• Garage Projects

    The Mighty Merc โ€“ DVD Player mount

    Before heading out west, it seemed like a good idea to figure out a way to hold our portable DVD player for the kids. While Iโ€™m not really a fan of letting the kids veg out, I am REALLY not a fan of listening to tired whiny kids for 18 hours, so I made the concession to make the DVD player available to them during our long highway burn. But the way that the mount was made makes it easy…

  • Garage Projects

    The Mighty Merc โ€“ Tablet Mount

    After having the benefit of on board GPS with my old PN-20, I knew I wanted another GPS solution in the Mercury. Preferably with a much larger screen than my old PN-20. The simple solution was to find some โ€˜cheapโ€™ tablet with built in GPS which I could run a mapping app on. The extra flexibility of the Tablet means that I can also use it to extend my MP3 storage and run other applications like Torque. I settled on…

  • Garage Projects

    The Mighty Merc – Front Locker Woes

    Bit of a chicken or the egg situation I had going on with my front Spartan Locker. Iโ€™m not entirely sure what failed first, but, lots of stuff brokeโ€ฆ kind of. This issue was a bit of a pain to track down an started on our last CO nearly a year ago, and was slowly getting worse. Everything would check fine when it was cold, but after being on the trail for a bit, the front locker would start acting…

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    The Mighty Merc – Rear Quater Glass Replacment

    So after a quick run out to Moonlight in early December to help a friend out with a shakedown run in his new rig, I managed to do what I hoped I wouldnโ€™t do: Last trail of the day heading back to the parking lot, I clipped a tree with my drivers side front wheel on a slightly off-camber sport which tipped me into a tree that I was trying to avoid. Derp! So after knocking the glass out, and…

  • Garage Projects,  Off Road Trips

    The Mighty Merc – 4th ORT โ€“ SMORR on 10/14/17

    After the successful CO trip under our belts, it was time to start beating on this thing a bit. So on lucky Friday the 13th, I loaded up solo to meet some friends down at SMORR in Seymour Mo. Burned out of St. Louis on the back roads: And pulled into SMORR with just enough time to slap the tent up before nightfall: As daylight broke the next morning, I was amazed to see how full the campground was. There…