Enjoyed the last video, episode 7. Can you post your expenses for the journey? Average mpg, miles per day, etc...
I have to agree. I really enjoy the series, especially episode 1, and the Idaho expedition. I look forward to a documentary on the Tacoma build. I will be getting mine soon and currently doing a cost analysis to build one to do up to trail rating 2, up to two weeks expedition. You guys rock!i too would like to see a series on the build. i had much more fun watching the mechanical aspects and the vehicle challenges with obstacles than i have the people aspect. i feel like that was lost on season 2. i know there is a lot to cover, but its more of documenting a road trip instead of filming an intense problem you overcame. don't get me wrong I'm still having fun watching and i love the series, but it lost a bit of its spark i feel because of that.
I'm sure clay and scott are working feverishly to watch, notate and cut all of their film work to put the episodes together within their timeframes they wanted to do (and am sure are bound by through their sponsors) but i too wish for more updates and questions answered.
I think that they were absolutely a great choice. A mud terrain would have been nice at times but we did a ton of general gravel and quite a bit of highway. It was a great tire. I would run them again on this trip.Clay-
You mentioned that the tires havent been a problem on the Tacoma. Do you feel like these General AT2 tires have been the right compromise for the trip between needing grip in varuous surfaces and the long miles traveled? Or would something closer to a mud terrain have been better?
Wouldn't you like to know why? Unfortunately I share funkymonkey's sentiment. The first season felt like a real introspective adventure series. The current season seems more like a Survivor/Big Brother reality series.
Another thing that I found concerning in this episode specifically was that you were willing to break up your team to chase your own personal goal. The discussion wasn't about "does everyone want to go to Prudhoe Bay?" It was "I'm going to Prudhoe Bay, if people want to come that's fine but I'm going either way." That was a tense scene and an example of poor leadership/teamwork. You are definitely lucky to have people on your team who are so supportive even when they don't seem to have the ability to change your mind.
Even with all that said - I watch the shows for the trucks and the scenery. Both are spectacular. I'll usually turn on some Sigur Ros or Explosions in the Sky and just watch the episodes for the visuals.
Haters gonna hate man. Keep up the good work. I hope you guys will be at Expo. I'd like to meet you.We have specific advisors on our show that shape its structure. We hear praises and criticism everyday, thats part of the gig. A quick remark is not a something we need to put our energy into.
That said in regards to your comments, we are not afraid to put ourselves out there even though our conversations and perhaps leadership isn't perfect. We hear what your saying but note that there are far more things at play behind the scenes than these vignettes of conversations can convey. We were obligated to go to Prudhoe Bay and it was and expedition goal from the beginning of our planning and proposals. We are also now on track to complete the pan american highway as a crew which is a long term goal. A business plan is a business plan even though some at the time may not be that interested in it, it may require a guy running up there to get it done. All members were glad we had done it. Food for thought.
Lets try and keep this thread on topic around the Tacoma. Critiques and thoughts can be directed to Info@xoverland.com