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Mike harpe

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Yeah, I did that on purpose. Some people don't get the humor, but I knew someone would find it funny - morbid but funny.

I was intel. Went to DLI in Monterrey CA, Good Fellow AFB TX, 4 1/2 years in Augsburg FRG, then 2 years back at Good Fellow as an AIT instructor. While in FRG, my unit (701st MI BDE) worked to monitor the guys east of us. I flew a couple of times with the 2nd Cav along the east/west border. Those guys were always on alert. Lots of respect for the Cav. All in all, my Army time was a good experience. I left in 1991 and have missed it (mostly the comaraderie) ever since.
I hear you on the camaraderie part. I also miss the missions. Granted mentally I still think I’m 20 and hoah and then my body reminds me in 38 years old. If your ever around South Georgia look me up for a place to crash.
 
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danl

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I hear you on the camaraderie part. I also miss the missions. Granted mentally I still think I’m 20 and hoah and then my body reminds me in 38 years old. If your ever around South Georgia look me up for a place to crash.
Thanks. Same. But I'm 58 now! Don't know how that happened, but my mind won't accept it then I get sharp reminders sometimes when I try to do something my body doesn't agree with. Up until about 3 years ago, I could still keep up (and sometimes outdo) with my 30 something kids on long runs, hikes, whatever, but these last few years have not been kind. That's how I'm getting more into this vehicle based overlanding. I won't go quietly though.
 

Mike harpe

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Thanks. Same. But I'm 58 now! Don't know how that happened, but my mind won't accept it then I get sharp reminders sometimes when I try to do something my body doesn't agree with. Up until about 3 years ago, I could still keep up (and sometimes outdo) with my 30 something kids on long runs, hikes, whatever, but these last few years have not been kind. That's how I'm getting more into this vehicle based overlanding. I won't go quietly though.
I’m going vehicle based so I can cover more ground. As much as I love the idea of backpacking, I don’t wanna hump all that stuff. I was a mechanic not a grunt lol
 
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Kokopelli

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Hey guys, new member Jerry Herrmann here. I live in the Sulphur area of south central Oklahoma. Longtime 4 wheeler and camper but I just found this site and am looking forward to participating. I drive a "93 Jeep XJ and hit the woods as often as I can. A 24 year old jeep driven by a 67 year old man......what could possibly go wrong?? HA!
 

roocamp

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Hey guys, new member Jerry Herrmann here. I live in the Sulphur area of south central Oklahoma. Longtime 4 wheeler and camper but I just found this site and am looking forward to participating. I drive a "93 Jeep XJ and hit the woods as often as I can. A 24 year old jeep driven by a 67 year old man......what could possibly go wrong?? HA!
Welcome to OB! Any mods to the XJ? I had an 88 with a 2" lift and 33s. Ol' Renix 4.0 and the AW4. Thing was a pig on the highway but great offroad.
 
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fasteddieyj

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New member here from south central PA, about 30 mins east of the Gettysburg battlefields. Used to be into Jeeps and rockcrawling, but a busted up neck didn't agree with all of that bouncing around. Now driving a 2015 Tacoma DCLB. Bought it bone stock about 18 months ago. It now has a small lift, 265 all terrains (soon to be 285s), a Leer topper and some other small stuff. I've also got a small sleeping platform built for in the bed. Near future plans include a rack for the cap and possibly the roof also, recovery gear and probably some sort of dual battery or auxiliary power setup as I have bad sleep apnea and need to sleep with a cpap.
 

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Kokopelli

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Welcome to OB! Any mods to the XJ? I had an 88 with a 2" lift and 33s. Ol' Renix 4.0 and the AW4. Thing was a pig on the highway but great offroad.
yeah, I ran a renix for awhile, the 93 was a nice step up. Some mods, 3" lift on 33"s and a complete restore/rebuild 3-4 yrs ago. I do most of my o/landing solo so the rebuild was done with a nod toward excellant reliability. Turned out pretty good and it does what I need it to do, no problem.
 

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Hey guys, new member Jerry Herrmann here. I live in the Sulphur area of south central Oklahoma. Longtime 4 wheeler and camper but I just found this site and am looking forward to participating. I drive a "93 Jeep XJ and hit the woods as often as I can. A 24 year old jeep driven by a 67 year old man......what could possibly go wrong?? HA!
Welcome from Tulsa!
 

fasteddieyj

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Welcome to OB! Any mods to the XJ? I had an 88 with a 2" lift and 33s. Ol' Renix 4.0 and the AW4. Thing was a pig on the highway but great offroad.
My last Jeep was an 88 4 door XJ. It had 4" and 35's on it. I actually teared up a little when the new owner drove it away when I sold it.
 

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yeah, I ran a renix for awhile, the 93 was a nice step up. Some mods, 3" lift on 33"s and a complete restore/rebuild 3-4 yrs ago. I do most of my o/landing solo so the rebuild was done with a nod toward excellant reliability. Turned out pretty good and it does what I need it to do, no problem.
A friend of mine had a 92(?) with the "HO" 4.0. Same color and everything. We swapped for a day and he decided that the renix wasn't for him. :tearsofjoy:

My last Jeep was an 88 4 door XJ. It had 4" and 35's on it. I actually teared up a little when the new owner drove it away when I sold it.
I always wanted to go 2.5/3" with 35s. Nice LCOG. I ended up swapping mine for a 99 Subaru Legacy. Thus began my lifelong Subaru addiction.
 
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Hopalongjay

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Just starting in overloading had experience years ago with off roading but I like overlanding much more. I am from casa grande,az and just got a 2016 trail premium 4runner. I put a 3inch dobinsons lift with upper control arms and extended break lines. I ordered rsg sliders. I still need tires. My name is jason
 
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T4STE

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Hello every body. My name is Allen. I'm very excited to have found this place and can't wait to explore with you all.

Location:Woodland Park/ Paterson, NJ
Rig: Current- 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Soon- 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Overlanding Experience Background: Novice. I have experience in off roading (jeep clubs etc) and hiking/camping mostly.

I have mostly experience in hiking, backpacking, and camping. I've been in multiple Jeep clubs back in the day with my 96 XJ which was my favorite thing ever (2007-2012) and got most of my experience in off-roading from that. I currently have a 2016 Grand Cherokee and love how comfortable it is. Sadly I am leasing it so I couldn't really do much to it mods wise. But I got bit by the off the pavement adventure bug recently with the new Rubicons so come November I am looking to get into a Rubicon Unlimited so this time I am keeping it and looking forward to doing a bit more overland build than a rock crawler. Luckily I found this place and glad there is a place for me to share and enjoy this new build and adventure. Cheers y'all!