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    Bald Tire
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    Did overland build on 08 H3 in 2017

    New member here. We did the build in 2017 when we bought this and did quite a bit of overlanding in 17 and 18 mostly in eastern Oregon, WA (the WABDR), Death Valley and such.
    Heres what we did to it originally:
    This hasnt been out daily driver and has only been used for our eastern Oregon, Washington (did the southern half of the WABDR) and northern Nevada overlanding trips.
    We set it up for flat towing behind an RV with Blue Ox tow mounts
    It has the 3.7 liter inline 5 with automatic transmission. We retained the stock alloy 16" wheels (not chrome!) for airing down, with new Cooper Discovery AT 33" tires.
    Here's a list of what it has:
    -ARB bumper
    -Blue Ox towing brackets mounted to where the OEM tow shackles are located. We have two shackles that can attach to the rings on the Blue Ox mounts for recovery
    -Warn 8000k winch
    -9" high intensity LED dual spots lights on ARB bumper
    -LED backup light
    -N-Fab rock sliders
    -it has a 30 watt Zamp solar panel mounted to the hood where the original plastic fake vent was and was replaced by diamond plate cut to the same pattern to mount the panel. This has a solar controller that leads to the new (last year) AGM battery under the hood. We did this to keep this battery topped while running our frig while parked and away from the vehicle whil hiking or whatever while the frig is running.
    -300 watt inverter mounted in back
    -custom built all metal rear fold down tailgate table with molle mount holes with small shovel and ax mounted with Quick Fists
    -OEM Pioneer Bluetooth sound system with GPS (to be replaced with a radio delete plate and a Garmin Overlander GPS
    -all interior lights switched to LED to conserve power
    -Weathertech floor matts
    -Coverking canvas seat covers
    -Midland CB radio with Firestik antenna mounted to bumper
    -Kenwood 2 meter ham radio (yes Im licensed KI7AKW)

    -custom rear rack mounted on spare tire (Outfitter Designs which Im selling)
    -Rhino roof rack bars which will hold the Pioneer Tray as weve sold the CVT RTT
    -RAINGLER webbing barrier installed behind front seats
    -AGM battery
    Tepui awning
    5 gal NATOgas can
    5 gal Front Runner water jerry can
    2 gal Rotopax water
    2 gal Rotopax gas

    5 lb propane tank
    Front Runner wolf boxes for food and recovery gear
    2 Front Runner chairs
    Ram mounts for iPad and iPhone and Garmin inreach
    Scanguage
    Hilift jack on bull bar
    Alpicool 45qt frig
    MrHeater Buddy
    Treds recovery boards
    Mr Heater outdoor radiant heater


    After figuring out the total weight we were carrying when on our trips we decided to sell the RTT and go to an overlanding trailer. We bought a used 2018 Crux 1600 in like new condition and have been using it this winter in AZ. Its a whole other level of comfort actually.
    The pics show it before we moved to using a trailer.

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    Street Tire
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    Welcome. Nice build. I tow my H2 behind my RV. I remove the towing hardware and use soft shackles with the two pins. I dont want to risk damaging my towing hardware.


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    Bald Tire
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    Thanks. Good tip!

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    Street Tire
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    In the picture it looks like your D rings were still on the front. I have worried about changing my bumper due to the possibly of interfering with my towing hardware.


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    Bald Tire
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    We currently have the Blue Ox tow hooks on but since we probably won’t be towing this with our motor home soon I plan on replacing em with the tow points.

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    Street Tire
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    That's a cool build. Is there more build info to be found anywhere else, like an overloading site? If not, maybe create a thread in the build section here.
    '10 H3T

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    Bald Tire
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    We just got back home from being away over the winter and are playing catch up but I will post more on our setup and trips we’ve done soon. Thanks for the interest. We love our H3! Soooooo under rated for and overland rig.


 

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