Staying sane behind the wheel with Podcasts

I spend 3 or more hours a day getting to and from Los Angeles.  This is enough to drive anyone crazy and bring out the road rage, but I have found that I can keep myself somewhat sane with a good story.

How the Wilco Hitchgate helped me sleep like a baby

Hitchgate Classic from Wilco Offroad with a 37" Falken Tire MT

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 wheelbase 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 leads to a lack of sleep.

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Colby Valve Emergency Valve Stems – Peace of Mind on the Trail

Colby Valve

Make sure you check out our Update to this Colby Valve review with the link at the bottom!

So how do Colby Valves bring peace of mind to the trail?

Colby Valve - Falken WildPeak MT

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.

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Thanksgiving weekend in the SoCal Desert

Hard to believe but it has already been 5 months.  We have no idea how, or where the time went, but that’s what the calendar says.

Gobble til you wobble

To be honest, we know where the time has gone.  We have been camping.

We normally take advantage of the long Thanksgiving weekend to head out, and this year it was out to Death Valley with a few of our friends from American Adventurist.

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