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MassMopar
July 18th, 2013, 18:59
Figured I'd start a thread in this section since it'll probably stick around for a while for my infrequent updates

Just took delivery of my Cascadia RTT from Bobby at CVT. Very happy with the product so far. Instructions could use some work but figuring out the assembly is part of the fun NAXJA

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XJLI
July 18th, 2013, 19:56
nice! i want one so bad but have no reason for one... yet.

DrMoab
July 19th, 2013, 08:06
Prepare to get accosted by a lot of lookieloo's in every campground you go to. Everyone always wants to come and ask questions about it. I noticed this a lot more when my tent was on the jeep. Now that it's on a trailer people don't seem to notice as much.

Lowrange2
July 20th, 2013, 20:12
Prepare to get accosted by a lot of lookieloo's in every campground you go to. Everyone always wants to come and ask questions about it. I noticed this a lot more when my tent was on the jeep. Now that it's on a trailer people don't seem to notice as much.

Guilty...

MassMopar
July 22nd, 2013, 07:11
On the beach yesterday....

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billyjp2
July 22nd, 2013, 12:44
Tough to find beaches to drive on in New England. I love the pictures.

jakeWI
July 22nd, 2013, 19:15
looks like its going to be a lot of fun

MassMopar
July 23rd, 2013, 05:59
Tough to find beaches to drive on in New England. I love the pictures.
No kidding. This is Duxbury beach (non-resident permit 295/yr). They just re-opened it thanks to everyone's favorite plover.
Some beaches down the cape (sandy neck) are cheaper but farther to get to...
I still haven't found a beach that allows both vehicles and tent camping. The ones that allow tent camping don't allow vehicles, and the ones that allow vehicles require self-contained units :bs:

billyjp2
July 23rd, 2013, 09:41
I only know of the cape cod national seashore and block island during the summer. During the fall a few more open up like down on the RI shore and Plum Island. Haven't heard of one yet that allows tenting.

MassMopar
August 3rd, 2013, 17:28
Building a 9 ft crane to pluck the tent from the roof... sucks I only have a 7 ft door :viking: Up to about about $500 so far including the harbor freight hoist, pair of ladders, and misc hardware + lumber... but when it's done it'll be sweeeeeeet lol. Majority of the "crane" parts are stuff I needed anyway that's multi-purpose... hoist, clamps, straps, etc

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MassMopar
August 12th, 2013, 10:13
Just finished crane construction this weekend. Couple small details to iron out but the concept as a whole is operational :viking:

Had to ditch the strap idea and build a lifting frame out of 2x4s... the straps stretched too much and put stress on the tent when under load
With the 2x4 lifting frame and a little extra clearance, I now have plenty of space to get the jeep in and out

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MassMopar
August 24th, 2013, 03:06
Amazing what a bit of back-to-black does

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DrMoab
August 24th, 2013, 14:46
I want the challenger.

MassMopar
August 26th, 2013, 07:40
I want the challenger.

It's getting traded this week on a new rubicon... if you can beat 22k it's yours party1:

DrMoab
August 26th, 2013, 07:41
It's getting traded this week on a new rubicon... if you can beat 22k it's yours party1:

If I could afford 22K I'd probably have one...instead of wishing I did. LOL

MassMopar
August 29th, 2013, 14:20
Well it's done... 300C and the Challenger are gone :(

The fleet's back down to 4, with the addition of the new 2014 JKUR... the wife's DD. Now do I pick up a Garvin rack and put the RTT on the JK??? What a dilemma... :cheers:

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:us:

DrMoab
August 29th, 2013, 14:47
Trailer.

BallisticFab
September 16th, 2013, 13:09
Killer roof top setup!

MassMopar
September 30th, 2013, 07:43
Thanks Jeff, nothing too special about it

September XJ update -
Cut out and patched up the rotted pass rocker, Por-15'd, seam sealed, primed + painted other misc rust and bedline'd the rear bumper, lower doors, and rockers.

Just made a nice trip up north with a buddy, past the white mtns to check on his family cabin and punch some holes in some targets, lots of work and fun



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North on 93

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Did you pack the chainsaw? Uh....

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Looks like we're getting rid of this the old fashioned way

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Luckily it was partially rotted so it didn't take too long to chop through

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The camp

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Morning fog



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Once again the tent worked great, dog and I slept like logs

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Sadly I forgot to take a picture of the view before we were socked-in

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Some pics of the trail on the way out... on the way in you're always too excited to stop for a shot

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Until next time...


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billyjp2
October 1st, 2013, 09:42
Nice pics, there aren't nearly enough new England posts in the adventure forum.

SeeingSpots
October 15th, 2013, 08:02
It's photos like those that make me miss living in New England. Living in Colorado you tend to forget what trees look like.

On a side note, you know the cabin in Evil Dead?...This reminds me of that. lol

jakeWI
October 16th, 2013, 18:09
nice pictures!

MassMopar
November 1st, 2013, 17:49
Finally got to replacing the pass side wheel bearing with a new timken unit, damn it was getting loud! Results are amazing! Nothing like a smooth, grind-free ride. Karma was on my side, every bolt came out without fuss and the unit bearing came free with a few whacks, no heat :flame: needed...

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TUNxIPlZNBI/UnRL5bOpOwI/AAAAAAAAj4M/X_G1Nqdo6zo/s1024/IMG_20131101_174629_377.jpg

Now, onto the long-distance adventures once again!! :viking:

SeeingSpots
November 4th, 2013, 09:47
Glad it well smoothly for you. Whenever working on my rig is easy, I always think that I screwed something up.

MassMopar
November 4th, 2013, 13:59
Nothing special just a pic from the weekend, found a nice overlook in an industrial park. Pic doesn't do the place justice

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MassMopar
January 27th, 2014, 07:32
No RTT for this one but a fun time out in the snow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mic2oByEyEQ

And another view (with more XJ in it, since it's tough to film myself while driving...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8fKjIdl7pg
@ 1:15 things start getting slippery for me