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  1. Ray_G

    Back in a Rover again, mild LR3 build

    Absent a fridge I'd just get a microstart and skip the dual battery. R- Ray Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Back in a Rover again, mild LR3 build

    In my sig line the 'Saqr' is hyperlinked to a 50pg long build thread for my truck that's on here. Has a ton of pics, including where I have the GMRS (UHF) mounted, where my VHF is mounted, where my CB used to be mounted till I got rid of it, and a number of other things. I'm belt &...
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    Back in a Rover again, mild LR3 build

    No, I meant a kinetic rope (http://www.masterpull.com/7-8-super-yanker-kinetic-recovery-rope-28-500-lbs/) The ARB strap is a solid unit, though it will only extend to 20% (and has a breaking strength of 24,000 if one got the 3"), whereas a kinetic rope generally is a few thousand lbs more, with...
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    Back in a Rover again, mild LR3 build

    For the sake of discussion, worth grabbing a kinetic rope to use in concert with the snatch strap. Likewise also worth grabbing several soft shackles (I've started getting longer ones to use in odd applications). Specific to the kinetic rope, we're starting to use them more and more (even in...
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    LR3/LR4 Peeps, need roof rack advice/insight

    For the sake of discussion, in this context the prospeed actually works great with the bars they sell that allow fitment of an RTT easily (as well as removal when not in use). I've been extremely happy with ours-and you get all the benefit of having the prospeed when the tent isn't mounted...
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    Project Victory_Overland 08 LR3 Build Thread!

    For the fridge leveling I think it depends on where you see your head. If down on that end of the truck, worth the investment of the time to do the panel-if you see yourself facing the other way, I'd just put a pad on it and be done since ultimately either solution will get in the way of fridge...
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    NAS LR3 build with an overseas twist

    So another trip complete. It is difficult to understate how superb of a vehicle these trucks are for long haul road trips. Particularly when you add in the fridge. If I'm being honest I kind of wish I hadn't retained all the stuff in the back we take when we go camping-i.e. the rotopax, the...
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    275/65r-18 BFG KO2 on LR3?

    I'm running that size KO2 on mine...but she's coiled. :) I don't notice rubbing, if it happens it isn't significant. It is a good looking tire size for the truck, but I'm biased in that realm of course. r- Ray
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    NAS LR3 build with an overseas twist

    Some glamour shots. Necessity is the mother of...making space for important things. Like this Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    NAS LR3 build with an overseas twist

    Northern WI, everyone packed into the matriarch's house...we are like, it's ok-we'll camp. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    NAS LR3 build with an overseas twist

    Trailer loads continue and she just keeps hauling. Knocked out the first oil change in the garage. A lift will be nice but the fumoto and some ramps still makes this super easy. Speaking of the garage...I fall deeper for it every time I'm in it. RTT still earns her keep as the bedroom till...
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    Map: Is this area too steep for GMRS?

    No reason not to put an MXT275 in the jeep-great radio. I'm enjoying mine. Worst case you just find high ground if you want to talk valley to valley. A portable GMRS repeater would be a good solution, and not hard to construct (notwithstanding some of the other issues you'd encounter doing...
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    Map: Is this area too steep for GMRS?

    The electronic LOS reality has been well covered here, but I'd note that if you really, really need comms between the two I'd think about each site having a Garmin inreach or other suitable SATCOM device. HF shots are certainly feasible, but in practice....well, I'd just go with a GMRS repeater...
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    Disco 1 or 3rd gen 4runner

    So I've got a 96 5 speed D1, and I will say that I love that truck unequivocally. It has some phenomenal capabilities and tremendous character. I would also note that I've had 3 Tacos (still have one). They are great trucks, much like the 4 runner of that generation, but what they don't do...
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    NAS LR3 build with an overseas twist

    Despite the reality that the new house has taken over funds, time, and attention the workhorse still gets some love amidst the labor. By labor I mean: Then a day later But the latter got us this: As well as this: During the week I decided it was time to wrap up the solar plunge though. We...
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    Automhome Columbus Variant - Review

    Love the black. We opted to wrap ours since gray worked better for our truck's paint but yours looks fantastic. I have loved mine since mounting it last year, we've been using it consistently since-spent every weekend in May in it with no issues at all that weren't self inflicted. r- Ray
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    NAS LR3 build with an overseas twist

    Wow that is a drop in fuel economy. By comparison, my truck may have seen 1mpg...perhaps .5, with the addition of the autohome. I can get between 250-300mi on a tank depending on how I'm driving, and that hasn't drastically changed since putting the RTT. To your point about the garage...
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    NAS LR3 build with an overseas twist

    Appreciate it; the garage was really what sold the place to us. If I was going to build a garage from scratch, this would be the bones of it. Now I can finish it off (think bar in the loft once that is finished, a lift installed eventually, etc). As far as retiring, that's still a little...
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    NAS LR3 build with an overseas twist

    Well, we did a thing. Closed on a 3br/3ba 'cabin' adjacent to the Monongahela National Forest on Fri. One might say the garage had a large impact on the choice... Essentially the eventual retirement home, in the meantime it means a place to store all the toys while the career wraps up. Not...
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    LR3/4 3rd Row Window Replacement

    MOLLE in the windows could be done by going custom. As I've thought of it I considered a gray man tactical panel as the base-truth be told fitting it to the window shape looks slick but in terms of utility for MOLLE it is not all that useful. (https://greyman-tactical.com/) I love the idea of...
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