Off Road Podcast Episode 147 - Gambler 500 Washinton Recap

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. I'm your host, Ben. Today we will be exploring the off road world-- whether you like crawling up rock ledges or enjoy exploring the backroads with your family. Stay with us to find out events in your area, off road news, and topics to interest every guy & girl who craves the outdoors as seen through the windshield. I am here with my co-hosts Steve & Aaron and our guests Jeep Joe and Nathan. How’s everyone doing tonight?

Anyone done anything exciting?

  • Aaron - Just got back from the Gambler 500 Washington.

  • Ben - Just got back from the Gambler 500 Washington.

  • Steve - Had to go back to work, my boy killed my 4wheeler, my boy and I drew our tags.

  • Aaron - Won my class in the local motorcycle show.

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Events and happenings

  • The Oregon OG500 is July 15&16 starting and ending in Portland, OR.  No registration, unlimited entries, starting point is at Portland Meadows.

  • Vermont Overland Trophy July 31-August 5

  • 20th Rubicon Trail Jeep Jamboree, Rubicon Trail, California August 10-13 Info:

  • W.E. Rock Sportsman, Goldendale, Washington, August 12-13 Info:

Announcement: We are looking for contributors to the show another perspective never hurts and that what helps the show roll on.


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MTM Ammo Can - Dry Storage Box

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Bens Rant Of the Week:

Don’t Drink & Wheel!

Tech tip

 Drive slow as possible, fast as necessary through water crossings.  Especially if you have an open element air filter or an unsealed air box.

Thanks to Park Chrysler Jeep for being our main topic sponsor and now for our Main Topic.

Main Topic - Gambler 500 Washington

90 rigs Friday, 65 rigs Saturday

Some people did it solo. Some had 4 people!

Ben's snoring

"Is that a 4wd?" -many people

"We got some weird vehicles coming” -flagger

Watch for cows


Cattle guard


Seat slider stopped sliding

Strut rubbing frame

Light bars stopped working

Extra weight burden on power

High altitude power loss 7900'

Day 1

Day 1

Poor traction


Blue Ford in the water

Big Rock under water got 2 people

Flat tires

Drove on flat for 40 mile

Subaru guys lost ECU

Hole in radiator, fix with JB Weld

Helped AMC Wagon paracord v belt 3 of 4 shocks blown

If something seems off stop & double check (GPS & RIG)

Gambler wave

Following distance

CB radio

Wild flowers

Spirit of competition

Ford vs Nissan towing

Ben's shifting

Just shy of the Canadian border

Exhausted at end of 1st day

Day 2

Day 2

Bug spray & sunscreen


Gate locked

Cool gear/mods

Make friends (geo tracker loner guys)

People not treading lightly

Drinking and driving

Hot dogs at finish line

Thank Pine Last Campground

Thank organizers & sponsor

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Closing Statements

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