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The Mud Life 4×4 Magazine Issue 36 March 2022

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I had arranged to go green laning with a colleague as he had the very D-Max V-Cross that’s featured in this month’s magazine, and I had the Ranger Wildtrak, but a delay in getting the D-Max to Andy, due to storm Eunice, then Storm Franklin rolling in on the following Monday, put paid to us being able to meet up.

The Mud Life 4×4 Magazine Issue 36 March 2022
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Cover Price: Free
Format: Digital, 108 pages
Frequency: Monthly
Subject: 4×4, Off-Roading, Green-Laning
Publisher: The Mud Life
News, Reviews & Adventure

The Mud Life 4×4 Magazine Issue 36 March 2022

Turner’s Torque

Wet ‘n’ Windy – Well, wasn’t February a ‘lovely’ month?

I had arranged to go green laning with a colleague as he had the very D-Max V-Cross that’s featured in this month’s magazine, and I had the Ranger Wildtrak, but a delay in getting the D-Max to Andy, due to storm Eunice, then Storm Franklin rolling in on the following Monday, put paid to us being able to meet up.

With floods pretty much all over the North West and Yorkshire, it could be argued that it was the best time and perfect weather to go exploring in two capable pickups, but with all the lanes completely sodden and rivers bursting their banks, the risk to both the trucks and lanes was simply too much.

Besides, on the day we were supposed to meet up, my neighbour’s back gate was smashed to smithereens, so I opted to help her out instead.

More Camping!

During the aforementioned not-so-ideal camping weather I got to borrow another camper van, this time it was the Toyota Proace (see what I thought about it later in the mag).

For a long time I’ve been secretly envious of camper van owners with their ability to pull over, jump in the back, sit down, make a brew, have a meal, put the heating on and simply chill.

You can’t do that in a 4×4 tourer, but a 4×4 camper, now we’re talking!

Bye Bye Money

February and March are expensive months for me, not only because I have to fork out cash for Deux Smurf’s insurance and MOT, but also my membership to the Land Rover Series 1 Club, Series 2 Club and the Range Rover Register are due.

The keen eyes amongst you will know that I don’t actually own a Series 1, Series 2 or even a Range Rover, so why do I bother? Well I did used to, but nowadays I enjoy the community spirit even though I don’t get to frequent their gatherings, and in these days it’s good to support clubs.

Whilst I’m on a nostalgic bent about my Land Rover days, after having spent my informative years at Land Rover trials watching and listening to V8 triallers go for it, when I hear a little joy boy Fiesta popping and banging as it drives by, it makes me laugh as it sounds like a sewing machine with a misfire!

That’s all for now, enjoy the rest of the magazine.

Damian, Editor-in-Chief

The Mud Life is all about 4x4s, and enjoying the great British outdoors.

Damian and Karen Lee Turner (A.K.A. The Muddy Madam)
<strong>What’s in this Issue</strong>

TURNER’S TORQUE 4-5

NEWS 6-15

ISUZU D-MAX V CROSS 16-25

LANING LIFE 27-30

CAMPING LIFE 32-33

TOYOTA PROACE CAMPERVAN 34-43

GOODS & GEAR 45-46

THE TALES OF LILLY 48-49

WOOF STUFF 50-51

DISCOVERY D300 HSE 54-63

4X4 EXPO 65-72

MOOCH – ROVING IN THE DALES 75-87

SUBARU OUTBACK FIELD 88-96

READER’S RIDES 98-101

DIRECTORIES 102-105

BACK ISSUES 106-107

SUBSCRIBE 108

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