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  1. Biker Eagle

    Another Lowe’s trail build !

    Went from 12" rims to 13" rims, and flipped the axle. 5K miles on the trailer since the flip. Knock on wood, no issues so far. I now have a set of 14" and will remove the fenders and put them on, in the next month. I figure with all the Rubbermaid Totes, Solo Bonfire, firewood, chairs, water...
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    Tents

    If your "testing the waters" a Smittybilt RTT is a good value. They're usually discounted this time of year. Mine's three years old and going strong. Got it for $760ish. Other members have Tepui, CVT, Free Spirit, and 23Zero. All good tents, but you'll pay more. You might want to check out...
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    Gone with the wind, ...er air

    This arrived Christmas Eve Eve. The Air Suspension of my GX470 is about to be...gone with the wind. It's being replace with a Dobinsons 2-2 1/2 lift, coils and shocks. Understand I'm going to have to also buy an air suspension disconnect kit before the install can proceed. It's never simple...
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    New Camera arrived today

    After 20 years without a camera, my Canon T6 arrived today. Bought the body only and ordered an EF 50mm F 1.8 STM lens separately. It's a basic camera with good glass. I wanted something to take the occasional picture but, would also be fairly simple to take a video.(borrowed my daughter's...
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    Project "Over Compensating" my 3.5x5 lowes trailer

    Ideas? Yeah, Bearing Buddies to keep those puppies greased up, and a wheel jack to make moving it around a lot easier. If you plan on putting a RTT on it then get a couple of leveler jacks for the 2 rear corners...gives this little trailer 5 points of contact with the ground, very solid.
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    2013 FJ Cruiser pulling a Teardrops NW Recon

    The Tekonsha P3 is on sale at Camping World for $139 and Tekonsha Primus IQ is $80. Also any auto repair shop can install a transmission cooler. You can get by without one short term, but if you plan on keeping the FJCRUISER it will lessen the wear.
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    suggestions for a trailer/rtt set up

    Something ready to go...think more like a Teardrop trailer. (says the one who has a trailer/RTT combo):blush: But if you want to really go all out look at a Turtleback trailer and a 23Zero or EeziAwn for RTT's.
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    Camping gear list...

    Viking...camping for us in Alabama is October thru early May. Insects and snakes not really a problem. Summer camping in Alabama? Think Winnebago in a KOA. :blush: Summer's when we make our cross country trips to the high country in Colorado where snakes ain't never a problem, but skeeters can...
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    Camping gear list...

    Give tarp camping some consideration...simple and cheap. An 8'x10' costs as little as $10 at Wally World. Also, look at the new backpacking quilts vs. the traditional sleeping bag. Love my down quilt. DO NOT cheap out on mats...a Thermarest at a minimum. Good Will Store or garage sales are 2...
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    Not sure this item is *overland* approved clothing but...

    I had a Pat. Down Sweater and used it for 2 years. Never was able to warm up to it, no pun intended. Sleeves were way too long and the cuffs didn't seal up very well either. I thought it would be my go-to layer under my GoreTex jacket but it was never quite enough insulation. My wife now uses...
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    Canyonlands NP

    WOW just WOW. Moar! Reminds me of my 1st camping trip to Utah back in the '70s. Wife and I spent 5 weeks exploring Canyonlands, Dead Horse State Park, Arches, Bryce, Zion and points in between. To date our best trip out west. Wish I still had my '74 Toyota HiLux. I was too young and stupid...
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    Gerber StrongArm fixed blade

    I've had my StrongArm for 4 years now and during that time it has become my go-to backpacking and camp knife. Now my Cold Steel and Falkniven fixed blades just languish in my desk. I can hear the comments already..."but it's a Gerber". Yeah that's right, but a darn tough Made in USA Gerber. It...
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    2013 FJ Cruiser pulling a Teardrops NW Recon

    Had an FJ and pulled a 2800 lb Winnebago Drop trailer (19') with it. Towed with a weight distribution/anti swaybar hitch and electric brake controller. They worked well and suspension wise I upgraded to a TRD suspension (basically Bilsteins) and was fine between them and the WD Hitch. I added a...
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    New kitchen doober

    Had a 1 ltr kettle but it was always a few ounces shy of a full pot for drip coffee. And always had to boil a second pot to make oatmeal. So, we got the 1.8 ltr GSI Halulite Kettle and now it'll be a 1pot boil for breakfast. You can fit a 280g isobutane canister and Pocket Rocket stove for...
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    Can’t Decide - Trailer, RTT or Ground Tent?

    I put together a small trailer with a RTT mounted on it and the Action Packers geared up and kept on the trailer, ready at a moments notice. It was not a huge investment with the Smittibilt RTT on sale for $750 and the Lowes trailer on sale for $400. A well built Oz tent by itself would run...