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  1. Attom

    2005 Toyota Land Cruiser, North Carolina

    Where did you find the seat skins? Mine are shoot and I have been looking into repairs, seat replacement, etc. New skins never occurred to me, but is a brilliant solution. Sent from my iPhone using OB Talk
  2. Attom

    no start on my 2000 Land Cruiser

    I got my 100 series for next to nothing because it wouldn't start... turned out the issue was not enough power getting to the ECU, therefore the anti-theft wasn't letting the fuel and ignition systems work. We bypassed the fuse block and it fired up (only took five months of occasional tinkering...
  3. Attom

    What's your MPG (fuel economy) on the road.

    My 2000 LX 470 gets 14-15 on a combination of hilly back roads and highways. Just pulled a trailer 1300 miles, got about 8 mpg with the trailer empty doing 78 mph, added 1000 lbs and drove 70 mph and got 12 mpg. Weight of load seems to make little impact on economy, but speed and aerodynamics...
  4. Attom

    Fly Fishing

    I love fly fishing, but, like most things other than work, I don't get to do it nearly as much as I would like. I appreciate how the sport forces you to slow down and find a different rhythm than what gets you through most of life. The Caney Fork is the closest trout stream to me, so it's the...
  5. Attom

    Debating full size or FJ Cruiser

    We got an LX470 a little while back and really like it. Super comfortable, smooth ride without feeling boat like, lots of room and nice big windows. The limited interior space compared to the overall size, and the tiny windows are big deal killers for me, with the FJ. My dad's f150 does seem a...
  6. Attom

    What is the last thing you bought and plan to buy?

    That looks a little more practical than this Camaro I saw last week... what were they thinking, low profile tires are terrible choice for off road use. Sent from my iPhone using OB Talk
  7. Attom

    What is overlanding to you?

    Really good, thoughtful answers guys, thank you. I agree with so much of what you said. For me it was a completely natural addition to my interests... if it's a non-competitive outdoor sport, my family probably likes it. Add to that my love for vehicles and travel, and how could I not want to...
  8. Attom

    What Did You Do With Your Rig Today?

    Washed and new Discoverer at3s. The Monty has been at the shop for most of the last year tracking down multiple problems left or caused by the previous owner's mechanic. Still have some issues, but it's back on the road finally. Sent from my iPhone using OB Talk
  9. Attom

    What is overlanding to you?

    I'm am meaning to ask this question in a very broad sense... Answer any sub question that interests you or make up your own: Why do you overland? Is it the primary goal? Simply a means to get to other activities? Or part of a bigger picture? Do you participate in any companion activities...
  10. Attom

    What is the last thing you bought and plan to buy?

    Recently bought my lx470... so far have been focusing on parts to get it back in good condition: tires, accumulators and axle to start with. Seat repair, seat covers and floor mats are on the short list, followed by parts to build a gear/camping trailer. Sent from my iPhone using OB Talk
  11. Attom

    Member Introductions *NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCE YOURSELF*

    Name: Adam Location: Middle Tennessee Rigs: 2000 LX470, 96 Montero SR, 94 Montero LS (rolled this one a few years ago, very slowly working at removing the body and replacing with a tube frame, honestly will probably be junk from sitting so long before I'm done). Experience: Novice, don't...