I have taken a little breather from writing new content for the blog.
A large part of that is due, in part to….wait for it….selling my Jeep! That’s right, I sold my Wrangler.
A lot of people asked me why. Basically it was a combination of things. Primarily, I was just a little bored with it. Don’t get me wrong, I love Wranglers. And I will have another one. But for now, I wanted something different.
Second, I was bored with rocks. I have done the Rubicon 3 times, Moab 3 times, and countless trips in Oregon and Washington. I want to try overlanding and exploring with the family, not just bouncing off rocks.
And last, I want to learn something new. I have worked on my Jeeps for many years, and want to learn something new. In addition to overlanding, I want to try a new vehicle, a new platform, and even a new brand.
So I bought a 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser!
The cruiser has 260,000 miles on the original engine, a 3″ OME lift, Fox dual resi-shocks and more goodies. We started off with a brand new CVT Rainier roof top tent, new ARB bumper, a Warn VR10 winch. The cruiser also saw a fresh paint job in the original, factory color and it sits on 34″ General tires.
My plan includes a rear swing out, updated auxiliary lights, skids and rails, and a drawer system for the rear.
While I will be keeping an eye on the 2019 JLUR with the Eco Diesel, this Cruiser will be a blast to learn on, camp in, and explore with!