1998 Mitsubishi Montero Winter Package

I bought this 2.5 with 121,234 miles on the odo. It had been sitting in the Southern Utah sun for at least two summers. The car came from City of Industry, California and was bought by the PO in St. George, Utah in 2004. So, no rust issues. It appears to have never left pavement….

The Camper

SHELTER Two ARB awnings have been added to the Nomad, the 1250 on the back and the 2000 on the left side. An ARB Awning room attaches beneath the 2000 awning to create a 6.5 by 8 foot space (2000X2500mm), resulting fifty square feet. The awnings are attached to the two Apex racks using 3/4…

Rear Work Lamps

Rounding out the illumination modifications on the Nomad is a pair of three-inch, 12W LED work lamps mounted on the rear Surco roof rack stanchions. Although the interior cargo lamp has been converted to LED, I needed more light on the food prep area along with a bit more illumination rearward, though the LED reverse light…

Auxiliary Lighting

With the roof rack finally where I want it to be, I pulled the trigger on new off-road combo lamps on the bull bar, and finally wired up the trail lights on the roof rack.  It all begins with the addition of a Blue Sea Blade Fuse block and a 100 amp breaker.  Blue Sea…

Apex Roof Rack Hack 2.0

You might recall the roof rack hack on the Apex cargo basket where I cut some length out of the risers to lower the rack and hopefully reduce drag. The mod worked well and supported our recovery and camp gear without issue. But I wasn’t ever pleased that the rack wasn’t full length, leaving the last eighteen…

Blue Ridge Overland Gear

When sorting out the 2.5 I transferred some gear from the H3 build including this Blue Ridge Overland Gear. They’re a company out of Virginia who make high quality MOLLE, hoop and loop, pouches and accessories for most any storage application in an adventure vehicle. Some of their stock is custom made to upgrade existing gear like fridges…

Overdrive Switch Swap

One of the perils of not consulting the FSM on any job is taking a risk that might disable a perfectly good working function, like the over drive switch. When I replaced the transfer case shifter my initial thought was that the gear selector knob would have to come off in order to get the rest of…

Apex Roof Rack Hack 1.0

The Apex Roof Rack has served our adventures well, stowing cargo and being a platform upon which to mount two ARB awnings. But the drag knocks a mile-per-gallon off the Monty’s mileage. I drive 700 miles a week traversing the great State of Utah for my commute and need every MPG I can get. And I’ve always had…

weBoost

We recently added a weBoost Drive 4G-X to our rig thanks to Wilson Electronics who make the device, which happens to be a hometown export from St. George, Utah. It’s a cell signal booster (up to 70db) with an external antenna that amplifies tower voice and data signals. These signals are processed for broadcast inside…

Turn Indicator Fix

Out of the blue the left turn indicator won’t cancel, so I pulled the fuse and made my way home illegally. Don’t tell anyone. I disassembled the assembly and here’s what I found. After removing the stalk subassembly, inside the case I found what was left of a small black plastic pin stuck inside the…