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    Post Pic's of your Jeep

    My 2016 Diesel Grand Cherokee, out on the trails on the 4th of July... Not bad for a comfortable long-distance, high-speed highway missile.
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    Post Pic's of your Jeep

    My diesel Grand Cherokee, when it was new on 20” wheels in northern Arizona, and then with the roof rack and 18” black rhino wheels.
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    Ratchet straps, electrical cords and other "tangle-ables"

    For my ratchet straps, I put them in clear zip-lock bags. Preferably the freezer bags (thicker plastic), with the “zipper” little handle you slide across to open/close the bag. For long extension cords, I daisy chain them. You can pay out only the length you need and leave the rest of it daisy...
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    Countries Visited: Resource

    That’s a great ratio, Lovetheworld. My ratio isn’t as strong: 32 countries at age 58. But I plan to keep exploring. Any other explorers out there? What countries have you visited? Airport layovers do not count, and just driving through does not count. Use this list to define what is a “country”...
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    Jeep Museum Coming Soon

    Only 2,365 miles from (former) home. Road trip!
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    Post Pic's of your Jeep

    @ratled — it’s a Unimog! gImages here, check them out —
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    Post Pic's of your Jeep

    Camping and target shooting in the Nevada high desert, my JGC CRD was dwarfed by a friend’s rig. I’ll include a sunrise shot with my rig in it.
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    Halley - '17 WK2 Trailhawk Overland Build

    >> ... our club's trip last summer through the remote wilderness of Northern Maine. Hey, Mooselookmeguntic! It is beautiful up that way, though Mooselook may not be as far north as you were, 2180; it’s near where Maine, New Hampshire, and Quebec intersect, up by Rangeley and Oquossoc.
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    Post Pic's of your Jeep

    A great thread, with even greater pictures! .
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    Family of five, driving the world. Size ok?

    >> Will I be able to fit everything I what and need in a 4 door Wrangler? The answer is yes, however that answer also depends on your definitions of ‘need’ and ‘want’. A 4-door Wrangler likely will fit everything you need to take, but it likely will not fit everything you may want to take. You...
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    Grand Cherokee WK2 Off-Road Capability and Reliability

    Every vehicle has its strengths, and its weaknesses. The question becomes, did you buy the right vehicle for you? No rock crawling here. No desire to. I needed a rig to be my daily driver, long road trip comfortable cruiser, occasional tow beast, with decent MPGs, and with some decent off-road...
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    No way, bro! Sick! Custom off-road/expedition/overland trailer for sale

    But he totally blew off the questions from UrbanEscape505 back on post #13. Not cool. Whassup with that?
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    Grand Cherokee WK2 Off-Road Capability and Reliability

    To the OP, as was mentioned upthread, just upgrade the tires and you’ll be good to go. Here are better pics of my wheels and tires. The tires are 255/70-18s. .
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    Grand Cherokee WK2 Off-Road Capability and Reliability

    We’ve been very happy with our 2016 Overland EcoDiesel. It didn’t come Trail Rated or ORA-II badged but I’ve effectively made it equivalent to that. I changed from the stock 20” wheels to 18” Black Rhino wheels and 32” BFG KO2s. The 32” Goodyear Duratracs that I previously had on the 20s were a...
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    Diesel for overlanding- are you happy with the choice?

    I love my CRD Jeep Grand Cherokee, but this aspect — ULSD fuel availability — is a limiting factor as to where I can go. Right now I can drive the 3,500 one-way miles from San Francisco to Deadhorse Alaska, but I seriously doubt I can drive the 4,500 one-way miles from SF to Yaviza at the Darien...