Overland free for all thread

Discussion in 'Overlanding / Off-Road' started by Strigidae, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. ozbushy

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    In my own experiences the hard types is superior to the role type which tend to bunch up under the tyres in use. I believe the ADF and American military use the maxtraxx.
    Never used them exactly like this.
     
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  2. Strigidae

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    Tred has a lifetime warranty which sold me on them. Not sure about the other companies.

    There is a youtuber, Ronnie Dahl, that reviewed quite a few of them on the beach and i think the hard types were the best.
     
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  3. Andy the Aussie

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    Yeah the Maxtraxx are getting traction out here :p;):D with many groups as oz says the ADF have been acquiring them and are impressed. I will end up with a set eventually, best mate and my Godson both have sets so I can also sponge off them... ;)

    I had a set of folding ones an dthey were crap....in fact the are actually below the rear tyres in this pic....

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    ...and remain there today..!!
     
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    So these are for after you've used every floor mat in the truck, any unnecessary pieces of interior, random logs or 2×4s? Cool. I like having options.
     
  5. Strigidae

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    Ha ha! Ive not been in that situation yet. Hopefully ill be wise enough to use these first but its the woods and what happens there stays there.
     
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    The sign on the back says Baby in Boot.
     

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    Spotted these while out in town with my young bloke. Nice visual comparison for the 3 I thought 20170925_113339.jpg
     
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    Not just day hikes but multi-day hikes too.
     
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    PowerTank!
     
  10. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    I take it you're not married.
     
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    Lol. Only for 18 years. I want something I can control.
     
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  12. Strigidae

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    Got three boxes from amazon of wife purchased cooking supplies for the car camping trips. I think she went a little overboard. I do like the "lightweight" stove though. Thatll be handy.
     
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    Stri.... don't ever discourage them buying any outdoor gear...even if it is useless....it allos you to maintain the moral high ground when shopping.... ;)
     
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    Youre right. Absolutely right.
     
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    Canopy project is delayed until the roof rack gets installed. No sense making it for the current stock one and then again once we get the full size one. Too bad. I wanted to use it for an upcoming event.
     
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    Smart choice. The factory roof rack on 4Runners plain suck. The Gobi rack is the last thing I'd give up on our 4Runner.
     
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    On my 2005 and similar vehicles the max weight on a OEM rack was about 150 pounds. When I see people put a 70 pound steel basket on top of the factory rack I know they will have issues when offroading with a lot of junk in the basket.

    My rack was from African Outback (no longer imported) but the Cheetah (sold in US) series is very close. I added nutserts in the 4Runner's roof for two more mounting points for the rails to give me a total of six. Factory rack has only 4.

    A lot of gear can be strapped down on the rack. It has slots for captive square nuts to attach rails, brackets, tie down points and so on. Here is a light load

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    Is that a statue next to the jerry cans?
     
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    Carries his birdbath everywhere
     
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    Y'all are just jealous. If you won a major award you'd take it everywhere too.

     
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