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    Share how it all started - Homage to the beginnings - Your story is welcome here!

    Well I grew up in the Jemez mountains so four wheeling was just part of everyday life. Summers were spent cutting firewood and camping, fall was hunting season. My first vehicle was a 1948 willys, I have never not had a four wheel drive of some kind. My brother and I would pack our bags a...
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    Wheel spacers

    Hub centric is the key. The spacer mounts just like the wheel with the load on the hub not the wheel studs. Make sure all the matting surfaces are clean, flat and use lock-tite. I have used them but always a little nervous. I used spacers made by poison spyder customs but I think they only do...
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    Land for Base Camp

    You may look into setting it up as a land trust. This way the property is owned by the trust and not an individual. Can also set some guidelines on how the land is to be used.
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    Build vs. Buy - An Overland Trailer Debate

    My next trailer will be a home build. Time is also a issue for me so decided not to do my build until after I retire from my full time job. My projects always take longer then I estimate. I am a certified welder and aircraft mechanic so I want to use those skills and build a super lightweight...
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    How to turned my jeep into a camper

    Looks like a good start. Check out the Kreg pocket hole jig for screwing parts together and use wood glue. This system is used for building cabinets etc. It will be super strong and last a long time.
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    What do you use for weather forecast?

    Raise my finger in the air:tonguewink:
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    My is a Kenwood industrial radio the The TK series. Can get these are used ebay for 30-50 bucks. They are used on school buses and other county vehicles. Never had and any issues and the face plate can be flipped so the speaker can face up or down. You will need to re-program the radio for...
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    keeping propane bottles warm

    I have used hand warmer pads wrapped around the bottle using a stocking cap to hold them in place.
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    I was going to get the Howell but ended up gettting the AFI kit. Very similar to the Howell and also based on the GM TBI. The pricing with a new distributor was hard to pass up. Once I get it installed I will let you know how it runs.
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    So my build has stalled out due to the holidays but I wanted to let other Cruiser owners beware of doing business with Cruiser Corps. Absolutely the worst customer service experience I have ever had to deal with. Just plain dishonest nasty people. Wish I had seen other posts about this...
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    SoCal Overlanders Roll Call :)

    Ventura saying hello.
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    Your Go To Jack

    Hi-Lift. I also carry a nylon axle strap. Short strap with a D-ring on each end for strapping a vehicle to a trailer, but I use it to lift a wheel. I thread the strap thru the rim and tie the D-rings together now I can lift the wheel up to put rocks, logs, etc under the tire.
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    To lift or not to lift….old suburban

    That series of Blazer is getting hard to find in decent shape. Always liked it but never had one. I did have a 1970 K-5, who could have guessed those would become so valuable. Mine was a 350 with a 4 speed.
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    What is the Quintessential Camp Food?

    And everybody in the tent!
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    Ventura saying hello

    Ventura saying hello.