Name: Bradley Jericho
Current Car: PX Ranger
First Car: MK Triton
Hi my name is Bradley, I come from a small farming town in the centre of the west coast of South Australia. From a young age we lived and breathed camping which has now rubbed off onto me in my early twenties. I now love to go out and explore the great outdoors.
I love to travel around South Australia and show people what our great state is all about. I’m one of the main admins on a page on Facebook called Aussie Ute Campers which I absolutely love doing and being a part of. Since being a part of this community I have branched off to create my own Instagram page (aussieutecampers_sa) and website to show Australia and the world how amazing South Australia is.
What was the favourite thing about your first car?
Very versatile and highly underrated ute. Could follow the cruisers and patrols most places.
What modifications have you done to your current car?
Build and fitted a custom steel tray. Bullbar, brush rails and side steps from TJM, just fitted a TJM snorkel. I run Fox 2.0 suspension with 300 kg constant EFS leaf springs in the rear. Currently running 285/75R16 mud tyres on steel rims but will be changing out for alloy rims and all terrains of similar size.
What has been the scariest moment off-road?
Probably being stuck under the high tide mark in the old triton and having to dig for 3 hours to get out. This was before I bought my maxtrax which have now been invaluable on the beach.
What made you choose your current car?
My parents own an earlier model which I loved to drive around, I wanted the towing capacity and the power that the Ranger provided. I was very lucky to find a very low km model at a great price.
What has been the funniest/strangest/most insightful bit of car advice you’ve been given?
Probably be pepper in the radiator to help block up leaks, I have actually used it twice with good results to get me home.
Where’s the best destination you have taken your car?
I haven’t been on many trips with it yet but the Grampians National Park in Victoria would 100% be the best trip so far. Even though my partner and I went in the winter it was absolutely amazing, not a single person staying out in the campgrounds that we were in for the week.
Where do you dream of visiting (anywhere in the world)?
Would love to travel across the ditch to New Zealand to have a look around. Between the snow, fishing and pure sights to see is why it attracts me so much.
What are you still left to do to your car?
Defiantly a big unfinished list but I can name a few: Unichip and bigger intercooler, New alloys with all terrains, build a lift off canopy, new solar panel and 1 more battery to make the canopy self-sufficient, new tow br to suit tray height and another set of driving lights to replace my LED ones.
What has been the most useful item you’ve brought?
Definitely my Weber Q; To be able to take it anywhere and cook delicious meals is a must when travelling, I think if you can’t eat well while your away you won’t enjoy the trip.
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