The Gobi rack we ordered earlier this year was installed today. It increases the cargo space in Campbell so we can carry all of the safety and off-road gear we need.
You should know the actual weight of your fully-loaded off-road vehicle. A big reason is to make sure you aren’t exceeding the maximum rating. You will also need the loaded weight before modifying the suspension and setting tire pressures.
Some necessary gear we carry is only used occasionally or even rarely. We put that part of our kit on the roof of Campbell to free up precious interior space. Weather-sealed bins ratchet strapped to the cargo rack hold the gear.
We need to cover Campbell’s windows for privacy sometimes when we sleep inside. Shades also help with security when we leave her alone. They protect from ultraviolet damage and help control the inside temperature by either reflecting or absorbing sunlight.
It is important to reduce tire pressure on unpaved roads and trails, even on well-maintained gravel roads, where you aren’t approaching highway speeds. It is safer and more comfortable over bumps. A pressure of 22 psi is conservative and improves the ride noticeably.
One thing we learned traveling in Campbell is we badly needed a way to organize the cargo area. Rifling through stacks of gear and containers was becoming cumbersome and tiring too. So we got some new furniture for Campbell’s rear.