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    Originally posted by Motheye99 View Post

    Are they pre planned routes? What is your plan incase they take the car and get stuck. A few years ago a college "friend" of mine asked me to go up a trail and we got stuck in Arizona outside of Prescott. Quite the story, against all of my recommendations he kept going as the sun went down instead of turning back and smashed the oil pan of a 2003 acura RDX on a rock. It was a very cold January night to say the least.

    Great Idea but I would be afraid people would get in over there heads if they just get to choose a trail and go.
    I am making a page on my site that has easy to get to single and double night destinations. This will give a lot of people great places to travel that don't have those risks.

    If someone gets in over their heads its on them. Contract states that it is $100 dollar fee plus $1 per mile to travel to and return the vehicle to base.

    Each truck has a binder that has all sorts of helpful 'hints' to attempt to keep people out of these situations.

    I too would have done some dumb things when I was younger, but I never had ~$800 to spare to rent a vehicle for a few days to bash around in.

    To be totally honest, I would be pretty surprised if someone drove it harder than I do. I'm pretty brutal on this thing. Although time will certainly tell.

    Thanks for your input.
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      I like the ideal of overland renting. Might even be in the position to book a trip next year if you're still going strong.

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        I would recommend GPS units on the trucks. Also, don't limit yourself to just Toyotas. I think a Jeep Gladiator Rubicon would be an awesome rig. Heck even a regular Gladiator would be a sweet deal.

        Also, I dont see a winch on the front of the rig. Though that can induce other insurance concerns but also leaves the customer without a way to self-extract from being stuck.

        Also, might want to have a "no-go" list of trails that they shouldn't be doing. I rented a jeep in Moab and Twisted Jeeps is who I used and they let me go on some higher difficulty of trails then other rental places. So having a map of a good route they can take or shouldn't take or areas to be cautious about would be a good idea.

        People are stupid and dealing with the public you will see people that have zero experience and think they can do the hardest things.


        Also, look for corporate sponsorship. Having a tire sponsor, equipment sponsor,...etc can help with covering the costs of having a business like this.

        Good luck!
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          Originally posted by Reichart12 View Post
          I like the ideal of overland renting. Might even be in the position to book a trip next year if you're still going strong.
          Thank you for the follow on Instagram. Much appreciated!

          I paid for a ton of services for a year, so I'm definitely going at least that long. R3v folks get a discount of course.
          My previous build (currently E30-less)
          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

          A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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            This idea is a good one.

            People have such a hard on for overlanding, so i'm sure the fruits of this venture will be juicy.

            Just gave you a follow on instagram!

            Originally posted by wholepailofwater
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              Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post
              This idea is a good one.

              People have such a hard on for overlanding, so i'm sure the fruits of this venture will be juicy.

              Just gave you a follow on instagram!
              Yes they do.

              Awesome!
              My previous build (currently E30-less)
              http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

              A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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                Originally posted by MR E30 325is View Post
                Call this some nonsense!

                Had an idea of this sort stewing in my mind for a couple of years and after a couple good conversations 20 days ago I decided to put something into action.

                Here it is.

                Introducing: Overland Flagstaff - The premiere turn-key Overland rental company, propelled by the legendary Toyota Tacoma, located in the beautiful landscape that is Northern Arizona. Explore the lightly treaded areas of the Southwest behind the wheel of a fully equipped Overland rig.

                OVFLG at Broken Arrow by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr

                www.overlandflagstaff.com

                Currently offer 1 truck, but I am in the process of acquiring and outfitting a second Tacoma.

                Let me know what you guys think about the site. Feedback of all types is appreciated.
                Hey, I think this is a great idea and Flag is the perfect place to base the business! I’ve lived there for 3 years and it seems like overland central (aside from Moab of course). Too bad the in-person expo was cancelled this year - that will be great marketing for you in the future.

                My one suggestion would be to add some variety in your fleet. Personally I don’t love the rooftop tents and I’ll bet there would be other people interested in an insulated sleeping option. You could do one of those pop-up campers for the truck bed, add a lifted sprinter van conversion, or get a teardrop-style trailer that people could pull with one of your Tacos. We just bought one from Mountain Goat Trailers in Phoenix and have been very happy with it:

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                Anyways, good luck with the business, let me know if you need a hand from a fellow Flagstaffer. Maybe post-Covid I’ll swing by to see your rigs and talk E30s.
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                  Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post
                  I was a bad boi, but now I'm a good boy.
                  Found this gem...

                  Youre STILL a bad boy
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                  -2002 MR2 Spyder, the solo-mobile



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                    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post

                    Found this gem...

                    Youre STILL a bad boy
                    loooooooooool

                    I forgot I got a timeout

                    Now, it's like the wild west up in this beetch

                    NO ONE CAN BAN ME

                    I can return to drunkenly posting gay porn at 4 am in FS threads
                    Originally posted by wholepailofwater
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                    WTB: Dove Grey e36 Front Door Panels (2 door)

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                      This is what happens when you defund the Police
                      Simon
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                      -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                      -2002 MR2 Spyder, the solo-mobile



                      Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                        Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                        This is what happens when you defund the Police
                        Better watch out burgs, 2mAn will soon have that massive sleep deprivation and will have no patience for shenanigans, but he will be up during early morning hours.

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                          Oh my! Haven't been in here a min.

                          MR E30 325is that's B.A! Maybe not as cool as Baracus, none-the-less. I almost moved out to FS AZ in the mid-90's, but deferred here in FL and started a small concrete contracting gig. Such beautiful country for over-landing out there.
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                            Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
                            Oh my! Haven't been in here a min.

                            MR E30 325is that's B.A! Maybe not as cool as Baracus, none-the-less. I almost moved out to FS AZ in the mid-90's, but deferred here in FL and started a small concrete contracting gig. Such beautiful country for over-landing out there.
                            Thanks Forced!

                            If you ever want to swing through, let me know. Happy to host a R3v regular!
                            My previous build (currently E30-less)
                            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

                            A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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                              Started putting up the Christmas decorations yesterday. Im happy to see the end of 2020 approaching. It hasnt been the worst year ever for me, but there are certain things Im ready to wipe the slate clean of...

                              Of all the things possible, its been a very strange one for my car situation... and the year isnt over yet!
                              Simon
                              Current Car:
                              -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                              -2002 MR2 Spyder, the solo-mobile



                              Make R3V Great Again -2020

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