Overland-Off Road Blog
Welcome to my new Blog. I will be writing about trips and adventures that I have taken. Gear that I have. Build of my Jeep. Things that I have bought that I wish I did differently. My YouTube channel have some great install videos, “how To” videos, and trips & trail videos. https://www.youtube.com/expeditionteamoverland
It’s a cool fall morning in Colorado, James and I get an early start to the day. We get on County Road 38 in Castle Rock, Colorado which will join Forest Road 502. Right at the forest service border the road turn from paved to dirt. A-little way into the National Forest, we find aContinue reading “Rampart Range Road, Colorado”
After completing T-33 Crash Trail, James and we start the trek back to Castle Rock. Continueing down Colorado 72, Peaks to Peaks Highway. This is a paved road that winds through the mountains. With the Aspen and other trees almost at peak for the fall foliage, the road is heavily trafficked. The views are breathtaking. Continue reading “Colorado Back Roads & Mofat Tunnel”
We started the day in Castle Rock, Colorado. I am out here is Colorado visiting my friends James and his wife Lauren. James and I are out today exploring Northern Colorado. The original plan was to head into Rocky Mountain National Park and do the Old Cal River Road. Due to forest fires, most ofContinue reading “T-33 Crash Site/Bunce School Road Crash Trail Colorado”
I remove my American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Hi-Lift/Pull-Pal Mount when I’m not using it. I didn’t always. My first one got bent when I forgot to take the Hi-Lift off the Jeep and took it through a car wash. One of the brushes got tangled in the Hi-Lift and pulled the bracket out of alignment. WhenContinue reading “American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Hi-Lift/Pull-Pal Mount”
When I had American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) install their 3.5” suspension, it included an upgraded steering stabilizer. After 19,500 miles on the odometer the steering felt soft, but I didn’t notice any fluid leak, so I couldn’t tell if it was broken. As it turns out, the original boot on the shock had ripped andContinue reading “Steering Stabilizer Replacement”
As you read in my 20,000 Mile Check / Inspection blog, my brakes were at the end of their life. I spent the next few weeks trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I had a few options: 1.) Replace with factory brakes, OR 2.) Go one step further and get the sameContinue reading “Brake Replacement”
The vehicle “snorkel” or “raised air intake” is a dual purpose accessory for vehicles. It was first widely used in North Africa during WWII with the British Royal Army. They used them on their tanks and cars to get cleaner air from above the vehicle, avoiding sand and dust. They are also used for deep waterContinue reading “American expedition Vehicles (AEV) Raised Air Intake-Snorkel”
The Mid-Atlantic Back Country Discovery Route (MABDR) is a 1,080 mile route, that starts in Damascus Virginia, and ends in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. The Back Country Discovery Routes organization had taken the route and divided it into 9 sections. My compadres and I decided to trek sections 6, 7, and 8 – a two day expedition beginningContinue reading “Mid-Atlantic Back Country Discovery Route-Pennsylvania”
Midland Radio is Expedition Team Overland’s first sponsor. They are outfitting the Expedition Team Overland’s Jeeps with all the communications gear the we need on the trail and at camp. TJ and I chose the MXT-400 and Dee chose with the smaller MXT-275; we all have the 6DB Gain Whip Antenna’s with antenna cable; weContinue reading “Midland USA GMRS MXT-400 Communications Radio”
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