Chris O'Neill grew up in the Rust Belt and has worked in the auto industry, helping Germans design cars for Americans. After relocating to downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, his foray into journalism started with an Instagram project highlighting the rare and unique vehicles encountered throughout the western United States. He now writes extensively about cars, primarily for Autotrader.com. He enjoys trail running, biking, camping and exploring the Mountain West in an old Toyota Land Cruiser with his fiance, Carolyn, and their two dogs, Timber and Lola.
Including which work best in certain situations and what they'll cost you
Depending on the space you have and how far you're going, there are options
It's not as off-road ready as the Sprinter, but it's miles ahead of its predecessor
Ratchet straps, bungee cords, a tarp, and some organization required
For less than two grand, these simple modifications will make a huge difference on dirt
Rigs for going far, far afield and taking all your gear with you