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TRED LYT

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Hello from Paducah KY. 97 4runner and 2017 SoCal Teardrop. Just got back from camping Mt Pisgah on Blueridge Parkway and Mt biking at DuPont State Forest. Just before that a trip down the entire Blueridge and different camping each night.


I always admired that 4Runner body. There was something really cool going on in the Toyota design room back in those years. I have a 97 FZJ80 and totally dig the era. Your tear drop trailer looks like a great idea. You can set up camp and leave it behind to do some exploring. Not as easy with the rooftop set up I have. When I set up camp, it’s kinda like putting down the outriggers and setting in. We just ordered an off road capable flat bed trailer for my dirt bike so I can get around. We’ll see how that goes. Welcome to the OB crew....I think you’ll really enjoy the community. Get to know the OB group in your area. Hopefully, someone has already established a Rigs-n-Coffee monthly event in your area that’s easy to get to. It’s fun to connect with like minded people. Enjoy the ride!!
 
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TRED LYT

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Hey Everybody,
My name is Alan and I'm from the Seattle area. I have been absolutely obsessed with the idea of overlanding since I discovered it on Youtube thanks to LLOD. I currently have no rig as I am an overseas contractor but am in the market for one. Looking forward to being part of the community.
Welcome aboard Alan! Great to have you as part of this Worldwide family. Hope you’re able to get a rig soon!!
 
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Gabriel Bozeman

NorthWest Region Member Representative
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Oak Harbor, WA, USA
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Gabriel
Last Name
Bozeman
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16957

Hello I’m new to overlanding but I’ve driven around in the woods and camped for all my adult life so combining the two seemed like fun. I look forward to everyone’s insight and experience. I currently have a 2011 Subaru Forester NA. I’m interested to see what people are doing to their Foresters and what experience people have here in the Pacific Northwest.
Welcome! Make sure to check out the local region's forums for events and meetups. The Rally Point system is also very helpful for that. There is a FB page for the NW region that you might consider joining.

What part of the PNW?

Cheers!
Gabe Bozeman
NW Member Rep
 
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TRED LYT

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Hello all!

I'm Keith and I just joined the forum today. Looks like I'm to incude:

Picture: I didn't come that well prepared. lol I'll add one later
Location: I live in central Illinois near Peoria.
Experience: I used to do a little four wheeling as a younger guy. Had a 1985 toyota pickup with a small lift, tires, roll cage in the cab, etc. Was a fun little truck but underpowered for the tires! As far as overloading, I got really into ADV motorcycle riding a few years ago. I rode the mid atlantic BDR last year and have done many trips riding and camping off of my bike. My favorite was a trip last fall to ride the alps with a bunch of friends. We rode in Switzerland, France, and Italy. I had a lot of fun on the bike but was becoming more and more interested in back country travel, and my wife was worried I would drop the bike on myself and be stranded until help came along. We had a pretty bad bike wreck a few years ago and long story short she just never warmed up to me riding the bike again so over the winter I called it quits and sold my 2017 R1200GS Adventure that I had pretty well built up. I did a build thread on it at ADVrider.com under the title "meet gus". I absolutely loved that bike but I know it was the right decision for my family. I'm pretty excited to do these trips and be able to bring my wife and or kids along on some of them!
Rig: I just bought a 2010 4Runner trail.
Welcome to OB Keith! You’re going to love this community if this is your “thing”. Find a local OB Rigs-n-Coffee group and meet up with your fellow Overland peeps in your area. Very much worth the effort!
 
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Thebesta94

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Dallas, TX, USA
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Nesta
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Murphy
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Hey guys! Brand new here, I have been on a coue overlanding trips in north east with my cousin and it's always been enticing to me!

Just looking to slowly start building my 07 tahoe 4x4 up and getting out there! Not sure how many other tahoe/suburban people are out here but interested to see what yall have done!
 

TRED LYT

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I am new to Overland Bound. Just got my first Jeep and would like to get into overlanding and camping with my family. I have some friends that rock crawl but I would rather go on trails and find great places than sit for hours trying to get over one rock.

Naperville, IL (Western suburb of Chicago)
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
Novice overlander, tent camping in past

I am looking forward to finding some like minded people/families and go on some trips.

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Welcome to OB! Make sure you look for a local Rigs-n-Coffee group. It’s a great way to meet fellow Overlanders. And, I’m in total agreement with you. Get out and see the World off-road and moving! You’ll come across your own challenges on the trail. Plenty of things to crawl over along the way!!
 
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TRED LYT

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Hello all, Travis from Sweet Home Oregon checking in.
2018 Jeep Wrangler JLU Sport
Freespirit Recreation High Country tri-layer RTT
And lots of other goodies. I'll do a write up later, but just joined and introducing myself.
Looking forward to meeting fellow explorers
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Welcome to OB Travis! See if you can find a local Rigs-n-Coffee event near you. Those meet ups are really helpful in getting to know your local community. Have a blast out there on the trail!!
 
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Aussie571

Australia NSW Member Rep
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Tamworth, NSW, Australia
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Adrian
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Altona
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9625

Hi everyone,

My name is Karl and I am a 4WD addict - there I admit it :blush:

I am new here and I live in Rockingham, Western Australia, Australia and I am heavily involved in 4WDing (or Overlanding as you guys refer to it) camping and photography.

I am also the President of the Four Wheel Drive Club of Western Australia - one of our state's biggest 4WD Clubs.

I drive a Nissan Navara D40 (Thai build) automatic turbo diesel and my campertrailer is a Pioneer Longreach.

I look forward to being a part of these forums and keep you guys informed of my adventures along the westcoast of Western Australia.

Thanks for having me.

Karl

My set up.

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Camping under the Milky Way

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Hi and Welcome from NSW!
 
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Aussie571

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Tamworth, NSW, Australia
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Adrian
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Altona
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9625

Finally pulled the trigger.... Looking forward to getting out there. 2002 WJ (work in progress), Hoping to have set up soon for vehicle based camping, weekend trips around PA to hone skills and figure out what works and what doesn't. I will have plenty of questions, Thank you!!
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Hi and welcome from Australia fellow WJer....mine is an 03 Overland 4.7 HO!
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Aussie571

Australia NSW Member Rep
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Pathfinder I

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Tamworth, NSW, Australia
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Adrian
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Altona
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9625

I am new to Overland Bound. Just got my first Jeep and would like to get into overlanding and camping with my family. I have some friends that rock crawl but I would rather go on trails and find great places than sit for hours trying to get over one rock.

Naperville, IL (Western suburb of Chicago)
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
Novice overlander, tent camping in past

I am looking forward to finding some like minded people/families and go on some trips.

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Hi and welcome...nice JT Gladiator...wish they were available in Australia!
 
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ajkim

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Castro Valley, 캘리포니아 미국
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AJ
Last Name
Kim
Hello.

My name is A.J.
Own a 2013 Ford Raptor
Experience level is 0
SF Bay Area.

Im in the process of selling my business which what the truck was used for. Rather than selling the truck I've decided to turn it into an overland vehicle to travel as I will be moving from SF Bay area to Dallas in the next 6 months. I thought It would be a great vacation/adventure to do as I travel my way to Dallas. excited and scared at the same time but seems well worth the time and effort to experience it. Thank you for letting me join your Forums and i'll be building the Raptor in the next few months to have it ready for my journey.
 

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OverlandZJ

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60
Bristol,Pa
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John
Last Name
Bellerby
Hello all..

John B
Bristol,Pa
94 Grand Cherokee V8 2" 31's
1988 Coleman Colorado

I used to have a tall built Cherokee with RTT, but that setup didn't work well for me as age and bad back caught up to me. After a few years tenting again I aquired and rebuilt the camper, and picked up a low mileage V8 tow rig. Took the combo on their maiden run last weekend and i'm glad i took the route i did, much better than the alternative.

Looking forward to becoming more familiar with the site here..

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FloodX

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Colorado, USA
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Kim
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Flood
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19617

Hi Everyone, We are FloodX or @ Flood Exploration (no spaces) on Instagram, Facebook and soon a web blog. We are super excited to finally be OB members. We have been watch Michael's videos for a few years and just waited until our full time overland journey began before joining. We look forward to meeting other members on the way. Here is a photo of our home called "Anahita".
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Iwata77

US Multi Region Member Rep OK,KS, MO, AR, TX
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Tulsa, OK 74105, USA
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Kate
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Iwata
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1977

Hey guys! Brand new here, I have been on a coue overlanding trips in north east with my cousin and it's always been enticing to me!

Just looking to slowly start building my 07 tahoe 4x4 up and getting out there! Not sure how many other tahoe/suburban people are out here but interested to see what yall have done!
Welcome from Oklahoma
 
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Gmanpaint

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St. Louis, MO, USA
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Gregg
Last Name
Muller
Another new guy here from the middle of the country. Been kicking it around the Midwest for 50 years or so, and if I'm lucky, I get to haul my junk to far off destinations every now and again. I'm here to learn from others, help when I can, and hopefully share in the fun.

STL, MO
95 Ford Explorer heavily modified (12 years in the making)
Home built Adventure trailer about 95% completed (2 years in the making)
 

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HappyOurOverlanding

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Verdi Nevada
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Hi Everyone, We are FloodX or @ Flood Exploration (no spaces) on Instagram, Facebook and soon a web blog. We are super excited to finally be OB members. We have been watch Michael's videos for a few years and just waited until our full time overland journey began before joining. We look forward to meeting other members on the way. Here is a photo of our home called "Anahita".
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Welcome to OB. There are a couple of us with similar rigs. Picked up our FX a month ago. Ground Control is the name we chose.
 
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