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Couple builds an off-road camper in 2.5 months

Photo credit Richard Giordano

If you’re in the market for a camper but not one seems to be the right fit, why don’t you build your own? Easier said than done (we know this from personal experience.) But Riley and Courtney Casey from Ambition Strikes managed to build a lightweight turnkey camper on a 2015 Dodge Ram platform in their 2 car garage with only $20,000 spent on materials (and with probably $40,000 invested in machinery). But, it looks like an exceptional build. Riley has recorded the whole process in a time-lapsed video below and also discusses the build on the Expedition Portal forum here.

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Graeme Bell is an author and explorer who has dedicated his life to traveling the planet by land, seeking enlightenment and unique experiences. Together with his wife and two children, Graeme has spent the last decade living permanently on the road in a self-built Land Rover based camper. They have explored 27 African countries, circumnavigated South America, driven from Argentina to Alaska followed by exploration of Europe and Western Asia. Currently the family are planning a journey from Western Europe to the Russian Far East. Graeme is a member of the Explorers Club, the author of six critically acclaimed books and an Overland Journal/Expedition Portal contributor since 2015. You can follow Graeme's adventures across the globe on Instagram at graeme.r.bell