An Expedition One rear bumper has a spare carrier that also accommodates a Hi-Lift jack. The tailgate and tire carrier both open using the tailgate latch. A Cool Tech LLC Tailgate Strut kit keeps the tailgate open when Gil wants it to be. A regular ball hitch is used, rather than the 360 degree hitches available for backcountry trailers. The regular hitch has worked fine, no matter how rough the trail.