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  1. Vin

    Oregon Dispersed Camping

    I know this is a little like asking Coca-Cola for their secret recipe, but I thought this would be a good place to ask anyway. I will be spending a few weeks in Oregon this coming August. Mainly in the Willamette, Mt. Hood, and Siuslaw National Forests. I imagine August will be a popular time...
  2. Vin

    Camping with kids

    Sara, Welcome. I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Mt. Rainier tent from CVT. It comfortably sleeps myself, my wife and my four-year-old (and our two dogs when it rains or they hear coyotes). It could easily accommodate another child. We have the extended version with the ability to create a...
  3. Vin

    Camp Security Options?

    Bring a dog (or two)... best early warning system ever designed. I sleep in a roof top tent with my wife and kid and always have my Jeep's key fob easily accessibly. Press the panic button - between the lights and car horn most things (two legged or four) will be out of there.
  4. Vin

    WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rock Sliders

    Jordan, I went with a set of rock rails from Uneek 4x4. They are an Australian company, but a U.S. company in Florida imports their products. The rails are not that bad to install. Jeep sprays foam behind the sheet metal ( I assume as a sound or heat barrier). This will have to be...
  5. Vin

    Colorado Dispersed Camping Question

    Thank you @RusD for the coordinates and description. That is exactly what I was looking for. Much appreciated. I've been watching/tracking the wild fires in the state and I'm hoping some rain that's moving through will help them get things under control. Thank you again.
  6. Vin

    Colorado Dispersed Camping Question

    Thank you both for the good suggestions... very helpful and much appreciated.
  7. Vin

    Colorado Dispersed Camping Question

    I almost hesitate to ask this, because I'm worried I know the answer... Planning a 2-3 week trip to Colorado starting around July 22nd. We'd like to incorporate a decent amount of time in dispersed campsites to get away from the largest crowds, but wondered how packed they were likely to be...
  8. Vin

    Gobi Shipping Times

    I ordered my Gobi Rack on Thursday, September 21, 2017 and received the rack at my home on Friday, February 2, 2018. Total wait time was about 19 weeks between ordering (directly with Gobi) and delivery versus an estimate at time of order of 12-16 weeks. I had the same issues with regard to...
  9. Vin

    WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rock Sliders

    Jon, I spent a few months thinking about how to access the winch controls once the grill and fascia were back on the Jeep. In the end I found it best to rely on the wireless remote to spool and de-spool the rope. I know it's slower, but given the alternatives and what they would have done to...
  10. Vin

    WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rock Sliders

    Volvite, The mounting pattern on the winch base plate for the M8000s and the Zeon Platinum series looks to be similar, but the winches are very different in all other dimensions. I never got an answer from RRO as to which dimension (assuming there was only one) exceeded the space allowances of...
  11. Vin

    History of the Jerry can

    Very interesting history... Thank you for posting that. Sent from my iPad using OB Talk
  12. Vin

    Shady Houston dealer?

    Bouncer, I'm in Houston, but I think I'm with Traveller II... estimates of the number of cars flooded by Harvey range from 300K to 500K, so there is no shortage of potential problem cars out there. Both their website and Google street view would cause me to pass.
  13. Vin

    WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rock Sliders

    There is a US distributor for Uneek and a lot of the Murchison parts - Emerson Kappler at KS Overland Evolution in Fl. Chief has a Ca. entry point/warehouse/distribution center/something... just make sure you buy when the shipment gets in or the restock wait will be lengthy.
  14. Vin

    WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rock Sliders

    Everything that comes out of Chief Products is slick. The angle or rake of the horizontal support struts in that photo look great. I added their V8 sump protection plate as the last piece of protection on the front of my Jeep. The best part of the process is dealing with Bill Mackin (their...
  15. Vin

    WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rock Sliders

    Volvite, Welcome to the forum. The Uneek 4x4 rock rails are, in my opinion, perfect for the WK2. They are a perfect length and the angle on either end matches with the line coming down through the wheel arch. The workmanship and fit is impressive and the powder coat had no blemishes or nicks...
  16. Vin

    WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rock Sliders

    My apologies for taking so long to reply... I came down with some kind of bug and this is the first day in a while that I can sit upright without falling over. I got the sliders on. You wouldn't think foam would be such a pain... but it is. I not only like the way they look on the Jeep, but...
  17. Vin

    Looking for Travel Ideas

    With this question I'm going to press right up against the accepted general definition of overlanding as being vehicle dependent travel... which includes a pretty wide range of approaches. Can anyone recommend an operator who owns their own vehicle that would be able to conduct nationwide...
  18. Vin

    Need help ASAP to get started!

    Good choice and safe travels...
  19. Vin

    Need help ASAP to get started!

    I have to agree with both KAWR_4x4 and Lintnercorey as far as the aftermarket situation goes... you will eventually find exactly what you want/need for a Grand Cherokee, but not until you suffer several episodes of slowly banging your head against the wall while asking yourself why you didn't...
  20. Vin

    Need help ASAP to get started!

    Bryan, Don't know if you have made your purchase yet, but I have a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk with the V8 engine that I am currently building out. Obviously, I'm biased, but it's a great vehicle (although so is the 4Runner). It has great highway manners and the big V8 just eats the...