Friday, October 7, 2016

Welcome to the Land Roamer's blog!

I created this blog to keep my family and friends informed about the Land Roamer’s 
preparation, planning for the trip and later to keep in touch during my overland adventures.

You all know of "Land Rovers" and of "Land Cruisers", but who has heard of a "Land Roamer"?
Having had both a Land Rover and a Land Cruiser, I decided that I would call my 
Brimont Brutt 4x4 camper-truck "Land Roamer".  

To roam: "To travel purposefully unhindered through a wide area. It suggests wandering freely
 and often far afield."  Etymology: Middle English, 14th century, Merriam-Webster.  

"Live for the JOURNEY, not the Destination!"
Join this adventure by following my experiences on this blog 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Constructing a new battery rack

As I had removed the 2 batteries from their original position behind the driver's cab (see here a blogpost about this), I prepared a rack that would fit alongside and under one chassis rail.

There was just enough room to shoehorn the batteries between the chassis and the front drive shaft.
Because I bought 2 Optima (maintenance free) batteries, I could position them in this "hard to get" position. An added benefit is to lower the center of gravity by having them so low.

The rack is bolted on one side to the frame and suspended on the other side by a long 10 mm threaded bar.

When constructed and before the final coat of paint, I fitted the rack to the truck to make sure all is well!
=> Perfect fit ! GREAT !

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Back in London, bought more maps...

Being in the UK for work and in London for pleasure, I had to stop at "Waterstones" (206 Piccadilly) to buy more maps...

Sunday, November 22, 2015

2015 "SEMA" Show, Las Vegas, USA

The largest show dealing with automotive products in the USA

3-6 November 2015

For automobile lovers, this show must be visited once in a lifetime!

The SEMA Show (Specialty Equipement Market Association) is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. The 2015 SEMA Show drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers.

Not easy to get in as the Show is not open to the general public; only open to professionals of the automotive trade (buyers and sellers). I was able to attend as "media" because I write articles for 4x4 Magazines.

1/ The grounds and some outside activities 

2/ Inside the many, large exhibition halls

3/ A few interesting accessories

4/ Overlanding, the American way!

=> Read more about The Most Insane Truck Ever Build!

Please sign a check for 6 million $ - It's yours !