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Month: March 2017

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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Hiking Cantwell Cliffs (Hocking Hills, Ohio)

Hiking Cantwell Cliffs (Hocking Hills, Ohio)

This past weekend had a split personality. Saturday was cold and started with snow while Sunday was in the 60s and warm. This worked out for us fairly well since we had our CPR re-certification to do on Saturday and were stuck inside for much of the day. Sunday would so nice that we wanted to make the most of the weather by getting outside. Our destination would be the Cantwell Cliffs for a hike. While part of the Hocking…

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This week’s Project Ehu update (3/3/17)

This week’s Project Ehu update (3/3/17)

A fair amount of this week’s progress on the overland trailer wasn’t in things you can actually see. Instead, I put some effort into ordering several parts that would soon be holding us up and figured out some things that I wasn’t sure on. For example, I knew we needed tail lights and a way to hold the spare tire in place but hadn’t actually put much thought into how that would actually work. As you will soon see, I…

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