If you’re looking for a heavy-duty 4WD truck for a fully-equipped expedition build, then the Chevrolet Kodiak is worth your consideration. This monster rig is powered by a 6.6-liter Duramax motor and provides up to a 9,000-pound payload and a 15,000-pound max towing capacity. These workhorse credentials are matched with desirable all-terrain features such as 4WD, high and low range, manually locking hubs, skid plates, and more. It’s, therefore, no surprise this is a desirable expedition platform with amazing examples from Jensen Adventures and Down2Mob Overland. Today’s 2005 offering features premium modifications and is the perfect blank canvas for a round-the-world expedition truck. If you’d like to know more about the positives and negatives of the Chevrolet Kodiak as a long-term travel companion then I recommend checking out this detailed thread on the Expedition Portal forum.
From the Seller:
“Last year, in anticipation of retirement, I purchased a 2005 Kodiak 4500 4×4 to mount a Lance 1172 camper as the previous owner had. My retirement was postponed for a while, and I realized that I don’t need this big rig for my future travels. I’d prefer to sell this truck, but I’m open to trading for a comparable truck/camper setup. This was originally a Monroe conversion, so it has the Denali style interior.”
2005 Chevrolet Kodiak 4×4
The Chevy Kodiak is fitted with a 6.6-liter V8 Duramax diesel that produces 300 horsepower and a considerable 520 pound-feet of torque. A powerful, albeit thirst, motor is mated with impressive capability thanks to 4WD, manual locking front hubs, high and low range, skid plates, and more. Inside, the Kodiak is well-equipped with driver comforts that include:
- Leather captain chairs
- Air conditioning
- Premium audio
- Power steering, locks, windows, and mirrors
- Douglass custom service body
- DBL steel rims with Continental tires
- Bilstein shock absorbers
- Viair compressor
- LED lighting
This 2005 Chevrolet Kodiak 4×4 is listed for $75,000 and is currently located in San Diego, California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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