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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…

Feature Vehicle :: Overland Vagabond’s 2016 Ford Ranger w/Custom Geocar Camper

Photography by Richard Giordano When Marcel took his wife, Chiara, out for dinner one evening back in 2015, she knew something was up. “A boat or a car, that was the question,” she laughs. “I didn’t know which one, but I knew something was coming.” Marcel’s proposal was eventually revealed—he wanted to drive around the…

Nimbl Camper Factory Visit

Nimbl Campers was born out of the remnants of XP Campers which was sold at auction in August 2019. Jon Turner, Judd Newman, and investors saw an opportunity and invested in a business that they rightly believed had incredible potential. Currently, the company’s order book is full, and plans are afoot to expand production by…

Rebelle Rally Provides Testing Ground for EV Range Potential

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2021 Issue. Photography by Richard Giordano The electric vehicle revolution is here. From Long Way Up to the Extreme E Challenge, electric vehicles are gaining popularity and exhibiting great potential. With countless automotive manufacturers announcing plans to build all-electric pickup trucks, such as Tesla’s…

PCOR Launches Accessories for Toyota Tacoma in the USA

PCOR, an Australian company (and a division of Patriot campers) has just launched a range of accessories for the ever popular Toyota Tacoma, these products include bed trays and canopies complimented by a range of electronic accessories. The launch coincides with Expedition Overland’s new five part YouTube series ‘The Last Frontier‘, in preparation for the…

Feature Vehicle Interior :: Troopy Girl’s Land Cruiser VDJ78

Scrolling through Marlee Calabro’s @troopygirl Instagram account is like a soothing balm for the nervous system. Often parked on sugary sands with aquamarine waters in the background, her white Land Cruiser VDJ78 Troop Carrier’s interior is so clean, so minimalist, and so well-laid-out that it has inspired the interior design of a handful of Troopy…

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Australian Off Road Campers Now Available For Purchase in the US

Las Vegas-based dealership XGrid Campers is now the exclusive importer and US retailer for Australian Off Road (AOR) campers, making their Sierra and Sierra ZR trailer models now available for purchase in the US. With proprietary independent trailing arm suspension, a 41-degree departure angle, and a Cruisemaster DO35 articulating hitch, the AOR Sierra was designed…

Lexus 2022 LX600 Overland Test

The New North American 300-Series Land Cruiser Wears a Lexus badge. The Land Cruiser remains one of the most exceptional and prolific overland platforms ever created, with every variant carrying the legacy of the original 1951 BJ through almost 80 years of global exploration. In North America, we have enjoyed nearly every series of the…

The 2022 Nevada Trophy Registration is Open

The Nevada Trophy 2022 will be the 26th year of the event which makes this GPS “rally raid” the oldest in North America, preceding geocaching. The event is is based on the Camel Trophy and the organizers have chosen to expand the event which will take place from the 16th to the 19th February 2022 in…

Nimbl Evolution Camper Review

The Donner Pass has a formidable reputation, and this festive winter found a South African family driving a marvelous vehicle over record depths of ice and snow—white-knuckled. Us Southern Hemisphere people know as much about snow as you might about sangomas and umqombothi, and to be perfectly honest, we avoid the white stuff as we travel…

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OHV launches a Limited-Slip Differential for Mercedes Sprinter

Off Highway Van “OHV” based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has launched a bolt-in limited-slip differential for 2WD or 4WD Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans in both the NCV3 (2007-2018) and VS30 (2019+) chassis. The OHV limited-slip differential is designed for the build and upfit community as well as fleet services with the goal of improving off-road…

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