Here is my current expedition vehicle until the 55 is good to go...
1997 Lexus LX450 (FZJ80)
-Factory front, center, and rear e-lockers
-Landtank Mass Airflow Sensor Housing
-Old Man Emu 2.5" lift
-Super Swamper TRXUS 255/85 R16 (33" skinnies)
-Warn Endurance 12.0
-Slee A/C and T-case skid plates
-Rear custom bumper
-J-Moose (ATV Ramp) roof rack w/ side lights
-Dual Optima Yellow Tops w/ National Luna intelligent battery system
-Slee headlight harness
-SOR Seat covers
Still to come
-JDM Electric fan
-swing out tire/jerry can carrier (4x4 Labs or Mule Equipped)
-better roof rack
Picked it up in Philadelphia last Feb. I've already gotten it stuck over 6 times so far. :greg: I love every mod on this truck. I fold the middle seats forward, the rear seats up, and keep all my gear in the back and only have to pull out the spare tire, recovery bag, and pelican gear case to sleep comfortably. For long hauls I have 4 scepter 5 gallon fuel cans and 3 scepter 5 gallon water cans. For navigation, I use paper, compass, and my laptop. I still need a USB gps reciever and a laptop mount and I will be golden.
For the rougher stuff, I use a fairly generic '06 Jeep (Rubi Unlimited). It's got a 3" lift, 35's, jerry can racks, dead coyote rack (can carry other stuff too), lots of armor, OBA, winch and carries a full host of recovery gear etc.
Packed to the gills on a Jarbidge trip a few years ago (still on 31's):
For the less rough stuff and carrying the whole family on extended camping trips, I use 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup trucks. Currently an '08 Dodge megacab CTD, bone stock except for a leveling kit and 35" Toyo MT's.
3.4l/TRD Supercharger/Safari Snorkel
Dual Odyssey metal jacket batteries with National Luna intellegent solenoid and in-cab control kit.
Yaesu 2M/Cobra CB
Front Runner Bakkie Rack & ARB Simpson III Roof Top Tent
Old Man Emu suspension
ARB front winchbar/XD9000 winch
All-Pro customized rear bar with integral 2" receiver
Rear frame gussets, lined bed underneath and inside, lined rocker panels.
Helton Hot Water system using heater dash controls for temperature control
the trailer isn't super "expedition" friendly, but it worked for this trip. I had my dad with us and since he has bad hips, we opted for slightly more civilized sleeping arrangements. Other than the snapped leaf spring about 10 miles before we hit pavement, it held up rather well.
'94 Toyota FZJ80
Stock drive train
2.5" OME lift with 33" AT tires
ARB front bumper with 8K Ramsey winch, Rear aftermarket bumper
Snorkel, Rear Lock Right, J-Moose roof rack w/ Mombasa RTT, fuel, Water and Propane
Inside, storage box that carries co2, recovery equipment and tools, It also converts into a sleeping platform when the middle row is folded down.
R&M shower kit, Bushranger air jack for the kids I have a DVD player and screens on the back of the head rests. electronics installed in the cab
I would L O V E a fridge of some sort, But I know that will eventually lead to dual batteries and other things, We use a $60.00 electric cooler from Coleman, It seems to work, We dont travel with a lot of perishables.