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Lanlubber

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Mimbres, NM, USA
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My name is Brent, jst bought my first Tacoma. 2018 TRD OFF-ROAD DCSB. So far I love it. It will definitely be a slow process on building it up to what I want. I am new to overlanding. I am looking forward to getting started and hopefully meeting new people to enjoy experiences with. I love camping, my wife not so much so this will be something I will be doing without her. I live here in Edgefield, SC. Not many places around here to adventure. I will be doing some traveling. If anyone knows any good spots in the south east please let me know.
Hi Brent, welcome to overland bound. If I were you I would just pack up enough things to get by for a weekend and just get out on the back roads and drive. (There were roads before there was Interstate hwy's.) When you come to what looks like an interesting dirt road that goes somewhere, get on it and drive till it runs out. You have the Appalachians and should be able to find some interesting trails there . Head out for the small towns that you can find, stop and talk to the locals if you can get them to talk to an outsider. Go to utube and look for video's about SC trips experiences.
 

Huntemup

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60
Heart of America
First Name
Peter
Last Name
Austin
Hello OB community! I currently live in Eastern Kansas and am an upland hunting fanatic so I put on lots of dirt road miles throughout the Midwest every fall and Fly fishing the ozarks and further when I get the chance. I Went to the University of Montana and lived out there for about 10 years as a Snow Bum and instructor till "adult life" had to become more of a reality so my wife and I headed back to the Midwest. I hope to get more into the Overlanding lifestyle over the years with my wife and two kids and our Black Lab as we love to camp and enjoy the Great Outdoors. Future Wish list is a Squaredrop trailer and to finish building out my 2015 4Runner Trail.
 

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Lanlubber

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2,327
Mimbres, NM, USA
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16986

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Hello OB community! I currently live in Eastern Kansas and am an upland hunting fanatic so I put on lots of dirt road miles throughout the Midwest every fall and Fly fishing the ozarks and further when I get the chance. I Went to the University of Montana and lived out there for about 10 years as a Snow Bum and instructor till "adult life" had to become more of a reality so my wife and I headed back to the Midwest. I hope to get more into the Overlanding lifestyle over the years with my wife and two kids and our Black Lab as we love to camp and enjoy the Great Outdoors. Future Wish list is a Squaredrop trailer and to finish building out my 2015 4Runner Trail.
Welcome, you look ready to me. Nice rig, beautiful dog, good looking boy there. Happy Trails
 

Eckroll

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271
Dalton, NE, USA
First Name
Steve
Last Name
Eckhardt
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18085

Hello from the Nebraska Panhandle! Love the outdoors but hiking is getting to be more of a chore at 46 than fun so trying to find new ways to enjoy the outdoors with the family. Just paid off my wife's old suburban and she got a new one, so I decided lets pimp it out the old one for overlanding. I got my first taste of overlanding in Pikes National Forest two years ago in a Jeep and have been thinking about that experience since. So far I've added 3.5" lift (picture added of everything I didn't replace), 33x12.5 hybrids on 20" wheels, new lifters and AFM delete, Diable i3 tune, and debadged. 190k miles young on the 5.3 which I've had good experience getting well over 300k on several of them. Looking to meet some people and learn about the group so I'm not out there by myself learning the hard way. Great site!


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Lanlubber

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Traveler III

2,327
Mimbres, NM, USA
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16986

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Hello from the Nebraska Panhandle! Love the outdoors but hiking is getting to be more of a chore at 46 than fun so trying to find new ways to enjoy the outdoors with the family. Just paid off my wife's old suburban and she got a new one, so I decided lets pimp it out the old one for overlanding. I got my first taste of overlanding in Pikes National Forest two years ago in a Jeep and have been thinking about that experience since. So far I've added 3.5" lift (picture added of everything I didn't replace), 33x12.5 hybrids on 20" wheels, new lifters and AFM delete, Diable i3 tune, and debadged. 190k miles young on the 5.3 which I've had good experience getting well over 300k on several of them. Looking to meet some people and learn about the group so I'm not out there by myself learning the hard way. Great site!


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THIS IS MY SONS RECENT COMPLETE REBUILD ON HIS 96 SURBURBON.. New big block built for off road, new tranny for same, new off road bumpers front and rear, 6" lift, new tires (forgot the size but they aint small) drive line rebuilt. I think he said $15,000 rebuild but he will own it a lifetime, his lifetime. So go do it, the back roads are awaiting. Welcome to the Overland Bound forum.
 

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Upstate New York Region
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Paul
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Hello Overland Bound Community!

Newcomer here! I am located in the Upstate NY Region and I drive a 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD. I would say I am a very experienced Overlander - yet I will always have more to learn. Some of my favorite trails so far are: Arroyo Seco Del Diablo trail in SOCAL, The Coast Ridge Road over Big Sur, Ocotillo Wells SVRA, and Eagles Nest 4wd trail in PA. My goals here are to learn as much as possible and interact with fellow Overlanders.

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Colchester-Taco
 

Lanlubber

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Traveler III

2,327
Mimbres, NM, USA
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16986

Ham Callsign
none - BREAKER BREAKER HAND HELD CB AND WALKIE TALKIE
Hello Overland Bound Community!

Newcomer here! I am located in the Upstate NY Region and I drive a 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD. I would say I am a very experienced Overlander - yet I will always have more to learn. Some of my favorite trails so far are: Arroyo Seco Del Diablo trail in SOCAL, The Coast Ridge Road over Big Sur, Ocotillo Wells SVRA, and Eagles Nest 4wd trail in PA. My goals here are to learn as much as possible and interact with fellow Overlanders.

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Colchester-Taco
Welcome to the forum. Are the tires in the truck for the SS : -)
 

Contributor I

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Upstate New York Region
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Paul
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Lanlubber: Thanks for the welcome! And I can't claim the SS unfortunately I found it at a lunch spot, tires are my winter studded ATs freshly swapped for the warmer weather
 

jdlind

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Birmingham, AL
First Name
Jonathan
Last Name
Lind
I'm Jonathan.

The details:
Live in Birmingham, AL
Drive a 2011 GMC 2500HD Crew (Diesel)
Just installed a Leitner ACS rack with a couple of Gearpods and a Tepui Autana Ruggedized RTT
My kids are getting a little older and I am ready to get them out and exploring.
I am brand new to off roading and will take it pretty easy to start, but I am excited about getting out and gaining some experience.

Thank you to all that share their knowledge!
 

Portugeemike87

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233
Modesto, California
First Name
Michael
Last Name
DaRosa
Member #

18001

Ham Callsign
KI6YIW
Hello Members,

My name is Mike and I reside in Modesto California. I grew up in Mariposa County and used to do a lot of overlanding of fire trails all through out the sierras in my 1995 Jeep YJ when I was in High School. Fast forward 14 years and I am now getting back into it with my 13 year old son and 11 year old daughter.

I have a 2007 GMC Yukon XL 2500 with the Z85 Max Tow package. It is the 6.0L/4L80E package with the G80/3.73:1 rear end. I currently have a Rough Country leveling kit on 285/75/16's, Engine has been treated to a S&B Intake and a Superchips 4845 programmer currently on the Tow tune. Other wise she is pretty much stock as I have only owned her for 2 months. I had a 2012 F-150 Ecoboost that was all set for overlanding but decided to go bigger to haul more items along trails.

I eventually would like to go with a 3.5" lift on 33's, Electronic lockers, on-board air, custom bumpers front and rear with winch, top rack with tent and a swing away tire carrier. I also plan to install my Yaesu radio's for Ham, Uniden Digital Scanner and possibly a Cobra CB as my Dad is old school and still uses CB's on trails, lol.

I am hoping this sparks my Son's interest in overlanding and keeping him away from the import car scene that is running a muck here in Modesto!

I will be purchasing a full membership soon and look forwards to attending events. I work as a Paramedic and always keep EMS gear in my truck which is a must to me when going off road, curious how many other EMS/Fire Brothers are members on here as well.

Thank you and hope to meet some of you soon.
 

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Navigator I

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Hello Overland Bound Community!

Newcomer here! I am located in the Upstate NY Region and I drive a 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD. I would say I am a very experienced Overlander - yet I will always have more to learn. Some of my favorite trails so far are: Arroyo Seco Del Diablo trail in SOCAL, The Coast Ridge Road over Big Sur, Ocotillo Wells SVRA, and Eagles Nest 4wd trail in PA. My goals here are to learn as much as possible and interact with fellow Overlanders.

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Colchester-Taco

Wait wait...shhh, ohhh yeeeaaaahhhh thats it.....Man I love them old Chevys. I would trade your left nut for that thing.

Jim
 

Primo Tito

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233
Maryland
First Name
Tito
Last Name
Harris
Member #

18064

Ham Callsign
KC3NQO
Hello Overland Bound Community,
I'm Tito. I am located in A.A. county Maryland, and just recently bought a 2019 Tacoma TRD Off Road. I dont really have much experience overlanding or driving off road. After spending a few weeks traveling up the west cost and hiking some of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. I decided to move my life off the pavement. I traded my road bike for a mountain bike, and my F-rs for a Tacoma. Here's a picture of my truck all loaded up for its first weekend trip. Unfortunately there wasn't really any off roading, but riding a downhill park for the first time was a blast. I Have a big solo trip planned this summer. Heading to California to visit family. then up to Tahoe, through Moab and in to Colorado. Looking to do some light wheeling and hit some downhill parks when I'm out west. I look forward to utilizing the information in this community to find some nice beginner trails, or fire roads along my way. And maybe having the chance to meet some of you in person

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Lanlubber

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Mimbres, NM, USA
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16986

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i am in Southern california and am brand new to overlanding. I am a currently looking into a rig to get and will be following a very tight budget since I am in highschool . Would love some input of good budget rigs. I am thinking about a xj, tacoma, a truck, or some suv. Thanks.
Found this in Sierra Vista Az. thought it might be something you could be interested in. A good starter rig.
 

Pointman_nh

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Contributor I

60
New Hampshire
First Name
B
Last Name
Smith
Hi guys,

Newbie to OB. Been 4x4ing for 30 plus years in the mountains of NH and beaches of Cape Cod. Had Jeeps CJs, Cherokee, Tacoma and currently a 2010 Tundra TRD-oh and my army-issued Humvee back in the 90s (she leaked when it rained and was hot as hell but what a beast)!

I humbly consider myself somewhat experienced and fairly capable in my driving abilities. Just relocating to the White Mountains of NH now and transitioning into semi-retirement. Plan on trading Tundra before year’s end for a 4Runner TRD Off Road Premium (I want my moon roof).

With my love of travel and the outdoors, overlanding in my next phase of life seems like a good fit. Looking forward to my future trips! Look forward to meeting some of you in the future.

Pointman_nh
 

20angier

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Irvine, CA, USA
First Name
Simon
Last Name
Angier
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Found this in Sierra Vista Az. thought it might be something you could be interested in. A good starter rig.
thanks for the help. i am only really looking for rigs down in the socal area.
 

Lanlubber

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Mimbres, NM, USA
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16986

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thanks for the help. i am only really looking for rigs down in the socal area.
NOT THAT FAR FROM SERRA V1STA AND IT DRIVES. GET MOM AND POP OUT FOR A WEEK END OF SIGHT SEEING.
You wont find anything cheaper or in better shape for the money especially in California. Keep in mind your terrible smog rules there.
Anything newer has to meet all those nasty regulations you have there. Your choice though !