Anyone watch the series on YouTube Expedition Overland? It's about a few guys, even spouses sometimes, taking their rigs all over; unfortunately, they're Toyota's and not Jeep's lol. There's another channel of a guy who just straight up lives in his wrangler.
It is a fascinating show and I often find myself feeling extremely jealous of their adventures, probably because my day to day is ridiculously busy.
Alas, after some heavy thinking and a serious discussion with the wifey, I've decided to take the commander on my first serious camping trip this summer with my 4 yo boy and two dogs on a 4-5 day trip up the CA coast and down through the mountains. Not really overland but a step in the right direction.
Now to get BadJuju all rigged up!!
What are your overland/camping plans?
What are your overland/camping experiences in the Commander?
It’s a great show, I’ve been watching them since I believe their second expedition. Good on them for finally getting sponsored and making a business out of their passions, however, a lot of their new content now seems to be a Toyota, WARN, Equipt, ARB, etc commercial. A lot of the trips they’ve taken lately I bet could have just as easily, albeit in a more involved way, accomplished with a pop-up tent and a $20 Walmart cooler.
The IamJake guy you’re referring too can be entertaining as well, I mostly watch him for the pupper he carries around. I enjoy his thirst for knowledge, adventure and the fact that he doesn’t make himself an elitest. He seems to be genuinely at the mercy of his fellow Jeepers and repair shops.
I’ve yet to take the Commander out on anything too too technical, however, I did take my Xterra on quite a few adventures. It has open diffs but what Nissan referred to as a ABLS (Active braking locking diffs i.e. the computer detects wheel slippage and brakes the slipping tire so the tire with traction can get you unstuck). Despite having a longer wheel base, I’d feel more confident with this QD-II system than I did in the Xterra, which says a lot.... cause I took that thing to extremes and it never missed a beat.
In terms of plans, none yet. Hopefully soon!