Hope everybody had a great time at the Overland Expo. It was really fantastic to meet so many of you in person. It’s one thing to spend endless nights exchanging posts on the forum, but to be able to actually sit with so many of you and compare notes on the EcoRoamer and hear about your own projects was amazing. Thanks.
I know I’m way behind on answering a lot of the questions that came in over the past couple of weeks. I promise I’ll post responses to all of those. In the mean time I thought I’d share with you some photos from our couple of days in the Arizona desert with Duncan Barbour and Graham Jackson from Overland Training.
Having now done it, I STRONGLY recommend everybody do the Overland Certification course. We went in to it slightly nervous. We’ve offroaded for years in our Jeep and Land Cruiser, and felt we were pretty well versed in whinching, etc. We also have overlanded internationally, and knew our way around a Carnet.
But… in fact, we learned a LOT. Duncan and Graham both have amazing levels of experience, that they share humbly. They recognized our experience and tailored the course to match. Overall, it was well worth doing. We now have a very good sense of what the EcoRoamer can do on the trails, and more importantly, what it CAN’T do. Very important lessons.
I’m working on editing a video, but here’s some of the highlight photos:
Descending into the Table Mesa valley north of Phoenix. We dropped the Adventure Trailer for most of the fun. It’s still available FREE, if you’re interested…
Playing in the rocks of our ‘Arizona wadi’ – for size reference, remember those tires are 46″
Alice feeding the winch line back in.
Playing “slide slopey” – you don’t want to go much past 20 degrees…
Playing in the sand dunes – great floatation considering the truck weighs 34,000lbs!
Airing back up takes a while with 445’s we took them down to 35psi from 120psi – They worked Great!
…and the beauty shot: