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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…

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Acela Straya: A New High-mobility 4×4 Cab-over Truck for North America

*Editor’s note: The original title of this article was changed to avoid confusion surrounding vehicle capability. Acela calls the Staya the most capable class-5 cab-over truck in North America, according to their press release. Truck classification takes into account GVWR as well as other factors which may include permit requirements, DOT number regulations, maintenance needs,…

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…

Feature Vehicle :: Alika Vaquer’s VW T3 Syncro

The Volkswagen T3 Syncro (or Vanagon Syncro) is widely regarded as the ultimate overland rig. Characterized by insane power and torque and Rolls-Royce-esque refinement, the T3 Syncro is impervious to rust, offers unmatched all-terrain capability, a bulletproof engine, gearbox, and drive train, can achieve upwards of 55 mpg, and is conservatively 10 times more reliable…

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…

Featured Vehicle :: 1968 Volvo Valp

The first time I set eyes on Rick Schamper’s 1968 Volvo Valp, I was left speechless. Forget unicorns, the Loch Ness Monster, Mokele-mbembe, or Bigfoot; this is the only mythical creature that matters. Rick said it best: “It’s like a caricature of a car, like a cartoon character.” And he’s absolutely right. I’m not sure…

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…

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…

Vehicle Feature :: Overland Under Budget’s DIY First Gen Tacoma Camper Build

Micah Weber’s custom 2001 Toyota Tacoma camper build began many years ago with the ultimate building blocks. For many, this might have meant the completion of a welding certificate or mechanic’s ticket or expertise in metalwork. But for Weber, the build began with childlike wonder, a love for anything motorized, a passion for creation and…

Video of the Week: Overland Ready Ford F350 Super Duty Flatbed Build

In this week’s video, Chris Cornette gives us a detailed look at his one-of-a-kind F350 Super Duty flatbed overland camper build. Chris chose the short-bed extended-cab F350 chassis for a variety of reasons including the generous payload, short-wheel-base, and gearing options from the factory. He then had a custom Norweld flatbed tray installed which supports…

2022 GMC Sierra AT4X: Front & Rear e-lockers, Factory Rock Sliders, Multimatic DSSV Shocks & More

The cat’s out of the bag: the GMC Sierra AT4X will arrive in 2022 as the most capable and comfortable Sierra 1500 yet, with improvements across the board, including specific nods to off-road performance and durability. “Sierra’s momentum continues to accelerate, as the fastest-growing model in the segment,” said Duncan Aldred, global vice president of…

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