Welcome to Overland Trombone
My name is Ian Moseley and since 1986 I have been a professional trombonist. During that time I have enjoyed a great deal of traveling and for several years entertained the idea of making an Overland journey through Africa to Cape Town in a Land Rover.
January 2009 saw me take the necessary time to fulfill that dream. I traveled the West Coast route in the 110 which I had prepared with help from my friends. I will try to share with you the tips I have picked up and also pitfalls in the same way that I have used other people's information for help.
November 16th 2016:
I am now catching up on remedial work on the expedition Land Rover. The 110 has now had the interior roof console refurbished and rewired although the front light/sunglasses unit is currently not a perfect replacement for the previous item. A new fuse-box has been installed for the accessory electrics.
The cover to the roof-tent had been damaged and as a result the top board had rotted out. I have stripped it down and replaced the board. Hopefully the roof tent will see some action next year.
The chassis is being inspected and any remedial work is in progress. Once complete it will be coated with a rust stabilizing primer before being over-painted and cavity injected. The next phase is to look at the leaks by the Alpine windows where the roof has bent with the constant walking on it.
The mechanical aspects are also being sorted so it is ready to go if the opportunity arises.
With the Africa trip a distant memory I will endeavor to sort out the musical side of this website although there are many other demands currently on my time.
I have considered selling the V8 trialer as I haven't had time to use it enough. It has had new plugs and a new coil which, combined with the new starter motor last season should help it along nicely and the battery is undergoing a conditioning charge.
What does the future hold? I have a few musical projects in the pipeline but on a travel note I would like to do another big trip but it will involve a lot of planning. I don't think the roof-tent option will work for me so well as I get a bit less sprightly so looking at the various live-in vehicles and planning how to develop my own. I am also looking at older motor-homes. Where to go? South America is a possibility but I would also like to return to Southern Africa. Politics are pushing me away from the Northern part of the continent at the moment.This being said, there is a tremendous amount of the UK and Europe which I haven't yet explored so maybe I should look closer to home.
I hope you enjoy the website and I would like to thank my friend Guy Sidford for showing me how to build it and managing the site in my absence.