New Year’s Eve in Los Cabos, BCS

Happy New Year from Los Cabos, BCS, nearly the southernmost tip of the Baja peninsula, 6 weeks since dropping below the border! Am highly enjoying this pace, traveling extremely close to the ground, and sea. Ringing in 2020 deep within the SJdC art district with hours of OG #reggae and #roots on LPs; Hawaiian style #wholepigroast, and boondocking an East Cape mini beachContinue reading “New Year’s Eve in Los Cabos, BCS”

Baja 1000 night pre-run in a Turbo Can-Am

Night pre-run of the 2019 SCORE Baja 1000 racecourse (days before the rain/flooding that caused an unprecedented 24hr delay to the Start) in a turbo Can-Am 4dr car. Departing from San Felipe and around racecourse mile 510, near Zoo Road Crossing, we skirted a massive trash fire set ablaze in the desert. Great teamwork byContinue reading “Baja 1000 night pre-run in a Turbo Can-Am”

4×4 Truck Tire and Spares Strategy

Tire strategy before dropping below the border for the 2019 Baja 1000, start/finishing in Ensenada, Baja California. I had to do something about the rubber i was running, but the intent was to hit up side trails and canyons to reach surf spots along the coast; it was brought to my attention that sometimes inContinue reading “4×4 Truck Tire and Spares Strategy”

Rafting the Colorado River, Grand Canyon

An incredible opportunity to join a Colorado River trip down the Grand Canyon with a private permit holder who won the National Park Service (NPS) weighted lottery, for the whole enchilada from Lee’s Ferry put-in to Pearce Ferry take-out in the month of October. Today the waitlist has grown to over 25 years for aContinue reading “Rafting the Colorado River, Grand Canyon”

2000 Casa de Lance 915 | Truck Camper

Lance Lite model 915 EC , fully self-contained truck camper (aka slide-in, cab-over) for long bed pickup truck Dimensionally: 9’6″ floor length, 93″ wide, 6’7″ interior height, 17’6″ length overall, 61″ center of gravity; 2059lbs dry weight (before options and upgrades) Specs: 33 gallon fresh water, 16 gallon gray tank, 13 gallon holding tank, 4Continue reading “2000 Casa de Lance 915 | Truck Camper”

Casa de Lance | Truck Camper Solar System

Less than $500 12V solar system, using 2 thin flexible solar panels for a combined 260 watts, on Casa de Lance truck camper. A simple, lightweight, and maintenance-free setup that does not require drilling through the roof, and connects to existing camper battery. Breakdown of the components to put together my exact system: includes AmazonContinue reading “Casa de Lance | Truck Camper Solar System”

ZF-5 Manual Transmission Flywheel + Clutch

Addressing the transmission and failed starter motor. Replaced starter which broke at the starter gear housing, and while the ZF-5 transmission and drivelines were removed from the truck, went ahead and had the following parts replaced for $1000 in labor: flywheel, engine rear main seal (Ford p/n F4TZ-6701-A) pressure plate, clutch, shift fork (Ford p/nContinue reading “ZF-5 Manual Transmission Flywheel + Clutch”