Hard sided is nice. One downside with this design is in inclement weather it seems like the panel goes down into the sleeping area and the entire thing opens up. One reason I RTT is when it's snowy or rainy out and that would dump everything into the tent and on all your bedding?
Gaia has been glitching out a lot more for me lately. 90% of the time I drop waypoints they just don't show up after saving. All other old waypoints will be there, but new ones wont. Then randomly they'll decide to start showing.
I got to see these in person at their warehouse in Seattle. I think my biggest takeaway for the awning was that it closes into a hard-case instead of a bag. Much slicker look and probably more rugged. Unsure what the weight trade off is.
Additionally they have a similar tent in prototyping-...
Someone's EV requirements might be greater than an ICE due to the (current) increased risk associated with running out of charge when on a trail. An ICE might only get 300mi, but for remote travel you could bring additional fuel where that is not really possible right now.
I know this thread...
Ehh he's fabbing up stuff because it doesn't exist and then putting it out there for others if they need it. If he wants to charge a few bucks for all the R&D then what's the harm in that? You can buy a 3D printer for like $250 and if you have a lot of custom work then it could be worth it. I've...
For some additional perspective:
property lines and ownership info
public land lines and info
having all USFS landmarks on or hidden
topo or satellite or old USFS or new USFS or a million other
24/36/72hr snow forecast
Trailforks - biking routes
USFS Roads & Trails - forest roads and hiking...
2020 4Runner + 3" lift + 33" Duratrac tires + roof rack
>20 mpg on freeway at 55-60
>16-17ish in town short drives
>12-16 when trail driving/camping
I've been tracking since I bought the vehicle new and have all my data! Going over 65 impacts the fuel economy immensely I found. V^2 and all that.
I've definitely cold weather camped and forgotten my sleeping bag, those were rough nights!
One thing I had wished I'd packed, and have since started to pack, was tea. It's nice to have a warm drink at camp!
That looks fantastic- I like how you were able to retain your stock rear bumper. I've seen some similar set-ups, and it's easier on some vehicles than others. If you get a chance, could you post more pics of how the tire carrier is set-up, mounted, and holes were cut in the bumper cover?
Nothing creepier than having someone roll into a dispersed (wild) campsite in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere. I can't imagine having an entire squad of people pull an operation around my sleeping vehicle! Sounds like you handled it as well as you could, and in my humble...
I get it, I used to have a project off-roader and a daily and ended up consolidating into one vehicle to do both that was newer. I was tired of the unreliability and effort and wanted something that I could just use.
Upside: reliable and still useable
Downside: not old and unique. The "crusty...