Jeepli Day 3
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The electric box is born! Benefits All electric stuff in one place, significant reduction in visible cables Charge everything any time All is detachable Features Entire box connects to steady plus in the trunk of the car Central on/off switch … Read More

Jeepli Day 2
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Jeepli spent several days at Allradscheune Trebbin to enjoy some mechanical wizardry: Waffle boards, hi-lift and spade now disappear below the roof top tent Allradscheune Trebbin custom built a cage from perforated metal plate All equipment is secured by a tension … Read More

Jeepli Day
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There’s always a long list of ideas for improvements. Today, some were finally implemented: Rails to keep the boxes from moving The ladder found its place Find a place for the water tank Tap and hose for the water tank … Read More

Testdrive Ozcar in Italy
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29 September till 3 October 2016 (0,5 weeks). Joh and I traveling with Ozcar in Ticino, Lombardia and Trentino. The goal was to check if Ozcar is fit for travel. Technically, Ozcar did mostly well. We observed some weird rhythmic … Read More

Off-Road in the Carpathians
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23 July till 23 August 2016 (32 days, 4.5 weeks!). Joh and I exploring the Carpathians. We drove 7.020 km in total. From Berlin through Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Transnistria, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia back to Poland. We met JT and … Read More

Fixed the Exhaust Pipe in Zărnești
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The repair cost 200 Lei (50 Euro) total. The part was 20 Euro. The mechanic knew what he was doing and worked for 3h. The big problem were 2 torn-off screws which he had to drill out. He ruined one … Read More

JT’s first car
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JT’s first car on its first sand hill. Equipped with a roof top tent. See you in Poland, 13 August 2016 for more off-road action!

Prologue – Welcome Lada Niva!
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A new addition to the family! Welcome Lada Niva 1.7i, born in 12/2006, 78.500 km.

Getting ready for the Carpathians
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These tires really look like ready for action! Note also the green waffle boards under the roof top tent. There are a Hi-Lift, a long salvage belt complete with shackles, a shovel, a folding saw, and an axe inside.

Free Ozcar
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The third attempt was finally sucessful. Notice the branches to reduce slipping. Still, Ozcar got deflowered by the dead wood on the right hand side.

Welcome Ozcar
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Joh did it! Welcome Ozcar, Landrover Defender 110 SW 2.4 TdcSVX, Black Pearl. Ozcar was bought yesterday. Our first trip with lean equipment – a perfectly comfortable double bed that easily folds into a single bed to allow 2 more seated passengers. … Read More

Another Nice Mod for Pathfinder
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Look what I find on the way back in Berlin: The German Army uses the Pathfinder!

Pathfinder Storage Concept
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After some trips with the roof top tent, the new concept for storing stuff has proven useful. Useful meaning: Separate things stay separate and can be found after living in the car for two weeks. And things stay at their … Read More

Oops, a Puncture (almost)
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The mechanic took 12 minutes to stuff the hole. Compare this to the Jordanian performance!

Good Morning Perzerosłiny
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First night in the roof top tent.

Why do so many Servees have Snorkels?
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Not even my Pathfinder has one!

Displaying all Photos in a Map
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All Photos geotagged? Display them in a map! The process is entirely automatic. Just generate the post with a shortcode like this [ccccccodepeople-post-map cat=”36″] (without the many “c”, of course!). That’s it. The Wordpress Plugin “CodePeople Post Map” (Professional version) extracts Lat/Lon … Read More

Generating Tracks for Navigation
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Fed up with other people’s tracks? Want to generate your own? Here is how. Scenario 1 – offline with minimal equipment: Use LocusPro to assemble the track (screenshot shows final result). This is easy and straight forward – no need … Read More

Mascot found
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Makes funny noises. Owners call their Pathfinders “Ferkel” in online forums.

First Night in Latvia
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Pathfinder finally looks like having been used for traveling.

Modding idea
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You can buy the entire set in any local Polish supermarket.

Tracking and Publishing the Tracks
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It finally works! Hover over the second diagram to see “me” moving. You can zoom in the first diagram to get more detail – then hover again and see the first diagram moving! Cool. [breadcrumbs track=”143018″] These are the technologies … Read More

Waiting
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Travelling to the slopes by ski bus is more convenient. So Pathfinder is waiting.

First Earmark
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Going down a slippery road in first gear, I had to stop after a curve because forthcoming cars were blocking the road and overtaking. This led to a slight contact with the crash barrier. Welcome, first earmark!  

Groceries
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Some food for 5 boys and a girl for a week of fun.