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    10 year old-ish van: Econoline or Express?

    Are there any major advantages between the Econoline or Express/Savanna vans of the 2010 era for a simple family hauler with some bunks in the back? We are mostly an RV family and I have a Ford F250 as a tow vehicle. I'd like to set up another to be an easier system for the times I don't want...
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    ARB awning Yakima round bar mounting options

    Whats the preferred mounting option for Yakima round bars and an ARB awning? I would like quick disconnect ability. ARB's system that uses two nuts to disconnect would be fine. I am pretty well married to the round bars with all of my other gear so I don't want to change bar configuration. I...
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    How much power do I need for 4-5 day trips?

    I understand this question cannot be answered perfectly, I'm just looking for some guidelines. I have an F250 that we use as a family travel mobile. Periodically, I find time to hit the woods by myself or with some buddies to camp and explore. I am considering a dual battery setup to power a...
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    JKU Rubicon takeoff parts worth buying?

    I'm working on a mild JKU and see a lot of Rubicon takeoff parts that seem to be good prices (suspension components, tires/wheels, sliders). Are these OEM parts worth buying or can I do better for the same price? I don't know enough about the Rubicon versions to know how good the OEM stuff is...
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    How to ID F150 max payload package?

    Looking for a used 2015+ F150 crew cab with max payload package (HDPP I think is used). Short of calling on every truck, are there easy ways for me to ID which truck has this and which doesn't? Tow mirrors, axle ratio, only available in certain trim, etc? Looking forba decent way to rule out...
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    Full size SUV with best off road chops?

    Family needs a 3 row, V8 SUV with 6500-7000lb (or more) towing capacity. I would like to be able to still do some mild off roading without significant modifications. I'm a Toyota fan mostly, and the 2nd Gen Sequoia is what we're looking at now, but I wonder if a Tahoe (or something else) with...
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    ARB Bumper - 2nd Gen Xterra - Michigan

    ARB bumper with fog light kit. Fogs are properly soldered and sealed to a matching OEM connector so they plug and play straight into your factory wiring. I have not wired the turn signals but I do have them. This has been on my truck for 15k miles or so and has no impacts. Includes: Bumper Fog...
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    Favorite highway tire?

    I've come to grips with the fact that I don't need nearly as aggressive tires as I bought. I have a friend who is interested in my lightly used ST Maxx and I'm going to replace them with a much lighter, less aggressive tire that better fits my average use. It's a 2nd gen Xterra, daily driver...
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    FS/T: 2011 Nissan Xterra Pro4X - Michigan - Adventure Ready - $16,000

    Location and arrangements: SE Michigan, near Howell. Willing to help with delivery, shipping, or fly-and-drive. Vehicle 2011 Nissan Xterra Pro4X - To my knowledge this has all factory options. 99k miles 4.0L V6, 261hp, 281tq, 5k towing Pro4X adds: Dana 44 rear axle w/ e-locker Underbody...
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    SOLD 1996 Toyota 4Runner - Michigan - $1350

    I bought this recently as a project truck and have realized I don't have the time to wrench on it until after winter. Hoping to use the money toward another 3rd Gen 4R that needs less work. This one would make a good cheap platform if you have the time. I test drove it about 30 miles and then...
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    Universal tilting or folding hitch mounted cargo solutions?

    Ok, basic needs are to carry a 5gal jerry can and some type of trash bag/bin outside of the vehicle but not on the roof. The vehicle is a daily driver and a full blown rear bumper/tire/trasharoo/etc is more than I want to deal with when I just need to open the lift gate to put a stroller in the...
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    FS: Xterra Rock Sliders - Gen 2 - PP Engineering - SE Michigan

    Level 2 sliders from PP Engineering. Primed and painted with Rustoleum Professional in gloss black. Includes all mounting hardware. Underside is as new. These are $390 plus shipping new from PP. Located in SE Michigan. Dirty in the picture but they clean up nicely. $325. Willing to help with...
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    Teardrops: Does shape affect MPG?

    I'm curious if the rounded shape of a traditional teardrop makes any difference in MPG's vs some of the newer boxier style "teardrops." Does the trailer roof line being slightly above the vehicle roof line make any difference, or does the tow vehicle create enough of a draft space for it not...
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    Truck Vault Storage Drawer - 2nd Gen Xterra - SE Mich

    Got this drawer used from a friend a few weeks back and while it is a nice unit, it's just too big for the way I use the back of my X. Features: - Secures to factory tie down rails - Combination lock with override key - Side lids for storage on left and right side of box - Dividers included to...
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    Power Wagon common problems? Best years?

    I'm a ways out but I can see that a full size truck or SUV is in my future for family camping/exploration. Uses would be daily driving, general home improvement/truck stuff, and to haul a truck bed camper for the family. I know next to nothing about Ram trucks, so I'm curious is there are...
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    Installing Xterra full OME kit, tips/tricks?

    Hi guys, I have a full OME kit on the way. I've done some basic suspension work in the past, replacing shocks and putting leaf springs on trailers. I haven't seen any install write ups or videos specific to the Xterra, just wondering if there are any recommendations other than ARB's install...
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    OME HD springs with factory bumper

    I have a second gen Xterra I am planning on a full OME kit (HD front springs, rear Dakars) with ARB front bumper, winch, etc. The original plan was to do it all at once. I'm not quite ready to buy everything yet, and I just noticed one of my passenger rear leaf springs is completely broken in...
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    Coleman folding stove - propane use question

    Hi guys, I bought a used Coleman stove that takes the 1lb propane canisters. Can you guys give me an estimate to how long 1lb lasts you?
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    Wolfman Tank Bag and Tail Duffel for sale/trade

    Two bags for sale. Located in SE Michigan. Prices include USPS shipping CONUS. Possible trades: - Pelican cases - Vehicle based roof bag, waterproof backpack, etc - Garmin GPS (vehicle or hand held) - Quality recovery strap, snatch blocks - Vehicle Lights/Light bars Wolfman Large Waterproof...
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    Drawer system that can be easily removed for hauling cargo

    My Xterra is a daily driver, home project runner, and exploration vehicle all in one. I want to build a set of drawers for the rear to securely hold tools, recovery gear, compressor, etc. However, I sometimes need the ability to fold my seats down and have the whole platform for hauling things...
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