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Old 06-18-2018, 12:04 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by Boxster1971 View Post
Greg - just noticed I had a photo of an expedition rig I saw in Alaska.


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Thanks for the photo. Looks nice. On the Expedition Portal forum they have specific threads set aside for posting photos of sightings of expedition trucks. Always interesting to see what shows up...

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Old 06-18-2018, 01:12 AM   #72
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We spend winters in Yucatan. We take a week to get there from Laredo. Most of the folks we meet are European Overlanders, either headed to Uruaguay or Argentina or coming from there. Most popular vehicle is a Toyota pickup with camper shell.

Our interest is increasing road clearance a few inches. There are topes (speed bumps) in some towns in Mexico that a 2002 190 Roadtrek Versatile cannot Cross at any speed without scrapping and eventually cracking fiberglass (Palenque and San Cristobal de las Casas in particular). Raising 2 would probably be sufficient. We have 415 W of solar (perhaps 80 pounds) and are curious how increasing road clearance would affect handling.

To be noted that 1000 km of gravel in Labrador proved irksome since it was greatly potholed on the Labrador Coast Highway

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Old 06-26-2018, 06:37 PM   #73
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An off-pavement reminder that it's not a good idea to take a whale onto the back roads. This thing could have six wheel drive and I don't think that could compensate for the fact that it was way too heavy for that road and those conditions. It you want to skip the preamble, start the vid around the 5 minute mark.


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