This was our once proud 1985 Toyota Dolphin. She served us well taking us on a journey across the U.S. and back, all the way down Baja and a few hundred miles into mainland Mexico. Unfortunately, after 7,000 miles of open road she met an untimely end in a car accident outside Tepic, Mexico.

Before embarking on our journey, Jacqui and I had worked tirelessly to turn an old RV into a beautiful home. The upgrades we had completed included engine and suspension overhauling, refurbishing the interior, solar, additional storage and countless other small projects.

The final result was this:

Below are all the stories of the accident that crippled our Dolphin, and all the work we put in to try to bring her back to life.