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  1. BigDaveZJ

    My wranglers steering is too sensitive, help!

    This is a spammer, notice the "link" at the end of his post.
  2. BigDaveZJ

    New GMRS Handheld Two-Way Radios Now Available

    For completion's sake, I got an email overnight saying my license was granted. Less than 48 hours from application to receiving the license.
  3. BigDaveZJ

    New GMRS Handheld Two-Way Radios Now Available

    What's the usual turnaround time on the GMRS license? Have a couple of the Midland radios at home and waiting for my license to go through so I can test them out a bit.
  4. BigDaveZJ

    2019 Grand Cherokee SLOW Build

    Personally, I'd spend time in Ouray/Silverton/Lake City before Telluride. The town as a whole generally looks down their noses at the 4x4 community. A buddy of mine took his WK2 with us to Moab a few years ago. I think there you will spend more time on "dirt roads" and less on trails. It...
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    2019 Grand Cherokee SLOW Build

    The WK2 is a surprisingly capable vehicle. Ground clearance and articulation aren't the best, but we took ours all over Ouray and Silverton. Only trail we didn't do was Poughkeepsie. But if your wife won't do Hell's Revenge, I'm guessing she won't be up for Black Bear! Great highway manners...
  6. BigDaveZJ

    wind power

    We're somewhat protected from the wind where we're at, had planned on a decently tall pole. And it's windy enough down there where the max wind speed that the turbine is rated to is certainly a concern. The area sees wind over 40mph somewhat regularly. We don't need a ton of output from since...
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    wind power

    Looking at using wind to supplement my solar setup. It's not really an expedition rig, but I have the HF 100w solar panel kit for 5th wheel and am thinking about adding a small wind setup. The area we primarily camp in can get windy and I figured that would be a good way to bring in a little...
  8. BigDaveZJ

    Tactical Notebook Covers Binders

    I'd rather have one of these.
  9. BigDaveZJ

    FYI: Camp Chef Triton 5L portable camp water heater and shower on sale... and more!

    I've been meaning to come back to this post and thank you for posting it. We've been in the market for one of the changing rooms and the sale price was the tipping point so we ordered it. Thanks!
  10. BigDaveZJ

    Question on Garmin Inreach

    This is what I do with my InReach as well. The InReach battery is pretty good on its own, but if you can run vehicle power that's even better. I mount the InReach to the windshield with a Ram mount with built in power adapter. I also keep the paired cell phone plugged in and mounted with a...
  11. BigDaveZJ

    XJ/ZJ as budget off roader

    The biggest thing I would suggest when buying a unibody rig for wheeling is to buy one that has not already been wheeled extensively. The unibody is the main drawback to these rigs and eventually it will become a problem if you're running 33's or larger and truly wheeling it. It is WAY easier...
  12. BigDaveZJ

    Using a Yeti backwards?

    Anecdotal evidence here. I was running the snowblower in my driveway a couple years ago, subzero temps and my beer started to freeze just sitting in the can. Not a light beer either, 8% ABV. For the next can, I put it in one of the Yeti colsters, and it didn't freeze. Or maybe I just drank...
  13. BigDaveZJ

    m416 rebuild question

    I swapped out the original axle in my M416 for a 3,500lb axle with electric brakes. Sure it'd be nice to have the parking brake, but I've gotten by just fine for 8-9 years without it just using wheel chocks. Granted I'm a pretty big dude and have no problems moving my trailer around even when...
  14. BigDaveZJ

    Love the Smittybuilt Scout trailer for my RTT, but I don't go off-road. What are my options?

    What is the tow vehicle? And overlanding is really just fancy car camping, so I wouldn't be too worried about something designed for "overlanding." You certainly don't need an Adventure Trailer or the like, but the SmittyBuilt would probably be a good option for you.
  15. BigDaveZJ

    Need your input on the best way to transport a Generator

    That is a LOT of generator to take camping. I used to take a 2000 watt with a 28' travel trailer and it ran everything but the a/c. If a few of you are looking for a ways to keep batteries/phones/maybe even a small fridge going I would just bring some solar panels. Quieter and WAY easier to pack.
  16. BigDaveZJ

    TX-NM-AZ-CA-NV-UT-CO-WY-SD-NE-OK-TX, July 2018

    I've done Black Bear quite a few times so I'm familiar with the area, just wanted to make sure you were as well. Have fun on your trip! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  17. BigDaveZJ

    TX-NM-AZ-CA-NV-UT-CO-WY-SD-NE-OK-TX, July 2018

    Can't quite tell for sure from your itinerary, but it looks like you may be planning on running Black Bear from west to east. Black Bear is a one-way trail only, and is run from east to west.
  18. BigDaveZJ

    Grand Slam West (Moab) Cancelled - 2018

    Hack, sounds like it was a Grand Slam Southwest (GSSW) that you did in AZ, probably with Kevin and crew? What's your name? I've been to every GSW since 2001 so I'm sure we've met or at least know some common people. There are some of the newer ones being built, but we never really had any...
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    Grand Slam West (Moab) Cancelled - 2018

    Nothing has been posted on the GSW Facebook page since that announcement was made, I'm the admin of the FB page and was a long time member of the Planner's Committee for GSW. I'll probably be shutting the FB page down at some point here soon. It's a weird feeling right now as this is normally...