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HappyOurOverlanding

US West Region Member Rep
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3,115
Verdi Nevada
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KI7RAM
Welcome to Overland Bound!

Don't hesitate to contact your Regional Director @Cendee for help or information. The Regional Director can also get you in touch with a Member Representative that might be close to you and have local information.

@HappyOurOverlanding this rig might interest you.
I do like their rig...
 
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Iwata77

US Multi Region Member Rep OK,KS, MO, AR, TX
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2,631
Tulsa, OK 74105, USA
First Name
Kate
Last Name
Iwata
Member #

1977

Hello all, Jeff here & I live in the NE corner of Oklahoma. I have been (overlanding) longer then I would care to admit. I cut my teeth in the northern woods of Minnesota, spent a few years lost in the deserts of the west, & now the last two decades running around the back countries of Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, & Arkansas. My currant rig is a 04 Chevy Trailblazer that's been nothing but a beast for me. I know most see the goofy IFS they used and run for other options. Myself, I know it's abilities, proceed within those limits, & enjoy views most only dream of seeing. I've owned & built MANY off-road toys from overlanders/tube frame rock buggies & know they have their place. But I'd rather enjoy the open road in comfort with reasonable trail abilities these days.
I look forward to meeting some like minded people!
Welcome from Tulsa! Once the weather cools off we’re going to try to gather for a meet and greet.
 
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Gabriel Bozeman

NorthWest Region Member Representative
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2,808
Oak Harbor, WA, USA
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Gabriel
Last Name
Bozeman
Member #

16957

Brand new here. Name is Todd and I've been adventuring for many, many years. Live just north of Vancouver Washington. Truck is an 06' Ram 1500 TRX4, 5.7l with a Sunlite pop-up camper. Always aiming to be completely self contained for camping with comfort while keeping the rig agile enough to get where I want/need to go. Cascade mountains of Oregon and Washington, and desert of Eastern Oregon are my favorites. I'm a ham radio operator KB7RQQ so try to include that in my adventures with various portable gear. Instagram is @guitodd . Looking forward to learning from others on OB.

If you are a HAM and have DMR Radio capabilities... I can be found on talkgroup 31655
Welcome from up North! Make sure to check out the local region's forums and the Rally Point system for events and meetups. There is also a FB page for the NW region. @Roy & Kristin Zirpoli are your local Member Reps in the Willamette Valley. If you need anything, feel free to PM me or hit me up on the forums at @Gabriel Bozeman.

Cheers!
Gabe Bozeman
NW Member Rep
 
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Bugout80

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233
Miami, FL, USA
First Name
Fernando
Last Name
Alvarez
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19831

Eric welcome. I have the same truck (year and model). All stock. Starting with locating an accurate bumper for the build. You mind taking a picture of the set up at rear? Eventually I plan on getting a Roof top tent and a 270 degree awning, but the type of bumper needs to accommodate those things.
Thanks.
 
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Aussie571

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

Very cool, I wasn't sure if you got the 4.7 HO too down there. Also, that old pop-up trailer is awesome! Looking forward to your Ranger tub-trailer build too, I assume you'll have a thread?

-TJ
Hi TJ...Yes all versions of the 4.7...4.0 and 2.7 here in Australia.
The old pop-up is a 1978 model but still in great condition...LED lights, Solar on the roof and a 135 amp AGM battery...a 2 way (240volt/Gas) Fridge so can go completely off grid for as long the gas holds out.
I haven't started on the trailer yet but hope to shortly...yes I can do a thread for the build when it happens!
 
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60
MD, USA
First Name
Charles
Last Name
Tam
Hi everyone,

I am Charles from the DC/Maryland/NoVa region of the US. I have been interested in overlanding and rigs for a while now, and have decided to sign up. Totally new to this. No rig yet, but it's in the plans, still unsure of what platform to dip into. Right now I just daily the fiesta that I have had since 2010.
 

The_Jed

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Contributor I

60
Canton, Illinois
First Name
Jed
Last Name
Smith
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.


Hey there! I'm right down the road in Canton! It's nice to see a few central Illinois people on here!
 
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LuckyCharms

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Contributor I

60
United States
First Name
Heather
Last Name
C.
Hello I'm Heather from the Pacific Northwest. No overlanding rig (yet?) but that is mainly because my job doesn't allow enough vacation time for any overlanding adventures I'd be interested in. I have, however, spent some time in the Four Corners area. This is where I want to expand my adventures.

What would I like to get out of this forum? My big "problem" is navigating on roads that scare the ever living daylights out of me. (Moki Dugway, for example.) I want to get over this fear though I'm not sure how. I've tried as a driver, I've tried as a passenger and the fear is quite strong.
 

Jim SoG

For God and Country
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Navigator I

4,226
Bullhead City, Arizona
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Jim
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12989

Hello I'm Heather from the Pacific Northwest. No overlanding rig (yet?) but that is mainly because my job doesn't allow enough vacation time for any overlanding adventures I'd be interested in. I have, however, spent some time in the Four Corners area. This is where I want to expand my adventures.

What would I like to get out of this forum? My big "problem" is navigating on roads that scare the ever living daylights out of me. (Moki Dugway, for example.) I want to get over this fear though I'm not sure how. I've tried as a driver, I've tried as a passenger and the fear is quite strong.
Maybe going out in a group? You drive and follow some of the others and maybe everything could be communicated via the radio......Just a thought.
or as I am doing with he wife, she drives and I coach/navigate/explain as we go.

Welcome! and anything you drive will work for a "Rig"....


Jim
 
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Bugout80

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233
Miami, FL, USA
First Name
Fernando
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Alvarez
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19831

Don't know about that ride, will check it out. I'm in the SEast coast anyway, but if i get over there to explore will keep it in mind.
I'd say travel with others is important, either on separate rigs, or in your own.
Stay safe.
 

Mike harpe

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Influencer II

1,788
Georgia
First Name
Mike
Last Name
Harpe
Member #

20679

Hello I'm Heather from the Pacific Northwest. No overlanding rig (yet?) but that is mainly because my job doesn't allow enough vacation time for any overlanding adventures I'd be interested in. I have, however, spent some time in the Four Corners area. This is where I want to expand my adventures.

What would I like to get out of this forum? My big "problem" is navigating on roads that scare the ever living daylights out of me. (Moki Dugway, for example.) I want to get over this fear though I'm not sure how. I've tried as a driver, I've tried as a passenger and the fear is quite strong.
What about the roads scare you?
 
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bkbajan

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233
California, USA
First Name
Chris
Last Name
Phillip
Member #

17283

Ham Callsign
KM6YXF
Hello guys, the name is Chris. Currently living in Palmdale, CA. Hoping to connect with some other members in the AV. Part of my fleet consists of an 06 Subaru Outback and a 91 Toyota Land Cruiser.
Find me on Instagram at these handles, bkbajan and lndtrpr.
 

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Contributor I

60
Las Vegas, NV, USA
First Name
Ryan
Last Name
LostCoastNomad
Member #

0

Hey everyone!

Location: Cornelius NC outside of Charlotte

New to me mall crawler '16 LR4 with hd pack but will be changed to a proper overlanding rig as time goes on.

Beginner as far as experience in overlanding but not adventure. See you on the trails!
glad to see there's some NC people around. I lived in Mooresville for 9 years working in the nascar scene. Miss the Charlotte area and all the great hiking nearby. Looking forward to what you make out of your rig
 

taco_tread

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Member

Contributor I

60
Sacramento, CA, USA
First Name
Phil
Last Name
S
Hey everyone! Discovered the group in a backward fashion through Overland Expo West, and by proxy of Triple Aught Design and TAV llc.

Location: Northern California (Sacramento and Bay Area)

NEW 2019 Toyota Tacoma Offroad. Have a rooftop tent and cab/bed rack installed. I would love opinions on Bilstein vs. King suspension and tires as I'm near some awesome trails.

Beginner but I have attempted trails in snow and dirt around my area as well as dust (moon rocks, nv). I'm an avid backpacker and climber, while currently adjusting to running an overland rig (such much more space!).
 

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Kent R

Executive Director
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4,069
Placerville, CA
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1632

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K6KNT
Hey everyone! Discovered the group in a backward fashion through Overland Expo West, and by proxy of Triple Aught Design and TAV llc.

Location: Northern California (Sacramento and Bay Area)

NEW 2019 Toyota Tacoma Offroad. Have a rooftop tent and cab/bed rack installed. I would love opinions on Bilstein vs. King suspension and tires as I'm near some awesome trails.

Beginner but I have attempted trails in snow and dirt around my area as well as dust (moon rocks, nv). I'm an avid backpacker and climber, while currently adjusting to running an overland rig (such much more space!).
Welcome to Overland Bound!

Don't hesitate to contact your Regional Director @Narbob for help or information. The closest Member Representative to you is @Magic Mike

Some local meet-ups:
Gold Country Monthly Meet-up. Auburn CA @Magic Mike for
https://www.overlandbound.com/event/gold-country-monthly-meetup/

Sierra Foothills Overlanders monthly meeting. @Kent R
US West - Sierra Foothills Overlanders Monthly OLB meet-up/meeting. NEW LOCATION

Both are on the forum meet-up page.
 

Kent R

Executive Director
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Placerville, CA
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1632

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K6KNT
Hello guys, the name is Chris. Currently living in Palmdale, CA. Hoping to connect with some other members in the AV. Part of my fleet consists of an 06 Subaru Outback and a 91 Toyota Land Cruiser.
Find me on Instagram at these handles, bkbajan and lndtrpr.
Welcome to Overland Bound!

Don't hesitate to contact your Regional Director @Narbob for help or information. The closest Member Representative to you is @Barclay
 

Kent R

Executive Director
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4,069
Placerville, CA
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1632

Ham Callsign
K6KNT
Hello I'm Heather from the Pacific Northwest. No overlanding rig (yet?) but that is mainly because my job doesn't allow enough vacation time for any overlanding adventures I'd be interested in. I have, however, spent some time in the Four Corners area. This is where I want to expand my adventures.

What would I like to get out of this forum? My big "problem" is navigating on roads that scare the ever living daylights out of me. (Moki Dugway, for example.) I want to get over this fear though I'm not sure how. I've tried as a driver, I've tried as a passenger and the fear is quite strong.
Welcome to Overland Bound!

Don't hesitate to contact your Regional Director @Jedi for help or information. The closest Member Representative to you is @Gabriel Bozeman
 
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