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Group Overland Trip


Where are you wanting to go?

  • Texas Hill Country

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  • K-Trail

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daniel3507

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I don't know who all is familiar with overlanding, but its basically traveling to remote places with off road vehicles. Its more about the journey and adventure than the destination. Its like a road trip that's almost entirely off road and you camp instead of staying in hotels. Over the past couple years I've become very interested in this, especially after following Travis's build thread and reading his website, safaripacific.com. I know our fall meeting kind of fell apart so I figured if this idea had a chance, we need to plan way in advance. I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in a 2 or 3 day overlanding trip on the K-Trail? This is a popular trip on other forums and people always seem to have a blast. It stretches all the way from Clayton, OK to Hot Springs ,AR. For this trip though the plan is to end at Mena, AR which is about 100 miles. The place. It is currently scheduled for Saturday morning, March 17.

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Sounds like fun. I have been thinking of something similar. I have heard of trails in NW Arkansas near Cass. I want to spend a day traveling (Cass is only 3-4 hours from the house) and running up a trail till I/we find a good, secluded camp site. Once there, we would set up a base camp and spend the next day(s) wheeling, fishing and chilling. The final day we break camp and travel home.
This could easily be done on a three day weekend allotting the middle day for fun time.
On a personal note, my truck isn’t ready for any traveling (much less a full day of wheeling) right now. The 3.0 is tired. I have a 4.0 which I hope to swap in early next spring. After that, I would still need an 8.8” rear to be comfortable. I’m shooting for next summer on the rear end. The Ranger still wouldn’t exactly be “finished” at that point but I could at least take it on a light(ish) excursion.
Once my truck is ready (and after some serious kissing up to my wife) either type of adventure sounds like a good time to me.
 

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Glad to see there is some interest in the idea. Ive never heard of the area youre talking about. I'll have to look into it.
 

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I'd be interested, I just need to get more trail ready
 

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That sounds bad ass!
 

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Believe me, Im the least trail ready of all haha.
You may not be trail ready, but I see you being chauffered around in that Raptor. Its ready:icon_thumby:. Lol
 

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You may not be trail ready, but I see you being chauffered around in that Raptor. Its ready:icon_thumby:. Lol
Hahaha. True, but its time for the ranger to get its turn haha.

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Ive seen you around town. Lol.
 

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Ive seen you around town. Lol.
Next time honk and acted pissed off. I'll have some fun with her and make her feel she did something wrong haha.

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I would have, but I was in chevys at the time and I was embarrassed. My lil state truck is a colorado and I try not to advertise that Im in it.

This idea should go over well. Steves B2 is trail tested and approved. Uno's B2 looks ready for overland. Frank is a scout leader. Id have to decide betw the F150 & B2.

When are you wanting to do this
 

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I was just kind of thinking anytime everyone is ready and able to go. I wasnt thinking anytime soon really. Maybe spring or so.
 

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I was planning to use the B2 for trips and build a camper out of a Ranger bed with a shell to match it. Vanessa and I love to travel. We'd like to actually go cross country, but not sure if I want to go that far in a B2. Thought about putting a shell on the F-150 and head west.

Believe it or not, we're even considering buying an older Chevy Suburban and building it to be able to go cross country and sleep in. We went to the junk yard and measured the inside of a bunch of vehicles and took in to consideration cost and ease to work on (which ruled out any vans due to the motor placement) and decided on a Chevy Suburban. The Expedition was a close second, but doesn't have enough room behind the second row seats for me to sleep like the Suburban does.

The other idea was to stretch the frame on an extended cab Ranger and add a 7-foot Ranger bed and cap for a camper, or dumping the bed and adding a box that was a camper similar to the Unicats.

Unfortunately, the Suburban would be the cheaper way to go. Another nice feature is not having to exit the vehicle to get in to the camper section.
 

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I've been interested in this, too. I used to do that for a living actually, except with guns and shit. Sleep under the stars, though. You don't need to sleep in a vehicle. Or we do it in lifted canned-ham trailers.
 


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