Member Introductions *New Members Start Here*

  • Hi Guest, you may choose a LIGHT or DARK theme that works best for you with the "Style Chooser" button at the bottom left on this page!

JoelIII

Rank V
Member

Enthusiast III

1,721
Camp Lejeune, NC
First Name
Joel
Last Name
Wasson
Member #

17837

Hello to all,
No current pictures of my ride
Main vehicle is a 1968 jeep m725, that I just rebuilt. Swapped in a sbc and over drive, rebuilt both diffs with lockers.
Done alot of tent camping since i was young then in the Army and now for fun.
Welcome from NC, can't wait to see your jeep!
 

Alf

Rank I
Member

Contributor I

233
Orlando, FL, USA
First Name
Alfonso
Last Name
Rullan
Member #

18774

Monty5150

Rank 0

Contributor I

60
Raymond, WI, USA
First Name
Chad
Last Name
Montgomery
Welcome to a better life
Welcome to a better life.. ...that I think sums it up for me.. about 8 years ago we went on a family vacation and tent camped... it was like being in a homeless camp.. hundreds of people all around to much noise and people walking through our camp site... That was it for me. I found out about overlanding and I was hooked.

As a newbie welcome to the site..
 

DoggMan1163

Rank V
Member

Enthusiast III

1,721
Big Sandy, TX, USA
First Name
Robert
Last Name
Beard
Member #

17899

Hi everyone my name is Robert aka DoggMan1163 I drive a 2018 Tacoma TRD sport I have been in camping and over landing for many years I deliver oil field equipment and power poles all over the U.S. mainly use a simi truck but I do more offroad in it then my personal truck am always camping in it been in some really sketchy places with it so I do consider it as a Overland rig 20190708_114745.jpg20190708_114802.jpg20190708_114758.jpgthese were taken in Vermont getting there is only half the adventure 20190720_162656.jpg20190713_110535.jpg20190530_184531.jpg
 

blackiestone

Rank 0

Contributor II

98
San Jose, CA
First Name
Laura
Last Name
Manzanilla
Member #

18716

Hi all, so glad I found this site. I'm new as well, so here is my introduction.

1) Picture: I'm blowin' it already.... sorry will post a photo of our rig and update as we build out
2) Location: San Jose, California
3) Rig: Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with soon to add Smittybilt scout trailer
4) Overlanding Experience Background: Novice.

My husband and I love the outdoors, we love to explore and we have been sedentary for too long. So we made an pact to get out and get overlanding. We have yet to take our "official" overland trim, as we have spent the past few months discussing the "how". We have decided on purchasing a smittybilt scout trailer and having it customized with a few add on features/functions. This was after a long discussion which ranged from "do we need to buy a Toyota Tacoma? Should we invest in a Ford Transit Van conversion? What about the Jeep Trailhawk we already have, can she handle all the gear? .... Well be finally came to the decision to go Smittybilt. You'll see my future posts will be hoping to get your input and insights on the build. I so look forward to meeting other members on the road. It may take us a few months to get going, every journey begins with a little planning, or at least in my head it does. Cheers all...
So I'll reply to my own post. Yikes. We have adjusted our plan and will we keeping the trailhawk as is (Such a primadona) and investing in a Tacoma, no tow behind. Here is "Henry"
in all his naked glory.
 

Attachments

DoggMan1163

Rank V
Member

Enthusiast III

1,721
Big Sandy, TX, USA
First Name
Robert
Last Name
Beard
Member #

17899

Word of advice unless you are willing to void the
So I'll reply to my own post. Yikes. We have adjusted our plan and will we keeping the trailhawk as is (Such a primadona) and investing in a Tacoma, no tow behind. Here is "Henry"
in all his naked glory.
Warranty on your Taco dont do anything to it I put a winch bumper on mine and voided my warranty
 

HappyOurOverlanding

US West Region Member Rep
Member

Traveler I

4,070
Verdi Nevada
Member #

9206

Ham Callsign
KI7RAM
Hello OB,

I have finally joined the Overland Bound community, after years of following Michael on YouTube and thinking to myself "This looks awesome, I want to get into that!". I have always loved camping and enjoying outdoors, especially those places that are more off the beaten path and Overlanding seemed to be the perfect way to further that interest. So, a little while back I was looking for a new daily driver and decided to get something that would help me out with this, and I purchased a used 2004 4Runner. Currently the 4Runner is all stock, except for the stereo which I upgraded to something that was wireless Android Auto and CarPlay compatible (It would be awesome if they get Gaia GPS working on both of thes!). I am currently in Alamogordo, NM, which is about 90 minutes north of El Paso, TX. The area here is awesome, we have a good variety of terrains and habitats close by. The immediate area is all desert, with the usual desert stuff, and a large rock-crawling community. But only about 30 minutes outside of town is Lincoln National Forest in the nearby Sacramento Mountains. The scenery there is amazing, with small streams and plenty of forest roads/trails to explore. To get an idea of what it looks like, just look for pictures of Ruidosio or Cloudcroft, NM on Google. While I don't have any pictures of the 4Runner just yet, I will get some and post them up here soon. I am not an experienced Overlander just yet, my wife and I get out fairly often (especially now that we have the 4Runner) and explore what New Mexico has to offer!

I am thinking of starting my own YouTube channel, documenting the build of the 4Runner and showcasing the ability to jump into Overlanding with a stock vehicle, and progressing to a more off-road/rugged terrain capable build. I have made videos in the past and know the time investment that goes into editing and producing the content.

Let me know if any of you are near my area and want to plan a trip or meetup for the local area!

P.S. - I really like the idea of Trail Guardian cleanup events. Few things annoy (to put it lightly) me more than people leaving their trash out in the wilderness, or along side a road. Is it REALLY that hard to cleanup after yourself? Try leaving things in better condition that when you arrived!
Welcome. Look forward to seeing your build thread. Don't forget to check out the 4Runner's registry thread