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Mojave Flyer

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Traveler I

60
Esslingen, Germany
First Name
Jim
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B
Hello all. New to Overland Bound. Many years experience hiking, RV camping, trail horseback camping, but new to the overland community. In southern Germany for a few years for work and saw all of the great overlanding videos of the western alps of Italy and France and decided we have to experience it.

I have a 2004 BMW X5 3.0. COVID has prevented much travel lately so I am using the time to get my stuff together to hit the trails as soon as we can. Would love to hear from anyone in Southern Germany or anyone that has any tips for a BMW X5. Chose the X5 because it is the vehicle I have and since I've owned it since new, I know the maintenance and reliability. Got a few things in the works like tires, wheels, and suspension overhaul (bushings, shocks, etc.) to make sure everything is in tip top shape.

Look forward to hearing from the community!

Jim
 

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El-Dracho

Mid Europe Member Rep Germany
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Pioneer I

5,537
Lampertheim, Germany
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Bjoern
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Eldracher
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20111

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Hi Jim,

Welcome to OB! Enjoy!

Hopefully we can meet on some trails soon once these C19 restrictions are over and it is responsible to meet again!

Because we cannot meet in person at the moment we have launched the virtual OB Mid Europe campfire. The next will be on 29th January at 8PM CET. If you like your are welocme to join for some good talks. All details in the Rally Point:


Cheers, Björn
 

NotGumby

Mid Europe Member Rep
Member

Member III

2,362
Frankfurt, Germany
First Name
Rick
Last Name
Gumby
Member #

2380

Service Branch
Army 11B
Hello all. New to Overland Bound. Many years experience hiking, RV camping, trail horseback camping, but new to the overland community. In southern Germany for a few years for work and saw all of the great overlanding videos of the western alps of Italy and France and decided we have to experience it.

I have a 2004 BMW X5 3.0. COVID has prevented much travel lately so I am using the time to get my stuff together to hit the trails as soon as we can. Would love to hear from anyone in Southern Germany or anyone that has any tips for a BMW X5. Chose the X5 because it is the vehicle I have and since I've owned it since new, I know the maintenance and reliability. Got a few things in the works like tires, wheels, and suspension overhaul (bushings, shocks, etc.) to make sure everything is in tip top shape.

Look forward to hearing from the community!

Jim
Welcome Jim! There are definitely some nice trips to be had in Italy and France. If you're planning a trip and would like some tips, just let me know. We spent 2 weeks in the West Alps last year before the lockdown. This was our third trip to the area. The Mid-Europe group has some regular meets throughout the year so keep your eyes on the Rally Points once things settle down. Look forward to seeing you on the trail... Until then, all the best.

Rick
 

Mojave Flyer

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Traveler I

60
Esslingen, Germany
First Name
Jim
Last Name
B
Welcome Jim! There are definitely some nice trips to be had in Italy and France. If you're planning a trip and would like some tips, just let me know. We spent 2 weeks in the West Alps last year before the lockdown. This was our third trip to the area. The Mid-Europe group has some regular meets throughout the year so keep your eyes on the Rally Points once things settle down. Look forward to seeing you on the trail... Until then, all the best.

Rick
Hey Rick. That is great news. The western alps trip is in the works this summer. I have watched every YouTube on the area, bought a couple guide books, and downloaded all the map apps. Would love to see the routes you took and where you camped along the way. Fort Jafferau is the highlight but the whole area looks spectacular.

Will definitely be in touch.

Thanks,
Jim
 
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PaytenD

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Traveler I

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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13417

Hello everyone I’m Payten and I just moved here to Germany near Bernkastle. We love to camp and get out and enjoy nature with likeminded people! We can’t wait for these covid restrictions to lift so that we can explore. I’ve come to find that the language barrier is much more tough than I thought it would be.
 

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El-Dracho

Mid Europe Member Rep Germany
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Pioneer I

5,537
Lampertheim, Germany
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Bjoern
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Eldracher
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20111

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Hello everyone I’m Payten and I just moved here to Germany near Bernkastle. We love to camp and get out and enjoy nature with likeminded people! We can’t wait for these covid restrictions to lift so that we can explore. I’ve come to find that the language barrier is much more tough than I thought it would be.

Hi Payten,

So also here again a welcome and to OB and welcome to Germany!

As already said, we have established a virtual campfire for OB Europe for the current period when we cannot meet in person. If you like you are weclome to join! Next one will be on 7th May 8PM CET. Details in the Rally Point:


That is a nice rig which is not so common in Germany!

And now good arrive, have fun looking around here and I hope to see you on some trails soon!

If you have any questions in the meantime, please let me know. I am always happy to help!

Cheers,
Björn
 
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Robert OB 33/48

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Gaanderen
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Robert
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Keim
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Hello Payten,

Welcome to the Forum, but most of all welcome to the community.

If I can help with questions, and providing info I am happy to do so.

Just go to the Europe section of this forum to find more specific info about Europe.

You will find nearly everything on the forum in generall about Overlanding. So just dive in and have fun.



Join us also in the whatsapp group for Mid Europe and our Facebook page.

Facebook Groups



Europe Overland Bound



Enjoy your stay here and I hope to see you somewhere out on a track/event. Hopefully soon if Covid doesnt mess up again.



Greetings from Robert
 
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Contributor I

60
Wadern, Deutschland
First Name
Tobias
Last Name
Ripperger
Hi there,

my name is Tobias, 33 years young and I live in Wadern, Germany.

I am a huntsman, using my Rig, a 2019 Wrangler JL Rubicon 2 door, actually as my daily and my hunting car.

In future, we will travel the world with car and that's why I am here. To meet some people who also love this way of life and to get some help within the beginning, as I am a novice to overlanding.

At the moment I am building my drawer system. After that, well, we will see what changes will be made to the rig.

Regards,

Tobias
 

Robert OB 33/48

Mid Europe Region Director
Founder 500
Member
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Explorer I

4,560
Gaanderen
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Robert
Last Name
Keim
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Hello Tobias,

Welcome to the Forum, but most of all welcome to the community.

If I can help with questions, and providing info I am happy to do so.

Just go to the Europe section of this forum to find more specific info about Europe.

You will find nearly everything on the forum in generall about Overlanding. So just dive in and have fun.



Join us also in the whatsapp group for Mid Europe and our Facebook page.

Facebook Groups



Europe Overland Bound



Enjoy your stay here and I hope to see you somewhere out on a track/event.



Greetings from Robert
 
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NotGumby

Mid Europe Member Rep
Member

Member III

2,362
Frankfurt, Germany
First Name
Rick
Last Name
Gumby
Member #

2380

Service Branch
Army 11B
Hi there,

my name is Tobias, 33 years young and I live in Wadern, Germany.

I am a huntsman, using my Rig, a 2019 Wrangler JL Rubicon 2 door, actually as my daily and my hunting car.

In future, we will travel the world with car and that's why I am here. To meet some people who also love this way of life and to get some help within the beginning, as I am a novice to overlanding.

At the moment I am building my drawer system. After that, well, we will see what changes will be made to the rig.

Regards,

Tobias
Welcome again Tobias! Glad to see you connected to the WhatsApp group. There is a wealth of information here for you and specifically for your Jeep. Keep your eye on the forums for Mid-Europe. Hopefully there will be a meet soon. The next big meet is the gathering at Bad Kissingen for the Abenteuer & Allrad Messe in October. If you haven’t been, you should definitely come. The Messe is great - lots of ideas. The campground - with 100s of rigs - has those ideas umgesetzt. There is a rally point set up. Maybe we’ll see you there, or somewhere else on the trail.

Until then, all the best.
Rick
 
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El-Dracho

Mid Europe Member Rep Germany
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Pioneer I

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Lampertheim, Germany
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Bjoern
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Eldracher
Member #

20111

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DO3BE
Hi Tobias!

Welcome to OverlandBound! Enjoy the time here. You will find plenty of information around overlanding here. If I can help with something, just let me know, please. Always happy to help.

Cheers
Björn
 
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StealthRoamer

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Contributor I

60
Belgium
First Name
HANS
Last Name
HANS
Hi everyone.

New to the forum so wanted to introduce myself here.
We are a couple in our 30's from Belgium with a dog (German pointer).
We've been using our 09 Ram for some years now to overland trough Europe.

Our dream would be to restore our 86 M1009 (military version of the K5 Blazer), convert it in a camper and roam a good part of the world with it.

until now we have been traveling solo so we are really looking forward to meet some of you guys on some muddy tracks or share some awesome views.
greetings.
 

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El-Dracho

Mid Europe Member Rep Germany
Member
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Pioneer I

5,537
Lampertheim, Germany
First Name
Bjoern
Last Name
Eldracher
Member #

20111

Ham Callsign
DO3BE
Hi everyone.

New to the forum so wanted to introduce myself here.
We are a couple in our 30's from Belgium with a dog (German pointer).
We've been using our 09 Ram for some years now to overland trough Europe.

Our dream would be to restore our 86 M1009 (military version of the K5 Blazer), convert it in a camper and roam a good part of the world with it.

until now we have been traveling solo so we are really looking forward to meet some of you guys on some muddy tracks or share some awesome views.
greetings.
Welcome to Overland Bound! Enjoy and check out the different forum sections, you will find plenty of information regarding overlanding. Also look for the upcoming events in Europe in the Rally Points and join these events if you like.

Cheers, Björn
 

NotGumby

Mid Europe Member Rep
Member

Member III

2,362
Frankfurt, Germany
First Name
Rick
Last Name
Gumby
Member #

2380

Service Branch
Army 11B
Hi everyone.

New to the forum so wanted to introduce myself here.
We are a couple in our 30's from Belgium with a dog (German pointer).
We've been using our 09 Ram for some years now to overland trough Europe.

Our dream would be to restore our 86 M1009 (military version of the K5 Blazer), convert it in a camper and roam a good part of the world with it.

until now we have been traveling solo so we are really looking forward to meet some of you guys on some muddy tracks or share some awesome views.
greetings.
Welcome to Overland Bound!

The Abenteuer U. Allrad Messe is happening in Bad Kissingen October 21-24. A lot of OB members will be there. Perhaps a visit fits in your plans? Hope to met you at an event soon.

Best regards,
Rick
 
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El-Dracho

Mid Europe Member Rep Germany
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Pioneer I

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Lampertheim, Germany
First Name
Bjoern
Last Name
Eldracher
Member #

20111

Ham Callsign
DO3BE
Welcome to Overland Bound!

The Abenteuer U. Allrad Messe is happening in Bad Kissingen October 21-24. A lot of OB members will be there. Perhaps a visit fits in your plans? Hope to met you at an event soon.

Best regards,
Rick
Thanks, Rick, for pointing that out. In addition, here is the link to the corresponding Rally Point


Cheers, Björn
 
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