Father Son Trip in my new Wildtrak

HBhoneybadger1

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Hello Everyone, I finally took my new Bronco out on it's first road trip. This was my Son and I's annual father son trip. We dedicated this trip to my father Arthur who past away last year to cancer. The first vehicle I drove was my dad's 1984 Bronco. I have a lot of good memories growing up with the Bronco. We took the Bronco on many road trips. My dad enjoyed traveling along Highway 395 and the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Last week, my son and I took the Bronco from Orange County to the 395 and camped at the Rock Creek Resort near Mammoth Mountain. We had fun in the new ride!

The Bronco is at 1,241 miles and I have exposed the Bronco to just about everything. On the drive up to the campground, the temperature was over 100 degrees and my average speed was 75 miles per hour with the AC going. At the camp ground we took the bronco off road at 9,000 foot elevation. We drove over sand, mud, and rocks. I used all the modes while driving through the famous Alabama Hills in California (near Mt. Whitney). The Baja mode is awesome!!

Current Issues: My MIC top just started making a very annoying creaking sound that is driving me nuts.
 

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@HBhoneybadger1 I am curious regarding the roof creaking. Has the roof been removed? Have you been able to locate where on the roof the noises are originating, ie: specific roof panel sections, clam shell portion where it bolts to the body or the whole dang thing all over? I am also interested in your sleeping set up. Did you install any kind of platform to level it out when the seats are folded down? Thank you for sharing your experience. Looks spectacular!
 
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Hello Everyone, I finally took my new Bronco out on it's first road trip. This was my Son and I's annual father son trip. We dedicated this trip to my father Arthur who past away last year to cancer. The first vehicle I drove was my dad's 1984 Bronco. I have a lot of good memories growing up with the Bronco. We took the Bronco on many road trips. My dad enjoyed traveling along Highway 395 and the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Last week, my son and I took the Bronco from Orange County to the 395 and camped at the Rock Creek Resort near Mammoth Mountain. We had fun in the new ride!

The Bronco is at 1,241 miles and I have exposed the Bronco to just about everything. On the drive up to the campground, the temperature was over 100 degrees and my average speed was 75 miles per hour with the AC going. At the camp ground we took the bronco off road at 9,000 foot elevation. We drove over sand, mud, and rocks. I used all the modes while driving through the famous Alabama Hills in California (near Mt. Whitney). The Baja mode is awesome!!

Current Issues: My MIC top just started making a very annoying creaking sound that is driving me nuts.
Great pics!!!
 

HBhoneybadger1

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@HBhoneybadger1 I am curious regarding the roof creaking. Has the roof been removed? Have you been able to locate where on the roof the noises are originating, ie: specific roof panel sections, clam shell portion where it bolts to the body or the whole dang thing all over? I am also interested in your sleeping set up. Did you install any kind of platform to level it out when the seats are folded down? Thank you for sharing your experience. Looks spectacular!
I have not removed any parts of the roof and it seems to creek all over. During my trip I camped in a tent not the back of the Bronco.
 

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Hello Everyone, I finally took my new Bronco out on it's first road trip. This was my Son and I's annual father son trip. We dedicated this trip to my father Arthur who past away last year to cancer. The first vehicle I drove was my dad's 1984 Bronco. I have a lot of good memories growing up with the Bronco. We took the Bronco on many road trips. My dad enjoyed traveling along Highway 395 and the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Last week, my son and I took the Bronco from Orange County to the 395 and camped at the Rock Creek Resort near Mammoth Mountain. We had fun in the new ride!

The Bronco is at 1,241 miles and I have exposed the Bronco to just about everything. On the drive up to the campground, the temperature was over 100 degrees and my average speed was 75 miles per hour with the AC going. At the camp ground we took the bronco off road at 9,000 foot elevation. We drove over sand, mud, and rocks. I used all the modes while driving through the famous Alabama Hills in California (near Mt. Whitney). The Baja mode is awesome!!

Current Issues: My MIC top just started making a very annoying creaking sound that is driving me nuts.
What length fishing poles are those? I do some catfishing and that seems like its going to be the setup! lol
 

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Hello Everyone, I finally took my new Bronco out on it's first road trip. This was my Son and I's annual father son trip. We dedicated this trip to my father Arthur who past away last year to cancer. The first vehicle I drove was my dad's 1984 Bronco. I have a lot of good memories growing up with the Bronco. We took the Bronco on many road trips. My dad enjoyed traveling along Highway 395 and the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Last week, my son and I took the Bronco from Orange County to the 395 and camped at the Rock Creek Resort near Mammoth Mountain. We had fun in the new ride!

The Bronco is at 1,241 miles and I have exposed the Bronco to just about everything. On the drive up to the campground, the temperature was over 100 degrees and my average speed was 75 miles per hour with the AC going. At the camp ground we took the bronco off road at 9,000 foot elevation. We drove over sand, mud, and rocks. I used all the modes while driving through the famous Alabama Hills in California (near Mt. Whitney). The Baja mode is awesome!!

Current Issues: My MIC top just started making a very annoying creaking sound that is driving me nuts.
EXCELLENT!
 

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Hello Everyone, I finally took my new Bronco out on it's first road trip. This was my Son and I's annual father son trip. We dedicated this trip to my father Arthur who past away last year to cancer. The first vehicle I drove was my dad's 1984 Bronco. I have a lot of good memories growing up with the Bronco. We took the Bronco on many road trips. My dad enjoyed traveling along Highway 395 and the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Last week, my son and I took the Bronco from Orange County to the 395 and camped at the Rock Creek Resort near Mammoth Mountain. We had fun in the new ride!

The Bronco is at 1,241 miles and I have exposed the Bronco to just about everything. On the drive up to the campground, the temperature was over 100 degrees and my average speed was 75 miles per hour with the AC going. At the camp ground we took the bronco off road at 9,000 foot elevation. We drove over sand, mud, and rocks. I used all the modes while driving through the famous Alabama Hills in California (near Mt. Whitney). The Baja mode is awesome!!

Current Issues: My MIC top just started making a very annoying creaking sound that is driving me nuts.
Hey HBhoneybadger1, thank you for posting. What a great way to honour your father, and to tie your son into it is even better. Nice way to store your rods by the way. Great to read that the truck is living up to all of our expectations. I hope the creaking sound in the MIC top can be found and stopped.
Know that we are all jealous of your trip, but we are all looking forward to getting our own vehicles in due course!