After seven salty winters and encounters with boulders, the OEM skid plates underneath Campbell were in sad shape. Not to mention the shenanigans after many oil changes and various wrenching.
We added a solar panel on Campbell’s roof to charge the auxiliary batteries when parked in the sun. Now the refrigerator can run for a longer time between drives.
After Campbell’s running boards took serious damage on our run down the Mineral Creek Trail to Ouray, they needed replacing. For the replacement, we installed steel rock sliders so it won’t be a problem again.
Campbell needed some electrical tweaks and upgrades to the auxiliary power. We made four improvements to the electrical system.
Sometimes it is convenient to trade some cargo space for extra battery capacity. I repurposed the original starting battery that the group-31 upgrade replaced.
Back-country travelers are using Amateur Radio for wilderness communications because of the greater range. Many have a Citizen Band radio because it is ubiquitous even though the range is limited.