In one and a half years on the road, our electrical system has seen some major upgrades. We have changed almost every key component in the system. We upgraded our solar panel and replaced broken batteries and a solar charge controller that was also lost in action. While below considerations and evaluations are still true, here is our January 2018 update.
The capacity of storage space is quite limited living in a car. You need to use every free corner to stow your things but it has to be fixed good, having all the back roads in mind.
According to the WHO there are estimated 842,000 diarrheal disease deaths per year. Although we do not fear the worst, the tap water along our route will contain bacteria, our sissy Western European digestive tracts have never seen before. So why not use bottled water, you might ask. We simply do not want to leave a 50,000 kilometer long trace of plastic bottles behind.
From the day we saw our Landcruiser the first time in Gouda, we knew that we would have to rebuild all the electrical installations. On one hand, we knew that the living room battery was dead. On the other hand, a look under the engine hood revealed a jumble of wires.
Congratulations to your newly acquired rig! Now it’s time to start customizing your overland vehicle interior to suit your needs. In this post, we are going to show you how we refurbished our Landcruiser. Building your first overland vehicle is all about copying from other people. Take what works for you and leave everything else behind!
Before starting the search for the perfect car for your trip you have to consider different things. It might be a long and exhausting way but it’s worth it!