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Tavern / Re: Dead
« on: June 16, 2017, 05:11:00 PM »
You sold your Jeep project?  It was so close to being done!

Casey

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Tavern / Re: New Member from Central AR
« on: February 16, 2017, 09:06:02 AM »
Welcome!

Unfortunately, this forum is just about dead.  I would recommend looking at the following Facebook Groups that are active in NW Arkansas:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/aroverlandcamping/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/467011370175017/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChristianCrawlers4X4Club/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/christianfamilyexpeditions/

Of course, Expedition Portal still seems to be quite active, just not local.

Casey

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Tavern / Re: This place has been quiet
« on: February 07, 2017, 02:44:55 PM »
Here's a few Facebook groups that are active in the Arkansas area:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/aroverlandcamping/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/467011370175017/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChristianCrawlers4X4Club/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/christianfamilyexpeditions/

Of course, Expedition Portal still seems to be quite active, just not local.

Casey

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Tavern / Re: This place has been quiet
« on: February 07, 2017, 02:41:50 PM »
I think this forum is about dead.  Jayston has been focusing on the Overland Challenge series that he does twice a year, and has not been doing any guided trips.  It seems that a lot of other forums have died out as well.  I think a lot of folks have moved to Facebook to find trips, events, etc.  My club's website, the Christian Crawlers, has pretty much dried up, as everyone is using the club's FB page to communicate.

Casey

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Tavern / Re: New member in SWMO
« on: February 07, 2017, 02:04:09 PM »

Sorry, I've been gone for a bit. I'm actually in Neosho, just a stones throw away. Haha


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Sweet!  We'll have to get together sometime and swap some stories.

Casey

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It really boils down to personal preference.  I've run all three types of tires on my rig:

1. Highway tread, before I got into off-roading with my Tahoe
2. Mud Terrains, great for off-roading, not so much for daily driving
3. All Terrains, good mix of both off-road and daily driving

The Mud Terrains are perfect for a rig that sees some serious off-road trails, and very little highway driving.  There are three problems I experienced with M/T's: short tread life, noise, and balancing.  Naturally, the more aggressive the tread, the shorter the life span, and the harder to keep balanced.  Although various M/T tread patterns vary, you can expect M/T's to be noisy, and to grow even noisier and more out of balance with age.

The All Terrains help to bridge that gap for a rig that sees less time off-road than on the highway.  While performance in the mud will suffer, generally speaking, a good A/T will get you where you need to go 90% of the time when compared to a good M/T.  A good A/T will have long tread life, little to no noise, and remain smooth and balanced.

I grew tired of the noise and shimmy of my M/T's, and happily replaced them when they wore out with the BFG KO2's .  I love the KO2's..... they're quiet, long-lasting, smooth, and still work great for the few weekends I actually get to go off-road.

So, in short: M/T's for a more dedicated off-road rig that doesn't see much highway use, and A/T's for a daily driver that sees a lot of highway travel and some periodic off-road use.

There are also a lot more "hybrid" tires on the market today that blur the line between M/T's and A/T's making for a lot of good choices.

Of course, some folks will always stick with M/T's no matter what, but again, a lot of it boils down to personal preference and driving styles and conditions.

Casey

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Vehicle Modification and Creation / Re: Patches
« on: December 31, 2016, 07:57:49 PM »
Looking good!

Casey

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Outdoor Lifestyle / Re: Tent Recommendations
« on: December 26, 2016, 08:06:46 PM »
I ended up with a used Eureka three-season 6-person tent.  Fits our family of 4 quite nice, and held up to a severe thunderstorm with 60 + mph winds as well!!

Casey

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Tavern / Re: Kenda Klever MT word of advice
« on: November 14, 2016, 10:28:28 AM »
I'm sorry you're having a tough time with your tires.  I could see how that would be a problem.  I had those tires on my Tahoe, but it's a heavy, 1/2 ton diesel.  They weren't bad unless I tried to drive above 70mph.  They are definitely a stiff tire.  In fact, my local tire shop had a very hard time dismounting the tires from the wheels when I replaced them recently (the BFG's slipped right on!  Is that good or bad?).  I got about 38K miles out of the M/T's, but decided to go back with a smoother, quieter A/T.

Casey

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Vehicle Modification and Creation / Re: Patches
« on: October 25, 2016, 09:08:45 PM »
I've been enjoying reading about your progress.  Keep up the good work!

Casey

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Nice write-up!  Looking forward to reading more.

I really like Bernice State Park.  I've camped there many times, although it's been a few years since I was there last...  It's less than an hour from my house in SW MO.

Casey

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Tavern / Re: New member in SWMO
« on: June 02, 2016, 08:48:29 AM »
Welcome!

Where in SWMO exactly?  I live in Granby.

There's not much to do in Missouri, but there are tons of trails and forest roads to explore in NW Arkansas.

Casey

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Tavern / Re: Ram Charger?
« on: May 19, 2016, 08:30:30 PM »
Me too.  I dig all full-size rigs, but especially the two doors!   :)

Casey

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Tavern / Re: Ram Charger?
« on: May 19, 2016, 08:18:54 AM »
I'm pretty sure that belongs to Ross Blair, Aka Nigel Caffeine.

I'm not sure if he still owns that rig or not.

The Montero in front was owned by Scott Brown, but he has since sold that rig.

Casey

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Tavern / Re: New member in Southern Illinois
« on: April 16, 2016, 02:22:10 PM »
Welcome!

That's a sweet Taco!

Casey

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