Throughout our years on the road (since 2003, read about it here) the below-mentioned companies have helped us, with car parts, electronics, gadgets, camping equipment, clothes, and technical knowledge. In return we have tested their equipment and shared our experiences on our website and social media.
Car Parts & Electronics
Our all-time-favorite Hella Flexi Spot provide inside and outdoor lighting.
The Instant Trust Marinemakes sure we drink pure and clean water provided by their UV lighting technique.
Reversing in the dark is no problem with a Hella rear work-light.
Victron is making sure our batteries are kept topped up!
We don’t like to drive at night, but in case we have to, Hella prepared us.
The Hella Supertones help us get noticed when needed.
Maxtrax provided us with “the easy way out”.
The way to survive the Amazonian heat: with Hella Turbo fans.
We got an RPM meter for our old diesel from Tiny Tach.
Clothes, Camping Tools & Gear, Guidebooks & Maps
Karin-Marijke can’t live without her sunglasses and Revo got her the perfect ones.
Over the years Sack Wear has supplied us with cool Land Cruising shirts.
Eezy Awn sent replacement fabric and waterproofing.
Arguably the best camping chairs on the planet were donated by Kermit Chair.
More Cruiser shirts by Sackwear, we love them.
Tools, Repairs & Maintenance
In 2016 Harold of Suriname Motors made sure all the fluids of the Land Cruiser were up to date.
Rick from NedSur Shipping helped out by providing a perfect place to rebuild the inside of the Land Cruiser.
Elmer Jeep in Boa Vista helped me fix the air-intake, change fluids and didn’t charge me a dime.
The best exhaust shop we have visited to date. Navega in São Paulo fixed the Land Cruiser for a special deal.
Harold of Suriname Motors helped me out a couple of times and let me work on my own for free.
Metalwork in Barquisimeto, Venezuela gifted us a complete new exhaust system and worked 5 days on our stainless steel watertank!
Akihiro Nakashima from Friendee Auto has been a tremendous help. We lost count on how many new parts have gone into the Land Cruiser.
Thank you Iguana 4×4 Bogota, Colombia for helping us fix some issues with the Land Cruiser.
A tire-fixing shop in Skeldon, Guyana didn’t want us to pay for his work.
Thank you Mauro and Mauricio for your hospitality and help on the Land Cruiser.
Thank you Henk @ TwinService for making us that stainless steel tube for the air-intake.
Pedro let us work in his workshop in Quito for a month and didn’t want a penny. [read more]
Luis and his team of Platinado in Manaus worked on the Land Cruiser for about a week and upgraded our shovel, all for free.
Ernesto is a great place to work on your car in La Paz, Bolivia [read more]. He is not the cheapest workshop but his advice has been invaluable.
Thank you Toyokelly in San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela for fixing the Land Cruiser.
Thank you Elmer, for helping we fix the Land Cruiser in Boa Vista, Brazil.
Martin, a true 40 series fan has been very helpful in Suriname for us.
To us, quality is key and most, if not all, of these products are still part of our equipment. Are you interested in joining us on this adventure and do you have quality equipment or a service you’d like to share with us? You can get in touch with us here. We look forward to hearing from you.