It’s a blast 50-60mph through the desert across 170 miles in some of the roughest terrain. It’s insanely beautiful and makes you feel small once you’re in the middle of nowhere and look around. Cool feeling. Always a good time.
after having my coms antenna ripped off the tent from a damn joshua tree i wanted to lower it to be around normal antenna height. So i ordered a ditch light bracket and a new NMO antenna base that was 3/8" mounting and it fit perfectly so i installed that and ran the cable inside the cab. So far the same reception and wont be prone to being slapped around as much. These 4runners dont have an antenna so this looks fairly normal besides being on the driver side vs passenger side.
Dont mind my neighbors horrendous trailer which is my backdrop.
I added a SxS chase light for the back of the minivan, has multiple flash patterns and will make it easier to see me as i throw a ton of dust.
I also bought a small diesel heater that i plan to take with me in the winter for camping. Made it connect with anderson plugs behind my bumper with a 30' power lead So i can keep it under the 4Runner and pipe in the heater into my tent.
I have had the Mr Buddy heater and i personally dont feel safe with them in the tent and there is major concerns of Carbon Monoxide along with the chance of burning the thing to the ground because my sleeping bag touched it while it was hot. This negates all that and makes life real easy. I have it running on kerosene so it burns clean and wont have the sooting issues like diesel will. It maintains excellent heat and came with a remote. Its real small and easy to pack at 16x8 so its not a hinderance at all and real easy to pop the heat tube on and zip into my tent window.