A Journal of our Travels

2006 Mazda BT-50 (2012 - 2022)

In August 2012 we purchased a 2006 Mazda BT-50 dual cab to replace our Pajero. It is currently being setup for towing the campertrailer.

It's a 2006 build, 3L Turbo Diesel dial cab DX. The base model with vinyl floor, manual window winders, manual mirrors and no cruise control. It has been fitted with an ARB high top canopy. It also has air conditioning.

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Taken care of by a Mazda 3000kg tow bar and Tekonsha Prodigy electric brake controller. A standard 7 pin connector is used. Anderson plugs will be fitted to take care of trailer battery charging (SB175) and fridge power (SB50).


A second battery tray has been fitted, along with a Pirahna DBE100-S battery isolator.


So far, only a GME UHF CB radio has been fitted.


We use Garmin for directions, and Hema maps on a iPad for maps and tracking.

Recovery Gear

We carry a variety of recovery equipment. Go to our Recovery Equipment page for more details.


There is a large home made drawer in the rear with 2 smaller drawers on top.


We have fitted a Foxwing awning to give us shade when we are out and about.


We have also added an iPod input to the sound system, and power to the dash for the devices that sit up there.

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