I was in Baja, Mexico when I first stumbled across the ER2K. I saw it advertised in the forum on Expedition Portal. I owned a Chinook Diesel at the time and was planning on converting it to 4×4 with single rear wheels. The logistics and limited post operative four wheeling capabilities were a huge concern so I was keeping my eyes open for an alternative. My first impression was that it was really cool, but also small.