I decided I wanted to make better use of the shelf space in the back of my Toyota RAV4. I was originally going to build slide-out drawers to put on top of the shelf, but I instead ended up simplifying the concept by just attaching bins to the top of the shelf to create “drawers.” (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)
In this video I head to an off-road expo (Salt Lake Off-Road Expo) to see if I can find anything interesting. I do manage to check out a few roof top tents from Freespirit Recreation, Tepui Tents, and Cascadia Vehicle Tents. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)
Links to some of the things from the video:
- Freespirit Recreation M49 Roof Top Tent
- Freespirit Recreation Extreme Series Canopy (Small)
- Rhino-Rack Base Tent 2500
- Cascadia Vehicle Tents Mt. Denali Extended Stargazer Summit
- Cascadia Tents Standard Pioneer Awning
- Tepui Tents Kukenam XL Ruggedized SKY Roof Top Tent
- BorderLand Trailers
- Trasharoo (Amazon affiliate link)
- Flycraft Stealth boat
I just put the finishing touches on a downloadable/printable journal for SUV RVing, vandwelling, overlanding, road tripping, etc. It’s free and you can download it below.
The idea is that you download the PDF, print the necessary quantities of
the pages you need, punch holes in them, and stick them in a three-ring
binder. Take the binder with you on your trips and jot down the relevant information as desired.
After each page in the journal is an example page with red text that will help you better understand what each field is for. These pages do not need to be printed.
The printable pages in the journal include:
- A few different kinds of blank pages for notes
- Campsite log
- Hiking log
- Expense log
- Vehicle maintenance log
- Vehicle mileage log
- Journaling page
- Fuel expense log
- “Trips at a glance” page
- Blank to-do list
- Blank shopping list
- Location notes page
- “Week at a glance” page
- “Month at a glance” page
Again, you just need to print out the pages you’re interested in.
In addition to the pages in the journal, I also recommend printing a single-page year-at-a-glance calendar here.
This video (also embedded below) goes into a bit more detail about the journal and shows you how I’ve got mine arranged in a binder along with tabbed dividers, etc.
In this video (#4 in my UT-NV-AZ-CA series of travel vlogs), I head over the border into Arizona and test out my new pop-up shower/privacy tent. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)
This is the first vlog video from my current trip through Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and California. Enjoy! (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)