It is most men’s dream to own a 4WD truck and there are many excellent brands out there, all with their own special merits, and if you are thinking of buying a 4WD vehicle, you must decide what you plan to do with the machine. If, for example, you simply want a macho-looking truck to drive on the road, you can dispense with the four-wheel drive option, as you’ll never need the extra traction, but if you are planning off-road expeditions, then you will need a special vehicle, one that is designed specifically for difficult terrain.
If you’re really serious about all-terrain travel, you can contract a specialist company to custom build a vehicle that is exactly what you need. You might, for example, wish to customise a Land Rover Defender, which comes in 90, 110 & 130 models, with a 6.2l V8 engine and auto transmission, and with a range of new and used models, your local Land Rover custom specialist can basically fit what you want to any vehicle, giving you the ultimate ride for serious expeditions.
The following companies make top of the range 4WD trucks:
- Land Rover
- Ford Ranger
The Land Rover company have the best selection of all wheel drive expedition vehicles, which can be found at https://www.neneoverland.co.uk/, where they have a wide range of new and used vehicles at affordable prices.
There are so many possible add-ons, there isn’t enough space to write about them all, but here are a few of the popular accessories you might want to fit on a 4WD truck:
- Winch – This could be fitted at the front or the rear of the vehicle and can be used to pull yourself out of a muddy patch.
- Roof Tent – Ideal if you plan on camping out, they come in all shapes and sizes and fit neatly together, using the vehicle for support.
- Roof Rack – There are many styles, depending on the size of the load you wish to carry.
- Solar Panels & Battery – You can be completely self-sufficient if you have a solar blanket and a deep cycle battery; simply spread the solar blanket on the roof during the daytime and the energy is stored in the battery for lighting or cooking.
- LED Lights – Essential when camping, you can order LED strips that are bolted to the top or the side of your truck.
Obviously, if you are buying a new 4WD truck, the vehicle will come with a full manufacturer’s warranty, but if you are looking to buy a used truck, it is always advisable to buy from an approved dealership, as this will give you a fair warranty on the vehicle. It is important that the truck has a full service history (FSH), which shows that the truck has been well-looked after by previous owners.
Buying a 4WD is an exciting time, but it is important to compare the many makes and models to dins something that perfectly suits what you have in mind.