Meet our Adventuremobile, a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara.
We picked up the Jeep back in March 2016, with a little over 50,000 miles. For what we were getting, it was a steal… or so we thought, we’re still finding problems a year later.
Those problems haven’t prevented us from taking this vehicle to some pretty incredible places. We’ll never forget driving on slickrock for the first time in Moab, or the time my brother Morgan and I almost put the Jeep at the bottom of a ravine in the Iron Range.
When we bought it, I don’t think Niecie or I really understood how owning a 4×4 again would do for us.
Neither of us were new to 4×4 ownership. Growing up, we’d always had four-wheel drive trucks and SUVs. The Jeep, however, was different. It was purpose built to put the most remote parts of the world within our grasp.
In a way, it’s liberating. The Jeep lets us take the road less traveled without fear of breaking down or getting stranded along the way.
Note: This page is regularly updated with new information as we continue to build our adventuremobile for even greater journeys.
Why a Wrangler?
The four-door Wrangler offered us the perfect balance between off-road capability, space and creature comforts.
Its stout body on frame construction, coil-sprung live axles and beefy tires made it a strong contender over the competition. Oh, and the doors and roof come off. What other modern vehicle can claim that? There is nothing like dropping the roof in the summer and the security of a solid roof in the winter.
Even a base model Wrangler is ready to hit the trail the moment it leaves the factory. We knew we’d be building the Jeep on a tight budget and, in our opinion, it offered us the best bang for the buck.
At almost ten years old, the third generation Wrangler has proven itself to be one of the most reliable and well-supported platforms on the market.
In the coming months, we’ll be outfitting the Jeep for longer and more rigorous off-road excursions and overland routes. When we’re done with it, the Jeep will be more than just our transportation, it’ll be our home away from home.
More to come
We’ve got a laundry list of upgrades planned for the Jeep over the next year and a half. As we make improvements to the Jeep, we’ll keep this page updated.
- Storage solutions
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So, tell us in the comments
- What do you think of our adventuremobile?
- Are you building an overlanding rig? If so, what is your build philosophy
- Did we miss something?
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