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by jhitesma
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Shocker - AZ OHV funds turning out just as bad as CA's
Replies: 7
Views: 4320

Re: Shocker - AZ OHV funds turning out just as bad as CA's

There have been signs of things getting better since this post based on what I've heard. I haven't had a lot of time to follow everything lately but it sounds like enough people are staying vigilant that it's not getting that out of hand yet but the potential is still there. I don't ever see that ch...
by jhitesma
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Shocker - AZ OHV funds turning out just as bad as CA's
Replies: 7
Views: 4320

Shocker - AZ OHV funds turning out just as bad as CA's

E-mail sent out today by the AZ OHVAG chairman. What a shocker. As many of us predicted the AZ OHV sticker/funds are turning out to be just as dysfunctional and abused as CA's: Dear OHV Enthusiasts, As Chairman of your Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Group (OHVAG), I have been tasked with the job of re...
by jhitesma
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Boardmanville dollars
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

Re: Boardmanville dollars

I've been so out of the loop I didn't even know she had actually shut down. I heard a lot of talk about her probably shutting down but never heard that it was finalized. Glad to hear she's looking into some other ideas to keep things going. I always wondered how much cash was on those walls...if the...
by jhitesma
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Boardmanville dollars
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

Boardmanville dollars

Little story in the Yuma Sun about some updates to Boardmanville that people may find interesting:

http://www.yumasun.com/articles/camp-75 ... group.html
by jhitesma
Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: what to do with my rail motor
Replies: 1
Views: 1686

Re: what to do with my rail motor

Best advice I can give is to trade it in for a 2.3 :) My car came with a 2.0. After several years of headaches and two rebuilds I swapped to a 2.3 - haven't had a single problem and the stock 2.3 performs better than the built 2.0 ever did. Going from needing AV or Race gas to pump gas is nice too. ...
by jhitesma
Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Tapatalk
Replies: 15
Views: 2783

Re: Tapatalk

I noticed a few weeks ago that this had stopped working but hadn't had time to look at it. Then I did have time to look at it and figured out what was wrong but didn't have time to deal with it. But I finally made a bit of time and got it fixed. So for anyone who uses it and wondered why it stopped ...
by jhitesma
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: need help.....2.5L ford ranger needs to be on my rail
Replies: 1
Views: 2741

Re: need help.....2.5L ford ranger needs to be on my rail

Well, I know I already replied to your PM - but there's a bit more info here so I figured I'd give a bit better of a response :) If it's an EEC-IV motor (and being a '99 2.5 I have no idea if it is or isn't but I'm going to guess it isn't) then your best bet is to just stick with the stock computer....
by jhitesma
Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: ALUMINUM RAIL CAR
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: ALUMINUM RAIL CAR

Mazzone has made a number of aluminum cars as well. Camped next to one at the cleanup a few years back (ok, more than a few but it still feels like it was just yesterday!) it was a drag car but he would dune it as best he could. Told us about wrecking on the track once and ending up with his head li...
by jhitesma
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Tapatalk
Replies: 15
Views: 2783

Re: Tapatalk

Ok. That was a lot quicker and easier than I expected. Hardest parts were modifying our logo to fit their requirements and picking a ccategory to list us under (We're under Powersports->ATV was the best option they had)

Using it to post now even!

Sent from my Nook Color using Tapatalk
by jhitesma
Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Tapatalk
Replies: 15
Views: 2783

Re: Tapatalk

No guarantees on how quickly I can experiment with it (Katie demands lots of attention from daddy!) But when I get some spare time I'll see if I can get it installed on the server.
by jhitesma
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Tapatalk
Replies: 15
Views: 2783

Re: Tapatalk

So I'm still waiting on upgrading my phone (hate windows mobile but when I last upgraded Android wasn't yet an option, should finally be upgrading very soon though...just waiting for some better options from Verizon since the Droid X is too big for my tastes, the Fascinated is too crippled, and the ...
by jhitesma
Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: Need we be surprised?
Replies: 130
Views: 68129

Re: Need we be surprised?

I'd LOVE to see what kind of camera you're using that it's producing 75Meg images. Unless you're trying to post raw uncompressed 10megapixel+ images you must have something seriously confused. The limits on attached photos are more strict than the limits on photos posted in your album and linked in ...
by jhitesma
Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: A Mine Non-Rescue Story
Replies: 15
Views: 1685

Re: A Mine Non-Rescue Story

If I had the same consideration for posting pic's like I did when I first started posting , I could post this pic in all it's glory...... #-o Jersey-Valley-from-a-easter.jpg I don't know what "change" you're upset about. But I can assure you there has been no such thing. Point 1) The software for t...
by jhitesma
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Project "New Tent"
Replies: 49
Views: 15026

Re: Project "New Tent"

Well since next weekend is our first camping trip (finally!) of the year I HAD to get the tank back in this weekend. Of course that turned out to be a bigger issue than I expected. In addition to the crack on the tank the fitting that came off the tank also broke when I was getting the tank out. The...
by jhitesma
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 49
Views: 7275

Re: Where is everyone?

Still check in...but haven't had anything to say. Haven't been able to make it out to the dunes this year and it's not looking good for the rest of the season either. Amy just hasn't been getting weekends off and with Katie now I can't do quick solo trips. But we haven't even gotten to do any family...
by jhitesma
Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: More Manx upgrades - Suspension
Replies: 81
Views: 28685

Re: More Manx upgrades - Suspension

Finally got another weekend day which Amy had off and I was able to get some work done on the manx. Started out with a little shopping trip. Had a tip that NAPA had some of their Orbital AGM batteries (their version of an Optima) on closeout for $70. They were factory blemishes with only a 60 day wa...
by jhitesma
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Project "New Tent"
Replies: 49
Views: 15026

Re: Project "New Tent"

I tried to get photos of the crack and repair in progress...but the battery in my camera was dead and I was loosing daylight quickly. So no before or during shots, just an after shot: http://www.dunephotos.com/Vehicles/Project-New-Tent/tank-leak/DSCN3728/1090805424_49oN6-M.jpg I actually didn't use ...
by jhitesma
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: More Manx upgrades - Suspension
Replies: 81
Views: 28685

Re: More Manx upgrades - Suspension

Wow, big progress today! First off a few photos of what was done before I showed up at Davids today. First the slight modification to the support bars so they fit again: http://jhitesma.smugmug.com/Dunes/Mechanical/More-manx-progress-Finally/DSCN3740/1090842825_Xatiq-M.jpg I wasn't there to see exac...
by jhitesma
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Project "New Tent"
Replies: 49
Views: 15026

Re: Project "New Tent"

Well, after that last post we haven't made any other trips. Amy's morning sickness and size got to the point where she didn't enjoy riding in the rail anymore so it was just solo trips for the rest of last season. I left the RV to dry out from the tank leak and by the time I thought about working on...
by jhitesma
Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: More Manx upgrades - Suspension
Replies: 81
Views: 28685

Re: More Manx upgrades - Suspension

Had planned on spending the day watching Katie...but Amy caught the cold I had this week and ended up home sick. So she volunteered to watch Katie and let me get some progress on a few projects. Called up David to see if he was up for working on the Manx...and found out he has a wedding to go to tod...
by jhitesma
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Please welcome our new little duner
Replies: 18
Views: 2112

Re: Please welcome our new little duner

Just wanted to share that Katie got to make her first trip out the desert this past weekend. It was only a short day trip out to plaster city to check out the Plaster Blaster rocket launch since our tent is falling apart and the RV still needs a few things done to it before it's next trip. But she h...
by jhitesma
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: More Manx upgrades - Suspension
Replies: 81
Views: 28685

Re: More Manx upgrades - Suspension

So, almost a year to the day after any "progress" was last made on the Manx I'm getting pressure from Amy to get back on it. And thanks to a surge in work for a few months I finally have the funds that have been holding the project back. We took Katie out to Plaster city for a few hours this past Sa...
by jhitesma
Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: Well, at least...
Replies: 8
Views: 3483

Re: Well, at least...

Even more remarkably (and worse) we're stuck with Grijalva again.

Which isn't just bad for those of us here in AZ but it's bad for everyone who shares the ASA's ideas as he's squarely in the CBD's pocket and chair of the National Parks, Forests and Public Lands congressional subcommittee.
by jhitesma
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Target Shooting
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

Re: Target Shooting

The person contacting the BLM who forwarded this to me (who's reply to the BLM included the line " I love your FAQ's section on the internet. It proves that stupid people have stupid babies and they want to play with high speed vehicles in the sand with little regard to their own safety. ") question...
by jhitesma
Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Target Shooting
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

Target Shooting

Just a heads up since I know this has been raised several times in the past. Apparently the BLM's current stance in regards to target shooting in the dunes is somewhat stricter than previously believed. I received an e-mail from someone telling Salvador Nieblas at the BLM to ask me to update Glamiso...
by jhitesma
Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: ASA 2010 PMV Video
Replies: 9
Views: 2431

Re: ASA 2010 PMV Video

I don't think FB allows directly embedding flash. Could I post the video to my Vimeo account? From there it can be shared on FB easily and the quality is MUCH better than YouTube.
by jhitesma
Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: BLM bans playing horseshoes for our safety!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2983

Re: BLM bans playing horseshoes for our safety!!

gelwell wrote: True including horseshoe tournaments :D
I know of at least one group that has a horseshoe tournament as part of their annual trip. They've even brought out construction lights to light their camp with so they could keep the tournament going after dark when they're done riding.
by jhitesma
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: BLM bans playing horseshoes for our safety!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2983

Re: BLM bans playing horseshoes for our safety!!

Do we have to have verifiable injuries before we enact reasonable safety measures? The primary purpose of going to the ISDRA is to recreate in our off road toys. That’s’ why the don’t allow them on Venice Beach. Sorry. But there are already enough vague safety rules that could be used in instances ...
by jhitesma
Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Chinese ATV's loose EPA certification
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Chinese ATV's loose EPA certification

One more reason not to buy cheap Chinese ATV's

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.ns ... enDocument
by jhitesma
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: GPS • Two-Way Radios
Topic: ASA list with licenses
Replies: 71
Views: 52363

Re: ASA list with licenses

Congrats on the upgrade! Going to start playing with some HF now I hope ;) "Talking" (PSK-31) to Alaska on 5w while sitting on the Mexican border in the dunes was a blast. Heard some European calls as well but apparently they couldn't hear me :( Really need to get my Manx rolling again so I can do m...
by jhitesma
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Promotion
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: Promotion

Very cool news!
by jhitesma
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: New Dune Toy...can't wait for dune season...
Replies: 8
Views: 1657

Re: New Dune Toy...can't wait for dune season...

Probably saw it before at the dunes. I got used, from the 3rd owner, as I can't afford a new Funco. It is well maintained and in great shape. It should last me the rest of my duning life..... Yeah, that's what I meant. Just wondering if I knew/know one of the previous owners because it looks VERY f...
by jhitesma
Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: New Dune Toy...can't wait for dune season...
Replies: 8
Views: 1657

Re: New Dune Toy...can't wait for dune season...

Nice! I'm sure you love it.

Car looks familiar...can't quite place why but I could swear I recognize that paint....
by jhitesma
Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Please welcome our new little duner
Replies: 18
Views: 2112

Re: Please welcome our new little duner

Jason, There is no shame in a c-section. Just think, without it, many mommas & babies wouldn't be alive today. Heck, some women physically / geometrically cant birth a child naturally. Very cool to see your pics and relive it all. Sorry to hear of all the complications. Congratulations to you and A...
by jhitesma
Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Please welcome our new little duner
Replies: 18
Views: 2112

Re: Please welcome our new little duner

My youngest daughter Dawn is due today, (Cash) but it looks like tomorrow evening...they will induce labor if she doesn't do it on her own. I hope her experience is easier than ours and she's able to avoid any complications with the induction! Amy had really had her heart set on doing things natura...
by jhitesma
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Please welcome our new little duner
Replies: 18
Views: 2112

Please welcome our new little duner

On Monday at 2:40PM Amy and I welcomed our amazing new daughter Katelynn Elizabeth Hitesman to the world: http://www.dunephotos.com/Family/Katelynn/katie-birth/DSC0375/886975096_Y8Gwq-M.jpg She came in at 6lbs 5oz (almost the same as her daddy) and 18 3/4" The birth didn't go anywhere near how we ha...
by jhitesma
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Less Visitors To Sand Dunes
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: Less Visitors To Sand Dunes

We were a little too busy welcoming our daughter into the world :)

About the best excuse I can think of to miss a weekend in the sand!
by jhitesma
Mon May 17, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Something for woodglue
Replies: 1
Views: 758

Something for woodglue

If for no other reason than because his name is so similar I sometimes type it when trying to go to this site: http://woodgears.ca/ The eyeballing game has been posted on some dune forums before. But this is someone who a lot of old school duners can probably appreciate - along with any wood workers...
by jhitesma
Sun May 16, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: DRAMP/RAMP Comments
Replies: 139
Views: 28038

Re: DRAMP/RAMP Comments

But, you guys still want to come out and BOO the process and imply that we are “dead in the water” without any substantiation . Having been through the process twice now and still not getting a RAMP isn't substantiation? Just do a search on here for the last two times there were comment periods on ...
by jhitesma
Tue May 11, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Limit Straps
Replies: 8
Views: 3829

Re: Limit Straps

I believe the stretch factor isn't a static stretch but rather a dynamic stretch. Meaning that they stretch when they're under load not when at rest. If they're stretched .5" when at rest then they're probably stretching considerably more when under load. But it depends on where they're mounted, how...
by jhitesma
Tue May 11, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: SawStop table saw won't cut off your finger
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: SawStop table saw won't cut off your finger

Amazing technology. But the guy who invented it (a patent lawyer) has gone about bringing it to market all wrong. After he failed at getting saw manufacturers to pay his over the top licensing fees he started trying to get laws passed requiring all saw manufacturers to use his system which greatly i...
by jhitesma
Mon May 03, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: chevy 4.3 v6 not running right
Replies: 4
Views: 2442

Re: chevy 4.3 v6 not running right

I'd be pretty surprised to find a 2004 that still had a dizzy. It could be a fuel delivery problem if it's not able to get enough volume of fuel for anything but idle. Could be a clogged filter. Could also be temp or airflow sensor issues for idle to be ok but the rest to have problems. But so many ...
by jhitesma
Sun May 02, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: chevy 4.3 v6 not running right
Replies: 4
Views: 2442

Re: chevy 4.3 v6 not running right

I don't know much about Chevy EFI but do you have enough of the harness left that you may be able to hook up a MIL light and pull error codes that way? On my 2.3 Ford I just hooked a volt meter up where the check engine light should have been and then cycled power to get it to read out the codes. He...
by jhitesma
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: DRAMP/RAMP Comments
Replies: 139
Views: 28038

Re: DRAMP/RAMP Comments

You smear our efforts? Your efforts are well intentioned and by no means do I wish to smear them. I just see no reason to believe that they will amount to any different outcome than we've seen in the past. It's not your fault, and your efforts are good. But that doesn't change what the end result w...
by jhitesma
Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: DRAMP/RAMP Comments
Replies: 139
Views: 28038

Re: DRAMP/RAMP Comments

Wow. And wow again. Obviously, Jason, you’ve given up. Not given up wanting to fight. Just not convinced there's anyone organized fighting the same fight. But that's off topic for this discussion and more than I want to get into here. If I were to adopt your logic, then I should sell my toys and fi...
by jhitesma
Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: DRAMP/RAMP Comments
Replies: 139
Views: 28038

Re: DRAMP/RAMP Comments

Jason, respectfully….dude… What gives??? Had to look twice at the author. Sounds like something a defunct .org would write. The pessimism seems a bit extreme. Is everything ok in your world? Sure, our comments might not make a difference, but they can’t make a difference if they are never submitted...
by jhitesma
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: DRAMP/RAMP Comments
Replies: 139
Views: 28038

Re: DRAMP/RAMP Comments

From the meeting I was at, here is my understanding (IIRC): BLM makes their selection. Then it goes to the USFWS who has to agree that it is the right decision. Then is goes back to the court (Judge Illston) for her approval. The guy at the meeting said 6 - 8 months, which I kinda doubt. Especially...
by jhitesma
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: ISDRA Photo takes grand prize in Palm Springs
Replies: 16
Views: 6723

Re: ISDRA Photo takes grand prize in Palm Springs

WoW Jason could you do something like this??? I could. But don't really have any interest in doing it that way. It's too manipulated and unrealistic for my tastes. A few of my panoramics have the same kind of effect where vehicles moved between frames so they show up in more than one place. I could...
by jhitesma
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: GPS • Two-Way Radios
Topic: ASA list with licenses
Replies: 71
Views: 52363

Re: ASA list with licenses

Should have no problems hitting the repeaters on Black Mountain even without the old AEA. Dwayne and I were able to communicate at 5watts from Gecko to Gordon's a few years back - but I did have to use my magmount antenna on the truck to do so reliably. I've been able to hit the black mt. repeaters ...

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