We’ve been home a week or two… I’m a great believer in momentum, so we are already planning what to do next.
Three things on the agenda…
1. Maintenance and repairs to the fuso after 7000+ miles of driving. We have a nagging fuel contamination issue that will probably mean dropping the tanks, and the subframe is sagging pretty badly on the driver side… So that means that the Bigfoot will have to come off again to assess the issue and repair/reinforce.
2. Evaluate other camper box options. Earthcruiser, All Terrain Warriors, and Global Expedition Vehicles all make a Lifting roof Fuso box and XP Camper is kicking around ideas to make one. I have a crew cab Fuso that we are working on converting to 4×4 that could be the platform for this new vehicle.
3. Plan the next trip. We’re going to spend the month of September 2014 in Guatemala doing Spanish language immersion and learning about the Mayan culture. Not every trip needs to be by land, this time we will fly in and fly out. We’ve signed up with Corazon Maya Spanish School which is in San Pedro La Laguna on the shore of Lake Atitlan. The school has bungalows for rent so we’ve decided to do that rather than stay with a family – figuring that for a month stay it will be nice to have our own place to retreat to.