Another great Rooftop Tent Rally in the books. James River State Park is a beautiful venue for this event and @john.t.fury does a fantastic job pulling it all together. Easily a Top3 event on the east coast. #rooftoptent #eastcoastisthebestcoast #mountains
Reloaded. Time to set the autopilot back to Virginia for the #rooftoptentrally2019 at James River State Park. Unlike Expo, this event is a relaxing, chill, informative and family style weekend built around the Overland Community. Come out, hang out, relax.
#jamesriverstatepark #travelholic #doesnotrequireRTT
Hopefully you were able to make it by @midlandusa at Expo East and check out the new goodies coming soon to the mobile radio world. If not, here’s a sneak peek.
The all new 3.5” overall height stubby antenna! (Releasing in November)
· 1.5” base diameter
· Gain - 3 dB
· Color – black
· NMO Mount
· Frequency – 462 MHz
It has been performing really great paired with my MXT400 GMRS radio in this position on my JKU. I’ll experiment with another mounting location so stay tuned. (pun intended)
#midlandradio #gmrs #micromobile
Overland Expo East 2019 has concluded. Had a blast all weekend seeing new things and meeting new friends and old. Totally exhausted now with little time to recoup for the Rooftop Tent Rally. Big thanks to @overlandbound and @epicfamilyroadtrip for the @hi.vis.overland interviews. @infinitydowns was an amazing venue for Expo East. Big thanks to @newsarumbrewing for refreshments all weekend. Looking forward to next year!
#overlandexpo2019 #exhausted #readytogoback
Just add groceries. .
She’s packed and ready. Time to head north for the first installment of events. @overlandexpo East 2019 and then the 2019 Roof Top Tent Rally.
Be sure to pack your radios for @overlandexpo East. @midlandusa handhelds make it easy to stay in communication across the widespread venue.
#gmrsradio #walkietalkie #infinitydowns
Time to get clean, packed and ready for @overlandexpo East 2019. Stop by the basecamp setup and say hello.
I’ll be in the @hi.vis.overland booth all weekend as well. So don’t be a stranger.
#overlandaf #expeditionvehicle #outsideisthebestside
Successful morning mountain bike ride. Temperatures in the low 60s really helped.
#mtbiking #fall #weekend
Expo East 2019 is just around the bend. Please stop in, say hello, hangout, check out all that @hi.vis.overland has to offer. We’ll be around all weekend and also camping in the campground area as well. Come find us....should be easy...
#overlandexpo #rooftoptent #arringtonva
Anyone else refill their 1lb. propane cylinders? I’ve been doing it for about a year now successfully. It’s a little unnerving but once you do a couple it’s not so bad. I freeze the empties before refill, weights are measured and the cylinders get marked with a sharpie for each time they are refilled. I toss them out after 5 refills.
#livingontheedge #camphack #propane
When I added the @oldmanemu4x4 heavy springs to the JKU I had no intention of pulling a trailer. But I’m sure glad I have them, they handle the additional weight well and really ride nice on and off-road.
#offroadcamper #trailerparklife #ncmountains #expo
Good weekend in the mountains. Didn’t do much but sometimes that’s all you need.
#runawaycampers #blackoutcurtains #sleepbox #dontwheelthetowrig
Beautiful day in the high country! Topped off with a big @appstate football win over some other N.C. school.
#goappstate #weekendvibes #mountains
🤞🏼May actually get outside this weekend. 🤞🏼
Base camp in tow.
#runawaycampers #venturist #offroadcamper
Modularity: constructed with standardized units or dimensions for flexibility and variety in use.
The camp setup is always evolving and ever changing. Location, occupants, events and experience all shape how the Jeep is setup and utilized. Pulling an off-road camper is just one way to do it. This has proven to be a great way to basecamp and explore an area. Each unit, the Jeep and camper are self sustaining with power, refrigeration and sleep solutions.
Is your setup modular??
#offroadcamper #tinyhouse #modular
Midland T71 X-Talker. Awesome handheld GMRS radios. Long range power, Weather Band, and USB rechargeable are just a few of my favorite features. Use code: st8ton20 on @midlandusa website to save 20% on any Midland radio!
Why add mud flaps? Because the camper is back there catching everything the Jeep throws at it. Protect your investments.
I made these myself from regular tractor trailer flaps. Yes, their are options available for the JKU, but I want a little more flexible coverage that they provide. And I like #diy
#squaredroptrailer #offroadcamper #protectyourinvestment #runawaycampers
#frontendfriday // Camped alongside the Linville Gorge.
#runawaycampers #linvillegorge #woods
For all you @landrover folks out there. This one is just chilling in a North Carolina mountain field.
These vehicles have timeless appeal to me. The boxed lines and utilitarian look belong on an expedition. Check out @thelastoverland and learn more about a vehicle similar to this being driven from Singapore to London right now!
#thelastoverland #landrover #vintagesteel @grammarproductions
A lot to take in with this photo. Full camper setup with awning deployed, @frontrunneroutfitters Wolfpack storage solutions at work, tripodTable™️ holding a @naturdayslife, and dinner cooking on the @blackstoneproducts griddle. But the best part is the smile on @_cscarter_ face while camping. More smiles to come!
#campfamily #happywifehappylife #runawayventurist
Very successful weekend in the camper. It’s a different way of exploring and camping that we really enjoyed. I even think @_cscarter_ had a good time! More to follow.
#runawaycampers #venturist #fog
Going to tug this rig out in to the woods this weekend and celebrate a few things.
1. @zackstew & @xenia.sequel are starting the cross country TAT and we need to send them off properly.
2. @project.hi.vis is getting older and requires supervision.
3. We’ve owned this camper for 2 months and this will be its maiden voyage (with us at least). It’s going to be a fun weekend.
#weekendwarrior #overlandtrailer #offroadcamper
Morning breakfast routines. Ours tend to vary.
If we are moving day to day a big breakfast may not be in order. Just a quick batch of coffee, a granola or some oatmeal and we’re on the way.
Now base camping....that’s another ballgame.
But always, ALWAYS COFFEE!! @jetboil and @aeropress seen here in action.
What’s your routine?
#foodtruck #backdoordonuts #eatsleepcoffee
Leveled out for another work week. Camping is on the horizon.
#rooftoptentliving #woods #campgroundviews
Let’s talk solar. What we have here is a @4thdsolar 165w semi flexible low profile solar panel. Model FX36R to be exact.
It’s currently powering 2 100ah Renogy AGM batteries via a Victron MPPT Bluetooth charge controller. This setup powers a 45L fridge, all LED lights, 700w inverter, and various charging ports and fans.
I would absolutely love to upgrade the battery to a single LiFePO 100ah battery. I’d drop over 100 pounds of battery weight 😳 and gain 💯% usefulness.
#geekingout #solar #offroadcamper
I have a love hate relationship with the RhinoRack Batwing. This past weekend I had support pole failure #5! FYI, it only has 4 poles. This awning has seen light use and never sailed in the wind like many I’ve been around. It provides great sun protection but the poles...they aren’t in it for the long haul. My request for replacements was met with a “we’ll refer this to the engineering department”. 🤷🏻♂️We shall see.
Next awning = no poles...hopefully.
Easily one of my favorite rigs at @overlandfestival this year! The @aevconversions Prospector platform paired with a @fourwheelcampers Hawk/Woolrich setup is amazing. This is the carrot dangling out front.
#campanywhere #woolrich #dodge
In this configuration the Jeep managed to average 17.2 mpg‘ over nearly 1000 miles of travel from NC to PA and back. Rolling terrain, highways, country roads and mountains. I’m kinda impressed.
#dontactlikeyournotimpressed #tinytiregang #skylinedrive
We’ve returned home from Mid Atlantic Overland Festival.
Talked to a lot of people from all over the eastern US, checked out some awesome vehicle builds,saw some old friends, met a few new ones, spread some @appalachianmountainbrewery cheer, and had a great time with the @hi.vis.overland & @hi.vis.expeditions crew. Grateful for the opportunity.
This photo is sunrise this morning as we packed up camp and made the trek home from @overlandfestival.
It’s a beautiful day at @overlandfestival. Come out and say hey!
Remember, @appalachianmountainbrewery social hour tonight at 8pm!
“Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” #justgo #midweekmotivation #travelling
Almost time to kick rocks and head north towards @mainlineoverland Mid Atlantic Overland Festival. The @hi.vis.overland booth will be up and running Thursday afternoon so stop by and chat. @overlandfestival
#rooftoptent #pennsylvania #carcampclub
Filler’up. She’s ready for MAOF @overlandfestival. Anyone else going?
#roadtrip #rooftoptent #carcamping