My dual battery system

The parts I am using

2 x Odyssey 34-PC1500T

REDARC BCDC1225D Dc-Dc Charger

Rago Fabrication Group 34 Battery Box

6 Gauge 6 AWG 20 Feet Black + 20 Feet Red Welding Battery Pure Copper Flexible Cable Wire

2 x Fuse holder

40 amp fuses

Ampper Military Spec Battery Terminal End, Top Post Battery Terminal Set

Battery Ring Terminal Connectors

Heat Shrink

techflex wire loom

these 2 items will be replaced soon
C4fab battery tray
odyseey battery hold down kit HK-PC1500
replacing with


Wifey attic storage shelf

My latest DIY is the wifey attic storage shelf. I just bought a shelf from Home Depot and cut it to fit from side panel to side panel. I mounted it using L brackets. I’ve seen some others do this DIY shortly after using a better shelf and making a bracket that mounted to the rear side hooks location since they did not have the side panels. Get creative with this DIY and tag me.

Click here for IG post Wifey attic shelf

For those that aren’t DIYers…. I sent this idea to Rago Fabrication and Mario designed an even better attic shelf.

Check it out

Wifey attic shelf by Rago Fabrication

And available now at

Wifey Attic shelf for 4runner

Special delivery from Rago Fabrication

I finally got the Rago rock sliders…   and they delivered it personally to my door step.  These sliders are bare(raw metal).  I left them like that to show off the quality of the welds.  It actually looks super cool bare…. but in the next couple of weeks I will take them off, clean them up and rattle can paint them.  I prefer to do it that way because I plan to beat these up and I can always respray them to make them look fresh.  Check back later to see them when they are painted.  for more detail on the sliders, click the link below to be directed to Rago Fabrication’s website.




also got a few awesome things mounted.  The UNIVERSAL MODULAR STORAGE PANEL  This panel mounted perfectly to the ladder accessory mount and will hold my waterport most of the time.  If you look above the bumper on the left side, you will see the 4RUNNER CB ANTENNA MOUNT.   I’ll need to get a longer antenna for that.


Also got some new chase lights.  These are the the 2″ C-Series C2 LED Area flood lights.  These aren’t listed on Rago’s site but they got them.  Just send them a message to inquiry about these or any other lighting you don’t see on their website.


Thank you RAGO FABRICATION for the awesome products!!!

New Roofnest Sparrow

My old rooftop tent was nice but I was tired of dealing with the soft cover.  I sold it and was in the market for a new RTT and it had to be hardshell so I can leave it on.  I was sold on the iKamper but when I saw it in person, it’s pretty massive.  Its nice for the family but most of my trips are solo.  My 4runner is my daily so i wanted something low profile.  I went with The Roofnest Sparrow because of the specs.  48″ wide by 82″ long and 10.5″tall and weighing in at 120 lbs.  Its perfect for my solo trips, me and the wife, or me and the kids.  If we go on a family trip, I purchased the ARB awning with the awning room.  The kids can sleep up in the RTT and wifey and i in the awning room.  Check out how clean it looks mounted on the Prinsu Design Roof Rack.

Roofnest Roof Top Tent



Moab 2018

Wednesday morning we were off…  Stopped at Toquerville Falls for our first night of camping.


Thursday we made our way to Moab and hit hells revenge


After Hells Revenge, we headed towards top of the world looking for a camp site along the 128.  every site we stopped at was full until we hit Dewey bridge campgroud.  pulling in after 9:00pm, we got lucky with a group site.


Friday morning, we packed up and drove across the street to the old Dewey bridge and began to air down for Top Of The World.



After Top of the world, most of the group headed home.  Nate and I headed back to Toquerville Falls and met up with Danny and his fam and Rommel and his fam.


Saturday after lunch, we drove through Zion and made our way to the Barracks.  The water level wasn’t high so it looked nothing like what you see on youtube.  It was still fun


Saturday afternoon… we headed home.

Air up or air down 2 tires at once

Before my current setup, I had put together a copy of Innovative JK Products air up system.  It was cool after my first few times out on the trail, but I got tired of untangling all the hoses and rolling them up when done.  So that’s how I ended up with The Wifey Air System  I still use half of that old system to air up some friends that do not have an air compressor.  So if you watch the video down below, I will put together the system from scratch.  Don’t expect to much from it as I am not explaining what I am doing.

Here is the parts list

uxcell 8mm(OD) x 5mm(ID) PU Air Tubing Pipe Hose 10 Meter Blue 10M

20 Pcs 1/4PT Male Thread to 8mm Pneumatic Push in Quick Joint Fittings

5 Pcs 8mm to 8mm 3 Ways Push in One Touch Tee Shaped Quick Fittings

2 Pack – EPAuto Closed Flow Straight Lock-On Air Chuck with Clip, for Tire Inflator

Milton 1193 1/4″ NPT Pressure Gauge

Kingston KMBVM Series Brass Mini Ball Valve, Lever, 1/4″ NPT Male x NPT Female

Foster 3 Series – Brass Plug, 1/4″ Body, 1/4″ NPT – Industrial Interchange, M Style, D Type, I/M, MIL Spec,

4 day trip to Baja Mexico

A few of us have been talking about going to Baja for quite sometime. We knew nothing about traveling across the border so we just kept waiting for someone with experience to take us. After watching @trailrecon Baja Overland Expedition on YouTube and asking Brad for some tips, I felt more comfortable about traveling south. I mentioned it to the group and we made it happen.

Here is a quick recap photos taken by @drty_t4r (Gene)

Early Thursday morning, the meeting spot was at the border outlets. A few things to make sure you have with you… passport, Mexico car insurance, car registration, and some money. I only had $300 cash and exchanged half of it for pesos. We gassed up, had a little safety meeting and we were off. The first thing we were going to try to do after crossing was to get the tourist immigration card permit… but after crossing, it was a scramble and we couldn’t figure out where to go for that… if we needed it, we got lucky without it.

First stop was Ensenada for some tacos,

and then head to San Felipe for a quick stop for gas and food.

Original plan was to keep going to Punta Final to camp, but we ended up staying in San Felipe for the first night. Had dinner, more tacos… and found a camp spot.

Next morning, the plan was to stop at punta final to spend some time there and to continue on to Bahia De Los Angeles. On our way there, we had some recovery action that took a few hours,

so the stop at Punta final didn’t happen. We just continued towards our final destination. Bahia de Los Angeles was beautiful. I wish we could have stayed there the entire trip.

the next morning, we made our way back to San Felipe to celebrate Orlando’s bday. We had another recovery so our plans changed again.

Since that was another several hours down, we decided to take our time back to San Felipe, making stops along the way.

We made it to SF and had a Bday dinner with Orlando. Since it was already late, we didn’t want to set up camp for a few hours and have to pack up early to avoid the border crossing traffic the next day. we changed plans and headed for the border that night. Crossed the border just after midnight and made our way to ocotillo wells to camp the rest of the night. Next day we woke up, hit some trails and headed home.

Even with the down time, it was an awesome trip. Definitely need to do this again.

iPhone video edit

Dash Cam provided by Black Box My Car

I partnered up with Black Box My Car. They equipped my 4runner with a Blackvue DR750S-2CH. Just in time for our Baja Trip as I don’t know what to expect of foreign roads. Thank you @blackboxmycar.

Blackvue DR750S-2CH With Power Magic Pro Hardwire Kit 2-Channel 1080P Full HD Car DVR Recorder 16GB SD Card


Had a couple cars cut in front of me at the border


It’s also useful when out on the trails and something cool happens



update June 4, 2018:  Showcased my car at Toyotafest on Saturday.  I had my hatch open and was a little embarrassed of the wire on the rear hatch so I found a new mounting spot for it and tucked the wire.


Here’s a couple pictures of the front cam mounted.



The Get Lost Box Subsciption

Get Lost Box is a monthly subscription for Overland and camping gear. Each month, they put together a package of some really cool gear and comes in 3 levels. The Adventurer, The Explorer, and the Overlander. For the month of March, they sent me the Overlander box. I was really excited to open it and see what was inside.


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