The vehicle we use is pretty much done. It suits our style of travel almost perfectly. We can travel, stay put, sleep, eat, have fun and nearly everything else we can imagine. In this ‘Materials’-series of posts you will find a detailed description of all the stuff we used to build our vehicle, starting with the storage system. Read more
When building an overland vehicle it is inevitable to work on the electrical side of it. Adding 12V ports, lights and accessories almost always requires adding custom wiring, relays and fuses. Our vehicle is off course no exception to that rule. Our new cubby box is the center of the vehicles auxiliary circuit and any additions to our vehicle source their power right from the fuse block inside the lower part of the cubby box. Read more
TripComputer Free and Pro have been released to the Microsoft App Store. You can try them out by going to the Store. By buying TripComputer Pro you are supporting Spark Overland to continue developing these (and other) apps. If you have any questions about TripComputer, please Contact us or leave a comment below.
When following a road book while traveling, you need to be able to track the distance since the last road book item and the total distance. You can do this with the odometer of a car, but in practice, this is a really cumbersome method. Spark Overland has created an app for this: TripComputer!
TripComputer will be available soon, as it is currently undergoing the certification process of the app store. TripComputer will be available on Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile first, with iOS and Android to follow in the future. TripComputer comes in two versions: Free and Pro. The Free version has the basic functions for following a road book, the Pro version has many improvements and functions that make your life following a road book even more easy!
Please have a look at TripComputer and see if it might be of use for you. You are welcome to give feedback on the app.
After a good look at the analytics data for our blog, we noticed we get a lot of traffic from non-Dutch speaking regions. This was not something we expected. So we decided to start translating our site into English. This will be happening in the coming days. Until all articles have been translated, Spark Overland is in a mixed-state, but the goal is to have everything in English soon.
The vehicle has been fitted with two beds for the children. They measure 122cm and 190cm by 50cm. A standard self-inflating mattress of 150×50 cm fits on both beds. This will serve two kids at least until one (or both) is/are old enough to sleep in a separate tent. Read more
The left-hand side of the vehicle has been fitted with a box similar to the one on the lower right-hand side. There is a little less space available due to the fitment of the water&electronics box. This means there is room for two instead of three storage boxes. A small pocket is available to put some items that need to be easy-to-grab.
In our opinion, having your cargo items loose in the car can be extremely dangerous in case something happens. In case of an accident, all loose items become projectiles flying around. Due to forces of nature being at work, even light items can be deadly because their weight becomes ten-fold or even more. Storage boxes are a good way to prevent loose items, but they too have to be strapped down off course!
The vehicle is fitted with a 40L stainless steel water tank sitting just behind the left rear wheel. A special ‘water & electronics’ box was made and placed in the rear left corner of the interior. This box holds the water system and is the place for the electronics needed to operate it The left back window has been fitted with a blank aluminum plate to hold the filler opening for the water tank.