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Old 07-19-2021, 02:56 PM   #15
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I would suggest checking out the specific ratings that apply to your vehicle. They are available from your dealer. Talk to someone who is knowledgeable because most are not. Asking others for their advice is not the way to get the correct info. Some on this site have the info you need but do your homework.
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Old 07-19-2021, 04:45 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the great replies. some really good information. Just a point of clarification.The light 'off road' stuff I was talking about was not overlanding but the ability to get to the typical NF campgrounds that you see maybe 1/2 mile off the highway or BLM stuff but nothing crazy. I have a Jeep JK Wrangler for that.
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I assume you are referring to the typical “boondocking” or “dispersed camping” on BLM land. Here in the west we have a huge amount of areas. We boondock quite a bit. Avoid 5th wheels or TT much longer than 25-30 ft. 5th wheels are too high to get through areas with low branches and anything much longer than 25 ft becomes too hard to maneuver in tight spots. As far as suspension, etc. just take your time and have a good set of tires with a couple of spares.
Tie or secure shut your cabinets or else all of your pots, pans and dishes will end up on the floor. Cornell makes almost unbreakable bowls and plates.
Also, a 4wd is almost a must with at tires. When it rains you need it to get out but some places you will still be stuck until it dries out.
Solar is the best thing ever! You get to enjoy nature without the noise of your generator. We still bring it along if needed for ac. We have the 400 watt Renogy system.
Also, Weboost Drive Reach is a godsend if you have teenagers. Installed the trucker antenna on the exterior and bigger antenna on the interior. We have T-Mobile and it made all the difference last year when we were mostly boondocking over the western us for six weeks.
Just a few suggestions if you plan on doing a lot of boondocking to make your life easier.
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Good information thanks. Yes, that is the kind of use we plan to do. I have a lot of more serious off road experience but that is with a 2 dr Wrangler with upgrades and a winch. Our F150 we would pull the TT with has the FX4 package.
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I'm on the fence about buying a Airstream Base Camp X with lift kit for just what you are talking about. They have tent package that increases space that uses air to to deploy. It would be great for boondocking in Colorado up in the mountains on forest roads. The only negative I can see is price but you have a lot of priceless fun. I'm thinking a Jeep Gladator as a tow vehicle.


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Wow! Are those airstreams expensive! Starting price close to $50,000! Love the looks and functionally of them though. Mercedes of travel trailers.
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