One of the most common modifications done to an offroad vehicle is the tires, and like many things in life, modifications on a vehicle have consequences. When our rig rolled off the assembly line it was equipped with a 285/70/r17 AT tire which specs out to 32.7 inches or a small “33”. For a factory tire, it is a pretty respectable size and on a short wheel base vehicle, they can be quite capable, but we don’t have a short wheelbase vehicle. This is one of a number of reasons that we went to a much larger 37×12.5r17 Falken Wildpeak MT01 tire, and that change lead to a lack of sleep. Continue reading “How the Wilco Hitchgate helped me sleep like a baby.”
We have started to play with video a bit and that means we have added a Youtube Channel to go along with the Family Off The Map blog. Though we are learning, and the videos may not be as beautifully executed as the Falken Tire video that we posted about last week, they are pretty decent. Continue reading “Youtube Channel? Yeah, we got that!”
I was very lucky to be part of an amazing trip with our partner Falken Tire traveling across Arizona en … Continue reading Falken Tire – The Journey is the Adventure
Just a short video from Hunter’s First Birthday up at the Mt. Baldy Lodge. It is hard to belive that … Continue reading Hunter’s First Birthday
Summer is less than a week away and like many families, we are starting to plan our upcoming trips. It is easy to get caught up in searching for a campsite, or scanning maps for the perfect route or even just scrolling through Instagram for inspiration and overlook an important part of the plan. Luckily we have Andy Murphy from The Secure Dad to share some tips to help you prepare for a safe journey.
Ever had a flat tire? Most people have experienced at least one, and when you are on the highway it’s an inconvenient hassle. Now, when you’re in the middle of nowhere on the trail, that hassle multiplies exponentially. I have always been taught that while off road, you repair your tire instead of using your spare, because once the spare goes on, the day is done, and you head for pavement. Since the last thing I want to do is to have to call a trip early, due to a mechanical failure, I carry a comprehensive tire kit.
Last weekend we were lucky enough to be a part of the 7th annual American Adventurist SoCal Desert Rendezvous held … Continue reading 2017 American Adventurist SoCal Desert Rendezvous