The Ford Everest had the ingredients to be excellent at what it did, but was unreliable from day two when the Adblue warning came up! This was a dealer issue that the then new Adblue fluid was not topped up upon Pre-Delivery (which made me furious as I worked for the Dealership). Swapping and modifying the Draw system, Battery and solar panel/roof Platform into a wider heavier vehicle, with the addition again of upgrading the the rear springs and getting the Clearview mirror bases swapped over to fit the Everest. The addition of an ARB Sahara Bar made sense for the increased use across Outback Australia. The Everest was a very comfortable vehicle but prematurely replaced due to a road accident in March 2019. It towed excellently, was stable and stopped well due to Disc brakes all round.
Overall, the decision to change to a Ford Ranger has been positive. Although the comfort of the drive vehicle has been sacrificed, the 4WD ability has been surpassed. (This very possibly could have been a result of the GVM upgrade performed prior to registration) The GVM upgrade also gave higher clearance on a daily basis.