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Old 12-04-2017, 05:38 PM   #111
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This month we learned how to get stuck in sand (and how to get back on the road), we improved the design of our overhead cabinet and we tested for you the best-bench-with-a-view-ever.

New for this month: we're introducing our "Favorite Trails"!

Third Month on the Road: Lessons Learned, Van Report, Tales from the Road & Favorite Trails | FarOutRide



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Old 12-11-2017, 12:16 AM   #112
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We finally made a list of "must-have gear" that we've been testing since we live full time in the van. Are we missing anything?

Campervan Must-Have Gear | FarOutRide



Happy Holidays!
Isabelle and Antoine
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:28 PM   #113
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Default Winter preps!

It's time. We've been chasing the SUN for the last few months, we're ready to chase the SNOW from now on! Let's drive north! But before we do, we have a few improvements to turn the van into the ultimate powderchasing machine! Let's get to work! This week, home is where the building supplies are...

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Old 12-27-2017, 03:29 PM   #114
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Default Thule / Konig XG-12 PRO Snow Chains

Carrying snow chains is something we got really good at, but it would be wise to get better at putting them on! Indeed, it requires a little bit of practice and doing it under the Arizona winter is much more enjoyable than under the blizzard.

We consider snow chains a safety device rather than a gizmo, so we splurged on a set of high-quality Thule / Konig XG-12 PRO snow chains. With their patented system, they're simple to install and don't require to move the vehicle during installation, nice! Here is our "home-made" installation/removal guide along with our thoughts on them:

http://faroutride.com/thule-snow-chains-review/

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Old 12-29-2017, 01:37 PM   #115
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Default Propex HS2000 Installation

Follow-up on the Webasto issues: it's still running fine, but it seems to take more pump clicks before firing up. Or maybe I'm just going crazy with this.

Anyway, here is the situation: we've been 3 months on the road chasing the sun and in exactly 2 weeks, we take a major 180 degrees turn and drive north to chase the snow. Who knows if these issues will come back or not? The call of snow is way, way too strong. We've been planning this trip for years... let's fix this:

http://faroutride.com/propex-install/




We now have a good heater backup plan, we couldn't be more excited to go snowboarding!!
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:42 PM   #116
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Default Nature's Head Composting Toilet Review

The Nature’s Head composting toilet really made living full time in the van much, much more enjoyable. We’ve been using it full time since September 2017, so it’s time to have a discussion about this relieving device!

http://faroutride.com/natures-head-review/



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Old 01-24-2018, 01:42 PM   #117
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Default Fourth Month on the Road

This month we party on the Strip in Las Vegas (not), we watch the Geminid meteor shower from the Grand Canyon, we ride steep lines in Flagstaff, we slowly enjoy Sedona and we get the van ready for chasing the snow!

http://faroutride.com/fourth-month/




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Old 01-25-2018, 02:12 PM   #118
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Your fly-around videos are fantastic!
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Old 01-25-2018, 02:30 PM   #119
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"Unfortunately we couldn’t make it to the North Rim because there is a big gap in between"

DUH, that's what hiking boots are for. A truly memorable experience.
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Your fly-around videos are fantastic!
Thanks! The Mavic Pro Drone makes it easy with the automatic pilot on...

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"Unfortunately we couldn’t make it to the North Rim because there is a big gap in between"

DUH, that's what hiking boots are for. A truly memorable experience.
Actually, the North Rim was closed for the season, but we did walk to the bottom of the Canyon. It's so huge, it's hard to really seize the scale of that thing !
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