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Historic Jerome Arizona to Ranches of Perkinsville

Along this route you’ll can get to see amazing distant views of the Mogollon Rim, the striking reds of Red Rock Country, and the rolling desert hills just east of Chino Valley. You also get to drive along side the Woodchute Mountain Wilderness Area on the southern portion of this trail. For more details check […]


Getting in a Car Accident isn’t Fun

If you think crashes are awesome and cool things to see on TV, here’s a reality check for you. On May 23rd, around 3:45pm, I was driving home with my family after going grocery shopping at Costco. As we were getting into the right lane to exit the freeway, we had to stop because traffic […]


FJ Cruiser Oil Lube and Maintenance

I show off the basics of changing oil in an FJ Cruiser, and what oil filter to use for better protection over stock. I also go into other maintenance items, like lubing your drive shaft; a good idea to do with every oil change. My six year old son also came out to see what […]


Fixing my Coilover without a Spring Compressor

I had an issue with one of my shocks that required pulling the strut and spring assembly (often referred to as a coilover) apart to repair. most people would say you need a spring compressor, but the one’s that you “rent” from the auto parts store are not exactly the safest things I’ve ever used. […]


FJ Cruiser Front Control Arms Replaced

I replaced the front control arms on my FJ Cruiser. If you’re curious to see how I did it, here’s the video: You really only have to watch the first eighteen and a half minutes to see how it was done, the rest is just fun extra video footage of the whole ordeal. After 169,000 […]


Escaping Traffic on Loop 202

Escaping Traffic as an Accident Shuts Down Loop 202 in Tempe Arizona Escaping a nearly complete traffic shutdown as an accident blocks most of the lanes on westbound loop 202 in Tempe, Arizona. The Waze app on my phone warns me too late about traffic, and I cannot get off before passing the accident that […]


Reinforce Lower Link Mounts on an FJ Cruiser

Installing Trailworx Lower Link Skids by welding them is the best way to reinforce the weak lower link mounts on the frame of an FJ Cruiser. We only had one very minor issue caused by one of the stock mounts being tweaked slightly, but with a little grinding on the mount and shaving of the […]


Doran Canyon – Calico Ghost Town California

Doran Canyon of the Odessa / Doran Loop has more of a desert feel. When traveling this area, you will notice that the mostly desert landscape is very different than its counterpart Odessa Canyon. Doran does have one big difference when it comes to the trail drive, “Doran Gate Keeper”. Doran’s Gate Keeper is an […]


Calico California Adventure and Military Trailer with Pintle Hitch

This is my behind the scenes footage of the http://trailsoffroad.com 1st Annual Epic Adventure in Nov. 2016. We based camped near Calico, CA which is just east of Barstow, CA, and near the Western end of the Mojave Road. Trailer Accessories: Tarp Bungy Balls Pintle Hitch. Pocket Constitution Videos of the other trails we went […]


Breaking Down is a Part of Life

It’s not fun when things break, but we can get through it. Broken Sleep Broken Weather Broken Ice Broken Quaker Oatmeal packages Broken Dog Broken Camera Broken Phone Broken House Broken Tape Broken Backup Broken Computer Monitor Broken Fan Broken Car Broken FJ Cruiser Broken Traffic Broken Battery Broken Speedomitor Broken Alternator Broken Walk Broken […]


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