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  1. MOAK

    Congratulations to Micheal & Cory

    As I’m browsing through the fall edition of Overland Journal I have spotted your famous Landcruiser next to a Gazelle tent. That’s a nice ad and a great shot of your vehicle.. congrats to both of you !!
  2. MOAK

    Dometic CFX 65W

    Finally after himming and hawing for a few years we are about to get ourselves a fridge. We have a small Engel we use as an icemaker/ beverage chiller installed where the console used to be. I'm going to tap into the #6 bus line at the rear of the cruzer using #10 wire and Anderson connectors...
  3. MOAK

    In the Public's eye

    What happened in Texas a couple weekends ago was not only tragic for those seriously injured, but tragic for our community, aka, Overlanders. In the Public Eye, anyone driving a lifted off road rig is no better than the ash-ole's at that jeep event. Why-O-Why does this never happen at a Toyota...
  4. MOAK

    Exploration?

    I'm just gonna put this out there and hopefully begin a worthwhile conversation. I use paper maps when off the pavement, exclusively. I use google maps to find things when on pavement. I've experimented with different apps for back country travel and found that, for me, it takes away from the...
  5. MOAK

    frustration looms

    Last December we headed out for a six weeks tour of the southwest, beginning in No Cal, with family for Christmas. Our plan was to then take in Death Valley, Mohave, Great Basin, Grand Staircase, Moab region, then wander on over to Big Bend. We had no time limit but I figured 6 weeks out. 20...
  6. MOAK

    help me out here

    On the OB facebook page a lot is being made of the Winter 4x4 Jamboree held in southern Utah out near Zion NP. I thought Overland Bound was created and all about "over-landing". You know, where you take an "overland" purpose built truck or other type vehicle, to really cool remote places to...
  7. MOAK

    Joshua Tree

    What's going on at Joshua Tree NP sickens me. Back in the 70s I used to take my bug out there, stay on trail, park it and camp for the night. A little less than two years ago we spent a week camping there and exploring, on foot and in our Landcruiser. A couple of threads have discussed what we...
  8. MOAK

    Using a Yeti backwards.

    Next Monday we are headed west to visit relatives and on the way home explore the southwest deserts, both low and high. I want to bring my brother-in-law a case of local brew. The ambient temps are going to be below freezing for most of the 3,000 mile trip to California. I'm thinking that the...
  9. MOAK

    addicted or afflicted. You decide.

    In two and a half weeks we are headed west once again. This time in the dead of winter. First stop, Buffalo Wyoming to check up on real estate. Then on over to Oroville Ca for Christmas celebrations. Eventually we will head south to Death Valley, then east to Great Basin, Grand Staircase, and...
  10. MOAK

    Snorkel or Not to Snorkel

    A long while ago I had seriously considered installing a snorkel, until I had multiple conversations with multiple folks that live and wheel all over the Colorado Plateau, specifically the Moab region. Out of 10 or 12 folks living in that region I couldn't find a single one the would recommend...
  11. MOAK

    Lifting your Rig?

    Many folks on here have posted up about lifting their rigs. I've always commented that 2 - 2.5"s is plenty enough for an overlanding rig to traverse 99.9% of all trails in North America, provided you have lockers, at least in the rear axle. Anything higher will cost you upwards of a thousand...
  12. MOAK

    HEY OZTENT; I hate to complain, but:::

    Ok, as most of you know we love our Jet tent 25x by Oztent. Now Oztent makes a less expensive version of the 25x that utilizes the same basic hardware.. After our last camping trip I unpacked the tent and set it up to dry out. As I inspected it before packing it in I noticed one of the little...
  13. MOAK

    Two Birds with one stone.

    Summer is over and as we prepare for a couple of local trips this fall and another long tour in December/January I find myself constantly improving our gear. It used to be big ticket items, tents, camp showers, coolers, etc etc. But for the past few years I find myself fine tuning the little...
  14. MOAK

    Shower Water Heaters

    Hmmm,, the price of these things has come way down in recent years. I'm looking at Does anyone have any experience with this brand of heater? If not any opinion of any of the same style heaters will help in my decision making process. It seems awfully inexpensive, but it will keep us...
  15. MOAK

    Hot Topic? Navigation Tools

    It must be me. I must be out to lunch. I have tried several of the navigation apps available. I even spent a bit of money on a couple of them, as I recall about 20 bucks each or so, and I have dumped every one of them except the free Google Maps which is very good at estimating drive times...
  16. MOAK

    1st Time Trail Leader

    The time has finally come for me to put money where mouth is. Years ago I wanted to move west and as a part time encore career become a part time tour guide working for some one like NAVTEC. 4 years ago I promised my wife that we would not leave her octogenarian parents to fend for themselves...
  17. MOAK

    Otterbox unvarnished gear review.

    I bought my new iphone 6 back in October of 2015 as a retirement gift to myself. I had done a lot of research and was convinced that the Defender Series of Otterbox case would keep my phone safe from the elements. The Defender Series defended nothing. I paid top shelf dollars for a cover that...
  18. MOAK

    How many overlanders are there in North America?

    I have been trying to compile some reliable numbers on this topic and am finding it nearly impossible to get any information. Equipment and vehicle sales just do not give a good reflection of how many of us there actually are because a ton of guys, right around here where I live, have their...
  19. MOAK

    Trasharoo will loose me when Campcover is in the US.

    Hi All, We have had our trasharoo for a few years now and it has served us well, except for the uncontrollable sagging. There is no way to cinch it up tight enough to prevent sagging. I've watched tutorial vids and I've worked with it way too much to no avail. It became an exercise in...
  20. MOAK

    Power inverters

    G'morn everyone. I'm hoping on getting feedback from electrical engineers? Maybe? I've done a ton of research. I've been using regular old fashioned power inverters since the tube television was still around. Back when I was driving we needed a minimum of 800 watts to get the TV going. In...