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Featured Vehicle: Overlanding Brute

There are fundamental elements of a good overland vehicle: the combination of serviceability (or ultimate reliability), capacity (payload and cargo volume), capability for when the terrain gets technical, and enough comfort to keep driver fatigue at bay.  For the last 15 years, American Expedition Vehicles has been trying to pull the Jeep Wrangler into the…

Expedition Portal Classifieds: A Turnkey Nissan Camper for $19K

Whether it’s Unimogs, EarthCruisers, or fully built Land Cruisers, we feature a lot of beautiful overland vehicles on Expedition Portal. Unfortunately, most of them are well—expensive. So if you’re looking for a four-wheel drive with most of the comfort and capability of the larger rigs at a fraction of the price, this week’s classified ad…

EarthCruiser’s EXD Camper

If you’ve ever looked into overland vehicles, you’ll almost certainly know of Earth Cruiser. This Oregon-based company builds expedition-grade trucks specifically designed to address the needs of international travelers. They’re rated for four-season camping, capable of tackling remote terrain, and provide a rather large living space while still fitting inside a container for shipping. Unfortunately,…

Beast From The East: 1980 Unimog 416

“What?” I yelled back at Tom Henwood for the third or possibly fourth time since we left the shop. He laughed and handed me a headset to deaden the cacophony swirling around the cab. It helped, but to quote Uncle Lewis, the thing still sounded like “a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant.” Its…

Expedition Portal Classifieds: A Diesel Suburban Camper for $11K

Alright, I should preface this article by saying I have a serious soft spot for square-body Suburbans. They balance my desire for an old-school feel with dirt cheap maintenance and a wide availability of parts, but they’re also completely underutilized, making each build fairly unique. Something I always appreciate. This particular one, however, has to be one…

DIY Expedition Camper Kits In The USA

Images by Richard Giordano Building a truck camper can be a lengthy and arduous process. From determining how to outfit the living space to choosing which materials to construct the camper body from, there are many challenges to be faced. The most daunting of these challenges can be finding the time to construct the camper…

Home on the Range

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Winter 2018. Photography by Chris Cordes The trailer listed hard to the side, the 44-inch tire deep into the crevasse, the Hilux’s frame broken, and a tire peeled from the bead. The Expeditions 7 team had just crossed Greenland and was now fighting for every…

Nitro Gear’s Adventure RV

For most people, an RV is not an all-terrain vehicle. It’s a bus, a home on wheels, and a reason to own tiki lights and pink flamingoes. If anything, they encourage their owners to stick closer to the pavement, not venture further from it—unless, of course, you’re Carl Montoya of Just Differentials. When he needed…

Ultimate R&D at Zone RV

Australia is not a forgiving place. While it’s people might be some of the kindest and most welcoming on earth, its landscape is anything but. Bone-rattling corrugations lead across sun-scorched deserts for days without fuel or water. Tight trails through dense rainforests are crisscrossed with deep fords through swirling rivers, and if the coastal drives…

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