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    Does anyone make ice while out?

    I just bought this one on sale too mostly for the size and the direction of the lid, but I was surprised at how well it made ice and how often I used it, especially when it was 100 degrees in the desert.
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    What size fridge do I need?

    I went from a trusty Coleman steelbelt (51 lt) to a Dometic CFX 55. I used to freeze my own solid 2” thick block that fit the width and about 3/4 the length which left enough room for a half gallon of milk and 2lt bottle of soda or lemonade. I’d then pack all the food and mix cubed ice in...
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    What is the last thing you bought and plan to buy?

    After years of sloshing ice and soggy food I finally bought a Dometic CFX3 55. A bit larger than I probably needed since the lack of ice frees up a lot of space, but I didn't want the hinge on the short side. Next up will probably be a deep cycle battery so I can ensure it won't shut off so...
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    Anything to do in Sequoia National Park?

    I haven’t been yet, just moved to CA myself, but when I checked the only campground that was open in Kernville right now is Pioneer Point. Is that the one you're planning on? I was thinking of going up there the end of the month but also debating heading east to the Grand Canyon. If you do go...
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    Family Trip Recommendations needed

    I've done a similar trip twice now with the family starting in IL and making a loop out and back. The thing I've learned is that the national forests surrounding the parks are often far better camp spots. Less people, less noise, usually just a bit further to get where you need to go. I've...
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    What piece of gear made the biggest improvement to your experience?

    The drawer system I built into the back of our '05 4Runner that now lives in our '18. It made the three week trip that followed way more organized than previous long trips and we continued to use it in the years since for shorter trips. No more asking if we really have everything, it's all back...
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    Utah trip advise for honey moon

    We went to Capitol Reef at peak and it was definitely packed but packed there is nothing like the larger parks. My advice would be to get there as early as you can. I think the last site was taken about 6pm, but the better sites were already snagged when we got there about 2 or 3. Good luck...
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    4Runner advice please

    You can do all the Pro trim additions on your own with an Off-Road for far less than the difference in price, but you may find you don't even have to do much. So far my ORP has served really well as it came plus a few small additions.
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    What Did You Do With Your Rig Today?

    Looks like you already have a pair of good steps leaning against the trailer [emoji16]
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    US West Planning to go on this days to anza-borrego and Cuyamaca Rancho state park ⛺️

    I was a bit surprised to find a lot of Cuyamaca fire roads and jeep trails are all closed (at least the few I checked) and turned into hiking trails (Lookout Rd is a good example). Nothing wrong with it, I love to hike too, but it's disappointing when maps show a promising road. Stick to Anza...
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    Socal suggestions wanted.

    Anzo Borrego is only two hours away, so is the San Bernardino Nation Forrest. Plenty of trails for all levels at both. One thing to consider at SBNF is chains may be required if it's recently snowed.
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    US West San Diego Overland Bound Trail Runs

    Crazy last minute but me and another guy from the 4Runner forum are headed up Fish Creek Wash tomorrow morning if anyone is interested in joining us. https://www.overlandbound.com/event/last-minute-fish-creek-wash-and-sandstone-canyon-run/
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    Last minute Fish Creek Wash and Sandstone Canyon run - 11/25/2018

    Meeting up with at least one other driver from the Toyota 4Runner forum for a last minute run up Fish Creek with a bit of exploring of Sandstone Canyon. We’ll be heading up the trail at 10am sharp, plan on meeting at the intersection with Split Mountain Rd with enough time to air down or do any...
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    4Runner Owners Registry

    Three month old Off Road Premium, recently transplanted to San Diego. Not much for mods yet, still breaking it in to be sure of what I want. I did move my rear storage system over from the 05 I had previously. After a month of living in California we finally sought out some dirt on our way...
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    PNW Exploration Rig

    That's funny because my fiance upgraded me to that stove a few years back. I'd been using one of the white gas models my parents got when I was a Cub Scout. We use the propane model regularly, my only real complaint is the lack of fine adjustment in the burners.