As mentioned in the video Royce and Trigger are on a
mission, a mission to spread awareness for PTSD (post-traumatic stress
disorder) which is something Royce is living with from his service days with
the army in Afghanistan.
We had the privilege to check out his
Army Land Rover Defender 110 on the actual day Royce and Trigger started their
The pair of them will be living in this vehicle for however long it
takes to circle Australia and spread awareness of PTSD.
This vehicle is a prime example of a
basic needs touring vehicle and shows what you can acquire from the army
This army Land Rover is pretty much already setup from purchase and
only a few cheap mods are needed to make it ready for recreational purposes or
in Royce and Triggers case a life vessel for their mission.
Lightweight, FFR (Fitted For Radio), MC2
mod list for his Army Land Rover 110:
upgrades: full red arc
battery management system, 3x 120 amp batteries, (2 in the side tray and 1 under the passenger seat), fuse panel box with
indication lights of blow fuses.
Lights: 2x 70 watt LED spotlights, 1x 24inch LED bar, rear work light
Comms & GPS: 80CH UHF, GPS tablet with OZI
tyres: standard suspension and Australian made truck tyres (not much could be found about the type of suspension on this vehicle,
if you know what it is feel free to enlighten us by sending an email or comment
Bar work and
exterior mods: Army spec bull bar and rear bar with 4 points for lifting and recovery,
5mm bash plate under front bull bar.
Back of the
wagon: ready for a lap around Australia, sleeping area made for Trigger, Engel
40l Fridge, Camo canvas, over-head cargo net, custom box from the old cart.
gear: 1x snatch strap
Royce's top 3 mod tips
with the Army Land Rover Defender 110:
Light upgrades are essential
Fridge is worth having
Triggers Big Trek in
the Land Rover Defender 110:
Since the modified shoot its been a few months and in that time Royce and Trigger have covered a fair few km’s.
They have stopped in quite a few places along the way and recently (in April 2016) had an engine failure on the highway.