My trusty 2008 GMC Savana, long wheelbase, 6.6 Duramax, currently 410,000 miles:
One a them Maine wintahs, dont ya know.
Cleaning off in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Most recent van interior setup. This was in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.
I've had a number of vans over the years...
I've had my GARB from NB Expeditions on my trailer spare, used hard, since May 2018.
That's fifteen months and some 33,000 miles of every kind of road and environment and weather one can imagine; from the salty coast of Maine to the Smoky mountains of East Tennessee, from the swamps and bayous...
Here's a few not of camp, but from camp or where I slept for the night in my van:
#CelestialMadman - I'd stay up all night in some places when the light was right.
In this case, there was a security light that came on for a bit every three minutes to discourage illegal activity coming up from...
Some images from a recent eight month adventure wandering from Maine to the Borderlands of West Texas and back.
Gulf of Mexico in January
Gulf of Mexico
Borderlands Basecamp in April
On the way to a mountain pass from near Ft Hancock end of Jan
Milky Way rising over the Borderlands...
Very cool write-up and reporting on your adventure up there.
I've been pondering doing a similar trip, starting in Maine and going up through NB and NS, then over to Newfoundland/Labrador and back down through Quebec, doing parts of the Trans-Taiga and James Bay Road if I can and time/weather...
Not long after I got the trailer but before I added RTT and awning, late summer 2017:
Same adventure, testing rock and trailer lights:
New Hampshire, Summer 2018:
Set up for extended base-camping:
Getting my gear ready for the next adventure:
These are awesome trailers. I have a 2017 XV-2 and have hauled it over 10,000 miles around America on extended trips. It's a trailer that'll be around for my kid and grandkid to use and will still look the same. All aluminum, huck-bolted, rugged as all get-out, etc.
A lot of folding panels, most I dare say, have an inline fuse in the cord before it hits the charge controller, so it wouldn't need to go through a fuse block, but it ain't gonna hurt. Fixed mount panels might be different.
There are three K470s that are listed as "bear resistant" actually; #40810, #40568, and #40678, but it's a great question if those are the only ones submitted. The 40678 is a pretty good-sized box, almost two feet long by over thirteen inches deep, so I can't imagine that it's only small sizes...
Mike, sorry I didn't notice the link to Zarges in your post. I have to say I absolutely love my Zarges cases for food storage. Easily the best containers I've ever used for food, or anything else for that matter. I just bought another one they had on clearance that I'm going to use as field desk...
There is this, too, the Tailgaterz Hang-n-Haul organizer:
I have one, but never used it, going instead for a different way of storing stuff. You can hang it up while in camp, then remove and roll it up with stuff still in it, if you want, to store for next trip.
I might dig it out for this...