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Padams7

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So that’s what I’m gonna label it!

I was able to convert my reservation to an order today, and out of the 13 allocations my dealer gets, I am number 13.

I ordered a 2021 Badlands, 33” BFG KO2, High Package (I do daily drive it), Roof Rack with Cross Rails, and the Towing Package - the vehicle is going to be Cactus Gray. - I should have this late summer.

I have already ordered a GFC Superlite RTT, which will be delivered early summer.

I have an Ironman 4x4 awning on the way. My Overland Edition Gazelle T4, and I splurged and ordered a Tembo Tusk Skottle. Already got my ZOLEO set up, have my tool bag, Ecoflow River 600 Max, an Alpicool 48quart Fridge/Freezer.

I am excited to get back out there, I haven’t done anything “adventure” wise since my Jeep has high miles, and I am uncomfortable driving west with the boys.

I plan on paying homage to the community with badging the new Bronco with my member number and OB, and I will update this thread with build and gear photos!
 

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I ordered my 2dr Black Diamond on Thursday, should give me plenty of running gear to start out as a pretty good overland rig. Working on building a tent trailer now, I ordered it with the “steelies”, going to put some Pro comp steel wheels on it to improve the look and the steelies are going to be used on the trailer, so in a worst case scenario all the wheels are interchangeable.
 
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I ordered my 2dr Black Diamond on Thursday, should give me plenty of running gear to start out as a pretty good overland rig. Working on building a tent trailer now, I ordered it with the “steelies”, going to put some Pro comp steel wheels on it to improve the look and the steelies are going to be used on the trailer, so in a worst case scenario all the wheels are interchangeable.
That’s awesome man! And a great idea for the trailer wheels! Share pics of the trailer when you start, and of course, the Bronco!
 

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So today I got a few deliveries at the office!

Yes. While I have a RTT on order from Go Fast Campers, I ordered the Gazelle T4 “Overland Edition” - my boys will need something to sleep in!

I also got my Overland Bound Edition Skottle from Tembo Tusk. I also had a Southwest Disk, but that’s 22” and the stand is larger, and has found its place with my outdoor cooking stuff at home. So this will be strictly for my adventures!

And the last thing you’ll see is the Alpicool CF45. Michael says “buy once, cry once” when it comes to quality gear. But the reviews were majority good, so I did opt to go the less expensive route with the fridge.

After all, I don’t think he will complain since I spent the majority of my mad money on the tent and skottle!
 

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I am taking a small trip to the other side of the state later this month, we will be my wife’s GMC Sierra towing the horse trailer to a show our daughter is showing her horses in. Figure this is the perfect opportunity to pack the fridge and Skottle and make sure everyone is fed! (Plus when the wife see’s how great this will be on the trips to the horse shows out west, St Louis and Tulsa, she won’t yell at me for buying it!)

I’ll update here with my thoughts and review on the Alpicool.

In Bronco News, I placed the order on the 21st of January, but didn’t get my email confirmation of the order till today. Had to help the dealer figure out the system, with a lot of help from others in the same boat.

Based on reservation time stamp and dealer allocation, I should have it late summer (August/Sept). The dealer is however hopeful it is early summer (May/June).

Until then I’m still driving this, debating on a run to Ocala National Forest with the boys soon.
 

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I didn’t make it to the other coast, but am leaving March 20th to Indiana, then over to Missouri to collect some horses. So I’ll update on the Alpicool when I return.

In other news, I know Ford has not released their “schedule” as order banks are open another two weeks, but my dealer emailed today with an update, stating I’ll probably be early summer based on my number, their allocation, etc!
 

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I didn’t make it to the other coast, but am leaving March 20th to Indiana, then over to Missouri to collect some horses. So I’ll update on the Alpicool when I return.

In other news, I know Ford has not released their “schedule” as order banks are open another two weeks, but my dealer emailed today with an update, stating I’ll probably be early summer based on my number, their allocation, etc!
I’m waiting to hear for certain, but I’m figuring between June and August for mine, based on my reservation date and trim/options I ordered. If it works out close enough to my anniversary, the wife might come out to Iowa with me and turn it into an excursion. We’ll be half way to Mt. Rushmore (and the badlands), so we’ll take a trip up there, then either go through Minneapolis and catch a Twins game with a trip backon the Badger or across the U.P., or come back through Chicago and spend an afternoon on the Wrigley Rooftops. Either way, get to spend a couple days breakingthe Bronco in.
 

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Alpicool Update:

So this past weekend, my sons BSA Troop had a camp out at Two Mile Preserve, it’s a canoe camp, accessible from the Withalacoochee River, I ended up being able to drive in and meet them there (thank you Ranger Keith for opening the gate!).

I brought my Jeep, my Gazelle T4, the Alpicool and Ecoflow River 600.

First off, love the tent, easy set up, and take down. I put it back up when I got home to let the FL sun dry the humidity out.

The Alpicool did great, set it at 34, it held pretty steady at that temp, it would kick on about 36, and cool down to temp, kick off. But it wasn’t running all the time, and it was pretty hot out this weekend. It kept my drinks cool, and that was a blessing this weekend.

The Ecoflow River 600 ran nice, I ran the fridge all weekend, I think I could have ran it two more days without charging the battery pack.

I’m taking both this weekend on a highway trip to Odon, IN, then over to St. Louis, MO, The Alpicool is plugged in in the garage right now. I purchased the 1 year replacement, so I’m gonna run it.

But here is a picture of the tent, at the camp site.
 

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I took my weekend Hwy excursion to Odon, IN (Amish Country) to get a Horse Cart, then into Kane, IL to get a couple horses a couple weeks ago.

Out nights were spent in a hotel, as this was a hot shot to pick up those things in my wife’s truck and the horse trailer attached. But the fridge worked great. So far I am impressed with the Amazon purchase, and it’s been running in the garage in it’s off time.

In other updates - GFC says the RTT has an estimated fulfillment date of the end of July. The Bronco I’ll find out in the next 3 days (I hope) of an ETA. My dealer has been confident in saying I’ll get it early, but, it’s all up to Dearborn.

I am however going to see two this coming Thursday in Wesley Chapel, FL that I’ll be able to sit in, and check out. YouTube videos are great, but I’ll be able to compare it the the JKU.

If the Bronco arrives before July, it’s first trip will be along the east Coast to Sanford, ME. If it arrives later in the summer, it will be a trip out West.