Inland Crossing

A Vehicle-Based Adventure Project

Buck Bald, TN

A few miles north of Farner, TN, Hwy 68 winds toward Tellico Plains. A ride organized for those of us attending the 2012 Southeastern Regional Overland Rally spent some time in the area, and we got a chance to stop…
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Texsport Spinnaker Shade

One of the guys in my radio group introduced me to this canopy that attaches to a roof rack and provides shade, and some light protection from water and leaves dropping from trees in a campground. It’s useful for covering the door…
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Ready to Tow

Towing with a new vehicle for the first time always requires some prep work to ensure everything is working as it should. Towing a pop-up camper also generally requires an investment in a ball mount with the proper drop height and…
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Husky Liners

I have to confess that my 2005 Jeep WK came with a full set of Husky Liners when we bought it used. I had looked at them before but was reluctant to spend the money to cover the front and…
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Punch List: Liftgate Struts

It’s the big things that drive your planning: lift kits, tire selection, vehicle modifications. It’s the little things that drive your activities – the steady stream of things that need repair, replacement, or adjustment. A recent rip to Soco Bald…
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Installing a Glass-Mount Antenna

In a previous post I removed a a Larson dual-band glass-mount antenna from my 1999 Durango. In this post, I’m documenting it’s reinstallation on the 2005 Grand Cherokee. I picked up a Larson installation kit which contains new adhesive pads…
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Air Dam Removal

The air dam on the WK extends considerably below the front bumper, decreasing the approach angle and making it subject to damage, even in moderate terrain. I did some research online to get information and to determine the conventional wisdom…
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Removing a Glass-Mount Antenna

I’ve been using glass-mount antennas for VHF and UHF for many years on my vehicles, and have found them to be a practical alternative to drilling holes or to clamp-on mounts. Make no mistake; a through the roof mount is best because…
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