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D4R4x4

Rank V
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Adventure

Advocate I

1,890
Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Timmons
Member #

29918

Hi All I am AJ from Christchurch. New Zealand. I drive a 1995 Mitsubishi Pajero. Been 4wding and overlanding for a few years now and wanting to now share with the international community
IG @kiwi_overlanders
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Welcome to the OB community!
 

KS_Explorer

Rank III
Member
Adventure

Enthusiast III

676
Reading, Lyon County, Kansas, United States
First Name
Robert
Last Name
Lowery
Member #

29975

Ham Callsign
KD0FEG
Hi all
So-cal resident
2015 chevrolet express 2500 2wd

Novice or below overland experience.

Im fascinated by overlanding. Im currently just enjoying camping out of the van.

I look forward to some casual events to meet some new folks.
Welcome to Overland Bound.
We have camped out of a van many times. They are so easy to load and secure your gear when traveling. They are also easy to use as a shelter if something happens to your tent.
 

KS_Explorer

Rank III
Member
Adventure

Enthusiast III

676
Reading, Lyon County, Kansas, United States
First Name
Robert
Last Name
Lowery
Member #

29975

Ham Callsign
KD0FEG
Howdy. First name is Erik.

Located in Texas, San Marcos area for now. But getting ready to hit the road for a while. Sabbatical I guess you would say.

2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. Lift, tires, wheels, and all the various bits to support a long trip.

Would say I'm "novice +" maybe? Or Moderate? Was a COLT Platoon Sergeant and team chief in the Army for the 3rd ACR plus a longtime offroader in Jeeps (currently own my 13th - a '99 XJ). Have done trips to the Big Bend Region and a trip up to Wyoming and back through the Alpine Loop area, so definitely more than a "beginner". But the trip I'm prepping for is going to be my first time traveling for weeks to months since I received my DD-214.

Don't yet have a website/blog/etc. set up but do have a Facebook page, Thrive Overland, and the usual instagram, thrive_overland.

The pic is my setup from my trip last summer. I have since moved on to a bedrack+RTT.

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Welcome to Overland Bound.

It looks like you are setup pretty well. I would think you are past the novice stage.

What is that coming off the back of your truck with the light hanging off of it. At first, I thought it was some kind of 'A' frame, like a swing set. Maybe my eyes are tricking me and it is just a canopy.
 

thrive_ovrlnd

Rank II
Member
Adventure

Contributor III

357
Texas, USA
First Name
Erik
Last Name
Marsh
Member #

29996

Ham Callsign
n/a
Howdy. First name is Erik.

Located in Texas, San Marcos area for now. But getting ready to hit the road for a while. Sabbatical I guess you would say.

2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. Lift, tires, wheels, and all the various bits to support a long trip.

Would say I'm "novice +" maybe? Or Moderate? Was a COLT Platoon Sergeant and team chief in the Army for the 3rd ACR plus a longtime offroader in Jeeps (currently own my 13th - a '99 XJ). Have done trips to the Big Bend Region and a trip up to Wyoming and back through the Alpine Loop area, so definitely more than a "beginner". But the trip I'm prepping for is going to be my first time traveling for weeks to months since I received my DD-214.

Don't yet have a website/blog/etc. set up but do have a Facebook page, Thrive Overland, and the usual instagram, thrive_overland.

The pic is my setup from my trip last summer. I have since moved on to a bedrack+RTT.

View attachment 221352
Welcome to Overland Bound.

It looks like you are setup pretty well. I would think you are past the novice stage.

What is that coming off the back of your truck with the light hanging off of it. At first, I thought it was some kind of 'A' frame, like a swing set. Maybe my eyes are tricking me and it is just a canopy.

I had built an a folding a frame so I could still use my awning with the soft bed topper.
 

D4R4x4

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Advocate I

1,890
Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Timmons
Member #

29918

Hello, I’m very excited to finally join the group.
I kinda own a 2021 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, I say kinda because I ordered it back in May…
and still I wait. I’m in Northern, BC Canada and look forward to building my Rig and getting it into places that highlight just how amazing this corner of the world is.
Welcome to the OB community!
Look forward to seeing pics of your build.
 

D4R4x4

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Advocate I

1,890
Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Timmons
Member #

29918

Hello everyone,
My husband and I are excited to have joined the Overland community. We are new to this type of adventure and have had our JLU less than a year. We have begun to build it up and are really looking forward to exploring all across North America. We are based out of Ontario, Canada and can’t wait to spread our wings. Our first big trip will be this summer for our 30th wedding anniversary.
We both look forward to meeting members along the way.
Welcome to the OB community!
 

Dirty_Trail_Clean_Mind

Rank III
Member
Adventure

Contributor III

817
Folsom, CA, USA
First Name
Yaya
Last Name
Smith
Member #

31172

Hello everyone,
My husband and I are excited to have joined the Overland community. We are new to this type of adventure and have had our JLU less than a year. We have begun to build it up and are really looking forward to exploring all across North America. We are based out of Ontario, Canada and can’t wait to spread our wings. Our first big trip will be this summer for our 30th wedding anniversary.
We both look forward to meeting members along the way.
Welcome to the OB community!
Hello, welcome!
 

D4R4x4

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Advocate I

1,890
Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Timmons
Member #

29918

Hello all,

I’m “Yaya” and I’m new here.

Location: Folsom, CA
Rig: 21’ Toyota 4R TRD Pro
Experience: Just getting started

I’m not new to adventure, I’m new to adventuring in a capable vehicle. As of now, she’s fully stock, I do have a few things sitting in garage that need to be installed and time has just been against me.

My goal is to learn my rig, meet up with groups and see new roads, explore other states and make epic memories.

I’m glad a friend of mine recommended this group and happy to be apart of it!

Hope you all had a great day!
Welcome to the OB community!
Looks like a nice capable rig. I like the color.
 

D4R4x4

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Advocate I

1,890
Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Timmons
Member #

29918

Hi all
So-cal resident
2015 chevrolet express 2500 2wd

Novice or below overland experience.

Im fascinated by overlanding. Im currently just enjoying camping out of the van.

I look forward to some casual events to meet some new folks.
Welcome to the OB community!
 

D4R4x4

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Advocate I

1,890
Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Timmons
Member #

29918

Howdy. First name is Erik.

Located in Texas, San Marcos area for now. But getting ready to hit the road for a while. Sabbatical I guess you would say.

2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. Lift, tires, wheels, and all the various bits to support a long trip.

Would say I'm "novice +" maybe? Or Moderate? Was a COLT Platoon Sergeant and team chief in the Army for the 3rd ACR plus a longtime offroader in Jeeps (currently own my 13th - a '99 XJ). Have done trips to the Big Bend Region and a trip up to Wyoming and back through the Alpine Loop area, so definitely more than a "beginner". But the trip I'm prepping for is going to be my first time traveling for weeks to months since I received my DD-214.

Don't yet have a website/blog/etc. set up but do have a Facebook page, Thrive Overland, and the usual instagram, thrive_overland.

The pic is my setup from my trip last summer. I have since moved on to a bedrack+RTT.

View attachment 221352
Welcome to the OB community!
 
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D4R4x4

Rank V
Member
Adventure

Advocate I

1,890
Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
First Name
Darrell
Last Name
Timmons
Member #

29918

I live in Franklin Co., Missouri, and being a BSA leader keeps me busy in my spare time.
I get to spend a considerable amount of time in the woods and on the water as part of my job.
I would call myself experienced from my years as a mechanic in the Army and having to recover vehicles from operators that did not know how to drive off-road.
Recently sold my 96 XJ and regretted it the same day. Looking for a replacement ASAP.
Welcome to the OB community!
 
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Jedi-son

Rank III
Member
Adventure

Enthusiast I

528
Bellevue Wa
First Name
James
Last Name
Edison
Member #

30432

Ham Callsign
Not Yet
Service Branch
US Marine Corp
Any Pink Floyd fans out there?
I'm in the PWN / King County.
So, I'm both new and old to overlanding. Before I had real kid's I had a 79 Jeep CJ5. Like a child when you feed a rig green stuff it grows up. Started with a stock rig and grew up to run 4:10's, w/ an arch-locker on 35's... a shackle swap and spring over lift. What a great crawler.
Now I'm all in and full size with a new to me F150. What's in the mail? FOX 2.0 suspension, RSI SmartCap, BedRug. S2 Baja design revers lights. In the cart... a cheap steal bumper that I can cut-up/modify for an integrated swing away Recon bike rack. A solar kit (still working on that spec) AUX power control system, some big tires. Maybe 35's but probably 33's. I'll figure the rest out as I go.

Any Fullsize fit-out suggestions are welcome.

Why Overland... My daughter and I travel to race mountain bikes and we ski for fun. From Virgin UT to Whistler BC and everything between, to and fro. Such great adventures!
 
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Bengt N

Rank VI
Member
Expedition
Adventure

Member II

3,639
Sparreholm, Södermanland, Sweden
First Name
Bengt
Last Name
Nordrup
Member #

30728

Any Pink Floyd fans out there?
I'm in the PWN / King County.
So, I'm both new and old to overlanding. Before I had real kid's I had a 79 Jeep CJ5. Like a child when you feed a rig green stuff it grows up. Started with a stock rig and grew up to run 4:10's, w/ an arch-locker on 35's... a shackle swap and spring over lift. What a great crawler.
Now I'm all in and full size with a new to me F150. What's in the mail? FOX 2.0 suspension, RSI SmartCap, BedRug. S2 Baja design revers lights. In the cart... a cheap steal bumper that I can cut-up/modify for an integrated swing away Recon bike rack. A solar kit (still working on that spec) AUX power control system, some big tires. Maybe 35's but probably 33's. I'll figure the rest out as I go.

Any Fullsize fit-out suggestions are welcome.

Why Overland... My daughter and I travel to race mountain bikes and we ski for fun. From Virgin UT to Whistler BC and everything between, to and fro. Such great adventures!
Hallo James
PF fan for sure
Welcome to OBO
WBR
Bengt N
Sweden
 

Taco07

Rank I

Contributor III

124
Memphis, TN, USA
First Name
Brian
Last Name
Cook
Sup folks,

Really excited to be here! Just got into overlanding recently, but all in. I reside in West TN and am hoping to hit up LBL and the ozarks very soon!

In the last month I added a lift and 33's to my 07 taco along with the yakima bedrack/rtt system. Hoping to install my usoffroad bumper and SB winch this weekend and hit trails asap.

Looking forward to meeting some fellow enthusiasts and learn from the pros!
 

Bengt N

Rank VI
Member
Expedition
Adventure

Member II

3,639
Sparreholm, Södermanland, Sweden
First Name
Bengt
Last Name
Nordrup
Member #

30728

Sup folks,

Really excited to be here! Just got into overlanding recently, but all in. I reside in West TN and am hoping to hit up LBL and the ozarks very soon!

In the last month I added a lift and 33's to my 07 taco along with the yakima bedrack/rtt system. Hoping to install my usoffroad bumper and SB winch this weekend and hit trails asap.

Looking forward to meeting some fellow enthusiasts and learn from the pros!
Hallo Brian
Welcome to OBO
WBR
Bengt N
Sweden
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Contributor II

1,300
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Hi all
So-cal resident
2015 chevrolet express 2500 2wd

Novice or below overland experience.

Im fascinated by overlanding. Im currently just enjoying camping out of the van.

I look forward to some casual events to meet some new folks.
Hello Garret, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
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Contributor II

1,300
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
Howdy. First name is Erik.

Located in Texas, San Marcos area for now. But getting ready to hit the road for a while. Sabbatical I guess you would say.

2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. Lift, tires, wheels, and all the various bits to support a long trip.

Would say I'm "novice +" maybe? Or Moderate? Was a COLT Platoon Sergeant and team chief in the Army for the 3rd ACR plus a longtime offroader in Jeeps (currently own my 13th - a '99 XJ). Have done trips to the Big Bend Region and a trip up to Wyoming and back through the Alpine Loop area, so definitely more than a "beginner". But the trip I'm prepping for is going to be my first time traveling for weeks to months since I received my DD-214.

Don't yet have a website/blog/etc. set up but do have a Facebook page, Thrive Overland, and the usual instagram, thrive_overland.

The pic is my setup from my trip last summer. I have since moved on to a bedrack+RTT.

View attachment 221352
Hello Erik, welcome to Overland Bound.
 

freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
Supporter

Contributor II

1,300
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
I live in Franklin Co., Missouri, and being a BSA leader keeps me busy in my spare time.
I get to spend a considerable amount of time in the woods and on the water as part of my job.
I would call myself experienced from my years as a mechanic in the Army and having to recover vehicles from operators that did not know how to drive off-road.
Recently sold my 96 XJ and regretted it the same day. Looking for a replacement ASAP.
Hello Joe, welcome to Overland Bound.
Thank you for your service.
 
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freak4life

US Southwest Member Rep, Arizona
Member
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Contributor II

1,300
Phoenix, AZ, USA
First Name
rich
Last Name
anderssohn
H
Sup folks,

Really excited to be here! Just got into overlanding recently, but all in. I reside in West TN and am hoping to hit up LBL and the ozarks very soon!

In the last month I added a lift and 33's to my 07 taco along with the yakima bedrack/rtt system. Hoping to install my usoffroad bumper and SB winch this weekend and hit trails asap.

Looking forward to meeting some fellow enthusiasts and learn from the pros!
Hello Brian, welcome to Overland Bound.
 
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