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DaleRF

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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ, USA
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DALE
Last Name
FOLLETTE
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23055

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1) Picture! If you have a rig, we want to see it!
No shortage of these, hobby phototaker for many years
2) Location: Florence, AZ
3) Rig: 2020 Ford Ranger XLT FX4, and 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
4) Overlanding Experience Background: Novice, really haven't done anything other than some dirt roads but really want to learn.

I moved to AZ some years back, was always an import/sport car person, and always into photography and target shooting, but learned quickly some of the best spots aren't accessible by lowered or fast cars, so I picked up a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee from a buddy at work, had a 4" lift with 32s (now on 31s). It's become more of a project now, runs and drives fine but not the most reliable unfortunately, so earlier this year I got a 2020 Ranger XLT FX4, and this thing has been surprisingly good. So far just a level kit and exterior things but not planning much as it's a daily driver and will be my main exploring vehicle. Looking forward to learning more for some fun outings.
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They both look like very capable rigs.
Nice!
Welcome!
 
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DaleRF

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Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ, USA
First Name
DALE
Last Name
FOLLETTE
Member #

23055

Ham Callsign
KJ7JDA
Hi Everybody, I moved to US very newly and now at Woodbury, MN.
I am still making updates to my rig. Existing photos below. The sleeping area is inside the box and which extending at the drivers side and having own Air Force heater, fresh water.
Toyota Tacoma 2017 SR5 - camper box.
Very little overloading experience and need to learn lot !
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Nice looking box on the Tacoma.
Welcome!
 
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Ryanryan34

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327
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States
First Name
Ryan
Last Name
Partridge
Member #

26910

Hey all, new to the forum (not so much when to overloading). Located in El Paso, TX. My truck is a 2016 Toyota Tundra that is far from stock, was roughly a two year build to get it to this point. Hope to gain even more knowledge from the forum.
 

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DaleRF

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Navigator I

4,215
Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ, USA
First Name
DALE
Last Name
FOLLETTE
Member #

23055

Ham Callsign
KJ7JDA
Hey all, new to the forum (not so much when to overloading). Located in El Paso, TX. My truck is a 2016 Toyota Tundra that is far from stock, was roughly a two year build to get it to this point. Hope to gain even more knowledge from the forum.
Another nice looking, very capable Rig!
Welcome from Arizona!
 

Baymax21

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Geneva Illinois
First Name
Vincent
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Pekarek
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29368

Hey y'all, Im Vince and am definitely new to all of this especially being from Geneva Illinois. Picked up a 21 Toyota RAV4 xle awd a few weeks back then put some falken Wildpeak trail tires and LP adventure wheels on it, with a Yakama rack and smittybilt rtt. Goin on a camping trip here in May any advice or tricks for BLM camping would be awesome. Thank you.
 

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DaleRF

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4,215
Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ, USA
First Name
DALE
Last Name
FOLLETTE
Member #

23055

Ham Callsign
KJ7JDA
Hey y'all, Im Vince and am definitely new to all of this especially being from Geneva Illinois. Picked up a 21 Toyota RAV4 xle awd a few weeks back then put some falken Wildpeak trail tires and LP adventure wheels on it, with a Yakama rack and smittybilt rtt. Goin on a camping trip here in May any advice or tricks for BLM camping would be awesome. Thank you.
Welcome Vince!
 
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maxst2

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Ohio
First Name
Andrew
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U
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29371

Howdy y'all,
I'm AJ and I've got a 18' tacoma trdor with a few goodies and is my daily driver. I will be rocking a 23zero roof top tent and building the shell out as we go on what we need.
Build out:
18' Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road
Nitro Gears 5.29
33x12.5 General X3
Icon RXT full leaf pack
Bilstein 5100s all around
OME HD springs up front
SSO slim bumper (putting together "stage 2" on the front bumper)
Barx built fabrication sliders (central ohio small fab shop that custom made the sliders, pending coating and install)
At the Helm high clearance rear bumper w/tire carrier
Leer bed shell
OEM+ Audio upgrade (highly recommend!)
And lastly OVtuned (or VFtune as they go by now)

Getting setup to explore more as tent camping has gotten more hassle. Hoping to stay dry now as with tent camping on the ground I couldn't keep dry for the life of me... and the light suppression tech on the 23zero setups is highly appealing!
 

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Taco17RZR15

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233
Cape Breton, N.S.
First Name
Matt
Last Name
Mac Mullin
Member #

29370

Hello everyone,

Here is my 2017 Tacoma SR5 LB

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I'm from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (A great Overlanding area btw) I started overlanding last year and have been out about 6 or 7 times. All very new to me and building out my rig over the past 1-2 years. I enjoy outdoor activities such as off roading, kayaking, hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, quading and getting away from the everyday grind.
 

TravisC

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Adventure

Contributor I

233
Huntington Beach California
First Name
Travis
Last Name
Clinton
Member #

27948

Welcome to Overland Bound
Don't hesitate to contact your Regional Director @Narbob for help or information.
The closest Member Representative to you for local information is @Barclay (LA) @FrankRoams (OC/SD)
Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planning page for trips being planned by members. These pages can be filtered by region.
Overland Bound Meetups
Overland Trip Planning
Quick adult & youthTread Lightly online awareness course.
Online Courses - Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly! Youth Online Course
Overland Expo West
About WEST — Overland Expo®
im not familiar with forums and how to navigate and use them. how do I find the pdf for the first aid check list?
 
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AntipplFx4

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327
Florence, AZ
First Name
Jeremy
Last Name
H
Member #

29004

1) Picture! If you have a rig, we want to see it!
No shortage of these, hobby phototaker for many years
2) Location: Florence, AZ
3) Rig: 2020 Ford Ranger XLT FX4, and 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
4) Overlanding Experience Background: Novice, really haven't done anything other than some dirt roads but really want to learn.

I moved to AZ some years back, was always an import/sport car person, and always into photography and target shooting, but learned quickly some of the best spots aren't accessible by lowered or fast cars, so I picked up a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee from a buddy at work, had a 4" lift with 32s (now on 31s). It's become more of a project now, runs and drives fine but not the most reliable unfortunately, so earlier this year I got a 2020 Ranger XLT FX4, and this thing has been surprisingly good. So far just a level kit and exterior things but not planning much as it's a daily driver and will be my main exploring vehicle. Looking forward to learning more for some fun outings.
View attachment 194430
View attachment 194431
They both look like very capable rigs.
Nice!
Welcome!
Thank you! Jeep needs a little TLC, but gettin there with that one haha
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Enthusiast III

1,049
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hi Everybody, I moved to US very newly and now at Woodbury, MN.
I am still making updates to my rig. Existing photos below. The sleeping area is inside the box and which extending at the drivers side and having own Air Force heater, fresh water.
Toyota Tacoma 2017 SR5 - camper box.
Very little overloading experience and need to learn lot !
View attachment 194444View attachment 194445
Hello Can, welcome to the OB community. Looks like you have a very capable ride, very nice!
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Enthusiast III

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Phoenix, AZ, USA
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rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hey all, new to the forum (not so much when to overloading). Located in El Paso, TX. My truck is a 2016 Toyota Tundra that is far from stock, was roughly a two year build to get it to this point. Hope to gain even more knowledge from the forum.
Hello Ryan, welcome to the OB community. nice Tundra.
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Phoenix, AZ, USA
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Hey y'all, Im Vince and am definitely new to all of this especially being from Geneva Illinois. Picked up a 21 Toyota RAV4 xle awd a few weeks back then put some falken Wildpeak trail tires and LP adventure wheels on it, with a Yakama rack and smittybilt rtt. Goin on a camping trip here in May any advice or tricks for BLM camping would be awesome. Thank you.
Hello Vincent, welcome to the OB community. Try going to Gaia.com trailsoffroad.com avenza maps for information on where you can camp. Gaia is tops for maps and trailsoffroad is great for local trails.
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Enthusiast III

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Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Howdy y'all,
I'm AJ and I've got a 18' tacoma trdor with a few goodies and is my daily driver. I will be rocking a 23zero roof top tent and building the shell out as we go on what we need.
Build out:
18' Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road
Nitro Gears 5.29
33x12.5 General X3
Icon RXT full leaf pack
Bilstein 5100s all around
OME HD springs up front
SSO slim bumper (putting together "stage 2" on the front bumper)
Barx built fabrication sliders (central ohio small fab shop that custom made the sliders, pending coating and install)
At the Helm high clearance rear bumper w/tire carrier
Leer bed shell
OEM+ Audio upgrade (highly recommend!)
And lastly OVtuned (or VFtune as they go by now)

Getting setup to explore more as tent camping has gotten more hassle. Hoping to stay dry now as with tent camping on the ground I couldn't keep dry for the life of me... and the light suppression tech on the 23zero setups is highly appealing!
Hello Andrew, welcome to the OB community, nice taco you have there.
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Phoenix, AZ, USA
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rich
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Thanks Rich, looks like you have an awesome 4runner. My wife has a 2020 4runner TRD off road premium ( she hasn't let me do anything to it...yet).
Yet. :)
Mine is heavily modified, it is my retirement present to go overlanding in and to get out of Phoenix in the summers.
2018 off-road versioin
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Enthusiast III

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Phoenix, AZ, USA
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Hello everyone,

Here is my 2017 Tacoma SR5 LB

View attachment 194462

I'm from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (A great Overlanding area btw) I started overlanding last year and have been out about 6 or 7 times. All very new to me and building out my rig over the past 1-2 years. I enjoy outdoor activities such as off roading, kayaking, hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, quading and getting away from the everyday grind.
Hello Matt, welcome to the OB community, looks like a very nice setup you have there.
 
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DaleRF

Rank VI
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Navigator I

4,215
Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ, USA
First Name
DALE
Last Name
FOLLETTE
Member #

23055

Ham Callsign
KJ7JDA
Howdy y'all,
I'm AJ and I've got a 18' tacoma trdor with a few goodies and is my daily driver. I will be rocking a 23zero roof top tent and building the shell out as we go on what we need.
Build out:
18' Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road
Nitro Gears 5.29
33x12.5 General X3
Icon RXT full leaf pack
Bilstein 5100s all around
OME HD springs up front
SSO slim bumper (putting together "stage 2" on the front bumper)
Barx built fabrication sliders (central ohio small fab shop that custom made the sliders, pending coating and install)
At the Helm high clearance rear bumper w/tire carrier
Leer bed shell
OEM+ Audio upgrade (highly recommend!)
And lastly OVtuned (or VFtune as they go by now)

Getting setup to explore more as tent camping has gotten more hassle. Hoping to stay dry now as with tent camping on the ground I couldn't keep dry for the life of me... and the light suppression tech on the 23zero setups is highly appealing!
Hello AJ...Welcome aboard!
 
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