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  1. You are certainly right about the desire for what...

    You are certainly right about the desire for what we cannot have. I fall into that mindset occasionally.

    The links you provide above make for interesting reading.

    My recollection was that the...
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    Generally drive with OD off, unless pulling a...

    Generally drive with OD off, unless pulling a grade.

    Short hop errands around town do indeed burn the fuel quickly.

    I need to get an jerry can rack because I figure my backcountry range is...
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    Similar specs on my 2005 and I get 13-14 pretty...

    Similar specs on my 2005 and I get 13-14 pretty consistently, with mixed driving. This is my first Jeep and I was surprised at the poor MPG. But it isn't my DD and the Jeep sure is fun.

    R
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    Good thread. I camp with three kids and...

    Good thread.

    I camp with three kids and usually one dog. The thought of trying to pull that off in the Jeep makes me laugh. Yes, it can be done. But in the van we have plenty of room for gear,...
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    I clearly missed the vehicle mod details and read...

    I clearly missed the vehicle mod details and read assuming these were all basically stock vehicles.

    The nostalgia that so often comes across for the good old days, when everything was presumably...
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    Highly modified vehicles? My reading was that...

    Highly modified vehicles?

    My reading was that all three were largely unmodified.

    These comparisons are useful and interesting, but the article came across as a typical rant that anything new...
  7. Thread: Knife thread

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    I have tried a lot of swiss army knives, and this...

    I have tried a lot of swiss army knives, and this one is my favorite. Have one in every vehicle and easy to carry in a pocket.
    ...
  8. I decided about 4-5 years ago that quality...

    I decided about 4-5 years ago that quality airguns provide about 98% of the enjoyment of shooting firearms at about 30% the cost and 5% the hassle.

    Compared to ammo, even the highest quality...
  9. Great pics and report, thanks. DV and Saline...

    Great pics and report, thanks.

    DV and Saline Valley are my favorite places to get off the grid for a few days.

    R
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    I have only dragged the rear end of our EB while...

    I have only dragged the rear end of our EB while offroading twice. In both cases, there was another line or route option that got us through.

    I have fully utilized the extra interior space for...
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    Easy to understand why after watching the vid...

    Easy to understand why after watching the vid too.

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    Thanks for putting that together. Looks like...

    Thanks for putting that together. Looks like your group really enjoyed the trail and the vid gave me a good sense of what the trail is really like.

    Clearly you did not get the memo that a solid...
  13. Congrats and please keep us posted on your...

    Congrats and please keep us posted on your progress.

    R
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    Super vid and report. Thanks for taking the time...

    Super vid and report. Thanks for taking the time to put everything together.

    R
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    Based on what has been released thus far, this...

    Based on what has been released thus far, this thing will be a huge seller.

    Well done Jeep.

    R
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    I became interested in air guns about 4 years...

    I became interested in air guns about 4 years ago. My priorities were 10-50 yard accuracy, reliability and minimal noise.

    Today, quality air guns are the superior choice for virtually all of my...
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    There is a tendency here, and on most internet...

    There is a tendency here, and on most internet forums, to criticize, nitpick and throw spitwads at new products introduced my major companies. Not to say that criticism is unwarranted. Sometimes it...
  18. Thread: 2015 Ford F150

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    My ownership history with Fords has been a mix of...

    My ownership history with Fords has been a mix of extremes. Horrible = 1998 Ford Explorer and Great = E350 with 6.0psd.

    I like the technology in the f150s and think they are stressing the right...
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    Saline Valley is one of my favorite places to...

    Saline Valley is one of my favorite places to visit. Very special in a way that you can only fully appreciate if you have been there.

    R
  20. I suspect that producing XP campers, SMBs or...

    I suspect that producing XP campers, SMBs or similar expo vehicles is a low ROI endeavor. Could be wrong, but this seems as much a labor of love as it is a for-profit business. As a result, I think...
  21. Interesting analysis, thanks for sharing. As...

    Interesting analysis, thanks for sharing.

    As much as I love our SMB, I would also go with an XP camper if I were setting off on a long world tour. For extended travel, the XP appears larger and...
  22. Well done on catching that before you drove away....

    Well done on catching that before you drove away.

    I have been very pleased with the Toyo open country ATs, also with an E load rating.

    Recently, Toyo introduced a 'new' version of this tire,...
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    Assuming good reliability of course, I think that...

    Assuming good reliability of course, I think that this size and spec diesel has the potential to really gain share in the US.

    Vehicles like the Honda pilot or Acura MDX remain very popular, yet...
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    2006 Ford E350 with 6.0pds SMB 4x4 conversion...

    2006 Ford E350 with 6.0pds
    SMB 4x4 conversion with custom interior layout
    95k miles
    Van used for family (5 plus a big dog) road trips, backcountry exploring and camping

    Pros
    Very comfortable...
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    Honda eu2000 over solar any day. Very...

    Honda eu2000 over solar any day.

    Very reliable, quiet, efficient, portable and easily capable of powering a camper, RV or charging house batteries.

    It is also nice to have a generator around...
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