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post #41 of 72 (permalink) Old 12-12-2016, 02:30 PM
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Looks like Expedition Overland is hosting a giveaway. Light bars, Maxtrax, wench's, tires and other XO goodies.

Click the link I posted here and submit an entry for the prize. Also clicking the link helps out my chances too!

https://contest.fbapp.io/xoverlandch...from=user_link

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post #42 of 72 (permalink) Old 03-05-2017, 06:22 PM
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So not to beat a dead horse, I'm looking at working some overlanding capabilities in to my truck. I saw another thread previously of someone putting a second battery in front of the airbox just behind the headlight. Has anyone considering loading a battery up on its side under the coolant overflow tank? It looks to me like there would be a ton of room under that tank. Anyone tried this yet? I am still waiting on BW to make his bumper available so that I can purchase his and a winch to fill out the front end. Has anyone looked integrating a front bumper with good approach angle into a system like super skidz so as to create a near smooth undercarriage?
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^^^ That was my original plan. To put something the size of a Hawker or Odyssey PC680 side mounted with the terminals inboard under the coolant reservoir.

Upon getting into fitting and further planning I decided that a bed mounted battery was better for me so I went that route.

The smaller battery you'd need to fit in that location would most likely just be useable as an emergency starter battery since they don't have a lot of ah storage.
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I would love to do that with the wife. Sounds like a crap load of fun.


Anybody interested in putting a crew together? I mean once we all get our rigs made up?

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I would love to do that with the wife. Sounds like a crap load of fun.


Anybody interested in putting a crew together? I mean once we all get our rigs made up?
Yeah I'm completely about that. I'm on the East coast in central florida, so not much down here for me to do aside from Ocala, but sometime in the next few years I wanna tackle the Dalton Highway during late spring time to avoid the mosquito's and maybe see some snow.
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Yeah I'm completely about that. I'm on the East coast in central florida, so not much down here for me to do aside from Ocala, but sometime in the next few years I wanna tackle the Dalton Highway during late spring time to avoid the mosquito's and maybe see some snow.
I'm in Ocala. ONF has it's pleasures.

Citrus is also a very fun WMA to explore. I'll try to remember to PM you the next time we go out there.
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I'm thinking about getting an undercover ridgelander. My bed will be my sleeping area and the spare tire will be placed on top somewhere.

Anyone have experience with undercover products?



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I'm thinking about getting an undercover ridgelander. My bed will be my sleeping area and the spare tire will be placed on top somewhere.

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You plan on sleeping under the bedcover? Not sure how exactly this set up would accommodate sleeping. Maybe a RTT on top of the bed cover and spare in the bed would be more efficient.
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I'm thinking about getting an undercover ridgelander. My bed will be my sleeping area and the spare tire will be placed on top somewhere.

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Yeah, like @goleee33 said, there are better solutions. One of the other threads here in the offroading section I discuss a possible solution by welding up a rack that will fit around a soft-topper which is likely what i'll end up doing whenever i get around to learning how to weld and such.
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I'm in Ocala. ONF has it's pleasures.

Citrus is also a very fun WMA to explore. I'll try to remember to PM you the next time we go out there.
Awesome, yeah that'd be great. I've been out to citrus twice and had a lot of fun. Need to get some skid plates before I start going out too much. Already ripped off the factory plastic "Skid" out there at citrus.


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Awesome, yeah that'd be great. I've been out to citrus twice and had a lot of fun. Need to get some skid plates before I start going out too much. Already ripped off the factory plastic "Skid" out there at citrus.





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You plan on sleeping under the bedcover? Not sure how exactly this set up would accommodate sleeping. Maybe a RTT on top of the bed cover and spare in the bed would be more efficient.


That would definitely be ideal and if I start doing multi night trips that's what I'll do but for now I'm really looking to see if anyone has had any encounters with undercover. I'm new to this stuff so I'm not sure if this is a reputable company or not. From what I've found they seem good?

I have a travel trailer so my overlanding will be kept to single night trips at most but I do love getting out there and exploring.


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That would definitely be ideal and if I start doing multi night trips that's what I'll do but for now I'm really looking to see if anyone has had any encounters with undercover. I'm new to this stuff so I'm not sure if this is a reputable company or not. From what I've found they seem good?

I have a travel trailer so my overlanding will be kept to single night trips at most but I do love getting out there and exploring.


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I have one on order for testing. Let me know if you have any specific questions about it.


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I have one on order for testing. Let me know if you have any specific questions about it.


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Is it a good platform to build on? Is that mounting system common?



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That would definitely be ideal and if I start doing multi night trips that's what I'll do but for now I'm really looking to see if anyone has had any encounters with undercover. I'm new to this stuff so I'm not sure if this is a reputable company or not. From what I've found they seem good?

I have a travel trailer so my overlanding will be kept to single night trips at most but I do love getting out there and exploring.


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Undercover is a Truck Hero company. Same as ARE tops and bed covers and NFab and many other brands now. They make quality products but it seems as most Truck Hero products are becoming increasingly priced to the point where I think they are borderline overpriced. But usually good quality none-the-less.
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Is it a good platform to build on? Is that mounting system common?



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I am not sure of the weight capacity but I'm sure it's a few hundred pounds (I'll look into this further). The mounting system is from Rhino Rack, and while not as ubiquitous as Thule or Yakima is supposed to be good quality.

I plan on mounting 2 bike trays, a basket or my spare tire, and my Firestick to the system. We'll see how it likes it.

I really like the flush look of my Gator FX but this cover was intriguing to me. Hopefully the functionality of the rack system overcomes the lack of functionality from the rigid/one piece design. One thing I love about the Gator (besides sitting flush with the bed rails) is that it's never in the way since it stops in multiple positions. It's a great design.

I suspect that any issues stemming from the cover being 1 piece will be minimal at best and that the rack function will provide far more benefit.


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While I've been told they can handle more, the published load rating for the cover with the cross bars is 200lbs.

We can test this more when the cover comes in :)

EDIT: I have word from UC that RTTs can be used, though a 3rd crossbar is likely to be required. Good news there.
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While I've been told they can handle more, the published load rating for the cover with the cross bars is 200lbs.

We can test this more when the cover comes in :)

EDIT: I have word from UC that RTTs can be used, though a 3rd crossbar is likely to be required. Good news there.


Nice, leaves that open if I ever decide to get a RTT.



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Not sure if Titan fuel tanks has anything yet.
I have word from a Titan rep that a Duramax full replacement or auxiliary tank is in the R&D pipeline. Just FYI
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I have word from a Titan rep that a Duramax full replacement or auxiliary tank is in the R&D pipeline. Just FYI
The spare tire area would be nice.
Someone's making a replacement tank but it sits below the frame rails from what I saw although I could be wrong, not following that thread.



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