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    Looking for some trails near Zion Nat. park in UT

    Hey guys, I’m going to be in Zion next week and am looking for a trail or 2 to explore in the area. As I’m just getting started any suggestions are greatly appreciated but easy trails would be best (I still have to drive 600 miles home). In case it helps I have a Silverado, stock ride height...
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    Mattress for Camper Shell Truck & Emergency Ready Bag

    Just thought of it. I also used a futon mattress.
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    Mattress for Camper Shell Truck & Emergency Ready Bag

    I have that setup. My solution was Costco! I found an 8 inch memory foam mattress on sale for $160 before tax. The best part is because I built my system myself I was able to take the mattress to my local upholstery shop and they cut it to my specs for $10. Here’s a picture sans mattress.
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    ARB awning, please HELP

    Figured it out. I had an Inno surf board rack I swiped the mounting brackets off of and bolted them up to the ARB brackets. I don’t care what ARB says those brackets are not meant to be used with Yakima round bars. I had hoped to use Ubolts, as so many others seem to do, but just wasn’t...
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    ARB awning, please HELP

    I figured as much. Thanks Any thoughts on 2 vs 3 mounting points?
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    Fire extinguisher

    Ordering one of these now, direct from the manufacturer. Anyone use the magnetic mount? How do you like it?
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    Softopper sealing/bugproofing?

    I have a Snugtop topper and can tell you sealing the tailgate is the least of your worries. I used a tailgate sealer in addition to some thicker & wider shell weather stripping. Not 100% but just about. Now for the bad news. The real problem is the bed design it’s self. I see you have a GMC, I...
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    ARB awning, please HELP

    I’ve searched the forums before posting, I promise. I’m leaving for WY in 2 weeks and want to add an ARB 2500 awning. I have Yakima round bars and am looking for mounting solutions. Does anyone know if the Yakima Slim Shady mounting hardware will work with the ARB awning? Are the ARB mounting...
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    Backcountry 1st aid

    I know there aren’t many Central Coast overlanders but thought I'd share this just in case. This course is only offered at Allan Hancock College during the Fall semester. Hope see you there!
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    Fire extinguisher

    Do you know of,anyone else who sells these? The website you provided is only offering preorders. Thanks
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    Restocking groceries when out with your dog

    I have a family member with a comfort dog she takes everywhere. We did extensive research on ESA requirements before she relocated, via airplane, with her companion. ESAs still need documentation from a medical professional, otherwise there are legal ramifications. Due to poorly behaved animals...
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    Restocking groceries when out with your dog

    Please don’t do this unless your dog is a TRUE therapy dog. It gives service animals a bad name, is illegal, and can result in your dog being confiscated. If you have a newer vehicle with remote start you can crack the windows and start your car. It should turn on the AC for up to 10 minutes. If...
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    Let's see those full size rigs - Trucks & SUV

    I know I already posted my rig but I just put the finishing touches on the bed and wanted to share. I made the box from scratch and the drawers run the length of the bed. Made the curtains to fit each window. The screen door (last picture) was the most frustrating but figured it out in the end...
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    Let's see those full size rigs - Trucks & SUV

    I also wanted a net for storage in my shell. Found these great tie downs to make mounting nice.