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Just a little river crossing to was underneath.
Not sure if I would go fly fishing there though, camp 2 k's drown river that night a saw a 5 metre crocodile.
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Kidding I know were she lay. Or is it ly or lie ? You know what I mean, ha ha.
SO YOU are another one who brings "home" along for a "camping" trip. OR do you call "IT" - Caravanning ?
You have Boy/Girl Scouts your way ? When I was, we did it ALL in tents, (still do or sleep in the vehicle) and back then they were leaky canvas and a pain in the arse to set up (heavy). Taught us something about "being a man" - what ever that means ?

Great photo, any others of that trip you can share ? Got a "hairy best buddy" to keep watch at night ?

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Gobi's are nice, thought about it then decided I did not want something so "permanent" Up There" on the roof (noise, wind resistance, access ?) !

I had THIS - stowaway2.com - for my RAM 1500 hitch and it seemed to solve all those issues. Of course every + has its - and so unless you add the right hitch for added height your gonna "bottom out" on some of the more lets say "challenging" off road adventures ! I never had that problem cause I'm not that type of thrill seeker, ha ha. I had the swing arm frame and just the metal basket, but there are other choices. Easily removable to store when going on a trip.
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SO YOU are another one who brings "home" along for a "camping" trip. OR do you call "IT" - Caravanning ?
You have Boy/Girl Scouts your way ? When I was, we did it ALL in tents, (still do or sleep in the vehicle) and back then they were leaky canvas and a pain in the arse to set up (heavy). Taught us something about "being a man" - what ever that means ?
Think for most of us caravaners we used to do tents, then we got a WIFE, so needed a caravan.
Best thing about the Grand Cherokee, its powerful enough to tow your home with you.
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"Gobi's are nice, thought about it then decided I did not want something so "permanent" Up There" on the roof (noise, wind resistance, access ?) !"
No noticeable noise, negligible wind resistance with the faring and always have access including the sunroof. Any storage "solution" that is hitch mounted is a hindrance and a hazard if you plan to use your Jeep as you suggest in your original post.
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SO YOU are another one who brings "home" along for a "camping" trip. OR do you call "IT" - Caravanning ?
You have Boy/Girl Scouts your way ? When I was, we did it ALL in tents, (still do or sleep in the vehicle) and back then they were leaky canvas and a pain in the arse to set up (heavy). Taught us something about "being a man" - what ever that means ?


When you are on the road for 5 months a tent doesn't cut it any more.
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Here's some of our Jeep shots on public lands (all high desert).
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Re: Show & tell - wk2 photos off roading "proof"

I've taken the family and explored a few trails around southern New South Wales—just green rated trails until I can sort some underbody protection, but still a lot of fun.

We explored the Woomargama National Park near Albury…
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As well as the Livingstone State Forest near Wagga…
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Both of those two outings were in a completely stock 4x4 Laredo with the OEM Latitude tires.

It's always been a great day out doing some wheeling and then a quiet picnic with the wife and kids.
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I've been having some good times in Death Valley breaking in my 2015 HA ecodiesel. My wife and I have been canyon carving, finding sandy and rocky trails to play in, and any other excuse we can to switch to 4 low. My new Jeep is killin it.

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"Gobi's are nice, thought about it then decided I did not want something so "permanent" Up There" on the roof (noise, wind resistance, access ?) !"
No noticeable noise, negligible wind resistance with the faring and always have access including the sunroof. Any storage "solution" that is hitch mounted is a hindrance and a hazard if you plan to use your Jeep as you suggest in your original post.
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Yea, like I was saying . . . when you put it like that in pictures, sure the roof has its benny's ! But with the hitch ball with the curve angles UP I could get up & down that (in the photos) in my '03 Ram 1500 (8.6" ground clearance).
So many choices we Jeepers have . . . ugh ! Great pics, thanks for your POV.
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SO YOU are another one who brings "home" along for a "camping" trip. OR do you call "IT" - Caravanning ?
You have Boy/Girl Scouts your way ? When I was, we did it ALL in tents, (still do or sleep in the vehicle) and back then they were leaky canvas and a pain in the arse to set up (heavy). Taught us something about "being a man" - what ever that means ?


When you are on the road for 5 months a tent doesn't cut it any more.

Absolutely, I get it . . . I ain't as smart as I look . . . and having a wifey is all good too . . . always should keep EVERYone happy !
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Here's some of our Jeep shots on public lands (all high desert).
Kinney . . . the name has a fly fishing guide familiarity to it ! Any relation ?
Shot 8 is cool, and your choice of thule on top also. Tell us about those "running boards?" ! Are they Rock Rail quality / useful or more for keeping the dirt out from under and off the lower panels ? :thumbs:

edit; oops forgot - Been thru Walla Walla a few times (being I live these days in the Spokane area) - where are these photos of ? Surrounding desert ?

edit2; oops again, why camping in that spot? Need some pan shots to indicate what is of interest THEIR that you are camping ? River to fish nearby ?
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