I moved to the panhandle of Nebraska nine months ago. It didn't take long for me to realize a more well rounded rig is the way to go and my rock crawlers don't cut it in the cold. Not to mention the wind and hills out here whip their butt even with steep gears.
So I picked up a super cheap 2002 Liberty with the idea of having a budget expedition vehicle. This way I can spend days, nights or weekends in the black hills, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and anywhere else I can stand driving to.
Today completes my sixth day of ownership. I can tell you that already I'm excited and can't wait to get this out on an adventure. Many upgrades already complete but much in the build is still left. As it sits now:
I'll try and keep this updated with upgrades and trips as I go allong.
Sleeping platform that extends out for added length (canvas top over tailgate portion that it extends from)
Additional power (additional deep cycle battery with UV charger maybe?)
Tire carrier, tow points, and a good freshening up of wear items and fluids