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Sandpoint Steve

US NorthWest Region Member Rep
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Sandpoint, Idaho
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Aloha, we are Gary and Stacey Quimby of Pau Hana Travels. "Pau Hana" in Hawaiian means done with work, quitting time, or happy hour and we are blessed to say that in our mid-40's we are both "done with work" (retired). We take advantage of this to travel full-time across North America with our motorhome who we call the Disco. She is accompanied on our travels by our 2013 Ford F-150 truck we have named Elsie. Elsie is the feminine nickname of Lewis and Clark (LC) since we are from the Pacific Northwest and Lewis and Clark has major ties to our home base area of Spokane, WA.

We are also content creators and run a YouTube channel by the same name where we help educate folks on the fulltime RV lifestyle as well as RVing to Alaska. We also facilitate a group on Facebook called RVing to Alaska that currently has over 7k members and growing everyday where we help educate on the does and dont's of traveling North to Alaska from the lower 48 and up through Canada with an RV.

In April of 2018 Elsie underwent some major upgrades to take her from a stock truck to an EPIC overlanding machine! We want to thank Meili's Truck Toppers and HazzardFabWorx in Spokane, WA and Cascadia Vehicle Tents in Bend, Oregon for an amazing job well done on all our modifications. Elsie is equipped with the following: Line X bedliner, RhinoRack Pioneer Elevation Roof Rack, Mt Rainier Extended Stargazer Summit CVT Tent, SnugTop Hi-Liner with the Sportsman package and a BedSlide and a complete suspension rebuild with Bilstein coil over shocks, 3 inch lift with leveling kit by BDS Suspension, S&B Cold Air Intake and EDGE HT2 Tuner, 3 1/2 inch Cat Back exhaust system, and 5 new Nitto Ridgegrappler 35x20 inch tires mounted on custom Method rims.

2018 didn't turn out exactly how we had hoped for our Overlanding adventures but 2019 should make up for it. We plan to return to Alaska in the next couple of weeks to spend the summer in the land of the midnight sun again. We plan to park the motorhome at a friends near Anchorage and get farther and deeper into the Alaskan wilderness that we can't reach with the motorhome.

We are hoping to find solutions on these forums to better equip our truck with a camping kitchen and other essentials to make Elsie more comfortable while on the road. We also look forward to meeting other folks to hit the trails with so Elsie can get see the dirt more often.

One note is we also just purchased a second vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude for the wife so both of our vehicles now are capable of getting off the pavement and hitting the trails.
Welcome to our little Inland Northwest OB group. Keep in touch and join us when you are in the lower 48. Conference call is on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Check the calendar for call in details.

-Sandpoint Steve
 
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Magic Mike

US West Region Member Rep
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4,705
Auburn, CA, USA
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13728

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Aloha, we are Gary and Stacey Quimby of Pau Hana Travels. "Pau Hana" in Hawaiian means done with work, quitting time, or happy hour and we are blessed to say that in our mid-40's we are both "done with work" (retired). We take advantage of this to travel full-time across North America with our motorhome who we call the Disco. She is accompanied on our travels by our 2013 Ford F-150 truck we have named Elsie. Elsie is the feminine nickname of Lewis and Clark (LC) since we are from the Pacific Northwest and Lewis and Clark has major ties to our home base area of Spokane, WA.

We are also content creators and run a YouTube channel by the same name where we help educate folks on the fulltime RV lifestyle as well as RVing to Alaska. We also facilitate a group on Facebook called RVing to Alaska that currently has over 7k members and growing everyday where we help educate on the does and dont's of traveling North to Alaska from the lower 48 and up through Canada with an RV.

In April of 2018 Elsie underwent some major upgrades to take her from a stock truck to an EPIC overlanding machine! We want to thank Meili's Truck Toppers and HazzardFabWorx in Spokane, WA and Cascadia Vehicle Tents in Bend, Oregon for an amazing job well done on all our modifications. Elsie is equipped with the following: Line X bedliner, RhinoRack Pioneer Elevation Roof Rack, Mt Rainier Extended Stargazer Summit CVT Tent, SnugTop Hi-Liner with the Sportsman package and a BedSlide and a complete suspension rebuild with Bilstein coil over shocks, 3 inch lift with leveling kit by BDS Suspension, S&B Cold Air Intake and EDGE HT2 Tuner, 3 1/2 inch Cat Back exhaust system, and 5 new Nitto Ridgegrappler 35x20 inch tires mounted on custom Method rims.

2018 didn't turn out exactly how we had hoped for our Overlanding adventures but 2019 should make up for it. We plan to return to Alaska in the next couple of weeks to spend the summer in the land of the midnight sun again. We plan to park the motorhome at a friends near Anchorage and get farther and deeper into the Alaskan wilderness that we can't reach with the motorhome.

We are hoping to find solutions on these forums to better equip our truck with a camping kitchen and other essentials to make Elsie more comfortable while on the road. We also look forward to meeting other folks to hit the trails with so Elsie can get see the dirt more often.

One note is we also just purchased a second vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude for the wife so both of our vehicles now are capable of getting off the pavement and hitting the trails.
Welcome to Overland Bound
 

Ironhide

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2,571
Camano Island, WA
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13322

Aloha, we are Gary and Stacey Quimby of Pau Hana Travels. "Pau Hana" in Hawaiian means done with work, quitting time, or happy hour and we are blessed to say that in our mid-40's we are both "done with work" (retired). We take advantage of this to travel full-time across North America with our motorhome who we call the Disco. She is accompanied on our travels by our 2013 Ford F-150 truck we have named Elsie. Elsie is the feminine nickname of Lewis and Clark (LC) since we are from the Pacific Northwest and Lewis and Clark has major ties to our home base area of Spokane, WA.

We are also content creators and run a YouTube channel by the same name where we help educate folks on the fulltime RV lifestyle as well as RVing to Alaska. We also facilitate a group on Facebook called RVing to Alaska that currently has over 7k members and growing everyday where we help educate on the does and dont's of traveling North to Alaska from the lower 48 and up through Canada with an RV.

In April of 2018 Elsie underwent some major upgrades to take her from a stock truck to an EPIC overlanding machine! We want to thank Meili's Truck Toppers and HazzardFabWorx in Spokane, WA and Cascadia Vehicle Tents in Bend, Oregon for an amazing job well done on all our modifications. Elsie is equipped with the following: Line X bedliner, RhinoRack Pioneer Elevation Roof Rack, Mt Rainier Extended Stargazer Summit CVT Tent, SnugTop Hi-Liner with the Sportsman package and a BedSlide and a complete suspension rebuild with Bilstein coil over shocks, 3 inch lift with leveling kit by BDS Suspension, S&B Cold Air Intake and EDGE HT2 Tuner, 3 1/2 inch Cat Back exhaust system, and 5 new Nitto Ridgegrappler 35x20 inch tires mounted on custom Method rims.

2018 didn't turn out exactly how we had hoped for our Overlanding adventures but 2019 should make up for it. We plan to return to Alaska in the next couple of weeks to spend the summer in the land of the midnight sun again. We plan to park the motorhome at a friends near Anchorage and get farther and deeper into the Alaskan wilderness that we can't reach with the motorhome.

We are hoping to find solutions on these forums to better equip our truck with a camping kitchen and other essentials to make Elsie more comfortable while on the road. We also look forward to meeting other folks to hit the trails with so Elsie can get see the dirt more often.

One note is we also just purchased a second vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude for the wife so both of our vehicles now are capable of getting off the pavement and hitting the trails.
Aloha back at you brada! I am from Maui and live on Camano Island in Washington. Close by you guys. Are you going to attend Northwest Overland Rally in Plain Wa? Would love to meet you guys there. We'll keep track of you on YouTube! Mahalo.
 
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Desert Runner

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Influencer I

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Southern Nevada
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14991

Welcome to Overland Bound!

Don't hesitate to contact your Regional Director 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.
Might be cheaper to get some gear for it in the lower 48. Freight charges can be pretty steep up there. Also taxes in Nv (sans Clark county) are cheaper than some states. This is the time of year to do it, a totally different landscape from Southern Nv.
 
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Aussie571

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3,656
Tamworth, NSW, Australia
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9625

Where do I find a regional director?
Hi and Welcome...I think you are looking for...US Midwest - Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa - @Mike W
BTW...Thank you for your Service!

 
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jcheb84

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Hi and Welcome...I think you are looking for...US Midwest - Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa - @Mike W
BTW...Thank you for your Service!

Thanks this is a huge help even on my end.
 

Kent R

Executive Director
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Advocate I

4,551
Placerville, CA
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1632

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Where do I find a regional director?
Welcome to Overland Bound!
I see one of our Member Reps has already answered your question about the Regional Director.

Don't hesitate to contact your Regional Director 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.
 
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Kent R

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New member here in Indiana. Starting to modify my 2015 Cherokee Limited. Probably not the most ideal platform to start on but it's more reliable with the family than my 99 TJ. Plenty of plans for traveling this summer.
Welcome to Overland Bound!

Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planing page for trips being planed by members.
Overland Bound Meetups

You are in the Midwest Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY

Here is the link to contact your Regional Director. The Regional Director can advise you of a Member Representative close to you.
Overland Bound Regions!
 
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moird

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263
Washington
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Hello,

I have a 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road that is fairly stock and I am in Washington. I haven't taken the truck out much onto even dirt roads but have been wanting to. I use to go up into the mountains a lot and camp when I was younger so this is part to get back to that. Although not seriously technical trails, some were challenging, I still have a lot to learn though. I have been looking a lot at different ways of setting up my rig for general overlanding as I would like to get into that and to make doing my other hobbies easier. As well as general long distance traveling.
 

Pau Hana Travels

Rank II
Member

Contributor II

301
Spokane, WA
Member #

15882

Aloha, e komo mai Overland Bound (Hello and welcome to Overland Bound) @Pau Hana Travels! Spokane is far from island life, but then again, it is about a mindset that fits anywhere and everywhere. It sounds like you are well versed in vehicle dependant travel, so the transition from RV life to Overland should be an exciting adventure. Here in the PNW, there is lots to do and, most importantly, lots of people to chat with and gain ideas from. The first recommendation I have is to check out the NorthWest Region forums [link] to get to know who is in your area. Planned events, such as meetups and camp outs, are usually posted to our Rally Point System [link] so I recommend keeping an eye on that. Your local Member Rep, @Sandpoint Steve hosts a monthly conference call [link] that will be happening tomorrow evening and it would be great if you could join in. There is also a camping trip planned for May 4th-5th [link] that would be a great chance to meet other members from the area. Of course, the biggest event of the PNW is the NW Overland Rally [link] held in Plane, WA at the end of June. That is a great event for seeing hundreds of examples of what other overlanders have done with their rigs and seeing what the top manufacturers have to offer.

I look forward to seeing you out there on the trails someday! If you need anything, feel free to hit me up on the forums: @Jedi.
Aloha Jedi! Yes Spokane is very far from island life. The wife use to live on Kauai and we were married on Kauai hence living our lives with Aloha. We are very excited to get more involved in the OB community. We are going to try and make the May 4th overnight trip as long as we get Elsie back from the shop in time (we are getting her re-geared from 3.56 down to 4.55). Unfortunately this will be our only event we can attend until Fall as we are headed to Alaska mid-May for the summer. Thanks for reaching out.
 

Pau Hana Travels

Rank II
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Contributor II

301
Spokane, WA
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15882

Aloha back at you brada! I am from Maui and live on Camano Island in Washington. Close by you guys. Are you going to attend Northwest Overland Rally in Plain Wa? Would love to meet you guys there. We'll keep track of you on YouTube! Mahalo.
Aloha. Unfortunately we are headed to Alaska mid-May and wont come back down until Fall so we will miss out. Hopefully we can connect another time.