RUX Rides: Marco Escalante's Jeep Gladiator
by Chris Fleugel on Aug 31, 2022
Marco's Jeep Gladiator is no holds barred build. Kitted out with anything and everything you'd need for a legendary trip in Baja - you don't want to miss out on this one!
Tell us a bit about yourself! Who are you? What do you do? Where do you live? What makes you happiest?
My name is Marco Escalante, I was born in Baja, California, Mexico and have lived in the US for 15 Years. I’m a real estate agent and I run an Instagram page featuring overland (@baja.overland_). I live in Chula Vista, CA and nothing makes me happier then the outdoors! Love the dirt!! Love off roading and love overland!
Describe your vehicle: make, model, etc.
I drive a 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave fully upgraded for Overland.
Describe your favourite feature of your vehicle.
I think my favorite feature of my Vehicle is that it has everything I need to actually live in it, Roof top tent, kitchen equipment, hot shower and more!
Best location/adventure you've ever had with your vehicle?
I have to Say Baja, amazing scenery, amazing beaches, just beautiful.
Most epic stuck/breakdown/wrong turn?
One time in Laguna Hanson we got stuck in the mud for hours.
Any advice to someone thinking of getting into a custom adventure vehicle?
My advice is do it! If you like off roading and camping take your time and build your vehicle. Anything that fits your needs - Jeep, Toyota, Ford, whatever works for you! My advice also is stay in the midsize vehicles.