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With any modern 4wd there’s no problem fitting in all the gear you need for a great camping trip. Where it can get tricky is finding – and getting to – stuff when you need it. It always seems like the item you’re looking for is right at the back of the cargo compartment, as far away from the door as it can be.

Fed up climbing over piles of kit to reach something? Maybe you want to consider a gullwing window or two. These are a simple idea but make a huge difference to the usability of your load space.

It used to be you’d rarely see a Land Rover Defender without a spare wheel mounted on the bonnet. It was one of the most distinctive things about Landies, right up there with the boxy front fenders and rattly windows.

As iconic as the Land Rover spare wheel mount is, though, it does have its problems. For a start, it doesn’t do a lot for visibility. Slapping a big tyre right in front of the windscreen instantly cuts forward visibility from pretty good to average at best, and that’s bad news.

Rooftop tents are awesome bits of gear. They’re easy to set up, make efficient use of storage space, get around the unpleasantness of having a wet tent packed in with all your other gear, and give you a place to sleep that’s well away from puddles, snakes and creepy crawlies.

As great as they are, though, a rooftop tent isn’t something you want permanently mounted on your vehicle. That’s not good for your wallet and it’s not good for safety. It’s not even very good for the tent.