With the recent emergence of pickups as the 4WD vehicles of choice in the British Isles and Europe, every now and again you come across some that not only catch your eye but also shows you what can be done with careful thought and planning when building ultimate and practicable tourers. Two of these pickups that we ogle over every time we see them are the very impressive TUFF-TREK 2017 3.2 L Ford Ranger Wildtrak and the Ford Ranger 3.2L ARB LINEX RSI Wagon These beauties have been modified by Dara King, Dara is the founder of TUFF-TREK who are one of the UK’s leading Rooftop tent and Expedition/ Overland Equipment suppliers.
The 2017 3.2 L features a much greater load capacity and extra space in the rear for cargo this build has been well thought out by TUFF-TREK where they have attached a variety of products that they sell on their website www.tuff-trek. co.uk and some of these include the following. An RSI stainless steel canopy which incorporates a full smart kitchen and built in table. A Front Runner Aluminium Roof Rack and Front Runner sliding drawers, the TUFF-TREK TT-A1. 2m Side Awning. Underneath the vehicle you will find a RIVAL underbody protection while on the side of the vehicle you will find a set of high quality GOBI X HD HI Lift jackable rock sliders. Up front is the rugged looking RIVAL all aluminium winch bumper, which was made for this tourer. On the Ford Ranger 3.2L ARB Linex you will find a CTEK remote power system,and the roof top tent is the new and impressive TUFF-TREK Aluminium HD Overland Series Rooftop tent.
TUFF-TREK are the official UK dealers and importers for the RSI Smart Canopy range, Dara explained that they prefer to offer each of these units as custom orders as this allows them to give you the exact specification you need for your Pick Up. Dara explained that each RSi Smart Canopy comes flat packed for easy delivery, yet weighs only approx. 85kg (double cab). Assembly is also very straightforward and the canopy has a modular construction design that allows you to replace a panel in case of damage, making them an economical proposition for a long term work environment.
The very impressive GOBI-X rock sliders installed on the side of the Ranger make an already rugged pick up look even more rugged looking. Built into the extended tubes are plates designed to act as steps which facilitates easy access to your vehicle. Each set of GOBI-X Rock Sliders also include a pair of Hi-Lift Jacking points, allowing you to safely and securely lift the vehicle. All sliders are also fully prepared in a two-stage durable black powder coat finish for hard wearing and giving a smart finish.
The OVERLAND Series ® Aluminium Hard Top Roof Tent is hand made exclusively for Tuff-Trek and available in a choice of GREY or BLACK powder coat to suit your vehicle. Featuring a low profile design with all aluminium construction for ultimate durability and strength, with a quick and reliable twin gas assisted opening mechanism. This model has a secondary Aluminium chequer plate on the roof to carry items, such as solar panels, tool roll, sand ladders etc on top. The OVERLAND Series Roof-Tents can be supplied with optional rear or side mounted lower annex rooms, giving you the option of a fully covered room (ideal for slightly longer stays or when the weather turns nasty) .For more information on the wide variety of 4WD touring equipment visit www.tufftrek. co.uk