Lowdown with Lolo: Four Wheel Camper Summer Maintenance Guide

July 5th, 2016

When your travel depends on your vehicle, maintaining your home on the road is critical. From the experienced overlanders to the ones just getting started, practicing good habits can recover you in less than stellar situations. Wouldn’t summer be a bummer with a blown radiator? From the heat of the desert to a crazy summer thunderstorm, keep your vehicle and…

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Lowdown with Lolo: In da Hub

June 10th, 2016

Tools required for the job: Knee Pads When the boss has to stand on the brakes to get his truck to stop, and the truck is growling from the hidden grotto inside the hubs, who are you going to call? Master Mechanic Dave and Learning Lolo! This week’s mechanic lesson was to replace the front and rear hub assemblies on…

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The Lowdown with Lolo #1

January 18th, 2016

The Lowdown with Lolo #1   Be it trailers, vehicles, or campers, the most rewarding aspect of my work is walking through the finished product with the customers. Unveiling and releasing these meticulous hunks of metal onto the streets, (or lack thereof), and into the hands of eager adventurers is just as much of an experience for myself as it…

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TAT Day 7

September 27th, 2014

We rise to the sounds of birds overhead. The storm has passed and we are ready to forge on. We pack away our gear and a moist Habitat. Followed by a quick 5:30 AM breakfast of protein bars and coffee to save time, we are on the road to the final stretches of our route through Oklahoma. The Jeep is…

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TAT Day 6

September 26th, 2014

The TAT through Oklahoma is a bit daunting: 675 miles of rural roads. While navigationally not so challenging in the western section due to the tidy grid pattern, it demands your attention in the East where this changes and becomes more serpentine. Sam Correro who developed the TAT is emphatic about not trying to attempt the trail from West to…

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TAT Day 5

September 24th, 2014

In the middle of the night in our campground at Trinidad Lake something rather large woke me as it knocked into our awning guy lines and managed to pull up the stakes on our awnings and pull one of the awnings from the side of the Habitat! We speculate: deer, javelina, brontosaurus (no longer a real dinosaur) or Sasquatch…..hmmm. It…

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TAT Day 4

September 23rd, 2014

We awake in Salida CO to more rain, lots of it. Today is going to be wet and sloppy. Our first order of business in Salida is to equip ourselves with some heavy duty rain gear at the local Ranch supply store. Donning our new heirloom quality rain duds, we head off into the storm. We look like crew members…

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TAT Day 3

September 21st, 2014

We’re up at 6:30 AM to get an early start on the high country of Colorado. A breakfast of potatoes, chicken & egg scramble (Mother & Child Reunion) and corn tortillas fuels us for the day. We are immediately into 4WD low from our campsite as we slowly ascend the Corkscrew Gulch trail to higher ground. Our route today will…

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TAT Day 2

September 19th, 2014

We got wheels up from Monticello a little later than we expected but heck, that’s just how it goes sometimes. Our first bit of dirt road is Lewis road. How appropriate, my traveling companion and navigator is Lew! We wind through a grid like system of county dirt roads that make up the boundaries of fields of hay, sunflowers and…

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TAT: T minus 1

September 18th, 2014

Last minute prep We depart early tomorrow and are making a few last minute additions to the JK before we leave. A few weeks ago we performed a spring upgrade and a new set of shocks is in order to compliment them. The original set of springs and shocks were salvaged from the Overland JK project vehicle and had well…

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The Traverse

August 5th, 2014

    There is something compelling about the concept of traversing a distance. Whether it be crossing a river, bridging the gap of a canyon, connecting one coast to another or space travel from Earth to Mars, mankind is addicted to this type of endeavor. We seem to be the punchline of the classic chicken joke. Overlanders are not exempt from…

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Winch Line Maintenance

July 5th, 2014

Synthetic winch line in our opinion is one of the best things to ever happen to recovery equipment. It is lightweight, can be fixed in the field if broken, stronger than steel and best of all it won’t decapitate you if your anchor fails. But just like all good things it needs to be maintained too. We like the SK-75…

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