Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter

truck in snow

Winter is an interesting month in Michigan. Parts of the state get consistent winter weather through the season and other parts don’t. Here in the Southeast portion of Michigan, we fall into the inconsistent weather pattern. Unlike our friends on the west side of the state, we may or may not get predicted snow. This […]

2016 SR5 4Runner Build Part 1

To me, 4Runners are like LEGO sets for adults. There is a vast number of aftermarket parts available for just about everything you can think of. They have a proven track record as being excellent  adventure rigs and have that Toyota reliability that isn’t found in many other vehicles. Once we had our new 4Runner […]

My New Adventure Rig and Why I Chose It

A few years back, I wrote an article about why I chose a 2004 Suburban as my adventure rig. At the time, it was functional for usage as my daily driver and my adventure vehicle. It could haul my entire family to either the grocery store or out into the woods. It had its pros […]

Go Offroad Armor Tech (GOAT) Magnetic Panels Review

When we purchased a 2016 SR5 4Runner, black wasn’t exactly the color I would have chosen. Having owned a black vehicle some years ago, I was well aware of how much it would show everything; dirt, water spots, and scratches. In order to offer some protection to the paint, my initial plan was to wrap […]

Mio Weekend Trip Recap

Anyone that’s spent a good amount of time in Michigan, specifically the northern part of the Lower Peninsula, will know how sandy it is. We’ve been on the west side of the LP and worked through the sandy trails around Grayling and Kalkaska. And now we’ve had the chance to check out the east side […]