Builds 2014 LC200 Build - Executor - and Adventures

Discussion in '200-Series Cruisers' started by DRCocaCola, Apr 8, 2018.

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    I finally took a picture of the rear camera relocation.

    A friend and I relocated the rear camera to inside the hatch just below the third brake light. It seemed like a fairly simple task to just shorten the wires and reconnect but ultimately it didn’t turn out so simple, never does. There were so many wire ties holding the cable in place it was easier to actually lengthen the wire and run it back up. Then came the dilemma of the mount. After considering several options, we ended up cutting the OEM mount down to fit. A little fine tuning with a file to get the angle just right and it works pretty well. Up close it looks like a hack job in need of a true mounting solution but it’s very functional. Sorry no exterior photo as yiu can’t really see it behind the glass.

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    I installed a custom half panel cargo barrier which allows me to safely sleep in the rig. @TrekboxX was concerned about lateral forces getting in and out and suggested a brace or half barrier, just to be sure. I had to drill a couple of holes but it was a simple install and fit perfectly. Now I’ve got a semi-permanent half barrier in place which allows me to sleep in the rig when its just me, or carry longer items by folding the passenger seat down. I can easily tie off anything on the main drawer to the rack while driving.

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    Very nice set up. What do you RTT folks do for a heater in cold weather? Thanks
     
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    Just a good sleeping bag plus a quilt and a warm wife.
     
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    Another shot of the interior sleeping area that fits my 4” Thermarest perfectly. I’m looking forward to using this setup for a 5to10-day trip to Arizona this winter and at LCDC next summer, hopefully with a few other trips in between.

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    Looks great! Glad the half barrier worked out for you.

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    Camped for most of a week between Christmas and New Year around Arizona, starting near Wickenburg then off road to Crown King where we got snow. From there we camped above Jerome, ending at Sheep’s Bridge in the Bloddy Basin. The 200 performed flawlessly on bumpy dirt roads, crawling up shelves, and on 20 miles of small boulder strewn roads (aka baby heads) that were hell to drive. I had to bail out early due to work so I’ll have more photos of my 200 in action once the others return, here’s just a taste.


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    This was my first long off road trip with this vehicle and it kept up with my friends modified trucks just fine. Driving on snowy trails was a blast. I even tried crawl control for fun down one snowy path. My friend behind me can be heard in the radio commentary. Crawl control was a little slow for his liking but it did knock out a pretty good beat!

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    Turn up your volume to hear the “music” and a little radio commentary.


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    More photos from our trip, this was on a rocky trail to Crown King. The trail went through one area where a mining company had shifted the trail to the riverbed then in up to a large shelf that I used a spotter to assist as this was my first time wheeling my 200 this hard.

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