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    Mounting iPhone + Mini iPad + InReach

    I've done the same kind of attachment. I don't remember the length but if you purchase multiple from Lowes, they are usually very good about returns. That is what I typically do with almost any project anyway, whether it's home improvement or auto-related. I'd rather have more sizes and stuff in...
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    Mounting iPhone + Mini iPad + InReach

    I have the 11" iPad Pro so, essentially the same size. However, the case I have includes a spot to hold the Pencil on the side so it does make the case about 1/2 inch wider altogether. I wouldn't think it would make that much of a difference but it might.
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    Mounting iPhone + Mini iPad + InReach

    Just FYI, here's a quick and dirty video of my iPad attached using a magnetic case. Yes, it will flop around a bit while driving but if I hit something hard enough to knock it off, the iPad is probably the least of my worries.
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    Mounting iPhone + Mini iPad + InReach

    Same here. Took it out a few weeks ago and stayed put the whole time through some relatively technical terrain.
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    LX570 AHC height modifications (lift it!)

    So! YOU are the person that keeps giving those extended warranty companies hope that someone will buy one?! YOU are to blame for why I keep getting calls, emails, texts, and snail-mail offers! My name is BigMF, you got an extended warranty, prepare to die! ;) (hopefully, there is at least one...
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    Radiator preventative maintenance

    Just FYI, I'm over a year and 15,000+ miles into my proactive JB Weld patch as well.
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    Anyone replaced their factory satellite radio antenna with an aftermarket antenna?

    I'd love to have a boosted cellular signal and therefore better internet in general and solid XM (except way out in the boonies) but I'd say that for me it's probably the several hundred dollars for a booster kit versus the $25 for a new XM antenna and connector. I may revisit the booster idea...
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    Anyone replaced their factory satellite radio antenna with an aftermarket antenna?

    I've been looking to do this (keep OEM head unit but replace OEM XM antenna) as well but haven't gotten around to it. I've done a bit of research but have not found where/how the XM antenna connects the head unit. I did find the "multimedia ECU" under the passenger (US/right) seat but as far as...
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    Builds 2008 LX Live Camera Car and Overlanding Build.

    FYI, @SharpeCat , I followed @TeCKis300 's lead with the exact same battery from Lowes. Granted, it's only been a few months but I have not been disappointed yet. That mother is heavy! However, that means it's good, solid lead plates in there and not filler. I'm also going with a Jackery...
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    Builds 2008 LX Live Camera Car and Overlanding Build.

    You think it's bad there? Here in Nashville, the market is insane right now. Completely unprecedented. I'm a Realtor and the stories are almost unbelievable. Things like: going $40K over list price ($450K) without even touring the house; an offer that was $50K over the list price of $800K that...
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    Builds LEXpedition Overland Build Thread

    Yeah, couldn't ask for much better. There is a good bit of traffic on the main lake, including some large barges but the bay I was on was far enough back so that even the fishermen blasting by in their bass boats weren't that annoying. One advantage of the new hybrid RTT's from CVT is that they...
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    Builds LEXpedition Overland Build Thread

    Took a short camping trip to the Land Between the Lakes area. Was a great trip to shake out a few bugs and came away with a good list of lessons learned for future overlanding trips. Here’s a video if you’re interested. The new CVT hybrid tent worked great. Still working on the setup and...
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    Builds LEXpedition Overland Build Thread

    Yeah, once I get the tent in its final resting place I’m planning on doing a full review. Overall, I’m impressed with quality and included accessories. Their website could definitely use some work but the tents seem to be high quality.
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    Builds LEXpedition Overland Build Thread

    In the planning stages of my rear cargo organization/storage solution. Below are the plans I've developed. I'm hoping to do a build thread/video and if it's successful, I'll actually post it. ;) Open to recommendations or "You definitely don't want to do THAT because when you hit a bump the...
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    Builds LEXpedition Overland Build Thread

    Finally got my CVT Hybrid Shast tent a few weeks ago. For some reason, the Icemagedon 2021 has kept me from getting to try it out yet. Still working on getting it raised a bit off of the rack. The new hybrid tents from CVT are pretty cool in that they fold out like a traditional softshell RTT...
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