Inland Crossing

Author Archive: Kos

A Simple Storage Box

The 4Runner needed some storage for tools, extra fluids, recovery gear, and other things that tend to accumulate in a vehicle. I need to eventually buy or build a drawer unit that can be outfitted with the rear seat removed,…
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4Runner Wheels & Tires

I ran across a good deal for a set of wheels and tires that a shop ordered for a customer that didn’t work out. While I wasn’t quite ready to commit to tires, I really hadn’t planned on new wheels….
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Toyota 4Runner Cabin Filter Change

Changing a cabin filter on a 5th gen 4Runner can’t get much easier, so there’s not much of an excuse to not make it part of regular maintenance. It’s accessible through the glove compartment, where a small rectangular cover plate…
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Running Board Removal

I suppose running boards may make sense for certain applications, but the running boards that came on the 4Runner would be useless even if it wasn’t going to be modified as an adventure vehicle. I found that because of a…
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2012 4Runner

After many years of Jeeps, I decided to go a different route with respect to an adventure vehicle. While I found the Grand Cherokees to be very capable and comfortable, the limited availability of accessories precluded me from building the…
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Haulin’ Gas

Spare gas is a necessity for extended backwoods travel and for powering campsite generators. There aren’t a lot of options for carrying gas externally on a Grand Cherokee, and gas cans inside the vehicle isn’t an option. Fortunately, the trailer…
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ArkPak

The ArkPak is a portable 12VDC/120VAC power source. I picked up this unit used, intending to use it to power some ham radio equipment for portable operation, to use around the camp, or to power a vehicle refrigerator later on….
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The RTT

The first addition to the new trailer is a Smittybilt roof top tent. While there are a number of RTTs out there, I chose the Smittybilt solely based on price. Never having owned or slept in a RTT, investing several…
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