New tires before my trip. 245/75 Goodyear mt/r . Expensive but on another level from the cooper discoverys I had before. I couldn't be happier with this tire. It's so smooth and quite for how aggressive it is.
I wanted a very low profile rack, out of the air and below my roof vent height. With in board mounts. Of course nobody sells something like that. So a quick stop at my buddies house in Portland so I could fab something up. My daughter who was
traveling with me was a big help. I plan on mounting an awning, roof box, and shower on it. As well as a expanded metal platform to stand on and cary surfboards etc. I think it came out just how I wanted. I still need to build my ladder, and somehow make the ladder detachable to use as a ramp to load my motorcycle.
Mt/r's. Paint on the wheels. Plasti dip sucks for wheels unless you want to be able to remove it. So much crap sticks in it because it isn't hard and it heats up and gets softer alowing break dust and stuff to embed itself. Al the factory wheels are painted.