LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110 INTERIOR PRESENTATION | Walk around tour | 4wd offroad camper | Our Landy
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LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110 INTERIOR PRESENTATION | Walk around tour | 4wd offroad camper | Our Landy

hi this is Emeline from the Off-track
Family hope you’re doing fine today. On our last video we talked to you about
the overall equipment of the outside of our car and today we want to show you
the interior. So there we are in the car today we want to show you how it how
is the inside of our car. Most of the things that you will see were done by my
husband and some friends and also with the help of professionals but most of
what we will see was homemade so it may not be as professional as if you bring
your car in a garage but for us it was important to do most of this
stuff by ourselves like this when we have a problem we know how it was done
and how to deal with it. So just a quick general overall presentation: there we
have a console with many switches, plugs, and radios. Here on the dashboard we kept
it quite simple but you can see that we added some stuff here. We have a big Cubbybox with many switches. And at the back we still have the back seats for our
children of course and many gear and a wooden layout at the back so as you may
know this woden layout converts into a bed for our children. then
so we’re gonna make some close ups, like this you will see properly what we have
in the interior. So here we go for the close-up:
First the dashboard. To have a centralized and easy access to all the
different accessories we installed the Cubbybox from FCX. The stock Land
Rover cubby box is smaller and made of wood with a leather coating. But this one is
made of metal with larger storage, it’s locked by a key and has a comfortable
cushion armrest. The best advantage of this cubby box is the two DIN
emplacements they can be used for CB radio or row of seven carling type
switches. One of these DIN emplacement can be concealed with a very well made
small door, as you can see now. We didn’t install any radio CB at this place
because our transceivers aren’t standard size and did it fit in this location. So we
placed all primary switches on those two DIN with seven counting types switches
each. This is extremely practical because driver and passengers can access to each
switches from their seats and even from the sleeping layout at the rear of the
car. In the cubby box we store it stuff like replacement bulbs or fuses that we may
need quickly while on the road. Another more detailed video will show
you all our electric accessories and present our setup, we will also tell
you more in-depth why we chose this cubby box. To not add too much stuff on the
dashboard we decided to install a roof console for CB and other accessories. We
chose an aluminum roof console from ACC16. It’s a great French brand
with nice guys who are producing smart stuff and accessories for Landies. This
roof console is lightweight and made of aluminium as it before. It’s very modular
so you can choose what you want to install on it, also you don’t have to
drill the body of the car to install it. One part of the fixation goes on to
already drilled holes in the Defender’s body and the other fixations
go on the existing ones from the sun panels. Our roof console
setup can fit two auto radios and standard format accessories, but our CB
was a little too big for this space so we had to cut a bit of the rear of the
console to adapt it, but now it fits perfectly. The other place is empty
at this time because we don’t need it instead we are using it to place our
GoPro charger when charging but it’s not made for it. In addition to that, we have
on the console three more carling types switches, two 12-volt cigarette
lighter type sockets, one 230 volts inverter 200 Watts, one 2x USB sockets and one small reading light. This setup is very good for us because it doesn’t take
too much space on the dashboard and we have all we need for charging our small
electronics quickly. All accessories are running on the auxiliary battery but some
are usable when the ignition is on and others are permanent and operate when
ignition is off. This is to not discharge the battery if we forget to unplug
something. But as said before we will explain our electric installation more
in details in another specific video, so be sure to subscribe and turn
on the notifications of our channel. About the radio equipment, so we have a
CB on the roof console it’s a Lincoln II President that’s more a radio
than just a CB because you can use it from 26 to 30 megahertz in FM AM USB SSB and obviously just simply as a CB. My husband has a radio license and that’s
why we installed this model. We also have a PA speaker on the roof rack and we can
speak through it using the CB without getting out of the car.
of course again imagine that this wasn’t a necessity but kids and friends are
loving this function of the CB post. don’t forget to subscribe to the channel
and share video. next on the dashboard we have the monitor of our Yaesu 857D, this is only the monitor because the main part of the radio is located at the rear
of the vehicle to save some space. This radio is the best and smallest VHF UHF
and HF you can find on the market. My husband is using it for his hobby in
radio communications but of course you can use it in case of
an emergency. VHF and UHF are for local communications and HF is for all around
the world. Just under we have the battery monitor from our IBS dual battery system.
It’s a very good Swiss gear, you can check the battery charge level, the voltage of
your alternator when it’s running and also use the jump that function to link
the two batteries if the level for turning on the engine is too low. Here
our GPS, it’s a globe 4×4, French brand. We love it because the screen is
big and you can use it with normal road and off-road topo maps. The cool
option is that you can set up your vehicle as a truck and enter the height
of it. This can help in case of some routes with bridges on your way. And we
are also using it as the screen for rear camera so it’s very practical. The
camera was an accessory given with the GPS and it’s not Wireless. The
emplacement isn’t the best because of the spare wheel but it’s only to use as
an additional help in certain situations. and here this cheap phone holder. Under
the driver’s seat we have the main battery, it’s an Optima yellow top 55Ah with a 500 amps fuse to protect all accessories. For the winch we have our
600 amps marine type isolator, a 600 amps mega fuse, an electric connection
for the remote control and the other connection is done with the switch.
In the battery space we also have the IBS battery
isolator relay. The second battery used as auxiliary battery is now at the rear
under the sleeping layout. and it’s also an Optmia yellow top 55Ah. We chose
this solution because battery storage under the seat is quite small and you
can only install 2 Optima batteries of 55Ah, or one stock lead battery of
110Ah plus one optima yellow top of 55Ah. But for example you
can’t install to optimal top of 75Ah and that’s a problem because we
find optima yellow tops of 55Ah a bit too weak for all accessories. So
later with this setup, we can easily install 2 Optima batteries of 75Ah, one under the driver’s seat as main battery and the other 75Ah at
the rear under the sleeping layout. But all will be detailed in the specific
video about our electrical setup. what we can say now about Optima
batteries is that they are excellent when used in conjunction they can accept
deep discharge and that’s perfect when you are using accessories like fridges
all night long. And with the IBS battery isolator you aren’t afraid to not have
enough power to start your engine the next morning because the main battery is
preserved from discharge. To make this setup possible and because it’s never good to have the
second battery too far from the alternator and the main battery, we
installed a little battery charger the BCDC1240D from Redarc. We discovered
this excellent accessory during our last trip to Australia last winter. It’s
perfect to keep your auxiliary battery fully charged and you can use many
different types of battery like lead, AGM, gel, or even lithium. The other
excellent thing with the small BCDC charger is that you can use energy from
your alternator and from solar panels too, so you don’t need another
converter for this operation. This BCDC is very robust and it’s waterproof, so
you can install it in your engine bay. But we prefered to install it near the second
battery in the car, so now it’s perfect. The main goal with this installation is
to have all accessory behind the rear seats. You can see in central position
the auxiliary battery and as you can see we now have enough space to place a
bigger battery. Near the battery we have the ARB twin compressor with the 1
gallon air tank just on top of the battery. This compressor is very powerful,
you can inflate your tires much more faster than a small portable compressor
like we had before. We bought this compressor in Australia last winter as a
portable compressor for our holiday. That’s very well made assembly in a
solid suitcase with switch and cable to use directly on the battery. We used it
in Australia as portable compressor and when we came back to Switzerland we did
manage to bring it back on the plane. Yes on the plane in our checked in luggage.
We separated the components when arriving back home to make a durable
installation at the rear of the car. We installed the Quick Connect plug under
the rear wheel arch so we just have to plug it i,n press the switch, and use it.
We can also use the air gun to dust out the car and tools for mechanics.
Last things we have under the rear seats are: two fuse boxes for each accessory
that’s a must to detect any problems with any accessory and make a secure electric
installation. For charging our computers, cameras, or smartphones during the night
we have another inverter of 550 Watts. This inverter is
switched on from the cubby box. Also the placement of the plug is temporary, we
want to fix it properly and not leave it lying on the floor. As mentioned earlier,
the purpose of this installation is that everything fits behind back seats. What
you currently see today was precisely measured before fixing, it was obviously
hard work to make sure that we could put back those rear seats properly.
On the third place of the rear seat we store all our mechanic tools and stuff.
We have two toolboxes, one bag with mechanic supplies, and we use the
ARB compressor suitcase to store electric tools such as driller, dremel, or bolter.
We also have our recovery bag with all the gear for winching and towing. And
last thing we are storing on the floor of the rear place is our ATAS-120 HF antenna because we are removing it when it’s not in use. Here at the rear of the driver’s
seat we have to Yaesuvhf/uhf portable radios to communicate from the car to
the outside car. For example when the kids are in bed in the car and we are up
in the tent. In the trunk we don’t have the two seats anymore but this interior
wooden layout made by a Aménagement 4×4 a French manufacturer. It has many
storages and converts into a sleeping layout. We chose this because as we are a
family of four we needed to keep the back seats and we wanted to have an
interior sleeping layout in addition to our rooftop tent. In this video we won’t
show you how we convert it into a cool bed because we already did
it in a specific video. But we will now show you all the different storages and
a quick review on what we put inside first we have here this small 35 litres
Waeco fridge. We have it for six years now and it makes the job perfectly. The
size is big enough for us as we explained in the video about cooking.
It’s placed on a sliding tray for easy access. in the upper left storage we have
our 60 liters water tank from Front Runner with the water pump and hose
a connections. Between the tank and the wood we store the winch remote control
and several tools that we don’t use often. This is to use 100% of
our storage spaces. Under the water tank there’s a small but deep storage for
long items. We’re using it to store the wooden layout parts, some chairs, and
some long tools. In the next storage on the upper right we have all the gear for
sleeping and cooking, and in the right side of this storage we put parts
and stuff for mechanics such as grease shovel and bottle jacks. We store parts such as ball joints, UJ,
brake pads, o-rings for differential and gearbox, and maintenance parts such as
gazoil filters and air filters. You can see we added a rubber coating on our
wooden layout because it was slippery so bags and stuff won’t stay correctly
in place while on the road, but now it’s all good. On the side of the ceiling we
installed this cheap interior light for the children when they are sleeping
inside the car. They can control it from the central cubby box switches. We also
added these air vents on the back windows so now it’s much better for them
when sleeping in the car because they have air with no insects coming
in, and if it’s raining the rain doesn’t come in the car. And last very useful
equipment on the rear door we have this rear window guard. We recently installed it
to put some Molle type pouches for extra storage. And this is our little wooden
table from Aménagement 4×4. There so I think we’re done with the overall equipment of
the inside of our Land Rover Defender. This setup is perfect for us. It was made
and upgraded throughout the years. We wanted to be able to use our Defender as
a normal car but have everything ready to go when we decide to go off-roading,
out and about on weekends, or for longer period for our holidays. So this way we
only have to pack our clothes and some fresh food if needed and just go.
There, this is it for the overall equipment of the inside of our Land Rover Defender.
Hope you enjoyed this video. We’d be really happy to hear from you so please
leave a comment below to let us know what you have done as modifications on
your camper or 4wd. Don’t forget to subscribe to this channel and share this video. okay talk to you soon, bye!


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