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Off Road Podcast 370 – Ben & Aaron Go Camping

This episode of the Off Road Podcast is Sponsored by WARN, Medical Gear Outfitters, and Colby Valve.

Tonight, Aaron gets in hot water, Jeremy goes south for the winter…..if he were in Australia, & Ben drives a Jeep again

Welcome to the off-road podcast. A podcast about everything off-road. We cover the news, review products, and interview people in the off-road industry.  Your hosts tonight are Aaron, and Jeremy and my name is Ben.  Welcome to the show.

The week in review is brought to you by Medical gear outfitters

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Jeremy – Goes to the San Diego Desert.

Aaron – Got the drip edge and felt on my shop roof.  Laying down the metal this weekend.

Ben – drove my sisters jk for the weekend well for an hour maybe lol then been preparing to go the the rodeo to camp 

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News brought to you by Colby Valve

  • Fox News – Jeep Reinvents the Windshield Wiper
    • The Clean Sweep is a new accessory kit from available from the Mopar Parts Catalog
    • Works on JK and JT platforms
    • The package includes new wiper arms and blades with 12 laser-cut holes that spray washer fluid as they sweep across the windshield.
    • The traditional spray nozzles are deactivated, and the fluid is rerouted to the blades through tubing that comes with the package.
    • The kit is available now and priced at $140, including two sets of blades. Pricing for additional blades has not been released.
  • Autoblog – GMC Canyon First Look & Motor Trend – GMC Canyon First Look
    • Only comes in a crew cab short bed just like the Colorado
    • Standard LED lighting all the way around including fender marker lights
    • All Canyons also feature the wide-track off-road suspension like the Colorado Z71 and Trail Boss.
    • That suspension also means all Canyons have a roughly 2” lift over base Chevy Colorados.  The AT4X will have a 3” lift.
    • The Elevation and AT4 trim levels have 9.6 inches of ground clearance. The Denali increases that to 10.5 inches, and the AT4X features 10.6 inches
    • The GMCs also get standard 32-inch tires
    • The tailgate has a unique storage bin built in
    • No front air dam in order to provide better approach angles
    • Unlike the Colorado, the Canyon only has one engine option, the 310HP & 430TQ version of the 2.7 turbo inline 4 mated to an 8 speed automatic
    • The Denali features real wood trim with laser etchings. It also gets lots of real leather and fancy stitching. Naturally it gets all the interior goodies such as the 11-inch instrument display (8-inch is standard on lower trim Canyons), 11.3-inch infotainment screen and GMC-exclusive head-up display. The AT4X loses the wood, but it gets a bold black and white interior with bright red accents all around.
    • These new screens enable the truck to provide drivers with up to 10 different camera views, including HD Surround Vision and waterproof underbody cameras with a washing system.
    • All Canyons come with Android Auto & Apple Carplay
  • The AT4X and it gets all the same off-road goodies as the ZR2. It gets the latest generation of Multimatic’s Dynamic Spool Valve (DSSV) frequency selective dampers, unique front fascia, aluminum skid plates below the radiator, engine oil pan, and transfercase, steel rock rails, F&R locking differentials, 33-inch tires and Baja drive mode.
  • There is also a special Edition 1 model which brings even more to the table. It features 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, a front safari bar with 30-inch off-road light bar, a Comeup winch, upgraded skid plate, bed rails and special badging.
  • Base Canyon will start around $40,000. The AT4X starts at $63,350

Main Topic powered by WARN  

Ben – Sun Lakes State Park

  • ARB fridge
  • Battery
  • Tiny camp trailer life
  • It was HOT
  • Hiking
  • Stand up paddle board

Aaron – Little Cultus Lake Campground

  • Trailer battery
  • Solar panels
  • Smokey
  • Drone Flying
  • Pinata
  • Starlink flew by with 50+ satellites
  • 10mpg while towing the 26’ trailer
  • Recharging drone stuff on solar generator while also charging the solar generator with the sun
  • CampLux water heater
    • Needs 2D batteries AND 12v to power the pump
    • Pump only has 2 wires leaving it.  No connections.
    • Cheap plastic fittings
    • Needs case to protect it
    • Don’t forget to bring a bucket

Closing Statements

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