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Old 10-25-2008
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hopefully you don't leave before it gets warm out for camping weather would love to see that monster of a truck you have.
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geeze. Where were your troops at? I was in Troop 5 in Wake Forest...
either of you Eagle Scouts?

and also, count me in like Trigger. I cannot commit 100% bc of work, but I will sure as heck do everything I can to be there... summer + beach + camping + friends = priceless

and does anyone know the rules about ATVs? I would love to bring my honda....

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I'll try my best to be there..

Another thought.. i know most places out there you can drive out on the beach. but does anyone know of a spot where the sand is packed pretty well for the 2wds? i know it sounds dumb but i've been out to topsail before and had no problems and gotten my *** stuck at the wilmington meet at carolina beach
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Do you know when you'll be leaving for bc?
i find out this week EARLIEST is Feb but i wanna shoot for March/april if i can
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I'll try my best to be there..

Another thought.. i know most places out there you can drive out on the beach. but does anyone know of a spot where the sand is packed pretty well for the 2wds? i know it sounds dumb but i've been out to topsail before and had no problems and gotten my *** stuck at the wilmington meet at carolina beach
I've only been to Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher. Yeah, the sand is pretty loose but I handled it just fine in 2wd. I'm not sure about the sand at OBX.
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I'll try my best to be there..

Another thought.. i know most places out there you can drive out on the beach. but does anyone know of a spot where the sand is packed pretty well for the 2wds? i know it sounds dumb but i've been out to topsail before and had no problems and gotten my *** stuck at the wilmington meet at carolina beach
So you did fine at Topsail, I've been wanting to go out there many times but don't want to get stuck. I'm down there monthly over the summer.
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Hey Matt, wanna try out that new RCD next weekend??
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I'll try my best to be there..

Another thought.. i know most places out there you can drive out on the beach. but does anyone know of a spot where the sand is packed pretty well for the 2wds? i know it sounds dumb but i've been out to topsail before and had no problems and gotten my *** stuck at the wilmington meet at carolina beach
youll do fine just remember if you start to bogg down then let off the gas and slow down don't give it more of the skinny pedal thats how you get stuck. it all really depends on the weather. most of the time you can ride right along the water line where it is packed in. but you are not suppose to drive between the water line and the ppl parked.
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I don't know about my truck on the beach... maybe I will let someone else try it first to see how they do with my truck, but I went out to the N part of OBX - by VA border - and had one HELL of a time. For some reason, my baby just could not handle it. hi or lo didn't make a difference, it just seemed like she was revving really high and working WAY to hard to move. I was pissed..little boys in their factory cherokees were going fine, but for some reason i was not. I have 31x1050s and 4.10...so i don't think that's the problem....

then again I have little experience driving in the sand...any insight or sharp criticisms are welcome haha
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ppl air down their tires i have never done that have have been fine. also when you hear your engine revving you are boggin down in the sand and the more you push the gas the worse your going to get stuck thats when you let off the gas and coast till you get back on top of the sand.
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Well I will be under new orders at that time and working for a whole new command but I am down for 31Jul-2Aug at Oregon Inlet. I am doing research now on the camping and hotels.

here's the list from Google for hotels near Oregon Inlet:

A.
Comfort Inn South Oceanfront
- www.comfortinn.com - (252) 441-6315 - 50 reviews
B.
First Colony Inn
- www.firstcolonyinn.com - (252) 441-2343 - 33 reviews
C.
Dolphin Oceanfront Motel
- www.dolphinmotel.net - (252) 441-7488 - 22 reviews
D.
Surf Side Motel
- www.surfsideobx.com - (252) 441-2105 - 75 reviews
E.
Sea Foam Motel & Cottages
- www.seafoam.com - (252) 441-7320 - 24 reviews
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Owens Motel
- www.owensmotel.com - (252) 441-6361 - 23 reviews
G.
Blue Heron Motel
- www.blueheronnc.com - (252) 441-7447 - 38 reviews
H.
Nags Head Inn Hotel
- www.nagsheadinn.com - (252) 441-0454 - 36 reviews
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Tar Heel Motel
- www.tarheelmotelobx.com - (252) 441-6150 - 9 reviews
J.
Oasis Suits
- www.oasissuites.com - (252) 441-5211 - 1 review


I would love to camp but I don't know how my son would do.. who knows... I will keep checking the link to ensure dates are the same.... but i will make my own reservations as to not screw anyone's plans...

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yeah ask anyone that went out to the beach at the wilmington meet haha, i got stuck within 5 feet of trying to go out there.. but topsail i used to go when i was on 31s and had no problems at all. the north end i guess past all the residential.
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the only hard part is where you enter alot of ppl get stuck there but alot of us guys know how to get through the sand if you can't make it some one will get you through it.
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dan, i would say the first 2 feet, sorry bud lol
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yeah ask anyone that went out to the beach at the wilmington meet haha, i got stuck within 5 feet of trying to go out there.. but topsail i used to go when i was on 31s and had no problems at all. the north end i guess past all the residential.
Thats the only place you can go out right? Was that with a open diff or your locker?
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I've had my truck out there before and while I was able to drive around out there in 2wd I wouldn't say it's a good idea. Everyone says let off the gas but don't stop! You stop and your stuck. Tires are the big thing with a good tire you'll be fine but with a most a/t's I'd say you'll be stuck before you're done.
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tire really has nothing to do with it youll see stuck trucks on stuck tires ive even seen a honda crv out there. and if you feel yourself bogging down just let off the gas a lil
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04blackedge I went to topsail island with dan and his truck did great, that was when he had 31" BFG A/Ts and an open diff.
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Awesome, I'll try it next time I go down there.
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yea count me in, I don't live that far away. But the best thing to do is to air down your tires a lil bit and take it easy on the go juice. most of the time you will be alright. lol
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hey !

I gotta house on the beach in corolla ! not like off a road or anything u gotta kick it in 4wheel to get to the dang thing . im down there at least once a month with a jeep club to go wheelin
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you cant

North carolina wont let u drive on orgean inlet anymore .................only hatteras which is really soft sand........and corolla but the localls get pissed off if u do anything!!!!!!!!!!!



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Well I will be under new orders at that time and working for a whole new command but I am down for 31Jul-2Aug at Oregon Inlet. I am doing research now on the camping and hotels.

here's the list from Google for hotels near Oregon Inlet:

A.
Comfort Inn South Oceanfront
- www.comfortinn.com - (252) 441-6315 - 50 reviews
B.
First Colony Inn
- www.firstcolonyinn.com - (252) 441-2343 - 33 reviews
C.
Dolphin Oceanfront Motel
- www.dolphinmotel.net - (252) 441-7488 - 22 reviews
D.
Surf Side Motel
- www.surfsideobx.com - (252) 441-2105 - 75 reviews
E.
Sea Foam Motel & Cottages
- www.seafoam.com - (252) 441-7320 - 24 reviews
F.
Owens Motel
- www.owensmotel.com - (252) 441-6361 - 23 reviews
G.
Blue Heron Motel
- www.blueheronnc.com - (252) 441-7447 - 38 reviews
H.
Nags Head Inn Hotel
- www.nagsheadinn.com - (252) 441-0454 - 36 reviews
I.
Tar Heel Motel
- www.tarheelmotelobx.com - (252) 441-6150 - 9 reviews
J.
Oasis Suits
- www.oasissuites.com - (252) 441-5211 - 1 review


I would love to camp but I don't know how my son would do.. who knows... I will keep checking the link to ensure dates are the same.... but i will make my own reservations as to not screw anyone's plans...

NIck
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North carolina wont let u drive on orgean inlet anymore .................only hatteras which is really soft sand........and corolla but the localls get pissed off if u do anything!!!!!!!!!!!
im not bashing you are anything but im throwing the bull**** flag i was just there in july and we camped and drove at oregon inlet
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have you guys thought about ocracoke island? its an awesome place, they let you run on the beach.... Im just throwing that out there. Also when might we do this? Im interested
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have you guys thought about ocracoke island? its an awesome place, they let you run on the beach.... Im just throwing that out there. Also when might we do this? Im interested
I think theres dates in the first post. Ocracoke island would be cool too, I know some people that have a mansion down there on the beach.
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