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    F150 Seat cover recs

    Canvas seat covers are the only way to go. Purchased mine from Headwaters Seat Covers (877) 485-3001. They are located in Montana. The seat covers are custom made to fit and they do fit. No wrinkles or folds. Canvas is very comfortable and easy to wash. They are over 4 years old and look new. My...
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    Let's Talk About DIY Trailer Builds - Axle-Less Trailer Suspension

    Smoothy, 1. I suspect you want the track width of your trailer to match your JK so that the trailer more easily follows your JK wheel ruts. That does make it easier to tow off road however, the trailer still does not track around corners only in a perfectly straight track. In the real world...
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    Tire Deflators - What Do You Use and Why?

    I use the longer metal valve extenders. You know, the ones that are about 1.5 inches long and cost about $5 for a box of 4. Just put the tip in a vise, press the center piece down and tighten the vise enough that the center piece stays down. The tips will be a bit oval so grind them to a round...
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    Post favorite pics of your rig and trailer

    Can anyone beat this picture. 2003 Jeep TJ and 2nd day out with a new homebuilt trailer. We are driving on a 30 mile stretch of desert washboard and made it about 20 miles when this happened. All smiles as we left home: Oh No!!!! Rescued and on the way home for repair: Vince
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    Let's Talk About DIY Trailer Builds - Axle-Less Trailer Suspension

    I used Flexride Adjustable Torsion Half Axles when I built my off-road trailer. I used 1200 lb. axles. My trailer weighs @750 lbs fully loaded so it rides very nicely. They are a bit stiff in bumps so air down when you go off road. A lesson learned the hard way about using torsion axles...
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    Utility trailer camping pod?

    18 months ago I made this setup. I drive a Jeep TJ so I built a small utility trailer to be the same track width as the TJ. It is also the same width as the TJ. The box is the same size as a full wide short bed pickup box - 6.5 ft long and @72 inches wide. Then I purchased a pickup tent from...
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    Post Pic's of your Jeep

    2003 Jeep TJ set up for "overlanding" with the ability to sleep inside comfortably. Picture missing the seat whose mount slides into the trailer hitch. Allows me to sit down to cook, eat, and use the computer at the fold down table. I also have a tarp that attaches to the back of the TJ...
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    Southfork Colorado.

    Just drive thru South Fork, CO twice this past week. First time going North to Lake City to do the Alpine Loop. Lots of people and vehicles. We lucked out and got a site in a CG when the previous folks were pulling out. Did the Alpine Loop before the smoke from the fires became bad. We were...
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    Trip Report for the ROF Journey thru the WA/OR Cascade Mtn. Backcountry

    Oh my!! Mark, I like your thinking. There are many ways to see this country. Keep your thoughts going. What if...... The planning for this trip has a few options for the group to consider: Route A is pretty much a given with some side routes to consider. Route B starts in Twisp, goes up into...
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    Trip Report for the ROF Journey thru the WA/OR Cascade Mtn. Backcountry

    Thank you all for the good words about this trip. Wish you all could have been there. One thing that has not been said about this trip. That is it is a great trip for women. I am very sorry that Susan did not accompany me. It was a mistake not to bring her. It is a good trip for women because...
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    Trip Report for the ROF Journey thru the WA/OR Cascade Mtn. Backcountry

    Trip pictures from Vince's cutting room floor part 3: Mt Hood South side at Trillium Lake. This picture was taken with the sun setting on the mountain a couple of days before the start of the trip. I was scouting the area. I will add more pictures as I find them. My new GoPro ran out of...
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    Trip Report for the ROF Journey thru the WA/OR Cascade Mtn. Backcountry

    Trip pictures from Vince's cutting room floor part 2: Day 3 camp at Tower CG Gary explaining the eruption to George and Marie with Duke looking on. Bare hillsides and logs still in the West end of Spirit Lake The three travelers at Spirit Lake Mt Hood from Smith Canyon Viewpoint Mt...
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    Trip Report for the ROF Journey thru the WA/OR Cascade Mtn. Backcountry

    Trip pictures from Vince's cutting room floor part 1: Evening view down the Wenas Valley from Manastash Ridge Looking West from Manastash Ridge Mt Rainier from the top of Bald Mountain Home sweet home Summit House at Crystal Mountain Ski Area Mt Adams from the Summit House Mt...
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    Trip Report for the ROF Journey thru the WA/OR Cascade Mtn. Backcountry

    We have more pictures. It is our intention for each of us to add posts filled with our own pictures. As it was, I had to break the report into 3 parts. Each part holds 10 pictures. I tried to insert pictures that pertain to the text in that part of the report. It was a great trip. The weather...
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    Trip Report for the ROF Journey thru the WA/OR Cascade Mtn. Backcountry

    Trip Report for the ROF Journey thru the WA/OR Cascade Mtn. Backcountry Part 3 DAY 7 - Jeep Repairs, Olallie Lake. Tuesday 7/21 The Jeep was at Gresham 4WD and Off Road at 9:00am when they opened. They started work on it immediately and were done by noon. We gathered up and the 4 of us were on...
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    Trip Report for the ROF Journey thru the WA/OR Cascade Mtn. Backcountry

    Trip Report for the ROF Journey thru the WA/OR Cascade Mtn. Backcountry Part 2 DAY 4 - Mt. St. Helen’s Day. Sat. 7/18 We were up and away just after 8:00am. We had to drive a ways to get back on-route. The drive wound along the Cispus River under a canopy of mossy cedar and hardwood trees...
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    Trip Report for the ROF Journey thru the WA/OR Cascade Mtn. Backcountry

    Trip Report for the ROF Journey thru the WA/OR Cascade Mtn. Backcountry Part 1 All of the pre-trip planning, length of trip, route, daily travel goals, what to bring, start times, etc. are located at...
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    WTB "Ham" radio

    I want to thank all that have replied with suggestions, hints, and ideas on a Ham radio purchase. I learned a lot from all of you. I found what I hope is a good sale on a Yaesu dual band radio and antenna. And, I passed the FCC license exam last weekend.Now all I need is to make everything work...
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    Need HAM radio for upcoming ROF trip. Need Ideas.

    Thank you very much for all the responses. I am studying for the Technicians test with radio purchase still being investigated. Vince
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    Need HAM radio for upcoming ROF trip. Need Ideas.

    I called HRO this morning. Their store is closed but I could order a radio and pick it up at their front door. I picked their brains over the phone a bit but it would be nice to have some hands on and touch things. Guess Maybe I should wait a bit. Interesting answer from Dave in Denver about...
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