After a few days in England, I’ve now picked up all of the extra ‘stuff’ that I wanted for the trip. The challenge has been to fit it all into the Defender.
Simon has done a terrific job on the carpentry work, creating side storage lockers above the wheel arches and a primary storage space under the sleeping platform. I’ve been able to store all of the tools and spare parts in the left-side locker and all of the oils, fluids, and miscellaneous supplies in the right side locker. That left the main storage area for the camping equipment, food, and assorted bits. After several attempts at arranging the equipment, I think I’ve found a good solution.
Despite trying to keep things to a minimum, I still don’t have Room in the main storage area for our luggage, so that will have to be secured in the upper area with the mattresses.