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ARB Simpson Series II Roof Top Tent

ARB Simpson Series II Roof Top Tent

UPDATE: ARB has released a new version of the tent, keep reading here for my experience with the Simpson II then go HERE to read about the Simpson Series III
We recently had a chance to get one last weekend of camping in.  We were heading east to the Naches River Valley to participate in a Backroad Drivers Northwest tour.  This tour was of the Clemen Mountain (ridge) area just east of the Naches River and the town of Nile.  The …

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Installing a Safari Snorkel on an ’87 FJ60

Installing a Safari Snorkel on an ’87 FJ60

I recently installed a Safari Snorkel on my 1987 FJ60 Land Cruiser. The snorkel can be found and East Olympia Cruisers. If you are a TLCA member , be sure to mention it to get 10% off.
It was a straight forward installation easily following the supplied instructions.  This kit is designed in Australia and fits all 60 series Land Cruisers including the 2H and 12HT diesels as well as the 3FE powered FJ62.  Slight modification of the instructions is …

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Off-road Tent Trailer Build, Part 2

Off-road Tent Trailer Build, Part 2

Now that the trailer has been completed and test I thought I would finish up the trailer build with some finished pictures, a recap of features and parts used as well as a summary of the trailers performance.
We recently completed a 1625 mile trip (about 100 miles on dirt/gravel roads) to Idaho.  The full write-up is HERE.
The only changes I need to do to the trailer is to change the axle from spring under to spring over.  Once fully loaded …

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Owyhee Sheep Camp Expedition, Part 3

Owyhee Sheep Camp Expedition, Part 3

After our two nights at Boni Spring we decided we would visit Silver City before heading north to find our last campsite of the trip. After a hearty breakfast of corned beef hash and eggs we broke camp. While David and I finished packing everything into the trailer and truck Mom took Farron for a walk down the road. I guess it took us a while to finish loading as we found Mom and Farron nearly a mile down the …

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