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Well we had quite the trip for this Thanksgiving, not sure who it was, however, someone did not want me on this trip, lol.

We arrived Sunday, unloaded the trailer and got things set up. I pulled the Teryx out of the trailer (ok really we rolled it out cause the battery was dead) After the Teryx was out of the trailer it then decided to start, so I thought I would do a quick little drive down the road...doh, need to remember to check gas before doing that. So after running out of gas, my buddy brought some down and the Teryx would still not start, even with a jump. So using the other Teryx, we towed it back to camp. I filled the Teryx up and put it on the charger...still no start.

It was windy but not all that bad. My buddy and I wandered off to check out a previously occupied campsite to see the condition it was left in and to see if anything was left behind. Upon our return, I was very excited to come back and see that the leg of my E-Z Up was broken and the E-Z Up was slammed against the trailer where it broke the window.

Monday we decided to dive into my Teryx, we removed the plugs and luckily had a friend who was not to camp yet, he was nice enough to pick me up a Gel Cell Battery and some new plugs, granted he was not going to be there until Tuesday night so no Teryx for Monday and Tuesday. It was a fairly cold Tuesday night, I know cause the heater in my trailer decided it did not want to work that night.

Wednesday I had to run up to the gate to get some fellow campers, so my buddy tells me just to take his Teryx, so I jump in and off I go...all of a sudden there is what appears to be a slapping sound, I immediately shut the Teryx down, and now we bring the Rhino to tow Teryx number two back to camp. Once back to camp we start the Teryx up to investigate further, it appears that it is the belt that is slapping the CVT cover. We proceed to pretty much take the whole darn Teryx apart to remove the CVT cover, the belt appears to be in-spec on the secondary, however, the tension does not seem right. Without a clutch tool with us, we are thinking maybe we can remove some of the spacers from the secondary to tighten things up enough just to get through the trip. Two air compressors, two air impacts, and one electric and still no luck getting the nut off the secondary. Teryx number two now down. Good news is that I fixed the trailer heater, so atleast I had that going for me, lol. Now time to install the plugs and battery into my Teryx. Good news is that it turn over, won't start yet, but the battery works ;) Finally it starts! Hmmm what is that knock...is it the belt, is it the valves, is it the crank, who knows?! Teryx number one still down :stomp:

Thanksgiving was great...no problems, food was incredible and the weather really helped us out!

Fast forwarding to the drive home, approx 15 miles from home my emergency window in the bedroom of the trailer flings open and shatters...just a final fairwell from the camping gods, lol.

All in all it was a great trip with great friends and family...nothing that happened can't be fixed.



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Sometimes it is Insane. I remember once we took two Honda Odysseys to Maryland. I had just rebuilt the engine on mine and did a lot of work on my Son's. I drove the motorhome there and unbeknowns to me the last grade into the riding area was 13%. By the time we hit the bottom blue smoke was bellering out of the front brakes. Thought we were all gonna die. We get into Camp and I take the rebuilt Ody out for a test ride. 10 minutes later the motor blew up . . The case gasket blew out and sucked enough air to melt the piston. You could drop a Nichle thru the top of it! Ok so then my Son takes his out and was running fine and then it would not go over 20 MPH. Later to find out the vent on the gas cap plugged up and caused a Vacumme. Now the Irony part. This was the first anual Pilot/Odyssey ride and there were around 20 of us. So a guy I had never met lent me his spare Pilot. I had noticed the rear tires were on the bald side and was reluctant to use however I did. So about a half an hour into the ride I hit a mud hole and started to hydroplane across it and lost control. I hit a tree at 50 MPH and tore the front right "A" arm assembly, wheel and everything right off and fractured my thumb. Talk about a bad day! So I had to fix two Odys and a Pilot and a Motorhome. The bright side of it is the Pilot owner and i are good friends today.



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Dang D, that sounds about like my luck. Glad ya'll still had a good time. Bummer not being able to get some good riding in though.
 

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Sometimes it is Insane. I remember once we took two Honda Odysseys to Maryland. I had just rebuilt the engine on mine and did a lot of work on my Son's. I drove the motorhome there and unbeknowns to me the last grade into the riding area was 13%. By the time we hit the bottom blue smoke was bellering out of the front brakes. Thought we were all gonna die. We get into Camp and I take the rebuilt Ody out for a test ride. 10 minutes later the motor blew up . . The case gasket blew out and sucked enough air to melt the piston. You could drop a Nichle thru the top of it! Ok so then my Son takes his out and was running fine and then it would not go over 20 MPH. Later to find out the vent on the gas cap plugged up and caused a Vacumme. Now the Irony part. This was the first anual Pilot/Odyssey ride and there were around 20 of us. So a guy I had never met lent me his spare Pilot. I had noticed the rear tires were on the bald side and was reluctant to use however I did. So about a half an hour into the ride I hit a mud hole and started to hydroplane across it and lost control. I hit a tree at 50 MPH and tore the front right "A" arm assembly, wheel and everything right off and fractured my thumb. Talk about a bad day! So I had to fix two Odys and a Pilot and a Motorhome. The bright side of it is the Pilot owner and i are good friends today.
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Sorry to hear about your trip there Michael. Sometimes things happen for a reason. Im sure your next trip will be smooth as silk.
Did your buddy get his Teryx sorted out?
 

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