welcome and happy exploring.Hello everybody. This is my first post. I joined the forum couple of weeks ago and have been reading and learning a lot from all of you. A little about myself. My name is Miguel, just turned 45 years old from Puebla, Mexico and I am planning my first big overland trip from Mexico to Alaska next year.
Although I am fairly new to overlanding I have some experience in off road vehicles. I have been involved in 4X4s since I was 15 years old and there has been always a Jeep or 4x4 in the family. The rig I am currently in the process of building is a 2013 Ford F-150 Raptor. I know that there are probably better options out there but I just paid off this truck and economically for me it was just better to equip this one than to get another truck or car.
At my local shop we build and installed a custom overland bed and roof rack. I am still waiting on the roof top tent and bed cover to arrive to finish the install process of all the equipment. I am basically trying to build a dependable truck to get me from my hometown to Alaska and back trying to do mostly dirt roads. Haven´t decided on my final route but I will definitely do Baja on the way up and down and parts of the Continental Divide Trail. Mohab is also a fixed destination.
Will post more details on the truck on a separate thread.
I hope to learn a lot from you guys!