Vanity is a terrible thing, but wanting to be unique is a virtue… whatever the reason I wanted to customise the TVAN so it better matched the Landcruiser and looked less like a big white esky being towed through the outback.
I liked the aesthetic match of the graphite grey Cruiser and Patriot X3 so we decided to get sides of the TVAN covered in a dark grey wrap, giving it protection against scratches and stone chips while providing a custom look. We also added a protective film to the perspex side windows, similar to the clear paint protection film that we have on the Landcruiser.
There is minimal cost difference between a plain colour and a custom graphic wrap so we took the opportunity to add a distinctive appearance to the travelling home of the Travelling Two. We agonised over plenty of designs and settled on something we think is subtle, classy and a little patriotic – the Southern Cross.
The wrap includes a subtle fade from grey at each end to black in the middle, and we added a grungy look to the light grey stars so they weren’t too bold. We’re pretty pleased with how it came out but reckon it will look even better when splashed with some red outback dust and mud 😉
A big shout out to Steve and Jeff at Exclusive Wraps who pulled together seven different design variants before we settled on this one, then doing a great job of applying the final product. Here are a few of the other variants we played with;
For those interested in wrapping your own TVAN, the cost was ~$1,600 including design and the wrap itself, adding PPF to the perspex windows was an additional ~$400. I’ve since been told that 3M S70-Ext is also a great product for protecting the windows so it might be worth doing some homework if you are wanting to protect your windows too.