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Old September 5th, 2008, 06:03 PM
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I have been meaning to post about our trip for some time now. D90 source and everyone on it have played an integral role in making it possible through all the technical support. Thank you to everyone.

We have loaded our Rover in to a container for shipment to Chile. It should be there in about 30 days and we will fly down with our dog to meet it. We plan to be in country for about 9-10 months. We will first explore the Altiplano. We are both climbers and we are visiting some new areas in the high desert. The area is vast and remote. We plan to stay there until January then head to Patagonia for more climbing. After that...its back to the Altiplano and who knows where.

This trip has been years in the making, saving, building, fixing.... saving. So needless to say we are a bit nervous but mostly excited. Please follow us if you like on our website:

www.terraEO.com

Thanks again to everyone here, and if anyone is thinking about a similar trip please contact me and I will share all I can. It is quite a process of planning, and with out help from others I would have never been able to get it together. Cheers!
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Old September 5th, 2008, 08:48 PM
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Steve,

Very cool ! Just curious- why did you remove the rear windows, security ?
Very nice truck- I'd be worried about someone opening the container before you get there...
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Old September 6th, 2008, 01:40 AM
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Thanks Doug. We removed the rear windows for a couple reasons. Firstly for security, but also so that we did not break them from the inside. Anything we placed on the drawer system would easily roll through the window. We also mounted a few things to the inside, like the solar panel.

Plus we got the aluminum for free and the windows rattled like hell. They will go back in when we return with new felt.

Ya, Im worried about the container... when we get there... and everything else but if we let that get the best of us we would never leave home. Its insured so if the seal (and padlocks) are broken when we arrive in Chile I will raise hell.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 02:05 AM
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Steve,

Very cool trip. I'm building my 110 right now and eventually would like to plan a trip.
I've have been to Chile 3 times for surfing and it is an incredible place.
It is the safest place I've been in S. America.

Planning to ship my 110 to Chile as well, spent a month there exploring the coast, then Patagonia and Brazil.

When you get back, I might need some advice on shipping the rig.

Good luck on your trip.
Keep us updated.

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Old September 6th, 2008, 06:19 AM
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Old September 6th, 2008, 11:48 AM
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Looks like a great trip you have planned. Good luck!
I will check out your blog from time to time.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 02:22 PM
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Thank guys.

Ze- If you have any places in mind that really stand out let me know. I'm building a list of 'must see' beyond climbing and others personal experiences are the best information.

I will be happy to share any shipping info or what not... I'm probably going to post it on my site at some point, but if you want numbers drop me a line.
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