Thanks for your response.xcel said:Hi TheyCallMeBruce:
___Back to your X. Any other damage not listed on the 1200 miles of gravel roads? How did the Navi work that far up North anyway? Did you find a Starbucks that every one seems to want to find with their Navi Did you mostly camp or did you find hotel accommodations along the way? In either case, I would have loved to do a trip like yours and someday I will talk the wife into it …
___With the look of your vehicle, Acura should tell about your trip in the 2003 MDX brochure or at least on their web site … Maybe they could throw in a 7 yr./100,000 mile warranty and a few accessories for the story as well?
___Good Luck and thanks for the pic’s. What a neat trip!
___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
Not spelled that way? How old is your info? I copied the spelling off the visitor's brochure I picked up three weeks ago, published by the official Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk 869-977-2286 (if you want to make a long distance call to verify). The igloo church just wasn't a big deal to me, I was more interested in other geo/bio/ natural history stuff of that area. Sorry, didn't notice any wooden piplines, maybe they've degraded enough to be less noticeable, or that foliage has covered them over. The Dempster is constantly being worked on and supposedly, its been much improved since its completion in 1978. I personally can't imagine it being worse, and they even call it a highway!spacedoc said:Of all who've commented, I bet I'm the only one who has actually been there! Flew in on a Canadian C-130 enroute to Tuktuyuktuk. (Not spelled the way it is on the map.) You forgot to mention the Igloo Church and the RCMP Mess. Inuvik was created from nothing when the DEW line was established. Easiest vehicle route is on the iced over McKenzie river in the winter. Don't remember if you mentioned that the McKenzie is one of the few rivers in North America that flows north. Also Dawson and White Horse are actually west of Vancouver, BC. Did you see remnants of the hollowed log pipelines that first carried water from the McKenzie to now abandoned mining sites? Finally, the trip was covered in National Geographic not too many years ago. Oh ... I wouldn't have driven my MDX on the Dempster!:2:
25K, runs great, no complaints. Okay, the Bose quit ejecting discs, so I got a new one put in on Friday. Lots of rattles and squeaks on the Dempster through some sections of the the bone-jarring gravelly rippled road. I was very concerned that I've loosened up all the panels and trim pieces on the car. Once I got back to regular paved road, smooth sailing all the way home. I've previously removed most of the inner panels during my stereo install and am pleased with the way they are mounted. The body panels are all still solidly attached. Practically living in the car for nearly 4 weeks, 8-12 hours most days, I got to really know the X well. I am not disappointed.DaleB said:How many miles on your X and how is it running? New rattles or squeaks?
___Now that is a testament to how great the X really is … American Honda/Acura simply has to pick up on your story and run with it. There isn’t a better one I can think of!Lots of rattles and squeaks on the Dempster through some sections of the bone-jarring gravelly rippled road. I was very concerned that I've loosened up all the panels and trim pieces on the car. Once I got back to regular paved road, smooth sailing all the way home ... I got to really know the X well. I am not disappointed.