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2015 CAL4WD's Annual Convention
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2015 CAL4WD's Annual Convention (Feb 21, 2015)

We attended this year's California Association of 4WD Club's Annual Convention. The 2015 Convention was supposed to take place in southern California but fortunately for us they had to change plans and hold the convention at its Central District location in Visalia, CA. We thought it was a good turnout, seemed more busy than last year's Central District meeting, and the biggest news came from the organization voting and approving to change their official name from "California Association Of 4WD Clubs, Inc" to now more simply, "California Four Wheel Drive Association, Inc." The raffle Jeep was built by Metal Cloak and was won by a lady down in Southern California (Sunland, CA). See everyone in 2016 in Sacramento!

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« Reply #2 on: Mar 12, 2015, 03:16:47 PM »








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« Reply #4 on: Mar 12, 2015, 03:16:47 PM »








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"An informed question. But difficult to answer. I am what you see." -Nanaki

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Re: 2015 CAL4WD's Annual Convention
« Reply #17 on: Mar 21, 2015, 12:49:24 PM »


That must be Aaron's truck.


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« Reply #18 on: Mar 21, 2015, 02:23:01 PM »
Hey Mike, how is the throttle controlled on this trailer? Does it have a locker also?









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Re: 2015 CAL4WD's Annual Convention
« Reply #19 on: Mar 24, 2015, 09:10:50 AM »
That must be Aaron's truck.
Yup! :thumbs:

Hey Mike, how is the throttle controlled on this trailer? Does it have a locker also?
Not sure about a locker, but the owner was demonstrating it and all he had was a simple on/off switch that would engage the starter motor. It was definitely geared too high and the starter motor definitely was taking some amperage to accelerate the airborne tires, but having said that, often times that little bit is all that's needed when your trailer is hung up on the trail, especially on a long, steep, loose hill climb like Thompson Hill, Dusy/Ershim. Listening to the starter motor kick on, kick off, kick on, kick off, etc, it made me wonder just how long the contacts are gonna last. I wonder if he turns it on and leaves the starter motor loaded until he clears an obstacle, or if he uses a momentary push switch to only give it a couple quick kicks when it's hung up :headscratch:

Unless his low range portion of his t/case is broken or missing, it should be geared down twice as low as was demonstrated. As I recall from just watching it, the tires were probably spinning a good 8 to 10 MPH. Reallllllllllllllllllllllly cool idea however. If I had a small Jeep and had to tow on every trail then I'd definitely invest some time in designing something like this. It was really neat :yesnod:

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Re: 2015 CAL4WD's Annual Convention
« Reply #20 on: Mar 24, 2015, 01:11:20 PM »
Thanks for the info Mike. Definitely outside the box thinking. I would have never have thought about doing that.

 
 
 
 
 

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