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    XJ roof racks

    Sorry, Yep I never figured what full retail was. Helped that I knew the owner, he was a client. My "insider" price was $800. Still even with all those gutter mounts eventually there was some cracking on sheet metal seams. My final solution was to make a "halo" that went through the roof and...
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    What are you using for a coffee maker and coffee brand when camping/overlanding?

    Everything looks too clean and shiny, like it's one of those commercials where people are in the wilderness but all their clothes are fresh pressed and they look like they just came from the barber. My coffee set up looks like it just came from a war zone! Thanks, Fred Explorer 1
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    2007 Ford E-350 EB Sportsmobile Diesel

    Thanks for all the interest...It's sold and driven away to it's new home in Oklahoma. Fred Explorer 1
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    Nevada Strip AKA Gold Butte National Monument

    The next morning we decided to do some exploring. The map shows a small side road leading to pass. On the drive in I thought I may have seen a faint trail going that direction. After some wandering I found a very faint trail, no I found the only faint trail leading away from the lake and up...
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    2007 Ford E-350 EB Sportsmobile Diesel

    Sale pending, Thanks, Fred Explorer 1
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    2007 Ford E-350 EB Sportsmobile Diesel

    I placed ad on the Sportsmobile Forum as encouraged. Just need to remember to look at that ad when I'm in town in case someone ask a question. Thanks, Fred Explorer 1
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    2007 Ford E-350 EB Sportsmobile Diesel

    It's a rear A/C unit that cools the rear of the coach when the main compressor is running, It has it's own fan speed control. Thanks, maybe others will wonder too. Fred Explorer 1
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    2007 Ford E-350 EB Sportsmobile Diesel

    Original owner, California vehicle, garaged. I am selling my SMB with the intent of fixing a few items before I offer it, however with that said, I am willing to offer a discount off my asking price to purchase it prior to fixing the items listed below and detailing the vehicle. I do a lot of...
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    Nevada Strip AKA Gold Butte National Monument

    As the day was waning, we hurried down toward the once Scanlon ferry crossing, our days destination. Along the way we saw some interesting places we would normally stop and investigate but since we would travel out the same route in the morning, we decided to postpone and side trips. The...
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    Nevada Strip AKA Gold Butte National Monument

    Day 2 part 2 After our brief visit to Lakeside Mine we back tracked and turned right on the road leading toward Scanlon Ferry. All I could find in my search about this road was this brief sentence. “Mike Scanlon's Ferry, started in 1881, which was later bought by Tom Gregg, crossed the...
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    Nevada Strip AKA Gold Butte National Monument

    Day 2 – Pushing toward the unknown Rising before the sun is something I relish while exploring. Making a fire, heating water for coffee and enjoying the quiet coolness of a new day, it just doesn’t get much better. Mike has traveled with me on several occasions and knows I like to get an early...
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    Nevada Strip AKA Gold Butte National Monument

    Before I get too far ahead, here is the map and elevations of day 1: Day 2, Part one almost ready. Thanks, Fred Explorer 1
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    Nevada Strip AKA Gold Butte National Monument

    Climbing up the Grand Wash Cliffs via the Savantic Mine trail, will cover that part on day 4 (Tuesday) Thanks, Fred Explorer 1
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    Nevada Strip AKA Gold Butte National Monument

    Day 1 Whittier to Little Finland I’ve always been an early riser and even more so when the morning before daylight involves a start on an off road adventure. At such an early hour, it never fails to amaze me as I leave the greater Los Angeles basin through Cajon Pass, how many cars are on the...
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    Nevada Strip AKA Gold Butte National Monument

    Got back last night, (Thursday). Now for the real challenge......writing up the trip report! For now here are a few pictures in order of the trip. A few trip statics: Total off road miles - 349.5 Average MPG on trip 10.1 Started trip with full 23 gallon main tank and...
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    Nevada Strip AKA Gold Butte National Monument

    The're fuel cells, Roto-Pak.
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    Nevada Strip AKA Gold Butte National Monument

    All set to go tomorrow in the early AM. Thanbks, Fred Explorer 1
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    Nevada Strip AKA Gold Butte National Monument

    Thanks for the heads up, and yes, I have been in this area before: https://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/arizona-strip-64-gallons-later.60286/ https://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/arizona-strip-2016-trip-report.157292/ Thanks, Fred Explorer 1
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    Nevada Strip AKA Gold Butte National Monument

    Been a while since I've posted one of my trips. Lots of interest in the Arizona Strip but little known or written about its next door neighbor, The Nevada Strip. That portion of infrequently visited land bordered on the North by Interstate 15, The east by Arizona, the south, Lake Mead and the...
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    Another two Sportsmobile design failures.

    You're right, its easy to fall in love when your planning on buying one which has the tendency of causing you to view things in a less than accurate light. Thanks, Fred Explorer 1
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