This will be our house during the trip! Exciting! The tent is a Maggiolina and is very comfortable.
On this picture, Frida has just arrived to Alfredo at Piva Auto in Milan! Brand new Defender 110 with new engine 2.2 Ford Puma.
Then we had to build the interior of our new transportable home.
First the measurements of the car….. Frida seen from above:
…and Frida seen from behind:
Drawings of storage space behind the front seats:
Here the blacksmith has started fitting the aluminum structure which will hold the second spare tire (the stick in the center) and our boxes with stuff…
Here with the second spare tire in place and with the structure almost finished, just missing the plate in front…..
This is the finished aluminum structure with a large net to hold our baggage in place…. In the space between the alu-shelf and the back door we will mount a small removable table and make two seats so we can enjoy our breakfast kasha and espresso even if it is raining 😉
And here we have put two small seats on either side.
Here Frida with the tent mounted on top….behind the tent there is a small roof rack for extra diesel tanks etc. With the tent in front, the roof stuff makes less noise when driving.
Here you can see Marco’s home-made covered veranda for the back of the car.
Here the back of Frida fully loaded.
And finally, Frida ready for departure to Rotterdam!
Cleaning Frida! All our belongings outside and then a good cleaning!
What was the best thing we bought along the way? Probably this gas stove from Medellin in Colombia! And our friend Jorge gave us the gas bottle. Another very good purchase was the awning, which we bought in Seattle, USA, after 1 very wet month in Canada.