Crossover designs are becoming more popular in as off roaders and with modern traction control they offer pretty good performance. That makes Ford’s Escape an ideal choice if you’re looking for a vehicle that can take you to work and back all week then transform into a rough and tough touring wagon when you get some time off. With its mixed heritage it doesn’t have all the gear you need right out of the showroom though, so you’ll have a much better time in the bush with some of Tough Toys’ range of 4wd accessories.
The Escape comes with a pretty standard car repair kit, which is great if you’re changing tyres outside your house but not so much use when you’re bogged down in sand somewhere in the big FA. That’s when you need proper recovery gear, like one of our exhaust jacks and a couple of good snatch straps. You’ll also get better results by fitting a couple of decent recovery hooks to replace the standard tow points.
We have plenty of awnings that will fit easily to your Escape’s roof bars, so you can set up a huge shelter in just a couple of minutes. Add optional tent walls or mozzie nets and you’re all set for a comfortable night’s camping. Our tent sets are great for the beach, too – they make perfect changing rooms. Tough Toys awnings also come with LED lighting sets, which means no more messing about with lanterns – just set them up and plug them in.
Because the Escape is the sort of car you can drive all week you probably don’t want it showing the signs of hard use in the Outback. Protect your interior with heavy duty floor mats to catch the sand and mud, and stow wet kit in an external gear bag instead of letting it ooze swamp water into your carpet. A pressure washer is handy when you get home, too; you can blast away all the grime you’ve picked up on your adventures.
The Escape has all the performance you need to get out there and see Australia’s amazing landscapes, but you’ll get around better and keep your wagon in better condition if you have the right stuff to hand. That’s what Tough Toys is all about – letting you get the gear you need at a decent price.