First Time Jeep Owner in Kodiak, AK!

Discussion in 'New Member Welcome Area' started by Coastiehog, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Coastiehog

    Coastiehog Member
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    Thanks!! I hear there are plenty of good off-road spots!!
     
  2. Coastiehog

    Coastiehog Member
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    Awesome!! I was stationed in Sault Ste Marie for 2 years!!
     
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  3. UpperMI

    UpperMI TJ Addict Supporting Member

    Location:
    San Carlos, CA
    When I was a kid I loved going to the soo locks. I could watch the ships go by all day. In fact I got my mechant mariners card when I was 21. I had plans to go off and work the Ore freighters for the summers. But I blew my knee out running track in college and wasn't physically able to work that year.
     
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  4. Coastiehog

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    Oh man..that sucks!

    Yeah, I used to watch the Lakers go throigh when I would go outside for a break! It was neat to watch! It is amazing how old those vessels are and they habe an important job to do!
     
  5. bobthetj03

    bobthetj03 TJ Addict Supporting Member

    Check out Bartact seat covers. A bit pricey, but I haven't heard one negative review on them. Think there is a seat cover thread on here about them.
     
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  6. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Location:
    Salem, Oregon
  7. Coastiehog

    Coastiehog Member
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    Thanks guys!! Not sure if I will shell out $600 on seat covers, but they are nice!! Maybe fronts and later the rear seat lol.
     
  8. billiebob

    billiebob TJ Addict

    We lived in Yellowknife for 10 years. Shipping, remoteness, similar. But I ran a lumber yard and the trucking company we used was pretty helpful. Plus we had an overnite air service. Check around. I'm sure with a government job there is no piggy backing of 4x4 persomal items but the local building supply etc might be able to help out.

    Anytime we shipped to the Northern, fly in communities we would get a shopping list for everything from diapers to donuts. We did a curcuit picking up all the extras to fill the plane. My bet is someone has a pretty economical way to bring in those obscure items. Ask all the other newbies, nurses, teachers, check out how the other "transients" get those things required to survive. Heck, ask yer boss. Tell him the "Jeep" project is a cabin fever release project. Ya can go stir crazy when the sun never sets... or rises.
     
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  9. Coastiehog

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    We have C130s that go to anchorage quite often and we are allowed to bring back almost anything. For large items you have to get permission from the load master, but it is easy if they aren't going to be loaded down.

    I just don't like how some companies treat us lime outsiders when shipping....or not wanting to ship here. Heck, I couldn't even get a track bar relocation bracket shipped here!
     
  10. billiebob

    billiebob TJ Addict

    I just don't like how some companies treat us lime outsiders when shipping....or not wanting to ship here. Heck, I couldn't even get a track bar relocation bracket shipped here!

    Well they have likely been burnt before. And often their shippers? they have no idea where you are. Might have to pick a supplier, establish a relationship. Yer remote, earning "danger pay"??? But any business is open to growth without risk. Figure out how to eliminate the risk.
     
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  11. Mudguard2004

    Mudguard2004 Member

    Location:
    Concord, CA
    Perfect place for a Jeep! I spent a year and a half on Kodiak (USCG also). Enjoy and welcome!


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  12. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Location:
    Salem, Oregon
    One thing is for sure indeed... You do live in the perfect place to own a Jeep!
     
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  13. billiebob

    billiebob TJ Addict

    No, Denver, Florida, Salem.... they all beat North of 60. Up There, a TJ is a Prius. My YJ was a great commuter Up There. But for exploring think dogs, sleds, quads. North of 60 there are no areas closed to ORV, heck in Yelowknife, the NWTs biggest city, you can drive sleds anywhere except the 12 block downtown core.

    A TJ is literally just a capable city vehicle.
     
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  14. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    Salem, Oregon
    How about a snowmobile, do you think that would be a decent vehicle for up there?
     
  15. billiebob

    billiebob TJ Addict

    ie, sled for the locals
     
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  16. @Chris often suggests the IGEE seat covers for much cheaper than the Bartact
     
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  17. CodaMan

    CodaMan TJ Addict Supporting Member

    Welcome!
     
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  18. Mudguard2004

    Mudguard2004 Member

    Location:
    Concord, CA
    He's on Kodiak. Not the arctic circle! Same climate as Seattle Washington.


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  19. billiebob

    billiebob TJ Addict

    you go live there for 10 years and tell me "same as Seattle" lmao
     
  20. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Location:
    Salem, Oregon
    Yep, $300 for the pair, and they look so good you'd never know they were seat covers.
     
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