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Old 10-12-2018, 04:38 AM   #181
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well, emergency requires action.
Panama city needs us, so we shall rise to the call of action!
Packing up to go help the cajun navy and crowdsource rescue organization and start to the east of town and work in doing welfare checks, and clearing debris for people trapped. they have a killer ticket and organizational structure, so pretty confident we can move quickly.

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all the gear laid out and checked in case i have ot move stuff

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Bedslide putting in work


Iím sure a lot of folks will be happy to see you. Good luck!
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:46 PM   #182
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Well, place is super duper trashed. Like as bad as africa trashed.
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Helped clear out pathway blocking debris for a few people, driveways, trees blocking streets. Pretty sure both of our winch lines are toast, Mine has some pretty slick spots in it now. But worth it i think.
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Saw a revel, insurance adjuster guy
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Saw this stupid thing
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And got to hang out with my good friend Rob who was a good sport and came with me (yes thats my old outback). Never work alone!
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:14 PM   #183
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Keep it up! I've been through a flood (5'6" of water in my basement...) and all the help is really appreciated by those in need.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:37 AM   #184
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:51 AM   #185
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got some more work done this weekend!
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Old 10-29-2018, 10:52 PM   #186
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Halrighty.

Everything is all back together. I wanted to do one last coat of white on the drawers since they werent perfect, but you know what...I'm ok with this for now.
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Over the weekend, I went back up west to Panama City since it was the last open weekend i had. Cleared a bunch of trees and a ton of supply deliveries, handed out 200 plates of food, and delivered a load of insulin. All and all, productive
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Cut this big ass tree down with a lil Stihl MS180C. did a fantastic job. Really need to step up to the next size motor tho
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This tree was on an elderly couples' well pump/pressure tank. We shored it up, trimmed it down, then used the winch to pull it over away from the tank, then cut the trunk to let it stay in place. Effective use of recovery gear!
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And to finish out the weekend....beach time! (ok just gratuitous glamour shots)
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Old 11-03-2018, 07:59 AM   #187
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Installed me some window!

The Tern Overland windows are pretty much the bees knees IMO. Super solid construction and huge opening radius.
I'm also looking to install these windows. Do you mind sharing which size you ordered? Thanks!

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Old 11-04-2018, 01:18 AM   #188
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I'm also looking to install these windows. Do you mind sharing which size you ordered? Thanks!
the largest one
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:09 AM   #189
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Lotsa fun!
With overland expo east coming up. I have been doing a TON of last minute things.
Yesterday and today:
Installed the final version rack, panels, rear lightbar, and wired it all up (still waiting on frontlightbar mount to be powdered. should be done monday)
Made bracket for hitch plug
Trimmed the rear and sides of the van interior covering gaps
Installed b pillar trims
Cleaned all the ceiling and cabinets
Installed rear add a leaf kit and from sumo springs
Fabricated a stainless grab handle
Fabricated a mount for the rear door for the Kinsman shower
Installed said shower


tomorrow I have to install the Espar D2 heater, so Im not cold at expo. Lord knows its not overlanding if you are cold.

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Old 11-07-2018, 09:33 AM   #190
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Hi there Grant,
Can you tell me a bit about your awning please? Looks different to the version on your last van build as well?
Is the new one manual or electric, brand and model number?
Does it have or require support legs (none shown on your beach glamour shot), and is it an overall improvement in any way or form compared to your last one?
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