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Destination :: Lake Sorapis, Northern Italy

Located in the Italian Dolomites, Lago di Sorapis sits below the towering 10,515-foot Mount Sorapis (or Punta Sorapiss). The summit is reached via a 13.5-kilometer (8.4-mile) round-trip hike from designated parking at Passo Tre Croci. Considered medium to hard in difficulty, the hike features 2,378 feet of elevation, some narrow-exposed sections, and several small metal…

Video of the Week: Truck House Life Takes on Old Dale Road

Few vehicles are as distinguishable as Tim Johnson’s Ford F-350 and DIY wood cabin combo. It’s a combination that simply shouldn’t work, but with a lot of thoughtful consideration and attention to detail, he’s not only made it possible but has also created a capable rolling home. Tim is a whitewater kayaker, snowboarder, filmmaker, and…

Overland Classifieds :: 1999 Toyota 4Runner

Interest in vehicle travel has increased significantly over the past decade, with a dramatic uptick during the pandemic as people ditched international flights for adventures closer to home. The subsequent growth in demand has seen used prices for 4WD vehicles skyrocket, with many expedition-ready builds selling for over $100,000. These rigs are undeniably impressive, but…

Overland Classifieds :: 2003 Land Cruiser

Many travelers consider the Toyota Land Cruiser to be the ultimate overlanding vehicle. Sure, there are more luxurious, powerful, economical, practical, and capable options out there, but for all-around, go-anywhere, bullet-proof dependability and performance in all conditions, the Land Cruiser is arguably unmatched. Every experience I’ve had in a Land Cruiser has elevated my respect…

Overland Classifieds :: 2006 Lexus GX470

The GX470 is no stranger to the Expedition Portal team, and was, in fact, a project vehicle for Overland Journal. The team chose the Lexus specifically for its heavy-duty body-on-frame construction, powerful and dependable 4.7-liter V8 motor, 1,500-payload rating, 5-link airbag rear suspension, and overall reliability. The build was a resounding success, and Publisher and…

Overland Classifieds :: 1997 M1088 6×6 Overlander

Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) were initially intended for military use but have become available to the public. Military vehicles can be hit or miss, but this particular line of trucks, produced by Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Systems, has achieved the U.S. Army’s “ultra-reliable” status for 17 years. Consequently, FMTV are highly sought after,…

Overland Classifieds :: 2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Dual Cab

If you’re looking for a truck that offers an impressive payload and towing capacity, bulletproof reliability, excellent build quality, and is capable when the tarmac ends, the Toyota Tundra is a fantastic option. I’ve always been a fan of Toyota’s smaller trucks, such as the Hilux and Tacoma; however, I’ve been reminded that an overland…

Overland Classifieds :: 1964 Land Rover Forward Control

Some vehicles are so ugly they’re somehow charming, and the Land Rover Forward Control Series IIA is one of them. I considered the later (and better looking) 101 Forward Control as my long-term overland camper and swapped out the original V8 motor with Land Rover’s legendary 300tdi. However, I realized that this platform was too…

Overland Classifieds :: 1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE

It’s no secret that Japanese vehicles are some of the most reliable globally , and models from the 1990s are often considered the very best. Why? Well, that’s debatable, but many 4WDs from the period offered a sweet spot between mechanical simplicity and electrical complexity. Subsequently, vehicles like the Pathfinder were not well-equipped by modern…

Overland Classifieds :: 1987 First Generation Toyota 4Runner

Over the past few weeks, we’ve featured several fancy rigs, including a GXV Patagonia and a 2021 6×6 SLRV Expedition Vehicle, both priced at an eye-watering $675,000. A seasoned overlander once told me that these ultra-expensive overland vehicles offer the “realities of luxury, but the illusion of freedom.” In other words, these behemoths are incredibly…

Overland Classifieds :: 1999 Ford E-350 4×4 7.3-liter Diesel XLT

The E-350 is a popular choice amongst overlanders due to its long-lived diesel motors, dependable drive trains, OEM and aftermarket parts and accessories availability, and access to 4WD conversion specialists. Over the past few weeks, we’ve featured several expedition-ready examples, including a 2002 4×4 Hightop, 2003 4×4 7.3, and a monster Quad Van 4×4. Today’s…

Overland Classifieds :: 1996 Toyota Hiace 3.0 4WD Diesel

The Toyota Hiace is an unsung hero, a vehicle that’s rarely mentioned amongst the vanlife and overlanding communities yet is widely considered one of the most reliable vans in the world. My dad bought a 2.4-liter diesel 2WD Hiace when he left the army and became a carpet layer. The van never broke down during…

Overland Classifieds :: 2018 Ford Raptor w/ GFC Camper

What’s not to love about blistering performance, trophy truck-esque off-road handling, excellent all-terrain capability, respectable gas mileage, and everyday reliability? With the 2022 Raptor coming in at a MSRP of over $70,000 (before adding extras), it is too expensive for most of us. Nevertheless, we have featured a number of expedition- ready examples, including this…

Overland Classifieds :: 2014 Global X Vehicles Unimog U500

Traditionally overlanding meant sacrificing the comforts of home, but today that’s not always the case. The vehicles produced by EarthRoamer, EarthCruiser, and Global X Vehicles are capable of conquering the toughest environments on earth while providing a level of interior luxury that’s unmatched by most apartments. We’ve featured a number of these monster rigs, including…

Overland Classifieds :: 2002 Toyota Tacoma TRD Overland Build

Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared several expensive rigs, including a $529,000 Global X Vehicles Patagonia and a $238,000 2016 Ford F-550 Camper. Although these vehicles are very impressive and offer all the comforts of a luxury apartment, I can’t help but feel they’re a long way removed from the origins of overlanding. I’ve…

Overland Classifieds :: 1986 Toyota FJ60

We’ve had many heavily modified rigs posted to our forum, including this epic Lexus GX460, but today’s FJ60 has to be one of the most extreme. If you’re in the market for an around-the-world overlanding rig, look away now, but if you want to crawl technical terrain in unparalleled style, it’s your lucky day! “Built…

Overland Classifieds :: Mercedes Benz 310 4×4 Camper

Occasionally a unicorn is posted to our forum, and today’s immaculate Mercedes Benz 310 4×4 is just about as mythical as it gets. This stunning example was originally imported from the Austrian Alps, where it was used by the fire service. As a result, it has been meticulously maintained and has covered just 15,000 miles,…