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Old 01-10-2018, 01:24 PM   #11
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Hi ctb! Hope everything is doing well for you and that you still enjoy your beautiful blue one.
You're right, I'm not very often here anymore.
VivaLaVida is actually in Europe. I imported her in October 2016 and needed almost one year to get her registered. It's really difficult to get such a modified vehicle registered here. Had a nice short trip in French and Italian Alps in September, then some nice getaway in Swiss Alps later, but not much time to travel in 2017. Planing some more time to travel in 2018, but not in Alaska for sure, even if I mis this place...
Safe travel to you ! Hope to see your pictures in the trip report section soon.
Hey Buddy!! Thx for the reply...and YOUR Trip Reports will be so much COOLER than mine LOL! Give the USA 4X van fans a HUGE lift by posting your 'European' Trip Reports! Will love to see those pics! Between your excellent photography skills and daring to go where others won't (lol) will make them HIT!! When you get back the the USA, give a shout out on the Fourm so we know where to look for you/meet up! Thx again and blessings Pshitt!
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:38 PM   #12
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Between your excellent photography skills and daring to go where others won't (lol) will make them HIT!! Thx again and blessings Pshitt!

Boy, you can say that again. ........Daring to go where others won't.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:17 PM   #13
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A good spare and the means to change it is #1. A small compressor, and valve stem tool will make it easy to air down once you get offroad, because you'll have the ability to air back up when you get back to pavement.

I've plugged tires out in the boonies... you can do it if motivated

I carry a plug kit and patches, and a way to get a tire off rim if necessary.

But a sidewall cut is a little harder, but still having a few supplies and knowing how to do it could save your bacon one day.

Don't be limited in thinking that because your tire store won't patch even the smallest puncture in the center third of the tred, that you can't do a trail patch to get you out of the rough and to a tire store.

For re-seating he beabs to inflated, you wrap a ratchet starp around the circumferance, in the center of the tread area, and crank it down.

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Old 01-11-2018, 06:36 AM   #14
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Thanks Tom. The video explains well how to place a patch.


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Hey Buddy!! Thx for the reply...and YOUR Trip Reports will be so much COOLER than mine LOL! Give the USA 4X van fans a HUGE lift by posting your 'European' Trip Reports! Will love to see those pics! Between your excellent photography skills and daring to go where others won't (lol) will make them HIT!! When you get back the the USA, give a shout out on the Fourm so we know where to look for you/meet up! Thx again and blessings Pshitt!
I will try to take some time next week-end to post some VivaLaVida's European getaway...
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is there a liner, or kevlar inter tube option or something that can cut down the flat possibilities?
Now I'm curious. I've had kevlar liners in bike tires, but would Kevlar withstand something like a nail better than steel ply radials? What about (relatively) sharp rocks?
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