Posted on June 26 2017
Been thinkin' on Mud Nationals 2017
2017 was our 10th year at Mud Nationals and we had a few challenges...
I was recovering from a broken ankle plus we had another show that backed up to Mud Nats the week before. On our trip we had our fridge go out in the RV and had to have it replaced in the park. But we made the best of it and had an awesome time, as always.
My view reclining in the booth. With my ankle healing I spent a lot of time just like this!
I talked to a lot of our best customers at the event and we were happy to help solve issues related to winching and recovery.
With all that we were dealing with I was glad to have the support of friends we have made over the last 10 years at Mud Nationals. And once again, friends were made that we never expected.
The Custom Splice Booth @ Mud Nats 2017
Even though I had to spend a lot of time chilling in the Recliner, I was still able to assist out awesome customers. In the picture above I'm prepping for a customer to bring in his ATV so we could replace the rope and install a rubber stopper so his hook would not damage his fairlead.
This is the ATV/UTV Rubber Stopper if you want to check it out.
We had a big storm pass by and we hunkered down in the trailer waiting on it to pass. Always a good time to get to know each other better.
2017 Mud Nationals had the biggest ATV's and UTV's we had ever seen!
The lifted tow rigs with custom paint are always an eye catcher.
The carnage we saw on various machines was impressive--we know this guy had an expensive weekend.
Custom Splice loves solving problems. This customer had sucked his hook in too tight and cracked the cast aluminum fairlead. We set him up with one of our Billet Aluminum Fairleads, and showed him a better way to store his rope and hook.
Our 6061 Aluminum Fairleads are machined in-house in Lawrence, KS and are designed to replace steel rollers or cast cell fairleads when you convert to synthetic.
It is amazing where your friends will take you when you have a broken ankle. It is not Mud Nationals until you go down to the Sand Pit!
We cannot thank our customers or the staff of Highlifter and Mud Creek enough for all the work they do to put the Mud Nationals events together. We will see you again next year!
~Todd, President of Custom Splice