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dubwarren 05-28-2011 12:21 PM

Sand domination @ Oregon inlet
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I passed by a stuck explorer and a buried 2500 gmc on the way to this spot....tried to help but they had a tow truck on the way.....

1200RT-P 05-28-2011 12:23 PM

Re: Sand domination @ Oregon inlet
nice! i can't wait to get my GC on some soft stuff.

dubwarren 05-28-2011 12:26 PM

Brother, let me tell, this sand is like powder. Not packed at all. Very treacherous today, but the overland had it for lunch.

There are many many, supposedly more capable trucks/suv's stuck out here. Tow truck drivers are getting rich today.

J13ntv 05-28-2011 10:27 PM

Re: Sand domination @ Oregon inlet
What psi did you drop to?

Ken Jacobs 05-29-2011 07:09 AM

Re: Sand domination @ Oregon inlet
The sand there is really soft. What tire pressure? Did you use sand mode, 4W high?

dubwarren 05-29-2011 08:23 AM

I went down to about 18 psi and was in sand mode. I tried to stick to the pre cut lanes in the sand but about half the sand driving was done by plowing through fresh, soft, uncut tracks. I also had to hop over lanes a few times to avoid other beach drivers. The jeep went through it effortlessly.

I have the 20" wheels and was a little worried before hand. I wasn't sure this jeep was as capable as the 08 limited I had previously. Afterwards, I was impressed. This new jeep handled it all with ease.

As I parked on the beach a couple in the spot next to us said "I think it's a BMW" I was tempted to say " a BMW would be stuck a quarter mile back" but I didn't want to say the word "stuck" while still on the beach. Just trying to stay humble, but it's hard with this beast jeep cutting through dunes like a hot knife through butter......

Good times, mos def not a mall crawler boys.

dubwarren 05-29-2011 08:28 AM

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the1jake 05-30-2011 07:35 AM

Re: Sand domination @ Oregon inlet
When you feel more adventurous, drive on up to Carova! :thumbsup:

BTW... any fishing?

I'd bet most of those getting stuck decided *not* to lower their tire pressures before going on the beach. (or gunned their engines when they started to sink a little)

Jdsmitty10 05-30-2011 07:42 AM

Re: Sand domination @ Oregon inlet
Sweet... I am heading there in 2 weeks. Love driving out to under the bridge at the inlet. Won't be in a jeep tho.. Waiting on a 2012. So hopefully my Tacoma isn't a stuck one... Like the1jake said. Stuck ones probably didn't air down. Tried that once... You don't get too far..

dubwarren 05-30-2011 07:55 AM

Most of the stuck drivers said they aired down moderately, like maybe 25-30. Not enough. I saw a guy in an 11 limited not aired down all the way and he was struggling.

As for the fishing, I'm not into it. I have been doing some boarding though when it hasn't been too choppy. (boogie and long)

Corova is tough. I've been down that way once a few yeas ago. The sand there reminds me of the beach at the end of hatteras. Super soft and seemingly bottomless.

dubwarren 05-30-2011 07:56 AM

As for driving under the bridge Jake, the beach is blocked off so drivers can't get to the point. It sucks!

1200RT-P 05-30-2011 12:53 PM

Re: Sand domination @ Oregon inlet
I need to investigate a beach where one could drive on the sand here in Southern CA....

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