DIY Rear Platform for Storage and Fridge Slide - Toyota 4Runner Our FJ Cruiser has a very basic flat platform in it for our fridge slide and tracks to secure cargo. For the 4Runner we decided we wanted something that was better built and would level the entire back cargo area of the [...]
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Trails Offroad Now Offers Easy Integration with Gaia GPS. January 2021 - Trails Offroad, our favorite guide for offroad trails, now offers easy one-click integration with Gaia GPS! As you browse the catalog of over 2400+ trails on TrailsOffroad.com when you see something you like simply click the "Upload to Gaia GPS" button. [...]
With the recent purchase of our 2021 4Runner, we needed a place to mount all of our electronic gadgets. A full build thread is in order but that probably won't happen until early 2021. It is more difficult to find good mounting spots as compared to our FJ Cruiser. After lots of research, we [...]
Updated on 8/13/2020 - Photos with the additional quick-release mounts added. Yet another modification to our trailer. Since we don't have an RTT on top this is another way to expand the footprint of the trailer. For us, this room 8x8 will be used when camping with the dogs. Wife and dogs will be inside [...]
A random person we will call, Dan, because that is the name he used without legitimate contact information accused this site of being paid to write reviews. Specifically for Gaia GPS. We ARE NOT paid to write any reviews period! We do offer a way to receive a discount on your Gaia GPS membership. [...]
Gaia GPS offers the most map types and layers of any navigation app. Having a great topo map doesn't always show the full picture of where you are planning on traveling. If you are from out of state you may not have heard of a recent fire to an area you are wanting to [...]
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There are many iconic trails in the west. The Great Western Trail is one of the lesser-traveled routes. The GWT starts at the southern AZ border and extends all the way to the Canadian border. There is no official well-detailed website with information on the Great Western Trail. Some information can be found at [...]
Over the past 7.5 years, we have tried and tested a wide variety of camping gear. This is a list of what we pack and bring on a regular basis. We believe in buying quality gear that will last for years vs cheap disposable gear. Some of this comes down to personal preference. A [...]
Here is our competitive analysis of Gaia GPS vs OnX Offroad and Gaia GPS vs the Garmin Overlander. After 7 years of use and comparing Gaia GPS to many competitors we still think Gaia GPS is the best app for offroad and overlanding. Do other apps have features we like? Yes, but Gaia is [...]