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      Gerry McGovern, Automotive Design Director at Land Rover, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in The Queen's 2020 New Year's Honours.
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      Fresh off The Last Overland, a retracing of the iconic 1955-56 First Overland expedition, the iconic Land Rover Series I “Oxford” is ready to conquer its next continent: North America. Plans are in the works for the truck to spend 2020 cross-crossing the USA and Canada, visiting Land Rover clubs and events along the […]
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      Land Rovers and dogs are a natural pair. The durability of Land Rovers has always helped them be perfect vehicles for dog owners, and every adventure-mobile needs a dog. To make sure that this tradition continues, Land Rover has 3D printed a dog’s paw to be used to test the durability of their rear […]
  • Land Rover Buys Off-Road Tuner Firm Bowler
      In a surprise announcement, Jaguar Land Rover purchased the off-road tuning firm Bowler, a 34-year-old business that has prepared Land Rovers for legendary off-road racing triumphs. Bowler will take its place in the portfolio of JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) department.

equipment

Must have gear
As with life, unexpected events can prove traumatic while off-roading. The following items are usually required at organized off-road locations with good reason! They can help smooth bumps big and small!

  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Tow Strap
  • Good spare tire (preferably the same size and type as the tires mounted on your truck!)
  • Oil, water and fluids for your truck
  • Snacks and water for yourself and passengers.

Nice to have gear
This list is in no particular order. Options such as these are a personal choice, depending on who you are with and where you are going.

  • Winches
    • For small trucks, a 6,000lb-rated winch is generally adequate.
    • For larger trucks, a 8,000lb or 9,000lb-rated winch is recommended.
  • Skid plates to protect steering components
  • Sill protectors to protect the aluminum sills on a Rover
  • CB Radio to be in contact with your group
  • Compass and maps AND GPS to locate your position