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One thing that I didn't see mentioned much in the previous posts was to be sure that if you get a large one and you put lots in it, be careful because they can get heavy quick and lifting to the rod rack can become tricky if you don't regularly lift your spare tire over your head.

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I got one too after seeing Jen use Brenton's... Worked "ok" and let in more than a few grounds, then I read that there is a specific direction for the press to fit in the cup. As I recall the "flare" should be towards the bottom (direction of the 'press'). Haven't re tried but it was amazingly fast at getting the water to temp.


Even my 'good' press lets in some grounds. But yeah, the JetBoil press isn't perfect by any means. But since I usually carry it on my back instead of in a truck I was willing to put up with that for the weight savings. It's going to take me a while to get used to this car-camping thing, but I'm willing to learn.

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One thing that I didn't see mentioned much in the previous posts was to be sure that if you get a large one and you put lots in it, be careful because they can get heavy quick and lifting to the rod rack can become tricky if you don't regularly lift your spare tire over your head.


Very true!. I'm 6'4" and can just get the camp kitchen over the rack bars. That's one advantage to having the air springs lower the truck I guess:)

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I just mount it and leave it. Then take stuff from the case as needed so it it always tied down but always accessible. Use it for lighter things too. My heavy cases are strapped down inside the truck. I got 2 huge ones for $100 each on craigslist, 1690's and they work very well and never have to lift it up on the rack except at the start and end of a trip.

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I have a Storm 2950 that I load up with sleeping bags/pillows, light stuff. If it had heavier thing it would be too heavy to lift up. But when I have to loosen the tie straps completely to get to the contents. I like the idea of tiedowns on two handle and having the top separate so it can be accessed at any time. Rob has two Pelican-like army cases similar to your first post that he mounted permanently to his rack by drilling through the bottom and attaching it. Works well for him.

Chuck uses heavy duty duffles for soft items on top that are low profile and easy the throw around.

I also use Pelican cases in the truck for organization of kitchen stuff. A smaller one with kitchen essentials for small/trail meals and a larger one with everything else.

I am finding I am scaling down my gear and trying to consolidate and only bring items I use. Every trip I seem to he loaded to the hilt!
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One thing that I didn't see mentioned much in the previous posts was to be sure that if you get a large one and you put lots in it, be careful because they can get heavy quick...


Here's what can happen if you get too much weight in the roof rack:

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Whoa, Dan's digging deep in the picture archive for that one:)

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Here's what can happen if you get too much weight in the roof rack:


Oh, that's just sad to look at. Was there something in particular that caused that roll-over to occur? -- I'll take notes to avoid doing it. (Looks like lesson 1 is "don't overload the top.")

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Watch those well traveled over tree roots as they can be a bit slippery, even when dry and dusty. Likewise, if you reach an obstacle that will lift one side and drop the other double check you have the shock travel to do so. Otherwise a few well placed rocks will get you through.

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