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Hey everyone, new to the overland community. I am in South Florida, but get up to the mountain regularly to escape. Just bought a new 2018 Wrangler Unlimited JL and came across overland trailers trying to find something to pull behind the Jeep. After joining this board and looking into the overland lifestyle, I am hooked and now looking to build my own camping trailer. I am very big into the outdoors (camping, hiking, rafting, snowboarding, scuba diving) but new to overland camping. Hoping to get to meet some good people as well as learn all I can on this subject.
 
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Sterlingmossy

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Traveler I

1) Picture! If you have a rig, we want to see it!
The Africa Rig
2) Location (General area is fine)
Chicago IL and Teton Valley ID
3) Rig (Year, Make, Model, etc.)
Current: 2015 LR4 Base
4) Overlanding Experience Background (Novice or Experienced, you're welcome here!)
Biggest trips where riding a XL600 from Sidney to London and driving Series 3 Land Rover around Africa for three months.

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Robinson97

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Traveler I

Hey Guys,

Location- Isle of Wight, UK
Experience-None (Yet)
Rig-Nothing yet, looking around til I find the right thing.

Found this forum while looking for an ideal first rig and seemed like the perfect place to read up and get some knowledge!
 
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CondorWJ

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Traveler I

233
Sacramento
Member #

11894

-I live in the greater Sacramento, CA area.
-Rig is 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.
-I have quite a bit of back country experience but new to overlanding, haven’t had a rig in a few years due to life and being busy. Currently stock piling parts to build my rig and going through the engine. I’m a heavy duty technician for Ford, avid hunter and outdoorsman.
 

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fan of fanboys

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Influencer II

Hey everyone, new member

Columbia, SC

New to overlanding but want to dive in

1999 4runner

Will make a welcome thread later today with where I am with truck, where I want to be, and post some pictures

I have read few dozen threads on this forum and have found some great info

Look forward to being active member
 
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Rubyredfozzy

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Fort Mitchell, AL, USA
First Name
Aaron
Last Name
Welch
Member #

9264

Hey everyone, new member

Columbia, SC

New to overlanding but want to dive in

1999 4runner

Will make a welcome thread later today with where I am with truck, where I want to be, and post some pictures

I have read few dozen threads on this forum and have found some great info

Look forward to being active member
Columbia is a nice area. When I lived there I had fun going out to gulches off road park. SC is a nice place to live. Blue ridge parkway isnt to far from there either. Welcome to the group.

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fan of fanboys

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Influencer II

Columbia is a nice area. When I lived there I had fun going out to gulches off road park. SC is a nice place to live. Blue ridge parkway isnt to far from there either. Welcome to the group.

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Thanks, I am looking forward to finding areas to ride and enjoy. It is and will be my DD so light trails for fun, and hopefully with nice scenery, is the goal for now. Stoked I found this forum
 

Aussie571

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Explorer I

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Hillvue NSW, Australia
First Name
Adrian
Last Name
Altona
Member #

9625

-I live in the greater Sacramento, CA area.
-Rig is 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.
-I have quite a bit of back country experience but new to overlanding, haven’t had a rig in a few years due to life and being busy. Currently stock piling parts to build my rig and going through the engine. I’m a heavy duty technician for Ford, avid hunter and outdoorsman.
Welcome from Australia fellow WJer!20180320_133514.jpg

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Azn_Ang

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Traveler I

Currently in Norfolk, Va. Born in Davenport, IA lived there for about 8 yrs moved to Erie, PA until 2005.
2000 Toyota 4Runner
Mostly off roading 1-2 day trips growing up. Trail riding and mudding is what i have grown up with. I wanted to get my kids into off roading/overlanding to get them in touch with nature and to have some of the best experiences I have had growing up.
 

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ChefGonzo

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Traveler I

233
Muncie, Indiana
Member #

11937

Hi Everyone! I'm brand new to overlanding.. like seriously brand new! I own a pretty much stock 07 FJ Cruiser. My goal is to outfit my truck for an east coast to west coast trip that includes the Mojave Road. Anyways I'm thankful there is a group like this out there!
 

Mi V

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Traveler I

233
NC
Hey fellers. Just joined from NC but will be in northern Cali around the San Jose area soon. Complete noob. I have an 08 Tundra in the process of adding kings coilovers and shocks with 34.4's. Camper, tents, lockers, gearing, bumpers and winches, etc will have to be done in Cali. So, no pics yet.

Have a good one.
 

discodake

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Contributor I

233
Kansas City
Member #

11942

Hello all I am excited to start some overlanding adventures with family. I am from Kansas City MO my rig is a 2003 Land Rover discovery 4.6l. I bought it in October with s blown motor and resleeved the block, Crower cam, and head studs. While I was waiting on the block to come back from the machine shop. I built the roof rack. Currently I have 1000 miles on it and have loved every minute of it.
 

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mikols0311

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Traveler I

Howdy, all. I’m a new member that found out about overlanding within the last few months. I’ve been into camping my whole life, but the overlanding bug in particular has bitten me good.

I don't have a rig at this time, unless you count a 2017 Ford Escape a rig (I don’t), but that will be changing ASAP.

I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can in the meantime!

Mike
 

RoyaleConQueso

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Denver, CO
Member #

10369

Hello Freinds! After a long 10 year break from car camping/overlanding, I have decided to dive right back in and continue adventuring! I’m very excited to be a part of this forum and the overlanding movement in general!

I am based out of Denver, Colorado and will spend most of this summer in the San Juan range.

My big, multi day rig is a 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro, with a few mods. I’m taking my time with accessories until I have some time to figure out what fits my needs! My small “rig” is a supercharged Ariel Nomad. More of a dune buggy than anything but it gets me and a tent to plenty of fun places.

I’m looking forward to being an active member on this site!
 

ChronicTaco

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Traveler I

How well has that Tacoma been handling mild climbing? That is the Tacoma I been considering to get it has to be manual because I just don't trust the automatic transmission and besides last time I drove an automatic I just about tossed everyone out the front windshield when I went to stop at a light and mistook the brake pedal for the clutch........
The manual transmission is great and is fine Off Road if you are an experienced driver, makes the truck really fun to drive, and should be fairly robust. From my research it is similar design to the Hilux transmissions. Only thing I don't like about it is the reverse is geared a bit high.