the vehicle


Morocco | April 2013

Morocco | April 2013 | with daughter Mees

During my preparations I have discovered a whole new world of overland modifications and equipment. The sky – if not my wallet – is the limit. I think I found a reasonable balance between an over-equipped Mad Max truck and a modestly modified Land Rover Defender.

For those interested, here are some of the more relevant additions and mods:

Land Rover Defender 110 Tdi (1991 – nearly 400.000 km)

  • BF Goodrich AT’s
  • Hannibal roofrack, rooftent, awning and Tourer Kit
  • Alu box on roofrack
  • rocksliders (Mantec)
  • steering guard (Mantec)
  • heavy duty springs and shocks (OME)
  • rear wheel carrier (Mantec)
  • second spare wheel on bonnet
  • fuel tank guard (Mantec)
  • Hi-Lift jack mounted to roofrack
  • alu sandladders (Mantec)
  • extended fuel tank (45 ltr)
  • one fuel jerrycan mounted to rear side / one fuel jerrycan mounted on roofrack (total fuel capacity 170 ltr)
  • built-in water tank 85 ltr with Seagull waterfilter
  • onboard compressor (ARB CKMTA12)
  • Optima starter battery and two Optima auxiliary batteries
  • Victron battery monitor
  • solar panel 140w on roofrack
  • Engel MT45F fridge
  • interior LED lights
  • exterior LED lights
  • storage drawer and cooker housing (Mobile Storage Systems)
  • Exmoor Elite seats with canvas covers
  • Cubby Locbox (Exmoor)
  • Moulded matting system (Exmoor)