other issue you may run into is there isn't enough room on the backside to install the washer and nut.  On the TJs this is because the yoke tapers down to where the straps come through the yoke.  To fix this problem I used carbide bits to clearance the yoke.  There was plenty of material there, so I wasn't worried about removing some.  I used a kit like this, which has many other uses as well!

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81Tlq2McmDL._SL1200_.jpg)

https://www.amazon.com/OSIDU-Tungsten-Carbide-Grinder-Polishing/dp/B0759PD2ND/ref=sr_1_14?crid=3T7H5UNBGJ8QH&keywords=carbide+bit+die+grinder&qid=1562154284&s=gateway&sprefix=carbide+bit+%2Caps%2C191&sr=8-14


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Gr8Dain on July 03, 2019, 07:02:34 AM
The CJ has the same issue on the front. So I will probably do this at some point.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: highlandercj-7 on July 03, 2019, 08:41:03 AM
Pre-1981 CJ's used the U-bolt yokes fromt he factory so you can source them there. Also: Dana 30's, 44's and 300's use the same size yokes. AMC 20s and Dana35s use the same size yoke (there may be a need to remove the dust shield.) This is the reason I carry one of each in my trail spares box. Also I would say about 95% of the time when you break a U-joint in a strapped version, it snaps bolts and/or the ear off the yoke that holds the U-joint caps in place.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: R3 on July 03, 2019, 02:54:34 PM
Now back to camp heep

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Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: BlueKJ on July 03, 2019, 03:34:54 PM
I plan on making it this year since I missed last year. Have a couple things that need done to the Jeep first though like replacing a blown coilover. Should have plenty of time to get it all done.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: overhead on July 08, 2019, 10:53:58 AM
Hey guys, the sign up is members only, so please go here to sign up. http://novajeepers.net/index.php?topic=30688.0

Any questions let me know!



Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: DAMTALL on July 08, 2019, 07:32:52 PM
So who decided to have Camp Heep on Labor Day Weekend, which just happens to be one of the busiest travel weekends of the year?!?  AAA Mid-Atlantic expects 3.2 million from the Washington, D.C. area alone.  I may seem argumentative, but I am not trying to be.  I simply don't understand the logic behind this date.  Hasn't Camp Heep always been late July/early August.  Now, let me have it.  But make points and sense in your rebuttal!


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: cwkann on July 09, 2019, 07:46:16 AM
So who decided to have Camp Heep on Labor Day Weekend, which just happens to be one of the busiest travel weekends of the year?!?  AAA Mid-Atlantic expects 3.2 million from the Washington, D.C. area alone.  I may seem argumentative, but I am not trying to be.  I simply don't understand the logic behind this date.  Hasn't Camp Heep always been late July/early August.  Now, let me have it.  But make points and sense in your rebuttal!

Good point.  It also is after kids go back to school negating many from attending.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: highlandercj-7 on July 09, 2019, 08:13:20 AM
So who decided to have Camp Heep on Labor Day Weekend, which just happens to be one of the busiest travel weekends of the year?!?  AAA Mid-Atlantic expects 3.2 million from the Washington, D.C. area alone.  I may seem argumentative, but I am not trying to be.  I simply don't understand the logic behind this date.  Hasn't Camp Heep always been late July/early August.  Now, let me have it.  But make points and sense in your rebuttal!

I hear ya. Plus I would expect Raush to be busy as well with the Holiday.  :tu


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: overhead on July 09, 2019, 08:47:52 AM
It was decided based on Rausch availability and the complaints from years past about being either to early in the July / August time line or to late being in September. The logic was that with a holiday weekend more people would be able to take the family, bring the kids from college, the college kids would have a little longer to take off to come up and the that while rausch may be busy, we're not competing with other major events that pock mark the calendar around it. We're far enough out from TATAs, Built to Heal, and the other big things that this could be a culmination cap for the season.

If you disagree with the thought patterns I encourage you to sign up for the TRC, or run for one of the officer positions that have run unopposed the last few elections.  I appreciate the feed back.



Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: R3 on July 09, 2019, 10:23:27 AM
Good explanation.

Sing me up for the TRC

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Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: R3 on July 09, 2019, 10:25:25 AM
Was on a Nova Jeep run last TFT....500+ jeeps... Barely ran across any group on the trails...

7000 ac is a lot of play ground.



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Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: overhead on July 09, 2019, 10:29:44 AM
Was on a Nova Jeep run last TFT....500+ jeeps... Barely ran across any group on the trails...

7000 ac is a lot of play ground.



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I've lead a Group of 15 up there, after the first chaos of getting on the trails, the only other jeeps we ran into were when I was waiting for yellowjacket or took a to short trail and hit my own tail end. Whoopsey.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: DAMTALL on July 09, 2019, 08:50:06 PM
Was on a Nova Jeep run last TFT....500+ jeeps... Barely ran across any group on the trails...

7000 ac is a lot of play ground.

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My concern wasn't the traffic or lack thereof while AT Rausch!  My concern was driving there during a holiday weekend!  Going anywhere during the Summer on a Friday or Saturday is a hassle!  Now, add Labor Day highway traffic to that equation!

Also, I don't know how well I would do on the TRC, but if you need help next year calling and making arrangements for reserving the pavilion, talking with the folks at Rausch, let me know.  I love talking to people!


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: R3 on July 10, 2019, 09:10:07 AM
 Made many a run to Rausch on a Friday. I am in King George, not quite the end of the world  but damn close.  I actually run west to Interstate 81 and then north to Rausch on a Friday. yes it adds miles but  it saves hours of DC. Balto  and associated traffic.  If I have to run thru the fore-mentioned, I try to leave on off peak times.   Traveling on the East coast is never a joy, the corridor between  Richmond and  Boston is just stupid  any time.  Heading west of this  major traffic route  tends to make travel a bit less painful. At the end of the day, a little planning and some added patience will yield a good trip to a fun spot.

WE could always  find a new location, Gore or CORP are excellent spots for future  events, but  for the DC types it is still a slog  in traffic to escape the metro area.

I plan on driving up Thursday and wheeling Friday, Saturday and part of Sunday before heading back. makes the trip a bit more worth it.

I feel you driving pain, but truth be told  it is a pain to drive  anywhere  on the East Coast. 

Cheers


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Nacho on July 13, 2019, 09:58:13 AM
Uharrie or windrock would be cool. I've never been ti either, but want to go.

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Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: R3 on July 18, 2019, 06:13:15 AM
Uharrie or windrock would be cool. I've never been ti either, but want to go.

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Trying to set up a group to go to windrock ...join in.


Title: Camp Heep
Post by: Gr8Dain on July 30, 2019, 04:39:34 PM
I just reserved my room at the 2 star Comfort Inn for Friday and Saturday nights.  I will see how early I can get up there on Friday.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: BLACKHAWKJEEP on July 31, 2019, 06:00:37 PM
Commented on the original post for a sign up.
I'll be reserving a room at the Hampton or Comfort Inn for Friday night.


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Seth_TJ on August 18, 2019, 11:52:58 AM
where do i sign up for camp heep


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on August 18, 2019, 05:46:06 PM
where do i sign up for camp heep

Members Area; Members Only Rides

Are you a paid member?  If not, it's only $15 to join for the remainder of the year.  We're cooking out/cooking dinner for everyone at the park.  That's worth the price of membership alone.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Join us!


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Sigrig17 on August 20, 2019, 11:14:21 AM
We just joined NOVA Jeepers  ..what is camp heep?


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: overhead on August 20, 2019, 11:34:06 AM
We just joined NOVA Jeepers  ..what is camp heep?


Camp heap is our largest wheeling event of the year. We typically have 40-50 rigs up at Rausch creek off road park in PA that come together under club trail leads to go play in the park on a saturday usually in late summer. We end the night with food and stories, then have a raffle.

It's a blast. 


Title: Re: Camp Heep
Post by: Seth_TJ on August 20, 2019, 03:43:53 PM
where do i sign up for camp heep

Members Area; Members Only Rides

Are you a paid member?  If not, it's only $15 to join for the remainder of the year.  We're cooking out/cooking dinner for everyone at the park.  That's worth the price of membership alone.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Join us!



I am a Paid member, how do i get access to the members only area?