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What's in your driveway and what is your overlanding vehicle strategy?

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OTH Overland

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I don't think I have ever had a vehicle that has crossed the 20mpg barrier except for the Harley, but even that is at the bottom end of the motorcycle range lol. Ram is around 17/18 highway, both jeeps lucky to get 16, and the motorhome 7 if I keep it under 65. I have found that the older I get the more the fuel stops and bathroom breaks line up though.
 

Overlanding Lawyer

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My daily driver is a Tundra, I love the truck! I bought the Gladiator as my weekend ride and designated "overloading" rig. I'm not a roof-top tent guy, so my next purchase will be a trailer, either a Mission Overland or an Off-Grid Trailer. Both have plus and minus, but for me mostly solo adventuring, its where I want to go with this. I have camped all my life, done the AT before it was cool, lots of backpacking, but I love the vehicle based platform now at my age. With supply chain problems, next week she will get new bumpers, winch, lighting, complete my ham and GRMS radio install, on-board air, and a switch-pro. I think the key to all of this is just get out there. Take trips that are less technical, do your homework, trial and error, ask for advice, and DO NOT just throw money at an issue or problem. We should all be supportive and free with our advice and never criticize. This is the best part of OverlandBound, helpful friendly folks with zero to 50-years of experience. Enjoy the ride, take lots of pictures, and share your success and your failures!
 

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velo47

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We have a Sportsmobile Sprinter 4wd and a Chevy Colorado ZR2. And my wife's Outback.

The Sprinter has Vancompass suspension, lift, skidplates, and rocker guards. We also have a 12k Warn winch on a Roambuilt bumper. It is more capable than I thought it would be, and has done the AZ BDR, NM BDR, CO BDR and the Continental Divide route with no problem. It just feels really big on some of the trails, and definitely has it's share of pinstripes. But it's a good combination of comfort and capability.

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The ZR2 is more of a day trip vehicle, or used when hunting or fishing but staying in town at a motel. It has AEV skidplates, a CBI winch bumper and 12k winch, and a Relentless Fab rear bumper with swingarm. It is not set up for camping at the moment.

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KAIONE

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My daily driver is a Tundra, I love the truck! I bought the Gladiator as my weekend ride and designated "overloading" rig. I'm not a roof-top tent guy, so my next purchase will be a trailer, either a Mission Overland or an Off-Grid Trailer. Both have plus and minus, but for me mostly solo adventuring, its where I want to go with this. I have camped all my life, done the AT before it was cool, lots of backpacking, but I love the vehicle based platform now at my age. With supply chain problems, next week she will get new bumpers, winch, lighting, complete my ham and GRMS radio install, on-board air, and a switch-pro. I think the key to all of this is just get out there. Take trips that are less technical, do your homework, trial and error, ask for advice, and DO NOT just throw money at an issue or problem. We should all be supportive and free with our advice and never criticize. This is the best part of OverlandBound, helpful friendly folks with zero to 50-years of experience. Enjoy the ride, take lots of pictures, and share your success and your failures!
Love your rig, those wheels look great on it! Very nice. Can’t wait to see it with the trailer!
Happy trails!
 

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I have 4 Jeeps (MJ, XJ, TJ & LJ) and nothing else. I use the XJ & LJ for camping, towing my 2 trailers (and 3rd one under construction), carrying bikes, etc. The 2 Jeeps are built in generally the same way and with the same features. Having the 2 allows me to have one on the road while I'm maintaining, repairing, building, etc. the other one. It's not very often that I feel rushed to get something done for a trip. One benefit of the XJ is that I can sleep in it. One feature of the LJ that I like is traveling with the half doors.

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One vehicle - Jeep JK 2dr soft top. We are able to pack a week trip for the two of us inside and get away. Which leads to strategy - getting away from the concrete/blacktop jungle and all its craziness. While I recognize the limitations of my vehicle choice, it is my balance of daily driver, fun driver, and overlander. Building it is based on realistic usage, improving on functionality and usefulness as I go.
 

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Its an addiction. I have a Samurai on Toyota axles with a 6” lift running 35s. With a rebuilt engine and new clutch. I have a Jeep cherokee with a 4” lift. On 28” rubber. Its my daily driver. Then i have a 1992 Ford Ranger. 4” lift with a 3” body lift. With a 4L swap and a locked front with posi rear. On 33” BFG KM3s. And i have a OBS F350 running a Ford Clevor build, two stage clutch, 4” lift on 35” Nitto trail grapplers M/Ts. And out the back in tue bone yard i have a bunch of parts trucks.
 

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