I've done 10 days w/two people in my Bronco II (also carrying a fridge).
Very true you have to pack a vehicle this size more efficiently, but it's plenty doable. A smaller vehicle allows you to go many more remote places than you could with something bigger & heavier.
1990 Ford Bronco II, dual t-case, locked up on 35s
And to the OP question, here are some shots from our trans-Nevada adventure last fall.
Three old Broncos at some old gas pumps:
We had 3 early Broncos and 3 different generations of Toyota pickups on our trip. Here are the Broncos. I think this picture was actually taken in southern Idaho.
Here's Roger's truck:
Here's Lars' truck ('lars' on Expo):
And this is mine:
Our trucks do share some similarities. They're all powered by 5.0 SEFI engines, they have 4 wheel disc brakes with hydroboost, power steering, 35" tires, monotube gas dampers, reworked suspension systems (fairly mild lifts), Atlas transfer cases, roll cages, aftermarket seating, and Lars and I have OD transmissions (NV4500 in his, 700R4 in mine). We all have fridges of one brand or another and onboard air. Lars' truck will probably have a/c added at some point too - his truck is so solid and so nice.
I added 2500 miles to my truck on this trip. The only problem we had was a remote theft deterrent toggle switch that went bad in Lars' truck. But with 6 engineering degrees amongst the group and a little bit of common sense, we got that tackled without too long a break.
I've shared this photo here before. Our Stroppe racing Bronco, another Bronco with a 4 Wheel Camper, and my Bronco, all parked in front of my house a few years ago.
Nice examples Todd.
Early Bronco is one of my all time favorites.
My father in law has one. He purchased it new in 1973
302, 3 on the tree, limited slip front and rear, 3 fuel tanks, air/water tank bumpers etc... etc... just a nice rig. Though I think it is FAR from an exp rig. More of a weekend mountain adventure rig. The thing just does not do long highway runs well. Not geared for it, not comfortable enough, and not fuel efficient enough.
Very cool rig though. It was my wifes rig in high school.
Some day he will get rid of it. And chances are good that it will find its way into my garage
Last edited by IdaSHO; 06-25-2012 at 04:11 AM.
I edited for a mis type. They are NOT fuel efficient enough.
The 302 and 3-speed is lucky to see 12mpg.
Much less if loaded heavy. Thats a terrible combo for such a small rig. Even if it is a great trail rig.