Klondike gets some roof rack cross bars!

Klondike gets some roof rack cross bars!

Our intention all along with Klondike has been to be more of an overlanding and longer exploring trip type of rig. Even so, we have found ourselves in situations that we think may put the KL Cherokee’s limited ground clearance and lower approach/departure angles to the test. A good way to help with these situations is to build ramps or bridges over things and our Maxtrax are certainly up to this task. This said, we currently only have mounts on…

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Project Ehu – Ready for Adventure!

Project Ehu – Ready for Adventure!

That’s right! Our overland trailer project is coming to a close…. at least the first phase of it. We know it’s been a long time since our last update, but frankly we struggled with stopping progress for the sake of posting what progress had been made and instead decided to keep moving forward. With that being said, a video of where we are now was the best way to make an update. As mentioned in the video, we did initially…

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Ehu is ready to be weighed!

Ehu is ready to be weighed!

We knew the reassembly would go much faster than the process to get to that point, but even we were amazed at just how fast. In fact, so much has changed that we thought it was time for an update in spite of the fact that it hasn’t even been a full week since our last. If you remember from our last post, we last left off with the floor being set in and sealed. If you missed that post…

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Project Ehu Update (3/29/17)

Project Ehu Update (3/29/17)

After a series of weekly updates on our overland trailer project “Ehu”, we skipped one last Friday. This was largely because most of the week we were going backwards, if anything, in preparation for paint and there really wasn’t much to share. In fact, the only additions that were made were the safety chain, front jack mount, and some tabs for lights. Having said this, we have received several messages and emails inquiring about where we stood and if an…

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Klondike is one step closer to hitting harder trails!

Klondike is one step closer to hitting harder trails!

A full review is on the way, but Klondike finally got her winch mounted and is one step closer to harder trails. This winch was originally on Lil-Punkin’ but was removed as part of the negotiations in the sale. It worked out since the Warn M8000 is one of the only winches that will work in the very limited space the KL offers. The job isn’t quite done as there are still a few changes I will be making to…

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Project EHU Update (3/17/17)

Project EHU Update (3/17/17)

I made a bunch of progress this week, the largest part being over the weekend while Mrs. SSS was away being wilderness first-aid trained and certified. Apparently, she wants to keep us around and alive in the backcountry. 😛 Saturday morning I started to figure out how I was going to mount the Maxtrax to the trailer. I had already put a bit of thought into this and put the spread of the horizontal cross bars inline with the hole spread of…

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…by simply selecting “avoid highways” on my navigation

…by simply selecting “avoid highways” on my navigation

I just wanted to make a quick share on some pretty cool spots I found today in between my morning and afternoon appointments. How? Well, I simply selected “avoid highways” on my navigation! That’s it… well, almost it… I did divert onto a dirt road, but I could see it was actually a cut through to where I was headed. After I turned onto it, it became the suggested path. All it cost me was 15 minutes extra drive time! #Winning!…

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Getting Dirty ready for Spring!

Getting Dirty ready for Spring!

It’s been since mid November that we last made an update on Dirty. This is partly because we are nearing the end of her build (for now) but largely due to the fact we just don’t do much with her over the winter. Ohio roads normally see lots of salt and we just prefer to leave her inside when there isn’t a good reason to have her out. While we went into winter with some thoughts of doing some snow…

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Project Ehu update (3/10/17)

Project Ehu update (3/10/17)

Just like that another week has passed and it’s time for another update on the overlanding trailer. I’ll begin with the upper load bars; we had been back and forth on whether we were going to put them on or not. The aluminum bars that the tent will mount with would’ve spanned the primary (outer) rails but I didn’t like the clamps being this far to the outside of the trailer and going this direction. The final push to us…

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JT pushed into late 2019

JT pushed into late 2019

It looks like the new Jeep Wrangler pickup (JT) has been pushed into late 2019. This is a significant delay from the original ’18 goal. While this news was mostly skirted around in a recent article from  The Detroit News. It read as though the main reasoning is either budgetary with recent spending outlay on the Toledo Assembly Complex upgrades or simply timing with all their focus on the much anticipated JL Wrangler release. Don’t let this little one-liner scare you…

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