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If you’ve bought an old Land Rover at your local car sales, you’re probably thinking about the best way to make the most of your car. Rovers, and especially used rovers, are superb hobby vehicles. They are reliable, fun, and can bring a new variety of projects and activities for the weekend.

The main advantage of a hobby car is that you can take the time to accessorise it to meet your leisure interests and requirements. So, you can leave the professional city car on the drive at the weekend while you take your Rover for a spontaneous trip. Fun guaranteed, and that is a promise.

We appreciate that everyone has different interests. So, we won’t be able to go that much into the details in terms of accessories. However, here is a list of standard enhancements and additions that will improve your Rover experience.

The roof rack

An expedition style roof rack is not only a stylish addition, but it can also serve a practical purpose, depending on your hobby. On a road trip, you can keep large, weatherproof luggage cases on the rack. For artists, musicians, or even amateur film crew, the rack offers additional storage space for all your equipment. So, if you are planning a gig tour of your local pubs over the weekend, your roof rack will certainly make a huge difference. A word of warning, though: The rack doesn’t provide any protection against the rain or the cold, so you want to make sure your kit is secured in weatherproof cases. If your car doesn’t have a roof rack, you can find most of the parts you need in specialist shops or online on eBay. You can check this handy tutorial that takes you through the steps of fitting a rack on a Land Rover Defender.

Protection for your floor

Typically, most Rovers come with protection mats. However, a used vehicle may not have the mats anymore. If that is the case, you will need to make sure you can provide reliable replacements. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to find interior protection for vehicles. Our advice is to focus on rubber mats or rubber flooring rug, which covers the whole inside of the car. The mats will protect the interior from all stains and damage the car could encounter during your weekend adventure, ranging from food spills to mud.

A barbeque grill

We have to admit it: Not every Rover driver needs a portable bbq. But when you see a barbeque that is shaped exactly like your car, it’s hard to resist the temptation. The Landycue is a grill that is fitted inside a green Rover body. It’s 100% fun, and it means you can get food on the go. If you are considering wild eating, it’s worth grabbing a foraging book with you. You can turn any fishing trip into a scrumptious outdoors meal using fresh resources. Wild spinach and mushrooms can make a side dish to go with the fish. And you can use wild berries as dessert. That certainly sounds like a nature-friendly adventure.

Ready for adventure or not, you can take the time to shape your hobby Rover with the right accessories. We’ve selected the three above based on their popularity and accessibility for Rover owners. What other accessories do you consider essential for your weekend car?

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