• For the past couple of months, most of my time has been well-and-truly sucked up by my 'Build your own Overland Camper' book project but I have managed a couple of trips out birdwatching and on one occasion had the pleasure of meeting up with Brian and Phil - a couple of fellow self-builders.

    Work on the truck has been minimal and apart from going through an MoT (no issues) I've largely put jobs and tweaks off.

    One project that is still running, though, is to upgrade the tyres from 12R20 to 14R20. There are lots of reasons for trying this experiment (some of which are briefly documented here).

    As part of the upgrade, thanks to another self-builder - the ever-helpful magictom, a few LD owners have been able take delivery of a slightly wider-than-standard wheel from Germany that will not only carry the larger tyres better but which also have the big advantage of being a bolt-in-place two-piece split-rim design. These are safer and less tricky to work with than the standard three-piece rims.

    Unfortunately the replacement rims aren't an exact swap and some spacers need fabricating (similar to the pic) to allow a successful interface.

    Watch this space(r)...

Tweaks and fixes are an ongoing part of the project. This series of pages form a blog - of sorts - and is intended to give a flavour of the day-to-day realities of living with the truck as issues crop up and tweaks and fixes progress. Many of the posts eventually end up getting written up properly and included in the main body of the Trip Truck site; so if you think you have read any of the older posts somewhere else, you almost certainly have.

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