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  1. Se7en62

    Driven Over Land - Short Film

    A 26-minute overland adventure through the Colorado backcountry with Driven Over Land and our trio of Mitsubishi Monteros. Join us for 8-days, 11 epic passes, and 7 remote camps in 6 nat'l forests. I hope y'all enjoy our short film. It was a ton of work and is our first attempt at capturing the...
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    Driven Over Land - Short Film

    Many of you have seen this, some maybe haven't. I just never thought about posting the video here before, but I know I should have. ExPo is where I gained so much knowledge when I was first getting organized in this lifestyle. Anyhow, enjoy! To those who have been following my BUILD THREAD...
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    Montero Milestones: Labor Day on Padre Island

    Here's a quick look at our Labor Day weekend exploring Padre Island National Seashore in our Montero. Padre Island is the world's longest barrier island and stretches 113 miles from near Mexico to Corpus Christi, Texas, but in the 1960's the federal government dredged a cut to Port Mansfield at...
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    Montero Milestones: 9 days; 2,800 miles; 3 states; 7 national forests; and 9 alpine passes.

    Last month, my wife and I met up with some friends in Colorado to explore over 600 miles of backroads, alpine passes, and 4x4 trails over a 9 day stint, making 7 remote camps across the state. We followed the same BDR we completed last year, but this year we took our time and explored more...
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    Solid Gold to Rusted Steel - Our Solo Trip on Colorado's 675-mile BDR

    Hey y'all, I just thought I'd share this with everyone. Jeepers International published my article recapping our solo-adventure along the 675-mile Colorado Backroad Discovery Route. Here's the link to that article if you're interested...
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    Se7en62's '99 Montero Gen 2.5 Overland Build & Adventures

    [Follow along on Instagram @overland_pajero] I've had this Montero --> Pajero in my garage for about a month now so I figured I'd put together another build thread since things are starting to rock and roll. After my wife and I spent some time in our XJ traveling around Texas and the...
  7. Se7en62

    Seeking Direction - Searching for the "Right" Gen 2.5 Monty

    I've always been a fan of the Gen 1, 2, and especially 2.5 styling. This last year I converted my decades of "road tripping" and "camping" into the cumulative hobby of "overlanding" by building an XJ and hitting the trail. When my wife started asking for more space for our big Akbash Dog I...
  8. Se7en62

    RTT's and Large Breed Dogs - How Do You Cope?

    I'm new to RTT ownership and have learned the majority of what I know from these forums. Now I have a question for those of you with a large dog: What do you do with your pup when you're camping short term with just the RTT and no annex? We have a CVT Mt. Shasta Extended RTT on our Jeep (XJ)...
  9. Se7en62

    Odd Combo? CVT RTT on Top Hat Rack

    Alright, so I have a CVT Mt. Shasta Extended Pioneer RTT and I'm looking to mount it on the roof of my '97 XJ. I just ordered an Olympic4x4 Top Hat roof rack from Quadratec, which Olympic4x4 states has a 300lb weight capacity. Three-hundred pounds seems really conservative for a steel roof...
  10. Se7en62

    FS: Danner Light Pioneer Hiking boots - Size 11 EE - $400

    Brand New In Box. These are a limited production that's mostly sold out now. They were $430 from PYS, so I'd like to get $400 SHIPPED. They're Size 11 EE, which is "Wide" in Danner speak, but they fit like a Regular 12. I wear a 12 in Nike and a 12 in Salomon and these fit perfectly. I just...
  11. Se7en62

    1997 Cherokee XJ "GROOT" Overland Build

    Welcome to my build thread. My name is Stefan and I'm from Hutto, Texas, on the outskirts of Austin and this is "GROOT." I picked up this '97 XJ in Houston on Friday, 2/3/17. When I found my (1st) Jeep on Craigslist the picture (below) was used. - I think it's pretty obvious that there's a tree...
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    New Jeep Based Explorer from TX - Howdy!

    Howdy y'all! I'm located in Hutto, TX, on the outskirts of Austin. Glad to be here! I'm new to this site, but not to adventure. This will be my first dedicated overland rig, based on a 1997 Cherokee XJ 4-Door. I got lucky when searching and came across a 5-Speed Manual, 4.0L, in my favorite...
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