And this is really high-tech "paint". If you got it wet, it took on a different shade, so now two vehicles would ever look exactly the same. You can see the shading in the picture.View attachment 541484
Really love the new color of your vehicles! Someone should consider marketing that as a paint choice for new SUV’s and trucks. Maybe the military can look into this too. Nice matte finish, not too gray, not too khaki, not too green. Beats Coyote Tan by a country mile!
If I’m reading your argument correctly, it’s don’t carry spare fuel unless you need it. I’d be willing to wager most here don’t do that, as this isn’t a mall crawler forum. So what, exactly, is your point?It's weird how much argument seems to arise from something that should be pretty simple.
It is self evident the fuel is a nonzero safety risk due to flammability. It is self evident the fuel is a nonzero hassle to carry. It is self evident the fuel is a nonzero weight penalty which has nonzero consequences on the kinetics and longevity of the vehicle to which it is mounted. It is self evident the equipment with which to carry additional fuel bears a nonzero financial expense.
So if we want to exercise self preservation and thrift, we should desire to not carry fuel unless it is strictly necessary for the action we intend to take. This is an objective conclusion.
And yet somehow it's controversial!
Maybe they were empty. Hard to say, but I know people that display them on their daily drivers because Overland!I was amazed at the number of rigs carrying fuel on the trails around Silverton/Ouray. You are never more than 20 miles from gas station in that area. Did they all drive through the Yukon to get to Colorado?
Im more concerned that you think this is a NEW style of camping than I am with my external tanks rupturing. This "overlanding" has been around since the advent of the car. The only new thing about it is the stupid word "overlanding". Its called driving. Some people just choose to "drive" off of paved roads and then sleep outside of a hotel, either on the ground, in the vehicle, or in a tent. I saw someone on here call driving up the beach on South Padre Island in their full size SUV "overlanding". Cheese and rice Ive driven our Legacy sedan all the way to the east cut its not difficult, hell its not even adventurous. Its roughly 30 miles of hard packed sand its no different than driving on Miami beach.Low on the list until it happens.
It's at the top of my list.
Again, most people will never roll their vehicle, or so they think.
In sixty plus years of off roading I've seen more than my share of death. It's my observation in this new classification of camping called "overland ". I see fuel carried in dangerous ways.
I'm just trying to help others think about what they are doing.
Youre gonna shoot your eye out!Running Sierra Trek I've run out of fuel on a trail that is only 13 or so miles long in my Jeep. I sit on top of ten gallons of gasoline. Two Jerry cans in the rear. I know its dangerous. Heck, the Jeep is dangerous. No doors, no anti lock brakes, no airbags, no shoulder belts etc. Its a risk I willingly take. Staying home isn't all that safe either.
Pretty sure I won't see these views from my car though.
Similar to the shiny, never-been-off-highway mall cruisers or faux monster trucks that teenagers love[ed?] so much.Im just tired of seeing these stupid things running around with racks and lights driven by peole who never leave the city with "overlanding" stickers everywhere.