This might be a one-up question but I was thinking today ...as we got 10" snow yesterday...melting today so the mud.... anyway was using the time inside to think about summer. We are going to 2 different remote cabins in northern Maine on lakes each for a week. I'll take the camper as one cabin requires a 1/3 mile walk in from the end of a log road and I would like to keep some stuff in the fridge (beer!) cold and there is the possibility of wandering around up there thereafter ... might find some nice boon docking.
We've done many trips to the North Maine Woods... private top 1/4 of the State of Maine... logging companies and very large landowners. One has to buy road access permit. Follow the rules as it is wild up there and no way too extradite oneself other then by your own equipment. I have to admit that when I was first up there in my new eagle 2011, I went places that now I would think twice and I had less stuff to get me out. Which brings me to the question I have. There were a number of log roads, that after driving 60 miles one found oneself staring at a flooded road and a beaver dam. It was either backtrack or take the canoe off the truck... paddle the road testing for depth and then be able to scout the beaver dam and the possibility of driving on it across the stream.... yea not too bright but apparently after actually being successful at the other side which was about a 1/4 mile... we ran into some logging guys who didn't think it was out of the ordinary. Just a thumbs up and a wave.
The depth of the water was about 4" above the bottom of the door... the crest wave, which is important, was kept just below the hood. I had put a rubber hose on my differential breather and ran it up between the cab/bed.... but I did not think about the water getting in through the axil. A few years later I paid the price for that mistake.
The question is now: I see trucks with the snorkel but what about the bearings and differential? (yup I got water in there). I see shots of WTW folks crossing streams and such which look as deep as what I have crossed. Are there preventative things I should do ? (seals etc). I might have cleared up the question some may have harbored if I was nuts or not..... I have done things looking back .... well maybe I shouldn't have tried that! (I hate turning around).
Edited by buckland, 17 April 2021 - 03:11 PM.