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Search and Rescue K9 vehicle (2009 Explorer XLT )


AE7MK

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Location
WA
City, State
East Wenatchee
Year, Model & Trim Level
2009 Explorer XLT
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AE7MK
Hi I am Matt a volunteer Search and Rescue K9 handler. I have a 2009 Explorer XLT that I have modified for K9 SAR use. K9 Aspen knows a ride in our explorer means fun times. My son and I are always adding new features as we learn what works and does not. I have tried to take photos during the modifications, not just the completed elements. Here is a photo of the three of us leaving for the WA State SAR conference.
Colin_Aspen_Matt.jpg

The engine and drive train is all stock. My customization is lighting, radios, K9 Kennel and equipment storage.

Lighting:
Amber strobes and Traffic advisor
14" Off-road flood light
Interior lights converted to LED
Red/White task light at the cargo area

Radios:
-Kenwood TK-5710 with dual heads (VHF)
-Kenwood V71a (ham dual band)
-Kenwood TM-271 with tinytrak 4 (APRS)

K9 Kennel & Storage:
-Third row seat and 60% 2nd row seats removed
-Custom storage and K9 kennel installed
-Window screens and fan

Electrical:
-Aux battery with power distribution for all non-factory loads
-Whelen Cencom Gold

Please check out my full gallery of photos on my Google Drive

2009 explorer - Google Drive
 
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