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No actual campsite pics but that's because for me getting there is the fun part
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I'm sure this is covered somewhere else in the forums, but a quick search didn't find what I want a looking for....what kind of roof cargo basket is that? Looks to fit contour of roof, looks nice!

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I'm sure this is covered somewhere else in the forums, but a quick search didn't find what I want a looking for....what kind of roof cargo basket is that? Looks to fit contour of roof, looks nice!



Just bought a 16 GC w/ Diesel yesterday and looking for some roof rack options.



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I'm sure this is covered somewhere else in the forums, but a quick search didn't find what I want a looking for....what kind of roof cargo basket is that? Looks to fit contour of roof, looks nice!

Just bought a 16 GC w/ Diesel yesterday and looking for some roof rack options.

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Well you can't just leave it there ! 5 months of what - work or play ?






All play. 5 month camping trip.

Sorry, can't just leave us all "hanging" with THAT ! 5 months, wow, that kind of overlanding journey (that ain't just a "trip") is what's been on my mind a long time. If all goes well mine will be spending a lot of time exploring /fly fishing / birding (and wildlife watching in general) and of course camping ! Some more interesting photos of that "distant scenic view" &/or around the campfire / stove would be an Inspiration for some, to "just do it" (sorry Nike) !

The more I see everyones Adventures IN THEIR WK2's I FEEL SORT OF GUILTY, because I am unable to contribute (in between wheels) . . . but my WK2 will be coming (not) soon enough! Near the end of this year (October?), and the boredom is "killing me" !
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No relation to any fishing resources.

The running boards are MOPAR. Just plain running boards and not rock rails. They do several things for us: keeps gravel off the side panels, makes it easier for my kids to get in and out, and makes it possible to get things in and out of the roof box.

The roof box is necessary when car camping unimproved areas with a family of four. When we get where we're going, it's where we keep the tied off trash bags so we don't have to worry about rodents or coyotes ripping into them.

While there is plenty of fishing nearby, we go there for rocks, which you'll never see in a pan shot. I have a picture of some rocks in a pan somewhere, though. I'll see if I can dig that up. Most of the shots are southeastern Oregon and one is northern Nevada.

Lots of stories to go with these pictures, but they're probably of more interest to me than most others. Us rock hounds are a bit unique in our interests.
Don't be so sure . . . a couple of your "top ten" shots would certainly tell ! ? I am absolutely curious ( and not judgmental) .

edit - oops, I should of rechecked yesterdays stuff better before this entry . . . so, YEA, cool, "there's gold in them there hills ! ! !"
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Some of these pictures predate our Jeep (prior vehicle was Subaru Outback - still own), but it's an example of some of the stuff we pick up.

The picture of the water is a hot spring on BLM land near Whitehorse Ranch that we often stay nearby. It can get a bit too populated for my liking around Burning Man, but it's otherwise quiet and secluded the rest of the year. Lots of various kinds of agate, common opal, and Oregon Sunstones nearby.

The rocks in the pan are Oregon Sunstones, one of our personal favorites for the area. My son (2 at the time of the photo, now 7) even found a sizeable clear sunstone near our camp site. We've been back to the Oregon Sunstone Collection area (west of the Steens, north of Plush) almost annually since. The Hart Mountain Wildlife Refuge is nearby with some great hotsprings, awesome views of Lake County lakes (can see curvature of the earth), and lots of wildlife you just don't see many other places (wild horses, antelope, badgers, lots of bird varieties).

Our Jeep gets us there. Several spots take the off-road 2 setting of the air suspension to get over the rocks and ruts. The self-leveling aspect of the air suspension is also essential because we usually run right at the max payload. Our poor Subaru Outback used to take these trips and the coil-over suspension spent much of it's time near the shock stops, which severely compromised its ground clearance. We always had to unload the Outback to take it off road and we don't have to do that with the Jeep. It's one of the major reasons we got the Jeep. It was the Jeep or a Range Rover (also air suspension). The Jeep was a much better value for our purposes.

We also make very good use of the 640 mile range on our EcoDiesel. Most of the places we go are well away from any refueling stations and/or have very long gaps between refueling stations.

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Looking like CANDY to me ! You sure ?
Curious, have you gone Cave Exploring (spelunking sounds weird)? Did it a few times back in college with the friends and some of the formations are really interesting - at the time I had no idea what I was looking at, but . . . !

ANYONE drive their JEEP into the opening of a CAVE ?
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It depends—I'm the kind of guy to go over the top on just about everything I do, and I have a fridge in the back so it's not unusual to pack whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries and maple syrup and make some pancakes on the camp stove when you get there.

Depending where you go in Aus, many parks have BBQs that are free to use too, so you can cook some snags while the kids run around hitting each other with sticks or kicking a footy, or playing frisbee, or catching yabbies… pretty standard stuff.




I think the base Laredo in Aus comes with a few extra goodies that the US models don't. All Aus delivered 4x4 models come with the towing suspension and brake setup, as well as the quadra-(whichever one it is) that has the low-range, hill descent and terrain selector. Everything I put it through it walked up over and down without any problems.

Having a fridge (12volt) ain't over the top at all ! Probably an ARB. That is one of the new buys I will be making to go along with the new WK2 (will still have the Yeti cooler full of ice and drinks).

Yea Laredo's here are without that stuff - gotta get a Laredo E just to get a couple $$$ upgrades (power drivers seat really about it). TO get the Terrain mode select you have a couple options - the less expensive ($995) is the
Off-road Adventure 1 - skid plates, the Dial and a few other things (ORAII gives us the airbag suspension and not even available on the Laredo's).
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Even though this one may not be a camp in a bush location, the bush did come to us
The word is THOSE guys can be dangerous ! Here we got wolves and coyotes and bears, though I personally have not encountered these while at camp, but have seen some & / or signs of them where I have been fishing.
Learned to carry a big sharp "stick," make a lot of noise going about and "pray".
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Do these count?

Some shots of alludc's beast ascending and decending. My 3-wheelin is to show how steep and sharp of a turn the chute was we encountered.
NO . . . but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last nite . . . ?
Big fan of his videos, which is where I saw all this a few weeks ago (?).

For me, to much needless thrill seeking & unneeded risk taking for my blood ! But, no doubt fun to watch him and wonder how much $$$ he spends on repairs for the effort ! ?
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Looking like CANDY to me ! You sure ?
Curious, have you gone Cave Exploring (spelunking sounds weird)? Did it a few times back in college with the friends and some of the formations are really interesting - at the time I had no idea what I was looking at, but . . . !

ANYONE drive their JEEP into the opening of a CAVE ?
Not in a long time and not in the Jeep. The few times I did in my teens (on foot or crawling) were hard on the knees and elbows. I prefer guided tours these days. Oregon Caves were interesting. Monkey Caves (?) near St. Helens (?) were fun to walk through. Like I said, though, that was a long time ago.
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Sorry, can't just leave us all "hanging" with THAT ! 5 months, wow, that kind of overlanding journey (that ain't just a "trip") is what's been on my mind a long time. If all goes well mine will be spending a lot of time exploring /fly fishing / birding (and wildlife watching in general) and of course camping ! Some more interesting photos of that "distant scenic view" &/or around the campfire / stove would be an Inspiration for some, to "just do it" (sorry Nike) !

The more I see everyones Adventures IN THEIR WK2's I FEEL SORT OF GUILTY, because I am unable to contribute (in between wheels) . . . but my WK2 will be coming (not) soon enough! Near the end of this year (October?), and the boredom is "killing me" !


We are lucky enough to travel 3-5 months every year, allows us to miss the cold winters in Tasmania.
Last year we spent that time in the Kimberly (top North West of Australia).
Temperature was 30C + every day. Did 20,000k's with the van on the back for most of it and the Jeep it didn't miss a beat.
The Van had a bit a damage but nothing we couldn't fix.
The photo was taken crossing the Penticost River on the Gibb River Road.
Will dig out a few camp spot photos for you.
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Hey thanks Fly. I just looked up Mark Doiron. Looks like he has some sweet videos. I'll have to grab some popcorn and get down to watching them when I get home. Thanks for the tip.

The bike rack I have is the Yakima HoldUp. It's very stout and didn't give me any problems when playing in the dirt. Left the bikes back at camp on that round.

On our old Nissan Murano, that (heavy) bike rack plus bikes and a fully loaded car would severely weigh down the back of the rig. Rear tires almost scraping the wheel wells. Love the Jeep's auto leveling suspension as I had no problems with a fully loaded ride.

Oh and yes, my wife is definitely showing off her super upper body strength there
Yep. Mark is a very valued and respected member on JK Forum. I always enjoy watching his videos. And actually, he is partially responsible for my conversion to a more overlanding style of wheeling. That's why I decidied to trade the 2 door JK in for a WK2.
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