Scott Brady of Expedition Portal wrote a concise treatise entitled “The 10 Commandments of Modifying an Overland Vehicle” today.  Below are the ten commandments.  Click through to the ExPo article for the full write-up.  

Simplicity and reliability is the key to vehicle preparation for long-distance adventure travel.

  1. Complexity is the enemy
  2. Weight is the enemy of performance
  3. Suspension Performance
  4. Keep the Engine Stock
  5. Isolate and Minimize All Electrical Modifications
  6. Use High Quality Tires in an Appropriate Tread
  7. Avoid Roof Loads at all Costs
  8. Self-Recovery
  9. Secure the Load
  10. Quality and Design over Quantity