Caught this on the NBC sports coverage of the Amgen Tour of California. On the slopes of Mount Diablo cheering on Jens Voigt and Andy Schleck on their way to the mountain top finish line. It was a CRAZY scene up there!
"Great video - This is what having a vehicle that will take you to places like this is all about. Great seeing the expressions on the kids faces - priceless - for them, truly what life memories are made of."
"I've been seeing a green fj with a lift and roof top tent here in the Monterey / Big Sur area. Passed it twice on Friday on hwy 1 south of Pfeiffer Burns state park (once south bound - once north bound), again on Sat. on hwy 1 in Seaside and…"
"If you are loking at the Wildrose area you might consider camping at Panamint Springs while in that area - warmer than Wildrose cg and hot showers are available.When we were there three weeks ago the cost was $7.00 per night. The resteraunt has good…"
Hey Jens. Yup I got the RTT and an awning. I really like the combination. I wrote the company to inquire about an enclosure for the awning. They replied back to me today and said that they would send the enclosure and an extension for the "vestiblue"part of the tent (because I have so much lift, the vestibule doesn't quite reach the ground). if I would send them a dozen or so good pics that they can use on their web site for advertisement. I think That's a good deal.
Honestly, I like the ARB a lot. Never had any problems with it and the fit and finish is first rate. I think it's probably the stoutest rear bumper available. The departure angle on it isn't as good as others, and it doesn't have the welded recovery points on either side, but it does have on in the middle.
The only reason I'm considering selling it is I'd like a swingout carrier. Leaning towards the Red Eye fab, but I'd like to see what Metal-Tech comes up with first on their list of "improvements".
Thanx for the offer of assistance. I took a break for dinner tonight,and Jen said the we have plans with some friends we're meeting for breakfast on Sunday at 1100, so, there goes the neighborhood. I just finished mounting my shower rack. It looks pretty good, I'm happy with it. I'm going to try to work on my exchanger this Saturday, if my canopy fits over the FJ. Sounds like a wet weekend. Have fun at the get together Sunday.
Hi Jens. I have been working every night in my garage on my shower and shower rack, compressor. All kinds of stuff. I have the compressor mounted. I got the shower rack back from being powder coated and I've built the mounting brackets, they're drying right now. I would like to actually mount everything before I go the group thing. I tried to hook up my exchanger, but I may have hooked up to the wrong hot water source after reading the thread. I did buy a plate heat exchanger and built a mounting bracket that mounts if really nicely on the fire wall. It looks really nice. Hopefully I'll be able to get it together this weekend. I would like to make the meet Sunday, but, I may be too busy with my install. Would like to get together sometime and find out info about others ideas. Thanx for dropping me a line.
Hi Jens. Thanx for the comments on my FJ. I'm looking forward to seeing your complete rig. I saw your pics and really like the trailer. I do like yourFJ too. I'm hoping for some time soon that I can get together with a group of FJCs to see what I can add or do to mine to make it a bit more complete. This weekend, I'm going to try to install my hot water shower. I made the hot water exchanger and have to hook it all up yet. Let me know when you're around Santa Rosa and we'll try to get together. Davy