Show us your rig! KB7RQQ’s full size Ram

Time to get this started…. While not the most ‘overland’ by what’s become today’s standards… This is my adventure/off road/camping/fishing/get to and from work rig. It’s a 2006 Ram TRX4. Camper is a 1990 Sunlite Eagle pop-up. She’s on her second 5.7l engine at 209k miles but still has a lot of life left in her.

Somewhere in the High Cascade Mountains of Central Oregon

The pop-up gives you a bunch of headroom, and a low center of gravity. The extra weight really helps with rear traction and poor fuel mileage 🙂

In the last two seasons, the front suspension was rebuilt with new leveled coil-overs, new rear shocks, air-bags, and exhaust system.

Tires are Toyo all-terrains. My son works for Les Schwab Tire Centers that brought Toyo into this country. I know there are better choices but these hold up well (good discounts) and aren’t too crazy since I’m a daily freeway commuter with this truck.

Lava Flow near La Pine, Oregon
My friend Mike getting a couple drinks ready for the campfire

Radios are always being switched out. Usually just have a 2m rig in here. This was last year when I thought I might like DMR repeaters… Don’t so CS-800 is for sale. I have a cellular based WIFI hotspot for my PiStar device now so handhelds like my Yaesu FT2D and my Anytone 868 are passengers. Will likely go for a fusion dual bander like the FTM-400 to add APRS.

Anyway, This is my get-out-of-town rig for now. Will likely add a front bumper and put my Warn M8000 back on at some point. Have put that off because I’d rather have a receiver/tray mount set-up front and rear. Been a couple of times that I have nosed into trouble and needed a pull from the rear.

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