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Patriot Campers Welcomes a New Dealer in the USA

Patriot Campers has a reputation for quality, multiple award-winning off-road products. The Australian company recently announced that RV’s of America will now join Exploration Outfitters as the second US dealer to market and distribute Patriot campers. Based in Utah, RV’s of America, claims to be the first and premier off-road camper trailer dealer in America,…

Mojave Road Adventure Festivus – April 22-24

Back in January 2022 we informed you that the Mojave Road has a new champion. Billy Creech has worked tirelessly and has organised an event which is packed with adventure, education and opportunity. The Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association (501c3 non-profit, a portion of the ticket sales go to MDHCA ) and OLAF Events…

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American Expedition Vehicles Unveils Custom 2022 Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler

Vehicle parts and accessories manufacturer American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) unveiled two custom builds now available for purchase, a 2022 JT370 Gladiator and a 2022 JL370 Wrangler. Each package is equipped with off-road armor, DualSport suspension, and LED lights. 2022 Gladiator Rubicon AEV JT370 “The 2022 Gladiator Rubicon AEV JT370 is an adventurist’s dream machine, a…

The All New Brabus 800 Superwhite

Have you ever heard of Klaus Brackmann? No? He was an initial 50% shareholder in Brabus back in 1977 and sold his stock to Bodo Buschmann, the driving force behind Brabus, as Klaus had no interest in modifying vehicles. He sold the shares for 100 euros. The company is now worth billions of Euros and…

Old Versus New : A Real-World Perspective

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Winter 2021 Issue. It’s common wisdom in overlanding circles that older vehicles are the smart choice for exploring remote and seldom-visited corners of the globe. Because they were built without computers, function perfectly fine without the need of fancy gizmos, and are made with virtually…

Overland Iran

After extensive travelling in many parts of the world, we more and more started to look for areas less travelled, especially since we started venturing in our Land Rover Defender. When focusing on the Middle East, we were intrigued by Iran. Once part of Mesopotamia and known as Persia until 1935, this “far away” country…

Overlanding with a “Big Rig” is a Game Changer

Photo by Jorge Gonzalez (with opinions from Gary Wescott and Ron Moon) I engaged low range and squeezed our Dodge Ram camper up the trail between wild, clawing thorn bushes and tall cacti. I could hear the paint protest as pinstripes streaked across the doors. The tires crunched wide. I was unfazed; pinstripes add character,…

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Overland Journal Presents: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a 3-part Video Series by Desk to Glory

I am thrilled to announce that Overland Journal has launched Episode One of a three-part original fly-and-drive video series titled Destinations: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Episodes two and three will be released later this week via the Expedition Portal YouTube channel on Wednesday, March 23, and Friday, March 25, 2022. This series follows the…

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Feature Vehicle :: Girl Gone Glamping’s 2014 Ram 3500 w/2016 OEV X10 Camper

Lindsey Kszos was sitting in the Philadelphia airport, celebrating the sale of her Airstream and half-ton GMC with a glass of wine and a lobster roll, when she received an unexpected call. Months earlier, Lindsey found a build thread on Expedition Portal congratulating “Kevin,” the first owner of a 2016 Overland Explorer Vehicles (OEV) X10…

IVECO Daily 4×4: Marcus and Julie Tuck’s Overland Vehicle for Softies

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Fall 2021 Issue. Photography by Richard Giordano We’re parked in a dry riverbed within the Ghost Public Land Use Area of Alberta, Canada, where Marcus and Julie Tuck have kindly opened their home to us for the evening. A chill autumn wind howls outside, but we’re…

Marking the 10-Year Anniversary of Expeditions 7

“First is forever,” reverberated through the air on the night the Expeditions 7 team celebrated becoming the first to drive a 4×4 vehicle on all seven continents. The moment Expedition Leader Scott Brady congratulated his team, those in attendance simultaneously played a personal reel, mental images flashing in quick succession: narrowly avoiding jail in Russia;…

Mercedes-Benz Vans USA Unveils all-new Sprinter AWD System with an Advanced Engine Line-up

Mercedes-Benz Vans on Monday introduced the new all-wheel drive (AWD) system and 4-cylinder Sprinter diesel and gas lineup that will be available for the US market early next year. We expect the new configuration to be ideal for camper and touring conversions but do have some concerns that the 1.9l OM654 engine will have the…

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Video of the Week :: 1959 Crossing Africa and the Sahara by Truck

Photo courtesy of Anthony Fleming In 1959, Anthony Fleming, Rex Yates, and Collyn Rivers climbed aboard a modified Bedford QLR off-road military vehicle bound for South Africa. Rivers had purchased the truck, which was unused and cost a mere hundred pounds, and outfitted it with five 180-liter fuel tanks, five 20-liter jerry cans, and 700…