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    EarthRoamer XV-JP "Northwest Edition"

    I'm sure no one has been able to get anything done today because of worries associated with not knowing if the Jeep can make it back to my carport . . . Bate your breathe no more. It fits as is. No chance of surfboards and other Jensen-ish rooftop accoutrements, but the rack basket fits by a...
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    EarthRoamer XV-JP "Northwest Edition"

    I knew that. :) Seriously, it'll obviously work, and no problem if the Jeep is just going back there to be stored for several weeks at a time. I think, however, that it would get really old airing down and back up multiple times a week. I think I'll still go out to do my Mr. Wizard Former...
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    EarthRoamer XV-JP "Northwest Edition"

    Tomorrow's experiment. Gates open at 10:00 am. However, preliminary investigations conducted with my Unger telescoping pole as a story pole suggests that the betting ought to be: Camper roof: Strongly a "fits." Roof rack with anything in the basket higher than the side rails: Strongly a...
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    EarthRoamer XV-JP "Northwest Edition"

    We just arrived back home, totally safe and sound. The little camper ran swell and boogied through the I-5 slog with no problems. (And a pro tip: my wife in the chase vehicle reported that putting fluorescent orange Maxtraxs on your hood really help keep track of you in heavy traffic. :) )...
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    EarthRoamer XV-JP "Northwest Edition"

    I didn't exactly expect to have the e-mails published and my personal views on the current state of the overland vehicle market made public. At least there are fewer typos than I usual find in my e-mails. Apologies if I've offended anyone and come across sounding like I'm an old curmudgeon...
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    2007 Earthroamer XV-JP - Northern Utah

    "Outrageous" shows good word use. I feel obligated to point out that a buyer would be paying a whopping $50,000 more for the honor of owning a slightly shinier example compared to the asking price of the last XV-JP advertised on ExPo...
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    EarthRoamer XV-JP "Northwest Edition"

    Yes indeed, Paul, it'd be great for any and all of us "veterans" to have some freedom of motion again. So will certainly plan to get up to see you as soon as practical. Stay safe until then. (And as you and I muddle through the PNW's Gloomy Season, maybe one of our peers who's struggling...
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    EarthRoamer XV-JP "Northwest Edition"

    Happy day, Paul Jensen resurfaces and hasn't lost his touch. Good news for the fan club. 👍 That looks great, Paul, and conceptually very clever. (Good upholstery colors, too. ;) ) And another 50 square feet of room can't hurt at all, for either the Jeep or the Sprinter. Thanks for sharing the...
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    EarthRoamer XV-JP "Northwest Edition"

    Congratulations on your new acquisition. Safe travels, and please don't hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions. Best, Mike
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    2019 F350 4x4 custom HPI flatbed/AT Atlas topper

    Nice thread, Jeremy. Good to know what you're up to. :) Keep up the good work.
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    2008 Lexus GX 470 Sport - Luxury off-road!

    Thanks, Don, for letting me know that my well-loved GX may get some off-road use from a knowledgeable owner. Makes me feel good. Every vehicle has its strengths and weaknesses, but of all the overlanders I've had, this GX was the best one I've owned for using stock with just a tire swap. I'm...
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    2008 Lexus GX 470 Sport - Luxury off-road!

    The engine is the same 4.7 liter V-8 that's also used in Land Cruisers, Sequoias, Tundras, etc. and they have a pretty good reputation for reliability. I've owned five vehicles with that engine and have had zero problems. By the time 2008 came around, it was rated at 263 horsepower and 323...
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    2008 Lexus GX 470 Sport - Luxury off-road!

    This used to be my truck before I sold it to James, and it is in the top quarter of the dozen or so overlanding vehicles I've had. It'll be an excellent point to start from if you want to spend money making a killer adventure truck like some others have done. On the other hand, James hits it on...
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    Mercedes Sprinter 4x4 CrewCab Expedition Build in Canada

    I, too, offer congratulations on the sale, along with curiosity as to whether there's a new project on the drawing board. Best--Mike
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    2009 Chevy Medium Duty 4x4 Kodiak Ambulance conversion

    Thanks for the update, Tom. Glad to hear all is well. Stop by again if you come up this way this summer..
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