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Kent R

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Off-Road Ranger I

4,099
El Dorado, Ca
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Kent
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Reynolds
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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.
Welcome to Overland Bound Vince
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Your Regional Director is @Mike W. The closest Member Representative to you for local information is @geekhouse23
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Kent R

Executive Director
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Off-Road Ranger I

4,099
El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
Member #

1632

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K6KNT
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.
Welcome to Overland Bound
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
You are in the Southwest Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY
The closest Member Representative is @Prerunner1982
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Kent R

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Off-Road Ranger I

4,099
El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
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1632

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K6KNT
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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Welcome to Overland Bound
Great looking setup
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
You are in the Midwest Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY
Your Regional Director is @Mike W. The closest Member Representative to you for local information is @toxicity_27
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Kent R

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Off-Road Ranger I

4,099
El Dorado, Ca
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
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1632

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K6KNT
Hello. New Member from Calgary, AB here

2007 FJC and in the process of building our M100 military trailer.
Hello. New Member from Calgary, AB here

2007 FJC and in the process of building our M100 military trailer.
Welcome to Overland Bound
The closest Member Representative to you for local information is @Montana Carl
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Kent R

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Off-Road Ranger I

4,099
El Dorado, Ca
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Kent
Last Name
Reynolds
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1632

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K6KNT
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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You are in the Southwest Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY
The closest Member Representative is @freak4life
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Neal A. Tew

US Rocky Mountain Regional Director
Mod Team
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Explorer I

3,560
Pueblo West, CO
First Name
Neal
Last Name
Tew
Member #

12384

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N1TEW
Hi everyone, I'm brand new to this and want to say "Hey!!" I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures!
Howdy neighbor! It's great to have you. Pueblo West here.

I've been wanting a van and was just watching videos again last night on the Astro AWD to 4WD conversion.

Hope to meet you soon!
 
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BCoffroad

Rank 0

Contributor I

60
West Kootenays
First Name
Lorne
Last Name
Smith
Long time wheeler here from BC Canada. New to the whole overlanding concept, but have spent my entire life in the woods and mountains exploring, camping, and just enjoying being outdoors.

My current rig is a 1998 Durango (5.9L) with too many mods to list, but it's locked, lifted, and gets me pretty much anywhere I point it.

My plan is to retire in 7 years and spend the last of my healthy time doing the full-time overlanding thing. I look forward to learning from you all, and maybe contributing a nugget here and there myself.

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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
Hello all!

Current location: Joshua Tree, California
Former: San Luis Obispo, California & Madera, California
Current vehicle: 2018 Jeep Rubicon JLU
Former: 1985 Toyota Hilux & 1988 Jeep Wrangler
Overland Experience: I’m just okay
Why Overlanding? I’ve always been a person of curiosity and traveling and seeing other people and places have been a big part of me. Been a huge people person and learning how people live and grow and where they come from have always been a huge interest of mine. Growing up in the Central Valley, two hours travel in any direction can give you quite the different change of scenery from each other. With the Sierra Nevada’s in my backyard, been an outdoors person has always been a huge part of where i love to be. I’ve been one that also loves “tinkering” with things, and getting into automobiles and understanding how they tick, was a great way of understanding and controlling your machine.

Overlanding is a great chance to connect all those favorite things with others in the community from many diverse areas with the same outdoor attraction!

Come by and say Hi!
Hello Michael, welcome to the OB community, thanks for the pics.
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Enthusiast III

1,049
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hello, new member here. My name is Kyle and I'm brand new to overlanding. Watched too many overlanding YouTube videos this past year and now it is time to get out and try it out. Bringing my wife Barbara and my Daughter Evie along for the ride.

Currently own a 2006 Nissan Titan, but have a Bronco on order if Ford ever actually builds it.

In the meantime we have started "camping training" and gear shakedown trips. Our first was to Roosevelt State Park for a quick overnight trip to test how the 4 year old did. That went well so at the end of the month we are headed to Tishomingo State Park for a weekend trip. When we work out the kinks of our camping setup and gear, we plan on taking off the training wheels of the powered and water hookup camp sites to explore and hit trails and do the more traditional / primitive / dispersed camping.

I am looking forward to learning from the community here and hopefully find some members to join on some trips in the future so we can learn by example.
Hello Kyle, welcome to the OB community.
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Enthusiast III

1,049
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hi Everyone. Brand new member here. Complete novice overlander trying to get started. I am an experienced dirtbike rider but very little off-road truck experience. I have a new 2021 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 OR and want to try a few day trips to get used to off-roading before we start overlanding. I live in San Clemente in Organge County California. Would love to hear tips and advice and if there are any meetups. I am originally from the UK so have a funny accent LOL.
Hello Graham, welcome to the OB community.
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Enthusiast III

1,049
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Long time wheeler here from BC Canada. New to the whole overlanding concept, but have spent my entire life in the woods and mountains exploring, camping, and just enjoying being outdoors.

My current rig is a 1998 Durango (5.9L) with too many mods to list, but it's locked, lifted, and gets me pretty much anywhere I point it.

My plan is to retire in 7 years and spend the last of my healthy time doing the full-time overlanding thing. I look forward to learning from you all, and maybe contributing a nugget here and there myself.

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Hello Lorne, welcome to the OB community.
 

Wonderland_Recon

Rank II
Member
Adventure

Pathfinder II

432
Magnolia, Montgomery County, Texas, United States
First Name
Chad
Last Name
Keller
Member #

29023

Hey all Wonderland_Recon here, aka Chad & Keri from Magnolia, Texas. We are new to Overlanding and we recently picked up a new 2021 Jeep JLUR Eco Diesel as the foundation for our Overland build. We are hoping to connect with other Overlanding folks that we can learn from and enjoy exploring the greater USA with.
 

Prerunner1982

US Southwest Region Member Rep
Member

Traveler III

2,902
Navina, Oklahoma
First Name
Jon
Last Name
B
Member #

16274

Hello Chad (@Wonderland_Recon ), welcome from Oklahoma.

You are in the Southwest Region. Check out the Southwest Region sub-forum for local information and involvement opportunities.

Here is the link to the forum calendar and Meet-Up event page: Overland Bound Meetups.
Or to check out what other members are planning go here: Overland Trip Planning.

I am one of the SW Region Member Reps so if you have any questions let me know.
If you are on Facebook feel free to join us there as well, Overland Bound – Southwest.
 
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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
Hey all Wonderland_Recon here, aka Chad & Keri from Magnolia, Texas. We are new to Overlanding and we recently picked up a new 2021 Jeep JLUR Eco Diesel as the foundation for our Overland build. We are hoping to connect with other Overlanding folks that we can learn from and enjoy exploring the greater USA with.
Hello Chad, welcome to the OB community.