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PostSubject: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeSat Mar 03, 2012 6:34 pm

I figure I might as well keep up with my FJ's progress of evolution here. Hopefully I'll get to update this more and more Very Happy

In the beginning, there was a ship with a FJ on the way to the US from Japan destined to be mine. Then it arrived at the port and I first saw its image.

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Then it traveled up to High Point, NC where it became mine. It was dark when I got home with it. Not a good pic, but the first one I took of it. 02/24/2011

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First up was preparing it to tow a soon to purchase camper.

Conversion to a 7 & 4 pin connector
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Tekonsha Prodigy P2 proportional brake controller
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Then I had to invest in some weight distribution hitch stuff which isn't cheap
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Everybody kept talking about this URE place so I thought I'd take a Sunday drive to check it out and came back with this
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Then I met Rolando and didn't feel as high school girlish about putting on stickers
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After a couple of beach trips and camper pulls, I realized I needed to upgrade tires. So on went some GY Wrangler Silent Armors. These are a LT tire so the stiffer side walls will help with the towing and they perform much better offroad than the Dunlop street treads that were OEM
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Off with the beat up Toyota body mounted step rails and on with some chassis mounted Metal Tech Mini-bump Sliders Very Happy Now I don't have to worry about those steps hanging up on obstacles. More of a peace of mind thing. Man are these things heavy duty.
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeSat Mar 03, 2012 9:40 pm

Nice!

Got some pics of it with the camper in tow? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeSat Mar 03, 2012 9:42 pm

I want one of those Bruiser stickers...
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeSat Mar 03, 2012 10:04 pm

I haven't taken a "camper in tow" pic, I always forget to. I will first time out this spring.
The Bruiser sticker was given to us when we met them on the OBX trip.
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeSun Mar 04, 2012 1:24 am

With a new set of these from Orange Boxx

ORANGE BOXX ROCK SLIDERS

you will not have a problem like this

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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeSat Mar 10, 2012 8:15 pm

Orange Boxx wrote:
With a new set of these from Orange Boxx

I hope no hard feelings Darrel, I had actually already ordered the sliders before you posted. I know the Orange Boxx sliders are great and more than I would ever need, but the flush look of the MT's are just more of what I was wanting. I will be getting a Orange Boxx PSD sometime.
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeSun Mar 11, 2012 11:06 am

great write up.....makes me feel all warm inside.
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeSat Jan 05, 2013 1:07 pm

Brotherhood of the dunes. I'm putting these pics here more for my own purposes. These are from the OBX on New Years Eve (12/31/2012). It was a blast to spend this time with my best friends and such a magical place. We stopped and the sunset colors on the horizon over the dunes made for a few moments where you just stand/sit there and not utter a word. That is until someone yells "OMG!!! We've got to get a picture of our trucks with this!" A bromance moment.

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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeSat Jan 05, 2013 2:11 pm

Looking really good Ryland...so are you gonna get a beach buggy too??
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeSat Feb 23, 2013 12:46 pm

Sorry Mike, just saw your question. No, no separate beach buggy. My meaning in that is my FJ use is more as a beach buggy than a rock crawling mountain goat.
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeSat Feb 23, 2013 3:58 pm

i knew what you were talking bout buddy..LOL...you need to get that truck doorless this summer....Hint Hint!!
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeMon Feb 25, 2013 12:04 am

It's all about going out and having fun Ryland. Nice pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeMon Feb 25, 2013 11:04 am

This picture looks like it would be on the cover of an offroad or 4x4 parts magazine!

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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeMon Feb 25, 2013 11:58 am

Man, I love those sliders. I like the "boxed" look of them. Good stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeMon Feb 25, 2013 12:00 pm

Ew! But I do not love the $600 price tag! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeSat May 25, 2013 11:14 pm

Used the blue room discount and got the Ricochet air dam for the factory rack. Gives it that finished look. I know there is debate if it reduces wind noise. I personally think it does a little. I know I had a roar sound around 40-45 mph and its gone now.

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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeMon Jun 17, 2013 12:45 am

How's the air dam affect your mileage?
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeMon Jun 17, 2013 7:47 am

I haven't noticed any difference in MPG.
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PostSubject: Re: Rylandnc's Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build"   Rylandnc's  Beach Buggy Camper Towing "build" Icon_minitimeMon Jun 17, 2013 3:52 pm

That's good, I put a Yakima rack on my Grand Cherokee I used to own.  Even with the fairing it cut about three mpg.  Like driving around with a sail on top, haha.
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