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A Quigley 4x4 Takes Our Camera Crew Everywhere on the UA

Harry WagnerAuthorChristian HazelPhotographer

On the Ultimate Adventure we have always shot video to document the event, but this year we upped our game by bringing along Motor Trend Group's go-to director, Ryan Foss, and his highly skilled video crew. Editing in real time is no small feat, not to mention all of the gear required to shoot video and produce on the road in Alaska. Fortunately, Tiger and Renee LeBrun of Quigley Motor Company returned this year with their Quigley E-250 4x4 van.

Tiger LeBrun has come on the UA in the past, so he knew what he was getting into. He and his wife, Renee, kept the video production crew fed, hydrated, and running hard all week. As the supervisor of 4x4 production at Quigley, Tiger had the perfect vehicle to haul our video crew (not to mention all of their gear) all over Alaska. The Quigley E-250 offered voluminous dry, lockable storage that no other vehicle on the trip could match. But don't think that the van stuck to the paved roads on the trip. Tiger piloted the 9,000-pound van to 99 percent of the places that the smaller vehicles went on the Ultimate Adventure. That is a testament to both the capabilities of Quigley vans and to Tiger's prowess behind the wheel.

2009 Ford Quigley 4x4 E-350 Van
Driver: Tiger LeBrun, Red Lion, PA
Co-driver: Renee LeBrun, Red Lion, PA
How Many UAs Have You Been On: 3
Drove It or Towed It: Drove it
Favorite Part of the Trip: All the great people, positive attitudes, water crossings, camping, and vistas. Ah, Alaska!
>Drivetrain
Engine: 6.8L V-10
Transmission: 5R100 five-speed automatic
Transfer Case: NP271
Front Axle: Dana Super 60 with Eaton E-Locker and 4.88 gears
Rear Axle: Dana 60 with ARB Air Locker and 4.88 gears
>Suspension
Springs & Such: Superlift 4-inch coils and M95 monotube shocks (front), Skyjacker Softride leaf springs and M95 monotube shocks (rear)
Tires & Wheels: 38x13.50R17 Falken Wildpeak M/T on 17x9 Gear alloy
Steering: Ford Super Duty
Winch: Warn M12000
Recovery: VooDoo Offroad 7/8-inch recovery rope and soft shackles
Other: Custom snorkel, custom fold-down tire carrier and table, 4,000-watt Cen-Tech inverter, Quigley roof rack, custom rock sliders, custom rear shelving, Autohome Columbus rooftop tent
What Broke: Nothing

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