Recent content by ExplorerTom

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    Colorado Springs to Moab

    Moab back to Colorado Springs
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    Drifta bag - Oztent replacement bag

    Morris, it’s been on my radar for about a year but finally pulled the trigger. Glad I did. Can’t wait to use it. I guess I didn’t take note of the price back then. Mine is probably more expensive because mine is an RV-5 which is of course a little bigger than the RV-3 that you have. I hated...
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    Drifta bag - Oztent replacement bag

    The Oztent is a great tent- but they provide you with a crappy bag. A bag that is barely bigger than the tent itself. I’ve never had an easy time getting the tent back in the bag. Some times are easier than others, but none are “easy”. I ordered this bag from Drifta on 3/13/2020 and just...
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    ExplorerTom's Explorer

    I needed to get out of the house and test the limit straps. There’s an industrial complex not far from me that I believe is empty when the country isn’t on lockdown. The concrete “ramps” allow me to flex really well. The limit straps appear to be working. The next step is to get better shocks-...
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    ExplorerTom's Explorer

    Alright, what else...... Blew up my tcase towing a water logged 4runner out of a river. Pretty sure the tcase was on borrowed time prior, this just kicked it over the edge. Added an additional transmission cooler. While towing the 4runner, my trans temps were over 200 degrees (much hotter at...
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    ExplorerTom's Explorer

    I swapped the light bar off my Expedition to my Explorer. I liked the high mounting position I had on my Expedition (mounted to the Eezi-Awn platform rack- which is now installed on my 2014 Expedition) so I decided I wanted to mount it on the roof again. But getting brackets for an Explorer for...
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    ExplorerTom's Explorer

    Alright, let’s back up a little. I got 35s. I did! The 8 year old 33” BFG KOs were a decent tire, but they were hard and kinda small (goofy looking) on my rig. I went with Cooper Discoverer STT Pro in 35x12.5r15. My first 35” tire and first mud tire. I almost immediately took it to...
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    ExplorerTom's Explorer

    Well I suppose since the 4wheeling/camping season has been delayed, hopefully not cancelled, for 2020, I should probably update this build a little. I recently sold my 2000 Expedition, which has been serving as my “expedition” vehicle. It was a better highway vehicle and could even handle the...
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    Not driving

    That’s interesting Morris. I’ve had my Explorer parked in the garage for a couple months and it starts up just fine. Hopefully this all goes away soon.
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    Matt’s Offroad Recovery

    I guess this makes me a groupie.
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    Shiftpod ground tent

    https://shiftpod.com/shiftpod/ They have these setup at the Cabela’s in Parker. Pretty cool.
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    GPS maps on an Ipad.

    I’ve been also using maps.me for navigation. I believe it’s iOS specific. It’s worked pretty well for me- it has most of the trails I’ve been on plus all of the regular surface streets. I use it to mark all my campsites that I’ve been to as well as other POIs.
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    Rezvani

    https://www.rezvanimotors.com/ Saw this in traffic today. Apparently a pretty serious “bug out vehicle”. EMP protection, big ass V8 (Dodge Hellcat motor), big tires, good suspension..... All for the low starting price of $155,000.
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    Wheeled Altitude Record

    Pretty impressive. https://www.autoblog.com/2020/01/27/mercedes-benz-unimog-altitude-world-record/?ncid=edlinkusauto00000016
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    Windows Up or Windows Down?

    This. I’ve noticed some drivers will drive an obstacle without looking out their window. They don’t look confident when they are doing this. Early in my wheeling days, I would be practically hanging out of the window. When I’m with new wheelers, I tell them to do the same.