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Phil Preston

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Shelbyville, KY USA
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We drive a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon Edition. As parents of 5 kids we didn’t have a way to bring all our children on our adventures, so we added a 3rd row seat in the back of our Jeep. We’re really proud of how it turned out and our kids love piling in and going for a ride!
Welcome to OB, I think I watched that video on YouTube not long ago. It was some nice fab work.
 
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kcjoiner

Rank II
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Contributor II

484
Marysville WA
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7606

Hey everyone, I'm WJ Dahl, I'm mostly new here (I set up account then got busy). I'm a Dad and college student so have a pretty modest rig. I drive a 1999 Jeep WJ 4.7 Up-Country not much for mods yet:interstate battery led auxiliary light in cargo area,and a half installed CB radio. I'm planning a 2" spacer lift and front auto-locker this spring. I'm living in Minot ND and I'm somewhat experienced in overlanding but still got a lot to learn.
here's a few pics
the trailer house isn't mine lol I'm not being evicted and the last one is a mock up of the lift
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Welcome WJ Dahl! I've got a 2000 XJ and used to live in "Why Not Minot" back in the mid 1970's when my Dad was working on the Minuteman Missile project for Boeing. I've got some fond memories of Minot, especially playing hockey outdoors before they built the indoor rink at the fairgrounds. Hopefully you can spread the word about overlanding in your area!
 

kcjoiner

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Contributor II

484
Marysville WA
Member #

7606

Hello all, just joined (#10609)... looking forward to getting to know the community. @wearepachari is myself, Bradley Joyce, and my wife, Rocio Segura. We are new to overlanding and looking forward to setting off on our first adventures.

We are currently in Dallas, TX.

Initially our plan was to find a Ford E-350 EB van and convert to a 4x4 overland vehicle. After much discussion and negotiations we decided we needed a bit more space and found a killer deal on a 2001 E-450 shuttle bus that we are currently in the process of converting into a beefy 4x4 overlanding RV :-) We'll see how it goes! We obviously won't be during super hardcore off-roading but definitely plan to get to some remote places and will eventually be taking it down to South America.


Welcome! I hope you share your build process on the forum. I've thought of doing something similar for stealth camping and traveling. I can't wait to see what you do in the build process!
 
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kcjoiner

Rank II
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Contributor II

484
Marysville WA
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7606

Brand new here. And just getting in to the concept of Overlanding. Mainly been touring by motorcycle (HD Road Glide Custom 2013) but looking to switch over to a 4 wheel adventure vehicle (been camping with friends and see the need for a more capable vehicle). So no rig just yet but got my eye on a Toyota truck.
Welcome Leothe3rd! You can't go wrong with a Toyota and you will find people here that like to adventure out on 2 wheels as well as 4. I have a 2000 Jeep XJ, 2014 Suzuki V Strom 1000 Adventure, 2013 Husqvarna TE310 and an old Honda CR 125. I had a Harley Street Bob which I loved but wanted something that I could do more adventures on so I got the Husky and the V Strom.
 

Aussie571

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Tamworth, NSW, Australia
First Name
Adrian
Last Name
Altona
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9625

Hey everyone, I'm WJ Dahl, I'm mostly new here (I set up account then got busy). I'm a Dad and college student so have a pretty modest rig. I drive a 1999 Jeep WJ 4.7 Up-Country not much for mods yet:interstate battery led auxiliary light in cargo area,and a half installed CB radio. I'm planning a 2" spacer lift and front auto-locker this spring. I'm living in Minot ND and I'm somewhat experienced in overlanding but still got a lot to learn.
here's a few pics
the trailer house isn't mine lol I'm not being evicted and the last one is a mock up of the lift
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Hi and Welcome fellow WJ'er!

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Aussie571

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Tamworth, NSW, Australia
First Name
Adrian
Last Name
Altona
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9625

Nice rig. Just purchased a smittybilt overland myself. How long have you been using it and has it held up pretty good?
Hi! Not sure if you were referring to me aussie571 reply or WJ Dalh post...but this is my WJ here in Oz.
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wearepachari

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Dallas, TX
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Welcome! I hope you share your build process on the forum. I've thought of doing something similar for stealth camping and traveling. I can't wait to see what you do in the build process!
Will definitely be posting a full build thread as we go. Hoping to really be able to dive into the build in April/May. We do have a few photos of what we've done so far up on our instagram. Cheers!
 

Sandbox714

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Fenton,mi
First Name
Ryan
Last Name
Lund
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11297

Hi all, my name is Ryan

I drive a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 double cab.
I have spent some time in the woods with a backpack but new to overland travel. ( novice ). Trying to setup my rig for mild trails and car camping. I do carry a warn xd9000i in the cradle mount and front and rear receivers. Also carry the basic recovery kit with snatch block,straps,chain and a few shackles. Hoping to convert to soft shackles in the near future. Highlift jack and a shovel also are always on board. Definitely would like to get a little more experience with all of that stuff. SAFE PRACTICES
 

John Papp

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Hello All -- John and Susan Papp here from Colorado Springs, CO. We've been into the off-road thing for about 12 years now -- first with an 86 GMC Jimmy and then a full size Dodge Ram 1500 and then with a 75 Bronco and now with a little Toyota Tundra. As the kids have gotten older and moved on to other ventures, we have just started to focus our efforts on Overlanding. We don't have an up and running rig yet, but we are in the process of building out a 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser LC79 Dual Cab Pickup with the 4.5l Turbo Diesel engine. We have a ways to go -- and numerous hurdles still to clear -- but we hope to be on the road with the truck by the fall. We plan on towing a Conqueror off-road camper. I've attached a picture of what we hope the rig will look like. Fingers crossed.
 

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Kenneth Rountree

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Hey y’all. I’m Ken. Been driving F-150’s for the past 30 years with a LR Discovery and a Cherokee thrown in along the way. I’m a rural appraiser specializing in farms and recreational tracts in the south and thought a JKU would be a good work vehicle. Like Leothe3rd above I’m coming off several years on a Harley and thought the Jeep would a fun compromise between work and play. My son has a 2 Door JK so I’m following his lead...including OB.
 

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Phil Preston

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Shelbyville, KY USA
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Hey y’all. I’m Ken. Been driving F-150’s for the past 30 years with a LR Discovery and a Cherokee thrown in along the way. I’m a rural appraiser specializing in farms and recreational tracts in the south and thought a JKU would be a good work vehicle. Like Leothe3rd above I’m coming off several years on a Harley and thought the Jeep would a fun compromise between work and play. My son has a 2 Door JK so I’m following his lead...including OB.
Welcome to OB and the Jeep family!
 

Schreddy

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New Members,

Welcome to the Overland Bound community! Please take a few moments to introduce yourself so we can get to know you!

A few things you might want to include in your introduction are:

1) Picture! If you have a rig, we want to see it!
2) Location (General area is fine)
3) Rig (Year, Make, Model, etc.)
4) Overlanding Experience Background (Novice or Experienced, you're welcome here!)

We're glad you've found us and look forward to sharing our adventures with you!

In addition to getting to know you, here are the guideline sent to all Moderators of the forums. It's a natural reflection of our community, and what Overland Bound is all about:

From @administrator
  • Overlanding is: "Vehicle Dependent Travel". Nothing else.
  • We will not further define "overlanding".
  • "Capable" depends on the requirements of the trip, and we take that very seriously.
  • You are an Overlander: Overlanding is for everyone who has exploration and adventure in their heart, or, who need to be reinvigorated by connecting with nature. Nature is unforgiving. You must rise to a certain level of personal awareness to survive. Sound right? Overlanding is for you.
  • Encourage uncomplicated ventures into the great outdoors. Don't over pack.
  • Be prepared, and understand basic requirements. Question folks, to be sure they are aware of what is required. Don't assume.
  • Share without reservation, trip locations, and information.
  • It doesn't matter what you drive: The only requirement of an Overlander is that the vehicle serves the job required, safely.
  • We do not care about make or model.
  • We do not engage in "this is better than that" competitions.
  • We DO give advice about how to make your vehicle ready for what you need. Share knowledge.
  • Humility.
  • We respect, fear, and protect nature.
  • "I don't know" is a great answer.
  • We don’t brag about exploits.
  • We seek answers from the community when we don’t know.
  • We engage in the very smallest of interactions.
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New Members,

Welcome to the Overland Bound community! Please take a few moments to introduce yourself so we can get to know you!

A few things you might want to include in your introduction are:

1) Picture! If you have a rig, we want to see it!
2) Location (General area is fine)
3) Rig (Year, Make, Model, etc.)
4) Overlanding Experience Background (Novice or Experienced, you're welcome here!)

We're glad you've found us and look forward to sharing our adventures with you!

In addition to getting to know you, here are the guideline sent to all Moderators of the forums. It's a natural reflection of our community, and what Overland Bound is all about:

From @administrator
  • Overlanding is: "Vehicle Dependent Travel". Nothing else.
  • We will not further define "overlanding".
  • "Capable" depends on the requirements of the trip, and we take that very seriously.
  • You are an Overlander: Overlanding is for everyone who has exploration and adventure in their heart, or, who need to be reinvigorated by connecting with nature. Nature is unforgiving. You must rise to a certain level of personal awareness to survive. Sound right? Overlanding is for you.
  • Encourage uncomplicated ventures into the great outdoors. Don't over pack.
  • Be prepared, and understand basic requirements. Question folks, to be sure they are aware of what is required. Don't assume.
  • Share without reservation, trip locations, and information.
  • It doesn't matter what you drive: The only requirement of an Overlander is that the vehicle serves the job required, safely.
  • We do not care about make or model.
  • We do not engage in "this is better than that" competitions.
  • We DO give advice about how to make your vehicle ready for what you need. Share knowledge.
  • Humility.
  • We respect, fear, and protect nature.
  • "I don't know" is a great answer.
  • We don’t brag about exploits.
  • We seek answers from the community when we don’t know.
  • We engage in the very smallest of interactions.
Hello and thanks for the add. My name is Steve and I,m from Ventura Ca. I have been calling off-roading trips over the past 40 years but I,m flexible overlanding it is. I have a fzj80 1997 year and also a gx470 that I will be modding later this summer after I have sold my fzj80. My favorite off-roading would be going where there aren,t many people at all. I,m not anti-social really but sometimes it’s nice to just sit and connect with nature without someone blazing by with their stereo cranked all the way up. I have been known the get into trouble for talking to a fellow overlander about our passion.
New Members,

Welcome to the Overland Bound community! Please take a few moments to introduce yourself so we can get to know you!

A few things you might want to include in your introduction are:

1) Picture! If you have a rig, we want to see it!
2) Location (General area is fine)
3) Rig (Year, Make, Model, etc.)
4) Overlanding Experience Background (Novice or Experienced, you're welcome here!)

We're glad you've found us and look forward to sharing our adventures with you!

In addition to getting to know you, here are the guideline sent to all Moderators of the forums. It's a natural reflection of our community, and what Overland Bound is all about:

From @administrator
  • Overlanding is: "Vehicle Dependent Travel". Nothing else.
  • We will not further define "overlanding".
  • "Capable" depends on the requirements of the trip, and we take that very seriously.
  • You are an Overlander: Overlanding is for everyone who has exploration and adventure in their heart, or, who need to be reinvigorated by connecting with nature. Nature is unforgiving. You must rise to a certain level of personal awareness to survive. Sound right? Overlanding is for you.
  • Encourage uncomplicated ventures into the great outdoors. Don't over pack.
  • Be prepared, and understand basic requirements. Question folks, to be sure they are aware of what is required. Don't assume.
  • Share without reservation, trip locations, and information.
  • It doesn't matter what you drive: The only requirement of an Overlander is that the vehicle serves the job required, safely.
  • We do not care about make or model.
  • We do not engage in "this is better than that" competitions.
  • We DO give advice about how to make your vehicle ready for what you need. Share knowledge.
  • Humility.
  • We respect, fear, and protect nature.
  • "I don't know" is a great answer.
  • We don’t brag about exploits.
  • We seek answers from the community when we don’t know.
  • We engage in the very smallest of interactions.
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