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Old 09-11-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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...from the great state of Alaska! Have lived in Alaska since '84 and am thinking seriously about moving to your great state in the next year or two. I'm checking in to see how the weehing in TX is different than Alaska. I'll get on your board periodically and update my plans as they become solidified.

I am a high school science teacher and am certified in specail education too. I am going through the end of a 20 year marriage and may need to start over in a new place. Why not go from the biggest state to the runner up? I have been thinking about the Houston area, specifically Dayton or Bayton areas. What can you tell me about those places?

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Old 09-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #2
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Houston and/or Baytown really doesn't have much to offer as far as wheeling goes......
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:06 PM   #3
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Anything within 100 miles?
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:13 PM   #4
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Depends on what you call "wheeling".....
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I'm checking in to see how the weehing in TX is different than Alaska.
Houston to Corpus Christi to Brownsville really doesn't have any crawling. I'm in San Antonio, about two hours from lots of good wheeling. Living in San Antonio to an hour north would be good. Lots of wheeling up around Dallas too.

What kind of wheeling do you like?
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If you're off ck5 you're the expedition wheeler who's running the ag tires?
Texas has wildly different wheeling styles, but is also similar.
No real deep river crossings but lots of mud in some places.

Mostly dirty rocks west of ih35, but lots of fun.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:27 PM   #7
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If you're off ck5 you're the expedition wheeler who's running the ag tires?
Texas has wildly different wheeling styles, but is also similar.
No real deep river crossings but lots of mud in some places.

Mostly dirty rocks west of ih35, but lots of fun.
I am the same akbigsub from CK5, but have never run ag tires. There is another burb up here fitting that bill. My rig is set up for going 100 miles off the pavement (and back) and is able to tackle most mud, hill climbs, and mild crawling. I have very little body protection and am not a . 16.5Ti winch and a Pull-Pal for self recovery and a few lights to illuminate the trail.

I would not hessitate to sell it and start over with a rock-worthy build - I would just have to learn to .

As for location, there is a certain someone drawing me to Baytown, so if I do get to your great state, that's where it will be
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:27 PM   #8
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:31 PM   #9
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Thanks guardrail!

Up here, we don't hessitate to drive three or four hours jsut to get to the trailhead. So distance does not bother me. That being said, mine is no trailer queen and has to get me home too.
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As for location, there is a certain someone drawing me to Baytown, so if I do get to your great state, that's where it will be
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whats your rig setup like? no real need for massive tires, but they sure are cool.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:47 AM   #19
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #20
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Thanks! Yes, the gearing needs attention. I would like to go at least 4.88s, but a carrier change would be necessary. Oh well. For now I just wheel in low range (this thing is so under-powered that it can't get out of its own way!).
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