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post #151 of 180 Old 10-07-2018, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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Note to Customs,
when you pull out the sniffer dog, could you possibly open the door for your hound, save him trying to get in the fucking window!! This vehicle had around 30 miles on it from when it was assembled after a complete respray ( empty door shells etc etc).





The window rubber is a brand new item as all outers were replaced

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I cruised into LA the day before my plane departure. The idea was so I weren't running around like a fool but I still ran out of time. I spent the morning packing my bags with the items that I didn't want to leave in the vehicle and organising the van so nothing moved around while she's at sea. I didn't know what to do with the spare off the Jeep, so I rolled up the mattress and with some anchor hooks screwed into the cross bracing under the bed, strapped her down there. I hope it doesn't move.

Even giving myself an extra hour to get across LA to Compton, friday arvo traffic has other plans.
I get to the shippers right on 4 pm, their cut off time for receivals, but thankfully they let me in..........






Total kms from Charleston SC to Compton LA was 4720 odd kms. Almost Atlantic to Pacific.
Uber to the airport for a 11:55pm departure.

Don't go anywhere USA, I'll be back.....
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So now your shippin' the jeep AND the camper back?

Love the tow mirrors!

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So now your shippin' the jeep AND the camper back?

Love the tow mirrors!
Yep, funny thing is the camper has to be modified for right hand drive. The door is on the wrong side!!

Yeah, my cheap arsed mirrors worked a treat. They're mounted in the visor so I can open the doors fully without disturbing them. When I get this whole shooting match back here, I'll shorten them up. I previously owned a much wider Jayco several years ago and they're set for it.

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post #155 of 180 Old 10-14-2018, 07:28 PM
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What a trip!! Thanks for sharing.
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A minor update to this tread.
You'd think that I would've learnt the first time......yeah, no..
that's right, this stubborn SOB is coming back!!!
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A minor update to this tread.
You'd think that I would've learnt the first time......yeah, no..
that's right, this stubborn SOB is coming back!!!
When are you just gonna move here??
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When are you just gonna move here??
Now that would solve all my shipping dilemmas, but I'm hearing that you folk aren't keen on fella's from the south. Something about a wall......
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Now that would solve all my shipping dilemmas, but I'm hearing that you folk aren't keen on fella's from the south. Something about a wall......
No problems with anyone coming in, as long as the entry is legal.
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Have ya thought on just rentin' a fuckin' jeep this time?

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No problems with anyone coming in, as long as the entry is legal.
I might have a chance then.....
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Have ya thought on just rentin' a fuckin' jeep this time?
How about you point me in the direction of a Hemi Rubi for hire? And make that fawker a postal!!
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Now that would solve all my shipping dilemmas, but I'm hearing that you folk aren't keen on fella's from the south. Something about a wall......
I'm on the north side of the border and in the south and everyone still hates me.

Your good to go!

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I'm on the north side of the border and in the south and everyone still hates me.

Your good to go!
All good Kevin, you Southern folk sure are hospitable so.......
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Righteo Dudes, another update.
I'll be flying in to LA at the start of April, cause Rubi and I have a date with a couple of folk in Utah. Something about some Easter jeep meet........
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Righteo Dudes, another update.
I'll be flying in to LA at the start of April, cause Rubi and I have a date with a couple of folk in Utah. Something about some Easter jeep meet........
Is that where you hunt rabbits with jeeps?

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I think too much of a pressure variant between Earth and outer-space... lack of oxygen... something like that.
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Is that where you hunt rabbits with jeeps?
Well being a foreign fawker, I'm not allowed to possess a firearm so I hope Rubi is up for double duty....
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Well being a foreign fawker, I'm not allowed to possess a firearm so I hope Rubi is up for double duty....
Just so you know there is a company in Texas that lets you shoot feral hogs from a helicopter.

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USMC, don't give away all the Texas secrets. That will be a fun trip to EJS.

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Did someone mention a hog hunt?
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Just so you know there is a company in Texas that lets you shoot feral hogs from a helicopter.
Just for shits and giggles, Gunny. What do the roughly charge for an hour of those shenanigans?
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Righteo Dudes, another update.
I'll be flying in to LA at the start of April, cause Rubi and I have a date with a couple of folk in Utah. Something about some Easter jeep meet........
Shame to try to explore such a pretty part of our country durin' that clusterfuck. Just somethin' 'bout havin' a thousand rigs on the trail that irritates me.

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Just for shits and giggles, Gunny. What do the roughly charge for an hour of those shenanigans?
Not the cheapest thing you could do but, I'd bet its a blast.

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Not the cheapest thing you could do but, I'd bet its a blast.

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HELIBACON. That's awesome.
Fucken hell, need to be one of those Oil barons to afford that shit!!
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Shame to try to explore such a pretty part of our country durin' that clusterfuck. Just somethin' 'bout havin' a thousand rigs on the trail that irritates me.
I know where you are coming from KOWBOY, crowds aren't my thing either. But for me, due to the trip timing and and a couple of other factors, I have to make the most of my limited time there. If that means queueing up to experience the uniqueness of Moab, so be it...
There's no doubt in my mind that this will be an absolute blast!!!
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