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I had a blast and figured that with some of the new mods/trailers people brought out there are probably a lot of lessons learned.

1. Gonzo may actually have a bit of a "drinking problem". Only person I know to brush their teeth with Jager.

2. Sean's Tundra and trailer are a good luck charm for him.

3. Have to figure out how to minimize/eliminate condensation inside of my RTT

4. I have a massive leak in my galley box that I think I found the issue.(easy Fix)

5. I need to buy a Fridge of my own. I borrowed one and it worked like a charm for our food.

6. I will still carry a cooler for beer.

7. I will make sure the drain plug on the cooler is tight before I put ice in it.

8. I need some sort of shelf inside of the tent.

9. I need a place to put shoes right outside of the entry way to the tent.

Well that's it for me lets hear what the rest of you learned.
 

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leave the tent open a bit, just enough to let minimal air flow in, I had that same problem, freakin breath would condensate and drip on me if the wind blew. LOL @ Gonz
 

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1. Bring a bigger tent.

2. Don't be afraid to get a nice hotel room Saturday night, your wife will make it worth it.

3. You can not have enough dry surfaces to lay things out on. "Bring a nice folding table and a canopy tent"

4. Don't be a Wuss you'll have more fun.

5. Trails are much easier the night you get there after several drinks before you have ever seen what your are doing in the day light. (Wheel at night with some liquid encouragement)

6. Practice putting up your tent with your wife before you get there.

7. If it's Raining a. Easy off easy on water proof shoes. b. Snow ski pants that fit over your clothes are a life saver. c. Don't skimp get the good air mattress and the ac inflator. d. you can't bring too many tarps.

8. buy a few more raffle tickets.
 

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Great thread MIGZ...

1. No matter how good you think the weather is going to be, putting a tarp over your tent is a good idea.
2. Condensation in your tent sucks, and it reminds you every time it drips on your forehead in the middle of the night.
3. Jager and Four LOKO isn't a bad mid-day treat.
4. Working on the Monday following Jambo just plain SUCKS!
 

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always bring aspirin, tums, and way more beer than you think you need.
 

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1. Pack most stuff the night before you leave!
2. I need a shelf of some kind on my trailer to hold all my food and crap!
3. Jambo = Rain gear
4. Zip my wifes mouth shut! lol
5. 36 red bulls wont make it thru the 1st night!
6. Thanks to Ryan for just getting done P-90X so he can bench press my rig before flopping on its side! (Thanks again Ryan for that one)
7. Cant wait for next year already!
 

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What I learned....

1. When spotting people watch where you put your foot
2.screw the lid on really tight on the tent urinal after use
3. Toby can wheel without beer
4. The roof top tent and three covers is warm and out of the water
5. A chevy traverse could be a rally car, if you replace shocks
6. You can push a teetering FJ back onto it's wheels
7. Bigpoppa obviously has a crush on me
8. Jacque apparently likes boudin
9. A bottle of wild turkey has a short lifespan in camp
10. Ski pants was an excellent idea
 

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I don't have a drinking problem...I never spilled a Drop! :D
 

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  1. I need armor
  2. I need a lift
  3. I need a working CB
  4. I need armor
  5. Bringing many layers and a waterproof jacket/pants was an excellent idea
  6. Buy more beer than you think you could ever need
  7. Buy said beer before you get to Gilmer
  8. I need armor
  9. You can have loads of fun w/ a stock FJ
  10. Spend $100 on raffle tickets when you register if you want a chance ;)
  11. Did I mention that I need armor?
  12. I have a lot to learn

Had a great time, will definitely attend next year! :cheers:
 

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What I learned....

1. I still HATE the red mud in Gilmer!!
2. Cleaning the FJ after the JAMBO SUCKS!
3. Tearing down a tent--Camp in the pouring rains sucks.
4. Winning at the Raffle is actually possible.
5. Diggers armor and bud built skids can be dented.
6. I still HATE the red mud in Gilmer!!
7. It is possible for me to wheel without a beer in my hand.
8. Demello+Chevy Traverse+off road doing 40+ miles an hour+ Good times!
9. Running without steering boots is a bad idea.
10. Driving home breathing MAPP gas is a really bad Idea.
11. I still HATE the red mud in Gilmer!!
12. It is possible to drink over 80 beers in a 3 night/day period.
13. A full day of recovery after the event is mandatory!
 

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1. Camping can be fun....but staying 10 miles away at my farmhouse is priceless!
2. Jill must attend for the full 4 days (and not bring the rain with her for the third year.)
3. Bring beer you want to drink AND plenty of handouts.
4. Mud Tires are the best investment I have made.
5. Gonzo does have a drinking problem.
6. Sean doesn't have to break a diff at every wheeling event.
7. Rooftop tents make your FJ really tippy.
8. Make an effort to take more pictures and video.
9. Wheel every free second you have cause you never know when the rain is coming!
10. After Jambo, it is EXTREMELY hard to return to a desk job!
 

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1. Gonzo can hold his alcohol better than Jacque.
2. Learned how to properly throw a tortilla with the right trajectory.
3. Not a good idea to sell your Super Swamper right before the Jambo.
4. Gilmer mud makes it into nooks and crannys on your truck you wouldn't think possible.
5. It will always rain at the Jambo.
6. Sean drives even crazier after he's been drinking and has a car full of people.
7. A chevy traverse can go down the main road at Barnwell a LOT faster than an FJ can.
8. A traverse can only get an RTI score of around 200.
9. If you want Nick to attempt some sketchy obstacle, just say you haven't seen anyone else make it up.
10. Same applies to Gonzo as well :)
 

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I learned that it is easy to pick the ones out in a crowd that get a hotel rather than camp....oh yea and that when someone is spotting you and yelling stopppp...stopppp at the top of their lungs it is quite possible that the obstacle they are telling you about is their foot...
 

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1. All Gonzo needs to wheel is beer and popcorn.
2. Drinking and riding shotgun is a hell of a lot of fun.
3. I don't need no stinking mud tires until I try to go uphill in the mud.
4. I need an offroad trailer to store all of my crap instead of the tent.
5. You can win at a raffle even if it takes you until the 6th one to win.
6. The more highly intoxicated cajuns at a party the better.
7. I love BMRA.
8. Jason Demello is one hell of a driver.
9. It is best not to have your front seat passeger spot you because they will fall in the mud and then get it all over your FJ.
10. Driving someone else's FJ is fun but would be better if it wasn't being towed.
11. Some people can hold thier liquer but can't keep from acting a fool.
12. Tortilla fights are fun even if you have had little to drink.
13. EZ-Ups will collapse on your tent at 5:30 AM if they hold enough rain.
14. Winches come in handy.
 

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I learned that it is easy to pick the ones out in a crowd that get a hotel rather than camp....oh yea and that when someone is spotting you and yelling stopppp...stopppp at the top of their lungs it is quite possible that the obstacle they are telling you about is their foot...
Haha,

And here i thought you were just about to take a REALLY bad line. Nope, you were driving over Lane. :lol:
 

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This is in my future, that is until I get a place with a garage and can store a trailer/RTT combo:

Coleman - Instant Tent 8 - 14 x 10 -

Having a place to change or pull yourself together after getting out of the tent and before facing "humanity" is a good thing.
 

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1.) It's still raining in Gilmer Texas.
2.) Texas people are some of the nicest in the country.
3.) Gonzo's FJC must be made of Unuptanium because he can't break it no matter how hard he tries.
4.) Texas people can hold there booze.
5.) Chevy Traverses ride good for the first 1 or 2 miles off road then the shocks go to ****.
6.) It's still raining in Gilmer.
7.) Gonzo can out drink a toilet..
8.) The more coon asses (did I say that right) you have at a party the better it is.
9.) TTR puts on one hell of an event.
10.) Rental car insurance is well worth it!
 

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1. A human foot can take a lot of weight.
2. My iPhone is either cursed or just really loves me.
3. People out there were truly great people.
4. Steam coming from a tent is always a good thing:)
5. Old boots should be replaced prior to jambo.
6. I need to finish the bigger trailer.
7. Pooping in the woods is really peaceful.
8. Josh CAN blow himself out of a porta-potty.
9. Raffles can be won after all.
10. I love you guys!
 
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