Many people in the off-road/overlanding communities want to add accessories to their rigs. Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube are full of images and videos of some very well done setups, and a whole lot of bad ones. In this post I will cover the basic of Vehcile Electrics.
There comes a point in the life of every vehicle when sending it to a recycling center makes more sense than repairing it any further. This is true of many vehicles, and even more so for those that are used to seek off-road adventures. Misshap’s, accidents, trail damage, and even roll over’s can mean the end for an unlucky vehicle.
Roof Top Tents, or RTT’s, seem to be all the rage lately and have been for a while now. There are a lot of good things about owning an RTT when compared to other options, but is it really worth it? I will attempt to explore some of the pros and cons as they pertain to me and my current build project.
I havn’t been much of an adventurer lately. I recently sold my Toyota Tacoma in favor of a slightly more unique (and much more complex) build project, a 1999 Isuzu Vehicross. At 167,000, it has issues. Some more serious than others, but it definitely has issues. In this post I will attempt to cover everything I have done, up to this point, and what still needs to be done before I can take it on it’s first real adventure.
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.”