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    Best Gen Explorer for Camping rig??

    Hello I joined this forum because i am interested in an explorer for my new camping rig, i live south of San Diego so i have all of Mexicos Baja penninsula to explore. I have had awesome adventures in my 2001 Nissan Xterra 4x4 but i sold her a few months ago. I am looking for a replacement and...
  2. C

    Trades for Celeste the Aerostar.

    I have a 1992 Ford Aerostar named Celeste, it is Canadian, currently living in Burlington, VT and I think could be exported to the USA. I love it dearly, it still runs but has an exhaust leak on the manifold that I can't afford to fix. It's an elder, so I am sure there are a lot of other things...
  3. D.A.V.E.

    Daniel's Adventure Vehicle Extraordinare (D.A.V.E)

    Hello to all out there, I've been using this forum for information gathering for the last 6 months as I was gifted a 92 explorer (Eddie Bauer 4wd) in the middle of 2020. I've probably invested too many hours to keep track of. There was a leak in the sunroof (as I've read they often do) which...
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    Panda Ridge turn out.
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    Took the rig down to the beach to cook breakfast
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    Kitchen and bed
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    My custom window fan and mesh screen.
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    Nice spot to spend the night
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    All camp lights blazing
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    Setting up the kitchen in the 99 Ex-Camper
  11. TsherryUSA

    My 99 EX-Camper Build

    Been working on this build on and off for a few months now. We finally got a chance to take it on a 6 night dispersed camping trip through southern Oregon about a month ago. Things are getting dialed and I wanted to share. First, some nice photos of the kitchen area: Okay onto specifics...
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    06 XLT wheel / tire upgrade?

    Hi all! This is my first post here. I've looked into your thread many times for info and advice and was hoping to get some help. I've been slowly setting up my truck for overland camping. Been waiting for my stock tires to wear out and the time has just about come. What would be the largest...
  13. M

    3rd gen overlander. Storage help???

    So my wife and I, along with our 4 kids, do a ton of camping. This has prompted me to turn the family grocery getter (2005 4.6L awd mounty w/ 105k miles) into something of an overlander. I'm set on the mechanical side of things. 2.5in btf lift with a 1.5 BL. Btf upper control arms, moog struts...
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    Camper conversion on 94 XLT

    Hey everybody, I'm obsessed with the idea of building a camper inside the back end of my XLT ... I have plans and ideas aplenty, but was curious if anyone had done something similar on their own rig? Thoughts/opinions/tips? Photos? Thanks, all!!
  15. R

    Truck tent

    Has anyone ever used a truck tent with their Sport Trac? Looking to buy one for some summer camping but can't seem to find a model that states it will work with the sport trac. Any previous experience or suggestions welcome!
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    Camping/Living Mods for '95 Explorer

    Hey y'all, I'm looking to camp/live out of my explorer for a while and have some ideas for mods I can do to make things more comfortable, anyone else done something like this? Thinking of building a platform that stretches from the tailgate to the front seats, possibly taking out the back seats...
  17. LONO100

    any cali members know of any cool off road trails toward humbolt co.?

    hey all, im from the bay area, and i will be camping in the humbolt co. state park this weekend. i was wonderign if anyone knew of any cool trails to explore on my way up there, or around the park. especially 4 wheel trails with great views would be awesome. thanks fellas.
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    Power Inverter Install How-To

    Decided to install a power inverter in my truck for camping and whatever else I might need it for. I decided to go with an 800 watt continuous and 1500 peak model. Parts Needed: Inverter 18' Black 4AWG Wire...
  19. At the Beach Xmas 2001

    At the Beach Xmas 2001

    Speed bumps on Ocean Blvd., South Padre Island, TX.
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    At the Beach Xmas 2001

    Digging a hole trying to get a little rock action on South Padre Island.
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    At the Beach Xmas 2001

    More donut action on South Padre Island.
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    At the Beach Xmas 2001

    I'm having fun doing donuts in the sand on South Padre Island.
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    At the Beach Xmas 2001

    Playing on the rocks at the north end of South Padre Island, TX. Looks like some good rockcrawling could happen here.
  24. Camping on the Beach Xmas 2001

    Camping on the Beach Xmas 2001

    The wife and I spent Christmas weekend 2001 camping on Padre and South Padre Islands.
  25. Camping on Padre Island, TX

    Camping on Padre Island, TX

    My daughter and I camping on the beach at Padre Island, TX.