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”