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    Advantages of ground tents over camping in your vehicle.

    My setup is a 10 person Turbo Tent. I’m not sure if they are still selling them in the US, but I love this thing. It’s easy to setup by just me, has a little over 6 feet of standing room in the middle section, is well made and stands up to weather way way better than a Coleman or Ozark Trail...
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    2011 Xterra pulling Turtleback expedition - trail performance

    I’ve got an M101a2 and fully loaded with family camping gear, I’d guess it’s 2000-2500 lbs loaded and ready to go. I had a 2012 Xterra Pro-4X with stock tire size no lift, and I now have a new 4Runner, so have some comparison with vehicles towing it. The Xterra was so much better at towing...
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    Collection of Trailer Builds

    a little update to my trailer. I added power to the trailer by installing a 100ah marine battery with a 750w inverter. I installed an external kill switch and 110ac outlet on the outside of the trailer, along with a weatherproof battery monitor. I also built a rack out of super strut so I...
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    M10a2 camping/ utility trailer - what battery do I choose?

    With the battery and inverter inside the trailer (battery in a battery box and inverter inside an ammo can with venting) I don’t want to have to reach inside the trailer to turn things on. I wired in a disconnect switch and installed an outlet on the outside of the trailer. I don’t foresee the...
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    M10a2 camping/ utility trailer - what battery do I choose?

    Thanks for all the feedback guys. Sticking with my theme of low cost solutions in this trailer (originally purchased for $475) I decided to go with a group 24 100ah marine battery from Walmart. Cost me about 85 dollars. I have it hooked up to a 750w inverter. I really don’t foresee having huge...
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    M10a2 camping/ utility trailer - what battery do I choose?

    I’ve been working on my trailer for a while now and planning a trip in a couple weeks with the family. I want to have on board power to run lights at night, charge cell phones, maybe power a small fan in the tent, watch a movie on a laptop. I don’t have a fridge or anything that is going to draw...
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    8x6.5 to 6x5.5 Adapter for M101a2

    Hi, I purchased a new Toyota 4Runner, and while working on my M101 and trying to find a deal on a spare tire for it, I was thinking, I could potentially just get some take-off Toyota wheels/tires on Craigslist, and allow my trailer spare to double as a truck spare. I see they make 8x6.5 to...
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    So I bought a trailer now what should I do?

    It's got a little slop to it, but honestly, it doesn't bother me, I know to expect it, and be gentle on take offs and stops. I believe in keeping things as simple as possible, and not having to hack off the pintle and replace everything, was my simple solution hahah. I think if I was going to...
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    So I bought a trailer now what should I do?

    I’m pulling mine with a 4Runner as well. I’m hauling a comfy camp instead of using the trailer more like a camper. I can still sleep in it if I want but I carry a 20x10 tent, cots, heater, shower, etc etc. so the family and I have a really comfortable camp. I had a guy in Denver make a custom...
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    What makes Toyotas so reliable?

    I just replaced a 2012 Nissan Xterra Pro 4x that met its demise against a young mule deer buck. I was surprised that Progressive decided to total it. Anyways, I ended up replacing the Xterra with a 2021 4Runner Venture. I will say the Toyota definitely feels more “quality” and solid than my...
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    Got a new 4Runner this weekend

    It didnt come with a Cooler, it looks like the Trail edition is the one that comes with that. Mine came with a Yakima roof rack, but the biggest thing I was thinking was the 4 or 5 times that the diff locker in my Xterra got me out of stuff, so thats why I went the Venture, because it has the...
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    New ride to tow my M101a2

    I had to replace my trusty Xterra because I hit a deer last month. I ended up replacing it with a 2021 4Runner that I picked up this past weekend. I hooked up my trailer this afternoon to see how it pulls and to make sure all the connections fit and the chains were the right length. Everything...
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    Got a new 4Runner this weekend

    I’ve only got 77 miles on it so far. My initial impressions are the 4Runner is a smoother, little more refined ride. Still though, a very “familiar” feel. I like that it “tracks” a little better with the longer wheel base. The Xterra can seem a little jumpy on the highway sometimes. The 4Runner...
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    Got a new 4Runner this weekend

    I hit a deer last month and they totaled my Xterra. I was torn between staying with Nissan and buying a Titan, or staying with an off road capable SUV. We went down and test drove a new 4Runner this weekend and I loved it. Ended up buying a 2021 Venture model 4Runner. I’m hoping to have a decode...
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    New to me.

    Savage 110 and 10's are great rifles, especially from the perspective of a hunting "Tool". Probably one of the most accurate out-of-the-box rifles. I have several, and they are all amazing shooters. A higher quality scope really gives you peace of mind, especially in shorter range hunting...
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