How much would you be willing to spend to fully trick out a brand-new ride? A third of the vehicle’s base price? Perhaps double? Depending on your intent, that might be a reasonable amount. But would you be willing to pay more than double what you spent on the unit itself?
That’s exactly what the Mountain Trail RV YouTube channel did building what it calls the ultimate off-road expedition vehicle. The total cost of the project Ford Ranger Wildtrak 4x4? About $66,000 Australian dollars (P2.44 million). Everything else? A whopping $67,380 AUD (P2.49 million). Gulp.
You can check out the build process in the video below:
For that sum, you’d expect a lot of worthwhile add-ons. Thankfully, the vehicle delivers and comes equipped with a smorgasbord of aftermarket accessories to help its owner live off the grid.
The vehicle’s first stop was at off-road aftermarket specialist ARB, where it received an upgraded suspension, a suspension lift, and underbody protection. From there, builders fitted the bed with a canopy to house an $18,220 (P673,000) electrical system that includes an outdoor shower, a refrigerator, and a sound system.
Tons of charging ports have been added to the truck, and it also features dimmable light bars for better visibility at the rear when camped. Other upgrades include a pop-up tent on the roof of the truck, a new 150-liter fuel tank, and massive 33-inch wheels.
Was the build worth the final price tag? Check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments.