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Unread 02-01-2012, 05:51 AM   #91
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Bump that other thread dirrected me here, thanks
armyRN, I want that light weight trailer.

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Unread 02-01-2012, 06:45 AM   #92
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Couple of thoughts to add. I carry a 5 gal Jerry can for gas but really don't like picking it up and trying to pour through the cheap spouts that are now available for unleaded gas. Instead I use a super siphon hose from Lowes and leave the can in the rack. Works great and this 58 y/o does not have to lift and hold a messy can. A few shakes on the hose and it siphons well.
Two spare tires thoughts: I carry an on board air compressor, and a cheap 12v pump for a back up. I carry a good tire repair kit (about $40) also. A couple spare valve stems and cores, and I usually can fix or keep something flat related going until I get home or to a larger town.
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Unread 02-01-2012, 07:13 AM   #93
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Couple of thoughts to add. I carry a 5 gal Jerry can for gas but really don't like picking it up and trying to pour through the cheap spouts that are now available for unleaded gas. Instead I use a super siphon hose from Lowes and leave the can in the rack. Works great and this 58 y/o does not have to lift and hold a messy can. A few shakes on the hose and it siphons well.
Two spare tires thoughts: I carry an on board air compressor, and a cheap 12v pump for a back up. I carry a good tire repair kit (about $40) also. A couple spare valve stems and cores, and I usually can fix or keep something flat related going until I get home or to a larger town.
That is about the best idea I have ever heard when dealing with these new crappy can nozzles. Thank you for sharing this.
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Unread 02-01-2012, 02:19 PM   #94
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Bump that other thread dirrected me here, thanks
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Thanks. If you can wrench on a Jeep you can easily replicate this trailer. A buddy and I plan on taking my other Jeep (a TJ) and this trailer to Alaska this summer. We'll be taking the ferry (in May - already bought our tickets) from Bellingham WA to Haines, Alaska, then driving (750 miles) to Anchorage, and then basically up towards Fairbanks, then heading east to Canada, and then heading south back to WA camping and sightseeing along the way (approximately 2500 miles from Anchorage to back home in Olympia). We'll be sticking to main roads, but any chances we have to get off the beaten path we'll take it.

I need to change out the hitch so I've got more flexibility (another trailer project).

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Unread 02-01-2012, 03:28 PM   #95
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...Haines, Alaska, then driving (750 miles) to Anchorage, and then basically up towards Fairbanks...
Be prepared for broken headlights and a dinged windshield. You might put rock guards on the headlights but you can't do much about the rock magnet we call a windshield.
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Unread 02-01-2012, 04:08 PM   #96
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Be prepared for broken headlights and a dinged windshield. You might put rock guards on the headlights but you can't do much about the rock magnet we call a windshield.
Good point. I've got rock guards on the headlights already (but I'll pack a spare bulb or two just in case). Nothing I can do for the windshield - it just might end up being part of the price of admission to Alaska. We'll see. Fortunately Jeep windshields are flat and cheap(er) to replace (I've already replaced it once).
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Unread 02-01-2012, 04:33 PM   #97
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Two tips for armyrn. Get a copy of the Milepost book before you go. Incredible, current detail of the roads. And try to set aside a couple hours in Fairbanks to go to the University and tour the museum there. Worth it.
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Unread 02-01-2012, 06:18 PM   #98
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Oh yeah, everyone has been telling me about the Milepost book. I've got it, and everything everyone has said about it is true - awesome reference book. It's one of the books I like to pull out when I'm sitting down to read.

And we'll definitely be planning to spend a good day in Fairbanks.
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Unread 02-06-2012, 12:28 PM   #99
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Still like this thread while mine needs to go into the woods for a few days. For lost people it might take a little more to be full expedition.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 12:52 AM   #100
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I am in the same boat as you my friend. I also work Search and Rescue. I am running a 33in tire but moving to 35's soon.

A SEARCH AND RESCUE rig must be set up with the best of both worlds.

It's great seeing another SAR member here on the forum.

Are you a paid SAR team member?
No i dont get paid to do SAR Im full time Army I just help out when ever I can.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 06:56 AM   #101
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Cant believe Lo2aY hasn't chimed in yet. He's got an awesome LJ and actually explores with it.

I hope he doesn't mind me posting pics of his rig

Check out his thread for more pics and info

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Unread 02-07-2012, 07:59 AM   #102
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yep, those lights make that rig HARDCORE!
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Unread 02-07-2012, 11:22 AM   #103
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Lo2aY Has the perfect setup for an Overland Build. I'm glad their is finally a thread for expedition builds.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 01:49 PM   #104
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Great thread. Lots of info. This is the direction I am heading with my trail jeep. Have an old m416 that I have been building. Have to finish the trailer. Been thinkin about putting a little 2000lb atv winch under back bumper of the trailer. Just in case the trails get to tight I can pull the trailer around an obstacle. Still need to build a lid for it also. Also small cargo carrier on top of trailer for wood.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #105
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I'm in the same storage predicament as everyone else, it seems. I almost thought about keeping my hardtop just to have rack-space on top of it...but I'd honestly rather pull a trailer than put more weight way up high on my TJ. Now I just have to afford the trailer...maybe if the hardtop sells I'll have some funds to get started with.

Awesome info on the thread. My only edit to it, at this point: always carry some firepower.
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