My Project for an affordable Overland/Daily Driver includes a 1999 Isuzu Vehicross. Comments have ranged from “I’ve always wanted one of those”, to “A what?”, to “Why would you choose that?” For the uninitiated, I will start with what a Vehicross isn’t before I dive into what it is.
If you follow this blog then you know I have been working to build a low cost Overland Vehicle. My platform of choice? A 1999 Isuzu Vehicross. Isuzu’s are world renowned for their off-road capability, and the Vehicross is no exception. With it’s terrain sensing Torque On Demand (TOD), a true low range transfer case, full-time four wheel drive, remote reservoir suspension, and nearly eight inches of ground clearance, all considered standard from the factory, the Vehicross was made for adventure.
It’s not the sexiest thing in the world. In fact, it is probably the most avoided task of just about every person that owns a vehicle. Regular maintenance is, however, extremely important. This one task can make the difference between a break down and an amazing adventure. Of course, there are those who say, “It isn’t an adventure until something goes wrong.”
Eating on the move can be challenge for the most experienced traveler. Eating healthy can be an even greater challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. All it takes is a little planning and making good decisions on what to pack and, more importantly, what not to pack.
In the United States the phrase, no replacement for displacement can often be heard around vehicle enthusiasts of every caliber. This a reference to engine size with the idea that bigger is always better. Americans just seem to not be happy unless their toys are larger than life. This post will attempt challenge that assumption.
If you have read my blog recently, you know that I purchased a 1999 Isuzu Vehicross as an overland project vehicle. Doing so is definitely not for the faint of heart, however, with fewer than five thousand sold in United States you will never own a more distinctive vehicle for your travel.
Using vinyl wrap is a great and inexpensive way to give your vehicle a fresh look. Many comapanies will use vinyl wrap to add graphics, logos, phone numbers, and the like to a vehicle to improve visibility of a product or service. In the off-road world, professionals use vinyl wrap to display sponsor logos, team information and vehicle numbers. But what happens to vinyl wrap if you leave it on too long?
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