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Stranded on the way home!

Discussion in 'Blazer Bash' started by Blazinaire, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. Blazinaire

    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

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    Last night we were coming home from vegas (our pit stop from moab) and the tranny (installed the day we left for moab) took a big poop /forums/images/icons/mad.gif . As of now we are in a hotel in Barstow (bumfukt, egypt). My buddy ducttape (brown longbed 6.2) is going to come in his dads super duty and a u-haul trailer to get me tomorrow, that is what I call a good friend, he lives 7 hours away /forums/images/icons/cool.gif !! Other than that I had a blast at BB, you guys are the best! When ducttape broke a stub shaft it seems like everyone came right up with all the tools, stub shaft, u-joint, wheel bearing washer thingies, etc. that he needed and got him going in no time at all. Now how long untill bb03? /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Sorry to hear that.




    David
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Blazinaire,

    Sorry to hear that.....sounds like Barstow is the "Bermuda Triangle" for the K5 caravans! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif

    I broke a rocker stud there on the way home and caused about 2 hours worth of delays for the rest of my group while we fetched parts.....
     
  4. HarryH3

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    Yep, that's 3 K5's that we know of now that were swallowed up by the mysterious forces at work in Barstow. First Skigirl, then Greg72 and now Blazinaire. You California folks need to find a route around Barstow! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    That area is not part of Route 666 is it /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    ***best twilight zone music*** Dude that sucks!! Hope you get home safe after this though.
     
  7. BadDog

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    Sorry to hear you already lost the tranny, much less got stranded in Barstow. You'll have to do like SkiGirl and get a library card. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif She was stranded for several days and said that was all they had to do... And ducttape deserves a beer! BTW, tell him thanks again for letting me borrow that ducttape /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif on Upper Helldorado so I didn't have to dig mine out of the coffin under the strap web.

    Good luck!
     
  8. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I think that was my duct tape I think! Pretty black stuff? Nice and handy in the glovebox!

    Back on the barstow thread, good luck with the recovery.
     
  9. BadDog

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    Yep, the black stuff I fixed my broken gas filler was yours. Gotta get me some of that black. Thanks! Man, at 2 am I can be a real dumb ass, can't believe I put it there... But, I also borrowed his (at least I think it was his) silver DT to tape my core support brace up to keep it out of the tire and stop it from rattling. So, I owe you both a thanks... /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    hey, you guys shouldnt diss Barstow like that, I have co-workers that live there. Plus I live 30 miles away and work at a Gm dealership in Victorville. So next time you guys pass through or are havin trouble i might be able to help ya out. Hope you get that tranny fixed.
     
  11. Seventy4Blazer

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    so is he going to warrenty it again? i have towed 3 automobiles from barstow back down to camp pendleton with my blazer...
    i dont like barstow. even less to do than yuma...
    grant
     
  12. tomseviltwin

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    No way, My burb broke down in Barstow last month too!!! I was on my way to Disneyland. I think that brings the running count to four! /forums/images/icons/mad.gif
     
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    Insert theme music from "The Twilight Zone" here. Meanwhile, Rod Serling announces in the back ground.... "On a lonely highway, deep in the Mojave Desert...." /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Geez, does EVERBODY get stuck in Barstow?

    The good news is, I got some pull there now, being as I'm the mayor an' all. /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif
     
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    If you ever get stuck in Barstow with no tool's, there's an honest garage just west of the Autozone store. I think it's called American Auto Care or something. He fixed me up and gave me a good spare tire, balanced and everything for $60.00. Alot of shops charge that much to diagnose stuff. I was stranded a long way from home and they didn't try to take advantage of us. Next time, I'm gonna hold my breath and stand on the throttle till I'm past that town!! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  16. zcarczar

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    Geeze, Harsh words about Barstow. Last time I went through there i didnt get stuck. But then of course I live only 30 Miles away.
     
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    It seemed like a nice place. I'm a small town guy myself(Salt Lake City) It's just that that small town is a long way from mine
     
  18. zcarczar

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    Yeah, Everyone seems to like to talk crap about Barstow. Everyone at my job harrases the guy that lives there, it's pretty funny to listen to.
     

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