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    Looking for a comparison of 270 awnings

    I am looking for a 270 too. From conversations with a Darche US distributor, I've learned the OVS 270 is a clone of the Gen1 Darche. The Gen2 Darche, which should be hitting the US early next year is 20 pounds lighter than the Gen1 (and clones), has higher quality fabric, and has other...
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    Strider Colorado ZR2 Duramax Explorer Build and Trips

    Labor Day Weekend in WI.
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    Strider Colorado ZR2 Duramax Explorer Build and Trips

    I did not have much wind noise to begin with. Kinda surprised me.
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    Strider Colorado ZR2 Duramax Explorer Build and Trips

    Yes, but not as much as I hoped. Around 1-2 mpg on average.
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    Strider Colorado ZR2 Duramax Explorer Build and Trips

    Hit 65,000 trouble-free miles on this trip.
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    Strider Colorado ZR2 Duramax Explorer Build and Trips

    It is just plain old flat stock you can get from any home improvement or hardware store. I use a big bench vice, sawzall, belt sander, drill press, rubber mallet, and over 30 years of experience hacking together brackets. :)
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    Strider Colorado ZR2 Duramax Explorer Build and Trips

    Thanks! I have not wired the brake light yet. :)
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    Strider Colorado ZR2 Duramax Explorer Build and Trips

    Just got back from a two-week trip to Colorado (I was going to do Idaho, but had to cut the trip short). Twelve nights in the GFC, lots of great trails, two big 4wd passes, and tons of dust. There was a little bit of rain every afternoon, but overall the weather was great. First campsite...
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    1995 Land Rover Discovery 300Tdi R380

    The UP should be part of WI anyway! Nice rig! I would have been very interested a year and a half ago.
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    Need help deciding KTM or Honda

    Keep your ktm and get a very low maintenance dual sport. A DRZ400 would do the trails you've described plus multi-day trips. And the only maintenance is oil and filter changes so no need for a dealer.
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    Strider Colorado ZR2 Duramax Explorer Build and Trips

    Brackets are aluminum flat stock. Deflector is ABS 0.236-in T x 12-in W x 48-in L Black Plastic Sheet from Lowes. $50.
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    Strider Colorado ZR2 Duramax Explorer Build and Trips

    Homemade wind deflector installed. Hoping it helps bring some mpg back. :)
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    Strider Colorado ZR2 Duramax Explorer Build and Trips

    On the edges, yes. I plan to make some hard-bottom cushions for seating.
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