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Video of the Week :: Levi Allen “Winter Storm in DIY Sprinter Conversion”

Levi Allen, the founder of Leftcoast Media, accomplished film director, explorer, and all-around good guy, creates some of the most beautiful adventure films on YouTube. In this episode, Levi shares five days of camping in his Mercedes-Benz Sprinter on Mount Washington, Vancouver, during a huge snowstorm that sees temperatures plummet to -19°Fahrenheit. This instalment includes…

Overland Classifieds :: Mercedes-Benz Vario 814D 4×4

Well, the day has finally come where I have the opportunity to showcase my dream overland rig. Now, before you grab your pitchforks, let me explain. In my mind, the ultimate round-the-world 4WD is a Toyota Land Cruiser (check out a cool FZJ80 I recently featured), but in terms of a vehicle suited to remote…

Chad DeRosa – Living the Vanlife

Over 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and over a billion hours are consumed per day. It begs the question, how does a creator get their voice heard when the metrics are stacked against them? I sat down with Chad DeRosa, full-time overlander, award-winning filmmaker, and professional YouTuber (Living the Vanlife),…

Overland Classifieds :: 1994 FZJ80 Series Toyota Land Cruiser

The Toyota Land Cruiser is perhaps the most highly regarded overland vehicle and the obvious choice for remote vehicle travel. This factory triple-locked FZJ80 has been meticulously maintained and tastefully upgraded for the road less travelled. If you’d like more information on the 80-Series, I recommend checking out Matt Scott’s article on Why The Land…

Overland Classifieds :: 2001 Land Rover Discovery II

The popularity of vehicle travel has increased exponentially over the past 10 years, and further accelerated during the pandemic, which is awesome. However, many of the vehicles and accessories showcased at events/online are expensive, giving the illusion that overlanding is reserved for the wealthy. In fact, overlanding is one of the most cost-effective ways to…

Destination: Reine, Lofoten Islands

North of the Arctic Circle, nestled amongst dramatic snow-peaked mountains and surrounded by ocean, is the dreamy Norwegian fishing village of Reine. This remote settlement, characterised by wooden rorbuer (traditional fishing huts), and located on the island of Moskenes in the Lofoten archipelago, has been a trading post since 1743. In more recent years, it…

Overland Classifieds :: 2013 Ford Sportsmobile E350 EB V10 4×4

The Ford E350 4×4 Sportsmobile, much like the Mercedes Sprinter 4WD MWB, provides the perfect balance between comfort and capability. There’s no such thing as the perfect rig, but in my experience the best overland vehicles incorporate the comforts of home within the smallest possible footprint. A seasoned overlander once told me that the bigger…

Toyota Unveils Tacoma Overlanding Concept at SEMA

Toyota partnered with Cruiser Outfitters to create a “Go Anywhere Now” overland rig built on the dependable Tacoma SR5. We briefly covered this exciting rig in November with a look at the company’s SEMA line-up, but today delve deeper into their most accessible option. The objective was to design a capable all-terrain vehicle without an extravagant…

Overland Classifieds :: 1998 Ford E-350 4×4 Ambulance

The price of overland vehicles designed for full-time living can be eye-watering and, at times, as much (if not more than) an actual house (EarthRoamer and EarthCruiser come to mind). It’s refreshing when a more budget-friendly vehicle is listed on our forum that’s both a capable 4WD and a fully equipped home on wheels. This…

Camel Trophy – The Definitive History (Unique Edition)

The Camel Trophy, held from 1980-2000, saw competitors drive specially prepared Land Rovers (finished in Camel’s iconic yellow livery) across some of the harshest environments on earth (including Borneo, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Siberia and Tanzania). It was these fabled events that put Land Rover at the forefront of vehicle exploration, and today the competition’s…

Overland Classifieds :: 2018 Lexus GX460 fully-outfitted

The Lexus GX460 isn’t the first 4WD that comes to mind when we think of capable overlanding rigs. In fact, families usually choose this model as a practical daily driver rather than an expedition vehicle. But that’s what makes today’s listing so special; it’s a fantastic example of what’s possible with imagination, expertise, extensive modifications,…

Video of the Week :: Living the Vanlife – Desert Overlanding

I’m sure many of you will already be familiar with Chad DeRosa’s Youtube channel Living the Vanlife; after all, his “Winter Storm in a Van” episode received over 14,500,000 views. During the pandemic, Chad transitioned from his trusty 1990 2WD Vanagon Westfalia to a Mercedes Sprinter 4WD with the goal of creating “the ultimate overlanding…

Overland Classifieds :: 2007 Mitsubishi Fuso FG140 Overland Expedition Vehicle

The Mitsubishi Fuso 4×4 is a popular choice for overland builds and is the vehicle of choice for companies such as earthcruiser.com, sought after for its dependable common-rail turbo-diesel engine, impressive all-terrain performance, and generous 14,000-pound gross vehicle weight. This competitively priced 2007 example, showcasing a custom aluminum habitation pod (removable thanks to a simple…

Overland Classifieds :: Revel 44E Mercedes Sprinter 4WD

The Mercedes Sprinter 4WD has become a popular vehicle for overlanders, thanks to its long-lived engine, impressive all-terrain capability, internal living space, and international parts accessibility. Furthermore, the Sprinter enjoys a wide array of aftermarket parts that further bolster its stock performance. The process of building an overland vehicle is very exciting, but it can…

Tumbleweed Bikes

The bikepacking boom has brought a new era of bikes and components appropriate for the road less travelled, and the Tumbleweed Prospector is one of the very best. Daniel Molloy, the owner of Tumbleweed Bikes, shares a story that is nothing short of extraordinary and provides an inspiring insight into what’s possible when you tirelessly…