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Old 11-01-2011, 11:53 AM   #1
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Howdy folks! Figured it was about time to get this thread going. After saving and planning this trip for the past 3 years, Lauren and I are set to leave TODAY for the first leg of our Pan-American journey.


We are leaving from San Francisco to travel back to our home-state of Florida to say adios to our family and friends, from there we will trek back to Texas and cross the border into Mexico. DESTINATION: USHUAIA, ARGENTINA down:



We have no set plans, No real set destination other than getting to the bottom. Our timeline for the trip is at least 1 year. We are planning to extend the trip by hooking up with volunteer organizations, couchsurfing, and house-sitting when possible. We have modified my 87 4Runner into a quasi-camper with most of the luxuries of home. ie: Bed, Stove, Shower, 110v etc.



The truck is fitted to tackle some serious off-roading, we look forward to exploring tons of backroads and trails all up and down Central/South America. Any suggestions on places to go, people to see, beers to drink will be appreciated!



I am still waiting to pick up our truck from the 4x4 shop today where they are mounting a rear-swingout for 2 jerry cans, Our lease is up and my last day of work was yesterday so we are OUTTA HERE as soon as we get the truck.

We are going to take about 2 weeks or so to drive from Northern California to Florida. Lauren has never seen much of Utah, Nevada, Colorado so I believe we will be journeying that way. We plan to just look at the atlas and pick out national/state parks/monuments/forests to camp at along the way. Again we are open to ANYTHING so throw up your suggestions.

SO EXCITED!!!


Here is our blog with more information, feel free to subscribe and follow us on the facebook

http://homeonthehighway.com

Thanks,
James
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:21 PM   #2
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Subscribed!!!

I can't wait to see what this journey will be. What are you guys packing, tools, clothes, food, etc? Sounds like the camping aspect will be cover for the most part. Keep us posted!

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Old 11-01-2011, 09:27 PM   #3
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I can't wait to see what this journey will be. What are you guys packing, tools, clothes, food, etc? Sounds like the camping aspect will be cover for the most part. Keep us posted!

Later
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hey john, thanks for reading! it should be an awesome trip.

Standard tool metric tool kit, spare tie rods, starter, alternator, belts, plugs, wires, rotor, cap etc. recovery gear, shovel, straps, a duffle bag of clothes, and a small coleman stove w cooking gear. Need to track down a spare fuel pump as well.

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Old 11-01-2011, 11:04 PM   #4
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I thought I was on "Adventure Rider Ride the World" not adventure driver. There must be another website for this kind of 4 wheel stuff?
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:11 PM   #5
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I thought I was on "Adventure Rider Ride the World" not adventure driver. There must be another website for this kind of 4 wheel stuff?
Just sharing the love brother, originally I was planning to do this trip on a KLR, I still want to get a hitch-mount and add a dualsport to the journey. ADVRIDER was the first website I found with anyone doing this kind of travel. It was my inspiration.

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Old 11-01-2011, 11:27 PM   #6
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No problem with you sharing the love but you need to do it somewhere else. Please read the rules for posting in "Ride Reports"

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• Not about car, truck, train, quad, snowmobile, airplane, helicopter, bicycle, ski, skateboard, walking, jogging, business trips, pets, or animals. Did we miss any? If you’ve got some of these, post ‘em in Jo Momma: Shiny Things forum, that’s where the Fluff goes.

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Old 11-01-2011, 11:41 PM   #7
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Looks like it will be fun.....but they'll move it to inmates perhaps....
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:13 AM   #8
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can't wait to read more........good luck with your travels...
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:19 AM   #9
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Wherever this thread gets moved to, even if it is another site, please someone post a link so that I can follow along.

defrag4, where are you guys going to be in Florida?

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Old 11-02-2011, 07:39 AM   #10
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Sweet! I am looking forward to following this! Good luck, guys!
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:55 AM   #11
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Thanks guys, If I posted in the wrong forum feel free to move. Figured we were all cut from the same cloth and into the same adventures

Were heading to Tampa, Orlando, and Miami. And everyplace in between. Havent been home in 2 years, cant wait to get down on some fishing!
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:57 AM   #12
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oh and if you guys have any suggestions on places to see/camp/hike in Nevada/Utah/Colorado post them up, Our itinerary is set in sand if you know what I mean.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:19 AM   #13
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Wherever this thread gets moved to, even if it is another site, please someone post a link so that I can follow along.

defrag4, where are you guys going to be in Florida?

-Alex
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:23 PM   #14
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You ae going to be in my Neck of the woods. I live north of Orlando
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