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Old 01-31-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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Exploration wheeling

Who's into this type wheeling, packing everything you need for a few nights and leaving the world behind? Seems like it could be fun but not even sure there's places in Texas like they have out in Arizona or New Mexico where trails go forever. What would be your rig for this type of wheeling?

Just something new to talk about..
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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You might check out CentralOverland.com. There are a few members from Texas and I know there are some runs down that way. We have quite a few drive up and go on runs up here in AR too.
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Been wanting to do some stuff like that in the fj80. I'm in love with the alpine loop type of scenery up in Colorado and hope to get up there before too long.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:05 PM   #5
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This type of wheeling is what got me into this sport in the first place, but since I have moved to texas it has been more rockcrawling. I would love to do some multi-day trail rides, if there are any here in texas.
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Looking at getting the wife a xj and decking it out with a roof tent and what not.
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would love to do this type of trip one day.....the truck,family,pop up,and nature.

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would love to do this type of trip one day.....the truck,family,pop up,and nature.

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Love going on the trails in colorado. Awesome old mines/equipment/cabbins. Its cool to see all the stuff they just left behind. We have a 99 wrangler with a 2.5" lift and 31s. Its got sway bar disconnects and will go on most all of the trails we could find up there. If i had to do anything to it to make it a little more capable it would be to add a rear locker. You have to be pretty skinny on those trails as they were cut with a wagon, our jeep gets a little hairy on the width sometimes.
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Maybe a texas4x4 group run/camping trip?
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Hairy on the width ain't so bad.....:-)

I would love to do a Colorado run sometime. Got a ZJ willing to make the haul
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This is a big reason I got my Jk. Can haul a ton of gear and the kids. And if I don't bring the kids the wife and I can sleep in the back with the seat layed down. We've slept in the back and it wasn't bad at the river.

I'm like Harley I really want to get into Colorado this summer on the loop for some change in scenery
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What would be your rig for this type of wheeling?
As for vehicle, for me it would be something inthe diesel family...Im not into this stuff like the expeditional portal crowd, but I plan on hitting some trails with my cummins..nothing crazy, just some back country scenery , fishing, and camping type stuff soon...Off the grid
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I'd love to do something like that. I enjoy trailriding more than hitting short technical stuff. I think a ZJ or XJ would be perfect for that stuff. I'd say an old burb but not too fuel efficient.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:46 PM   #15
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Anyone have a opinion on roof tents, like best bang for the buck or how to make one yourself?
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Here is a thread from CK5 that has a good build and a lot of this type wheeling towards the end of the thread.
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Anyone have a opinion on roof tents, like best bang for the buck or how to make one yourself?
I have looked at the ARB ones for a long time. I want to do a small jeep camp trailer with a tent on top. The ones I've seen are 12-1,400. Pretty nice and awesome quality. I have seen one in person. It's basically a 4x8 size.

I did think about building one too, but I'm too lazy for that. Be a lot of measuring and trying to figure out how to place seams and zippers and windows. Unless you did a basic 4 walls and a top all square?

A guy next to our shop is in the process of building a 4x8x4 box on the front of his trailer with the ARB popup tent on top. Pretty neat idea. Storage below I guess and sleep up top. It is the bottom entry style too. No out from the actual tent
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Was thinking build a fold out frame with a tent from the store mounted to it, just not sure how to put it up 8ft in the air. Lol
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Was thinking build a fold out frame with a tent from the store mounted to it, just not sure how to put it up 8ft in the air. Lol
I thought about that too. You could probably talk to Davis tent in Colorado and come up with something pretty fancy
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I think an old 4-runner or land cruiser would be my rig of choice for this!! Good MPGs, enough room in the back for gear and to sleep, and room for the family too.
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This is the type of wheeling I have been doing from the start. First in Montana and now here in Nor-cal. Now moving to the way southland I will have to drive to big bend or beyond to get it. I like being away from the public camp grounds and the grid and a cell signal if I can help it! Even of late the Rubicon and Fordyce have been getting crowded so me and the missus have been going on mining excursions where we go and explore all of the old mining camps and towns near here. We will miss it but we have been building the jeep to be a reliable highway roller. I am guessing that I will build a small trailer here in the next year or two for the road trips we will need to take to escape the Valley. Have been mulling over the roof rack as well. I just think a small trailer is a better way to go. We shall see.

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Can't beat the price compared to the roof and trailer mountable set ups. Just don't buy the double tent cot. We did and were very disappointed. In fact we are trying to sell it to buy a second oversize. Currently have a mil-spec and an oversize.
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Your post reminded me of Cody lundin and Joe teti as they embark on a landscape as if they are exploring old mine shafts where they suddenly become disoriented and one of them falls and hurts a knee then they are left stranded to fend for themselves in an unforgiving climate that can reach triple digits during the day and plumit below freezing at night.

With their skills of survival, they will show you how to make it out alive using the landscape to their advantage.

Unfortunately, nobody packed a cot......
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My parents own a general store in Pitkin Colorado, about 30 minutes from Gunnison. I've done some wheeling there and nothing in Texas really compares. You can find hard stuff there and here, but the views, and sheer number of trails beats Texas in every aspect.

My dad and have been talking about doing a 2-3 day wheeling trip and camping out... I know a couple of places that would be good, and the area where their store is has tons of trails that pretty much just connect together. And its pretty off the grid out there... no cell phone service, and won't see a whole of people on the "wheeling" trails (ones that actually require 4wd and bigger tires).

I can try to answer some questions about it if anyone is interested in going to that area
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Your post reminded me of Cody lundin and Joe teti as they embark on a landscape as if they are exploring old mine shafts where they suddenly become disoriented and one of them falls and hurts a knee then they are left stranded to fend for themselves in an unforgiving climate that can reach triple digits during the day and plumit below freezing at night.

With their skills of survival, they will show you how to make it out alive using the landscape to their advantage.

Unfortunately, nobody packed a cot......
Dang it
I bet they wish they had one!! I just wish Cody would put on some shoes!!

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It is a time honored tradition to fight for land. It's in the blood of all species to be territorial. It's how god made us. We were also made to be tested and it feels good to know that men still stand regardless of threats to protect land and the area they have known for their whole life.

My favorite was the talk of hoops and dialog then 3 minutes later he made the Obamaesque executive decision, on the spot, to restore the road. As long as life exists there will be fights like this.

The only sad part to me is if you pay attention to the generation of men at the meeting, they are all in the late 50s-60s. A generation that fights for their beliefs. I'm scared for my generation that depends on governments to make decisions for them instead of governments working for the people. Scary to think about the future for us.

Great vid man. Glad to see good come from it.
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