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Old 09-27-2018, 10:34 AM   #126
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I'm lost on the extreme off roading you can do here. this needs to be in the dessert
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I'm lost on the extreme off roading you can do here. this needs to be in the dessert
i mean, you said camping before, now you're saying "extreme off roading", which is it?

Additionally, there's plenty of forest roads in wisco & the UP where if you don't have a decent rig, you're going to be in some pretty serious shit, pretty quickly.

Yeah you're not transversing mountains, but there's plenty of stuff off the beaten path that you're average pickup truck and trailer or pickup truck and slide in are NEVER going to make it to.

plenty of "primitive camping" available in wisco, and the UP, that you'd be a whole lot more comfortable in this thing, than a tent.
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...and its a truck, you can drive to to wherever or put it in a container and ship it?
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there's that too
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:40 AM   #130
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live look at the type of camping @RICH17 is life

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I just see it as overkill for around here and not that marketable. But whatever
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who ever said it wasn't overkill?

what's wrong with overkill ?
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i mean, you said camping before, now you're saying "extreme off roading", which is it?

Additionally, there's plenty of forest roads in wisco & the UP where if you don't have a decent rig, you're going to be in some pretty serious shit, pretty quickly.

Yeah you're not transversing mountains, but there's plenty of stuff off the beaten path that you're average pickup truck and trailer or pickup truck and slide in are NEVER going to make it to.

plenty of "primitive camping" available in wisco, and the UP, that you'd be a whole lot more comfortable in this thing, than a tent.
The UP has a bunch of trails and shit that are cool. I've done some ATVing and a bit of light off roading with my cousin up there. Definitely some areas his pickup was struggling with.

That being said, the platforms and setups here seem to be much more well thought out than that overlanding forum (let's go throw 1500-2000 pounds of shit onto a Taco!!1!!)
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:53 AM   #134
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A large majority of wisco/UP stuff, i bet if you had a fullsize truck, front and rear lockers, and didn't care about scratches, you could make it a lot of places pretty easily.
my truck found a few branches this past weekend, and being winchless/recovery equipment-less. i was really sally-footing around. it's a long walk, especially without cell service.

there was one part near a creek that short of some serious ground clearance & tall tires, you weren't making it through.


i know the UP has some more serious jeep trails and shit- like drummond island

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@RICH17 would take his cruze down this, ya'll buncha bitches
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:00 AM   #137
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I need to get out more.
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an actual somewhat serious rig and i could have made it through these two situations...





poverty gasser wasn't giving it a go.
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I once saw a camper at work built by globalx that used an lmtv. Was so awesome
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The UP has a bunch of trails and shit that are cool. I've done some ATVing and a bit of light off roading with my cousin up there. Definitely some areas his pickup was struggling with.

That being said, the platforms and setups here seem to be much more well thought out than that overlanding forum (let's go throw 1500-2000 pounds of shit onto a Taco!!1!!)
Hey man, I need that RTT, MaxTraxx, Fire Shovel, Axe, 35 gallons of Rotopax Gas containers, 3 35" spares, an ARB fridge and 1500lbs of bumpers to pick the kid up from soccer.

But in all seriousness I've been trying to compile a list of spots to go explore mind sharing a couple?
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:18 PM   #141
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Hey man, I need that RTT, MaxTraxx, Fire Shovel, Axe, 35 gallons of Rotopax Gas containers, 3 35" spares, an ARB fridge and 1500lbs of bumpers to pick the kid up from soccer.

But in all seriousness I've been trying to compile a list of spots to go explore mind sharing a couple?
i just started looking at national forests in wisco & stuff like that on google maps. especially fire roads and other small dead end roads on maps.

the chequamegon nat'l forest has roads everywhere... a lot are paved, some are gravel, couple dirt, and then all of a sudden you'll randomly be on something that is most definitely a snowmobile trail come winter.







dead end of one of them



legality driving down these? no idea... sooo own risk there... but truth be told, my garmin 100% took me down this "road" to get back somewhere i wanted to go...

yeah you're not going to be rock crawling or up to your doors in streams, but you're going to be somewhere no one else is too frequently except an occasional utv or camper outfit.
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Hey man, I need that RTT, MaxTraxx, Fire Shovel, Axe, 35 gallons of Rotopax Gas containers, 3 35" spares, an ARB fridge and 1500lbs of bumpers to pick the kid up from soccer.

But in all seriousness I've been trying to compile a list of spots to go explore mind sharing a couple?
We mostly bummed around the Marquette area. There's some cool ATV/snowmobile trails when you're coming in off 41 and then around the ski slope, there's some easier Jeep trails. I couldn't tell you exactly where they are, it's been a couple years since we did it.

Also, most are unmarked, so unless you know they are there, they can be impossible to find
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i just started looking at national forests in wisco & stuff like that on google maps. especially fire roads and other small dead end roads on maps.

the chequamegon nat'l forest has roads everywhere... a lot are paved, some are gravel, couple dirt, and then all of a sudden you'll randomly be on something that is most definitely a snowmobile trail come winter.

dead end of one of them

legality driving down these? no idea... sooo own risk there... but truth be told, my garmin 100% took me down this "road" to get back somewhere i wanted to go...

yeah you're not going to be rock crawling or up to your doors in streams, but you're going to be somewhere no one else is too frequently except an occasional utv or camper outfit.
I was looking at chequamegon nat'l forest and pulled the MVUM to check legality. Gaia GPS apparently has those as an overlay on their maps so should make things easier

I"m trying to plot out a route for when I get back from Germany late-October to go cruise around and see if there is anything that would make life easier. First thing I'm betting is light.

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Maxxtraxx would be good to keep on hand as a first recovery gear thing. I thought about a cheap HB freight winch with a hitch mount as like a last resort but realistically the truck is so new I'm going to be babying the hell out of it for a while yet I don't forsee getting stuck right now somewhere MAxxTraxx or some digging wouldn't get me out of
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i stuck to roads and things with signs basically.
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Maxtraxx seem to get you out of a lot of stick situations. Good investment me thinks
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KJ has the perfect bumper for a hidden winch setup
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ive looked for other write ups from people who have done it (barely) but didn't find much but i was kinda thinking the same... sweet slot, quite a bit of room behind it
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I bet if you removed the plastic air dam stuff behind that slot and mounted a universal winch mount up side down, you could make it work. Probably need to cut the plate some
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