Call it a Backcountry truck, Overlanding truck, Adventure travel truck, Expedition truck, or whatever you choose. My wife calls it a “big, ugly, loud Dodge”. Regardless of your choice of terms, when I purchased this truck it’s current form was the farthest thing from my mind. I bought this 2001 Ram 3500 new in the fall of 2000. It is an SLT, loaded with everything but heated seats, 5.9 Cummins, auto, 4wd, etc. It started out as a tow rig to haul materials back and forth between our home in Florida and our cabin in New Mexico. It has been in a constant state of change ever since.
New in 2000.
As it was for a few years of towing duties. The cabin in NM is 22 miles from pavement so the mud tires are a must when it rains.
After a few more years it was time to make it a little more “Backcountry”.
To be continued…