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Traveler I

Hey I'm new at this!
I don't have a rig yet but we working on getting my first one. ( 2018 TRD PRO 4Runner I'm hoping :) ) My job takes me all over the United States and my Fiance can work from the road . This might sound crazy but the idea is to Overland the United States together while I work and she will do what she can. We are planning on living out of the 4Runner as much as possible. It would be a tight fit but I'm excited for the experiences this would bring. I'm hoping to start a build thread of everything that we do to the vehicle.

Lets see how this goes!
 

Ben Cleveland

Rank V
Member

Advocate II

1,836
San Antonio
Member #

12148

Hey all, just joined, been into tacomas and dabbling in the offroad toyota thing for a few years. Also grew up camping and backpacking. My wife also loves camping and backpacking, however we just had our first child, and we chose to move more towards vehicle based camping to make trips a bit easier with our growing family. Honestly, we don't have the energy to burn 10-15 miles of trail in a weekend on foot like I used to do in highschool.

So, we are I guess doing what is now called overlanding. And we randomly just purchased a CVT Mt Shasta for a killer deal used on craigslist.

Hitting a local state park this weekend for our first shakedown run with the new tent and our re-organized gear! Learning that car camping is
1) very different than backpacking
2) has a ton more space available
3) hopefully is easier? We'll see
4) Fun because i get to play with my toyota after I do new addons.
 

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Sam storment

Rank I
Member

Member I

173
Odessa tx
Member #

12291

Hello everyone, I am new here. I am also new to the overland thing. I can't wait for the adventure to start. My rig is a 2014 tacoma 4x4 sr5. Love my truck. I live in the west texas area odessa tx. I don't know where to get started any trails around my area. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all
 

wstark54

Rank I
Member

Traveler I

233
Philadelphia Pa
Member #

12771

Greetings from Philadelphia. I recently purchased a 05 Xterra OffRoad and have taken a off-road course out in Rausch Creek area and am looking to explore this new mode of travel. I’ve been a camper and backpacker all my life, so some motorized conveince is welcome.
 

subiedru

Rank I
Member

Member I

173
US
Member #

11444

Hey guys! My name is Andrew. I'm from the bay area CA. A little about my rig. 2015 4runner trail edition. Nothing much done to it as I try to keep it all simple and reliable. Just a few light and suspension. Will be adding sliders and an air compressor soon. I have a mattress settup in the back for me and my dog when we go explore. I travel with some simple recovery gear a tembo tusk skottle a simple fold up table for my kitchen a 10x10 canopy and a few chairs plus a few small things here and there. always carry a couple days of water and emergency stuff. Like I said. I'm minimal and simple. I find bringing just the essentials that the trip requires is key for me. Anyway I'm glad I'm apart of this community and hope to meet some of y'all.


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HappyOurOverlanding

US West Region Member Rep
Member

Influencer II

3,115
Verdi Nevada
Member #

9206

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Hey guys! My name is Andrew. I'm from the bay area CA. A little about my rig. 2015 4runner trail edition. Nothing much done to it as I try to keep it all simple and reliable. Just a few light and suspension. Will be adding sliders and an air compressor soon. I have a mattress settup in the back for me and my dog when we go explore. I travel with some simple recovery gear a tembo tusk skottle a simple fold up table for my kitchen a 10x10 canopy and a few chairs plus a few small things here and there. always carry a couple days of water and emergency stuff. Like I said. I'm minimal and simple. I find bringing just the essentials that the trip requires is key for me. Anyway I'm glad I'm apart of this community and hope to meet some of y'all.


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Welcome. Nice rig

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Showmemuny

Rank I
Member

Traveler I

233
Santa Clara, Ca
Member #

12301

Hello all!
Location: Santa Clara, Ca
Rig: 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with home made camping trailer.
Experience: I've been a Jeep owner since 1995. I have owned a 1975 Jeep Cherokee Chief, 1989 Jeep Wrangler YJ, and a 1988 Jeep Cherokee. I have built up and wheeled all of them, I'm a heavy equipment mechanic by trade. Not sure wheeling is the same as overlanding, always seemed to be in a rush. I'm not in a hurry anymore.
But now that I have a family it's nice to take them out and explore.
 

ExploRanger

Rank 0

Traveler I

60
Pismo Beach, California
Member #

12233

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Hey everyone I'm Devon. I'm just getting started into overlanding but I've been interested in it for years. I live in Pismo Beach CA. I've got a 2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. So far its got a leveling kit, 16" Method grid wheels and 265/70/R16 Yokohama tires. I've also recently installed a VisionX XPR 11" lightbar, sPOD unit and will be installing a pair of VisionX optimus duals near the A Pillars and eventually a RTT. I'm looking to meet up with people and maybe do some trips.