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    Truck Roof Top Tent

    I think I got carried away with my example and did a bad job of closing out my point, if you look at the way existing pop-top campers are designed(very easy to see on a GFC with the side panels open) they rely on structure in the side of the camper to give the side rails the support they need so...
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    Truck Roof Top Tent

    This idea crossed my mind when I was attracted to picking up something like a GFC but wanted to be able to use whatever I bought on both my Tacoma and my Range Rover Classic(even if the pass through would only be useful on the Taco), but then it crossed its way right back out again for a few key...
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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    "proper transfer case" doesn't have anything to do with how it's activated, I'm talking about low range and mechanically locking, whether in the form of full time AWD with a center diff lock or a traditional transfer case where you either have two wheel drive or locked four wheel drive. Manual...
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    Clutch’s deep thoughts thread...

    Doesn't that apply to most protection and recovery mods though? Just because you have full skids and sliders doesn't mean you should go around trying to put them to use, but it could very easily mean the difference between thinking to yourself 'well, guess I smacked a rock' before carrying on...
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    For Sale OZ Tent RV4 with Rain fly

    Where in Seattle are you located? I live up in Bellingham. I'm actually possibly interested, thinking of finding something more comfortable than my backpacking tent for this winter. Step one is seeing if I can make it work in my rackless short-bed Tacoma though. I travel with pretty minimal gear...
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    Clutch’s deep thoughts thread...

    Something like that, I know I've read about Jeeps with full-time lockable 4wd much earlier than you'd expect from Jeep especially though I'm unsure of the year. I too am a wealth of useless information, especially about cars and trucks I don't and will probably never own. The Rover tidbit is at...
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    Clutch’s deep thoughts thread...

    Try 70 years(well, really 50 if clunky traditional transfer-case based systems don't count), Series 1 Land Rovers had full time 4wd in 1950, albeit with an unusual freewheel unit that worked sort of like a Detroit Locker, where the front axle is locked on throttle and disengaged off-throttle...
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    Time for a vehicle upgrade

    I'm not really seeing how a newer truck fixes any of your issues, besides noise and grades. What you need in either case is to rethink your gear storage and sleeping situation. Maybe build a sleeping platform or invest in a rooftop tent(or if you do end up going for a newer truck something like...
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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    Tacoma. It's my daily and stand-in adventure vehicle when I'm working on my Rover.
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    How are those newer Tacos working out?

    3 or 4-channel is where it surpassed even the best drivers because each wheel(or at least each front) is being pulsed exactly how it needs to be and no matter how good of a driver someone is ya only got one brake pedal. I dunno, I'm the same way about really appreciating driver involvement but...
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    How are those newer Tacos working out?

    Oh absolutely makes sense, every time I look at the odometer. 'Wow! Nearly 30k in not even a year! What a champ! My god, how do I already have 30,000 miles on it...' I don't think I've ever noticed an issue on washboard, maybe it's got smarter? Either way, in the snow like you mentioned no...
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    How are those newer Tacos working out?

    @DaveInDenver See I don't mind most newer techy stuff. I'd rather work on an OBD-II vehicle for the most part even. I had a 1998 BMW 3-series that was OBD-II at the same time as my 4Runner and a simple OBD-II vehicle is so much easier to work on than a pre-OBD II vehicle. Computers aren't...
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    How are those newer Tacos working out?

    Can't forget this. I felt the same way about my 1991 before buying my 3rd gen but it came down to deciding that I like skiing, exploring and always getting to work on time better than wrenching. I like wrenching too so when I found myself with some budget and a garage I bought my Rover for...
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    How are those newer Tacos working out?

    There's a lot of overlap. They're both being bought as daily drivers that can also make a fun play toy, though the ability to haul mulch once a year and construction supplies for the odd project make the Taco an easier sell to a lot of people.
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