Vehicle Model
2012 Jeep Wrangler

Primary Category
Best SUV

Secondary Category
Best Equipped
Best Home Built

Instagram @badluckoverland

Additional Info
My name is Tony and my wife Gina and I own BadLuckOverland. A little backstory on myself: I have been working on cars since I was 15 and have had all kinds- classic cars, jeeps, standard econoboxes, you name it. My passion has been primarily Jeeps but most of the offroad community has been my focus for a while. . I do the majority of the work on my rigs if I can, and try to take pride in ownership as much as possible. Some years back I joined Expedition portal and got introduced to vehicle based exploration versus the standard go out and bash your rig type stuff I was used to. Although I put fun builds on hold for a while, my mind always went back to seeing all of those rigs on the forums and wanting to build one myself has never left my mind. Fast forward a few years and I finally got a 4 door JK and set off to build it out in the “overland” style that I had originally been inspired by from the past. While building the rig, I decided to take my 8+ years of experience from my normal career in renewable energies and apply it towards this great passion I have for vehicles. I’ve always wanted to have a self sustaining rig out in the field and solar power was the way to go. This setup inspired me to start my own company/brand BadLuckOverland, so I could share this real world knowledge of solar and assist people with getting out there and enjoying overlanding with less stress about running out of power. There is a lot of mis-information about the mechanics of solar and my goal is to educate/equip anyone who wants to go down this path. The Jeep itself is: 2012 JK 6 speed trans 35″ Falken M/T on 17″ Method wheels 3.5″ lift with Icon progressive rear springs Teraflex Mid arms Icon shocks all around Tuffstuff Alpha hardshell tent with annex Rhino Rack 270* Batwing awning Tortuga Overland fridge and cutting board fridge slide Frontrunner fold down tailgate table Frontrunner JK rear shelf system Frontrunner propane mount Frontrunner footwell 10.6g water storage tank ARB on board compressor Powertank Co2 tank system 220 watt solar system with optional foldable solar panel Bluetooth enabled solar charging system ARB 50l fridge Hydrotank on demand water delivery system