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Old 03-20-2015, 05:46 PM   #71
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Yep I just did a few hundred miles of Shake down cruising last week to see what is needed to make the drive up to Colorado Springs . I find if I'm not making things better, they may be going the other direction.
The coach seems good to go. May not be quite ready to tow the old porsche at that time. As I'm in Hawaii now for a while hanging with my boys while their mother is on the mainland doing medical stuff.

Yes the driveline brake ing system, worthy endeavor. Interested to see how that works out for you. I had the brakes boil on the way down from Lake Tahoe last summer. I drained and replaced the fluid with dot 4, but Still need to get new brakes installed in the tag axel.

It's going to be great to spend some time talking with others who have been using these machines for a while to pick up tips and techniques such as the high mountain pass driving you mentioned.

I wonder if Vycan has heard any more about the vintage trailer group that asked about joining in?

Cheers Richard
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:52 PM   #72
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This will be our first trip with other AS folks. Looking forward to it. We will be down there a couple days early. We generally head west into mountains the and end up on dirt roads requiring recon on the bike. This 360 was gone where no AS has gone before. I'm often torn between polishing it or building a roll cage!
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:39 AM   #73
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We are coming out about 10 days before the get together. Gonna be up at sons house for a couple days in FOCO. Then we want to spend a few days down west of Denver, daughter lives in Denver. This will be my first time driving the 310 in the mountains though Ive driven other vehicles up into Crested Butte, Estes Park, etc.

Does anyone have more recommendations for camp grounds west of Denver area? Ill check out Dillon Lake. I would like to get up in the mountains a bit but not too far. First time getting my feet wet driving this rig up and back down! Any recommendations for nice parks in the area is appreciated!

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Old 03-21-2015, 02:45 PM   #74
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We are coming out about 10 days before the get together. Gonna be up at sons house for a couple days in FOCO. Then we want to spend a few days down west of Denver, daughter lives in Denver. This will be my first time driving the 310 in the mountains though Ive driven other vehicles up into Crested Butte, Estes Park, etc.

Does anyone have more recommendations for camp grounds west of Denver area? Ill check out Dillon Lake. I would like to get up in the mountains a bit but not too far. First time getting my feet wet driving this rig up and back down! Any recommendations for nice parks in the area is appreciated!

Mike n Lynn

It's a bit early for the mountains. Mostly because they are still buried in snow. Might be something open around Estes Park. We like the Pawnee campground at Brainard Lake but I'm betting it's still snowed in. It about 30 miles west of Boulder.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:08 PM   #75
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Hal-Gen, I've only passed thru Colorado a couple of times. But hear "the front range". Mentioned in a way that seems a bit derogatory, is there a Colorado THING here that others may not know about?
Your 350 seems to be the located closest to our event, will you still be in Az. In mid April? It'd be nice to have you join us for this first get together.
It would be great to have some local knowledge on hand for further Colorado adventure planning.
Here's hoping you can make it.

I have been driving my 345 frequently thru Scottsdale on the way to a friends place in Paradise Valley over the last year. Nice area in the winter.

Cheers Richard
We don't mean "the front range" as a derogatory term. It's simply what we call the population strip from Fort Collins through Denver to Pueblo. My husband and I spent all our lives and careers in Denver and loved it but now live in the Colorado mountains half the year and in Scottsdale half the year. We've traveled in every state with our 350 before and after our retirement. Coincidentally, we live in the McCormick Ranch area of Scottsdale which is right across Scottsdale Road from Paradise Valley where you visit your friends. We won't be going back to Colorado until the beginning of May so we can't make it to your event this year. It does sound like fun to get moho owners together. Not many of us out there.
Cheers to you too. Ginny
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:32 AM   #76
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This will be our first trip with other AS folks. Looking forward to it. We will be down there a couple days early. We generally head west into mountains the and end up on dirt roads requiring recon on the bike. This 360 was gone where no AS has gone before. I'm often torn between polishing it or building a roll cage!
We also like to travel into unknown territory and have taken a few "never again" routes; e.g. Independence Pass to Aspen and the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. (Still have paint on the mirror from inching through the toll area). Keeps life interesting. Right?
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:27 AM   #77
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We are coming out about 10 days before the get together. Gonna be up at sons house for a couple days in FOCO. Then we want to spend a few days down west of Denver, daughter lives in Denver. This will be my first time driving the 310 in the mountains though Ive driven other vehicles up into Crested Butte, Estes Park, etc.

Does anyone have more recommendations for camp grounds west of Denver area? Ill check out Dillon Lake. I would like to get up in the mountains a bit but not too far. First time getting my feet wet driving this rig up and back down! Any recommendations for nice parks in the area is appreciated!

Mike n Lynn
There are some good campgrounds on Dillon Lake and the Blue River but nothing will be open until Memorial Day.
Our kids and grandkids go up to Frisco and use our house in the winter as a base to go skiing and are reporting that we still have 6 - 8 feet of snow on the property.
You might find a campground on the East side of the Continental Divide that's open by going to the Forest Service Website. It's a good one with lots of information. Address is: www.fs.usda.gov
Also check the Colorado State Parks website. If you want to stay in Denver, look up Cherry Creek or Chatfield State Parks.
As a last resort you might use google maps to find a private campground.
Good Luck.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:17 AM   #78
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I was looking at Reverends Ridge Campground in Golden Gate Canyon state park this morning. It says that the campground is open all year but no reservations till Memorial Day and facilities may be limited. (Restrooms n showers). Do you think that would work in mid April? I realize its a bit of a crap shoot as far as weather. I sure appreciate the advice here. My son, up in FOCO, is a big camper but he tent camps in remote BLM areas a lot. He seems to think that we wont have any problem with weather no further up than we are going, but he is a lot younger and adventerous these days. The state park web site says they have two loops open as of earlier this month. What do ya think?
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:19 AM   #79
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I should probably just not worry about it and figure it out as we go.
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I don't think you will have any problems. That's only a few miles from my house.

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This was last week in Boulder. It's been in the 70 since and the snow is gone. When you get here it will either be snow or sun. I wouldn't worry about it. If it does snow you will have several days notice that it coming. And this time of the year they are pretty short events. A day or two at the most. Generally you can count on bright sun.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:31 PM   #81
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:20 PM   #82
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Well rats!
The wife came home today to tell me she has a procedure that Friday. "That's the only date the was open." Rats!
And we talked about going! She says I never listen.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:32 AM   #83
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It's a bit of a drive to include in the Colorado Springs activities but Timeless Travel Trailers in Arvada is worth the factory tour. Something to consider on the way there or back.

http://www.timelesstraveltrailers.com/
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Great idea. I think we may try to see that.
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