Expedition Portal Classifieds: GXV Safari Extreme

Colossal, enormous, gargantuan, titanic, gigantic, these are just a few words that could be used to describe this truck. Of course, you could also call it luxurious, comfortable, capable, and overland ready. That’s because it’s a 2012 Global Expedition Vehicle, designed and manufactured for exploring the far reaches of the globe in complete serenity. It will allow you to take a hot shower while parked on the coast of the Arctic Ocean, drink cool margaritas in the air-conditioned cab in the middle of the Sahara, or simply cruise into the remote regions of the U.S. on enormous tires with 140 gallons of fuel in the tank. I don’t know about you, but I’d be up for any of that. So lets take a closer look at this private yacht on wheels.

Reason for Selling

Well, here goes…after much thought, we have decided to part with our rig. (I can’t even believe I’m saying that!) I’m sure the first question will be “Why?” Well, it turns out when you own your own business, as I do, there can be times when you have to be more personally involved. We have been in that season for a while now and recently haven’t been able to utilize our rig like we had hoped. It is time for someone else to “continue the journey.”

I have postponed posting this as I have been traveling lately in areas where there is no connectivity. I will be available to reply to inquiries, etc. up until Friday morning June 29, 2018. Then I will be out of connectivity until Sunday afternoon, July 8, 2018. – Current owner


  • Vehicle: 2012 Global Expedition Vehicles (GXV) Safari Extreme
  • Chassis: 2012 International Workstar 7500 33,000 GVWR, factory 4X4
  • Engine: International MaxForce 10 (10-liter diesel, 310 hp, 1,050 pound-feet torque)
  • Transmission: Allison 3000 Rugged Duty Service (RDS), 5-Speed with overdrive
  • Tires: Goodyear Unisteel G178 – 425/65R22.5, Load Range L, 20 ply
  • Brakes: Dual air system and 3-stage, electronically activated engine compression brake
  • Fuel: Two (2) 70 US-gallon tanks (140 gallons total)
  • Seats: National 2000 air suspension, high back, leather facing, heated at driver and passenger
  • Mileage: 55,000 miles
  • Condition: Good, serviced by International at all recommended factory service intervals.

Known Issues

  • There is a minor window leak at dinette and galley windows.
  • A section of Plynyl wall-covering at the dinette needs to be reglued or replaced.
  • Paint is chipping at some corner areas.
  • The Seitz/Dometic shade/blinds in the galley and bathroom skylights need to be replaced.
  • The fuel gauge light illuminates and beeps sometimes upon startup.
  • Some rust showing at the rear bumper.
  • Some surface scratches in the paint on the exterior of the camper body.
  • The double angle storage box on the rear left side leaks sometimes.
  • There is a slight coolant leak in the under-body coolant hose serving the cabin.
  • Tires show some wear (+/- 55,000 miles on them).
  • Body: GXV Structural Composite 2.36-inch panels of FRP-clad polyurethane foam insulation (R20)
  • Wall panels: 2.36-inch (60-mm) thickness
  • Floor panels: 4.33-inch (110-mm) thickness
  • Body dimensions
  • Body length: 15′ 10″ (190″) exterior 15′ 6″ (186″) interior
  • Body width: 96-inch exterior 91-inch interior
  • Body height: 7 foot 4 inches (88-inch) exterior 6 foot 6 inches (78-inch) interior
  • Cab-to-cabin access
  • Sloped rear luggage area
  • Spare tire mounted rear driver side
  • Electric spare tire winch/hoist
  • Rear rack mounted hitch at rear rack (for bike rack, etc.)
  • Double tube steel rear bumper
  • Exterior doors of 2.36″ (60mm) GXV Structural Composite sandwich material
  • 3-point stainless steel locks with retractable bolts (t,b&m) entry and storage doors
  • 4-point mounting (structural isolation bearings and pivot bearings between body/frame)
  • LED marker lights
  • Aluminum entry stair system and grab rail (manual)
  • Exterior storage (rear luggage) compartment with 3-point lock
  • Leading edge “grind” rail protection at roof edges
  • 2 Seitz/Dometic skylights, with integrated blinds and mosquito screen
  • 2 rectangular under-body lockable aluminum storage compartments (L/R)
  • 2 double-angle under-body lockable aluminum storage compartments (L/R)
  • Powder coated Five-Bar diamond plate skirting
  • Cab-mounted aluminum roof rack
  • 2 LED Red High mounted LED brake/turn signal at upper outside corners
  • LED rear direction indicator lamps (vertical mounting)
  • LED stop/rear position lamps (vertical mounting)
  • LED reversing lamps
  • 2 LED work lights flush mounted in sloped rear area
  • 2 rearward mounted Rigid Dually LED lights (on each side of rear rack)
  • 2 side mounted Rigid Dually LED lights (on each side of rear rack)
  • 2 side mounted Rigid Dually LED lights (on each side of roof rack)
  • 1 Forward mounted Rigid Dually LED light bar under grille in front
  • 4 Hella Euro-Beam roof-rack mounted driving lights
  • Dual-Paned Armor-Vision glass windows with integrated shades and mosquito screen
  • 1 forward facing over cab-to-cabin access (fixed with integrated shades)
  • 1 side of dinette
  • 1 entry door (fixed with integrated shades)
  • 1 over galley
  • 2 each side above mattress
  • 1 rear facing on passenger side (fixed with integrated shades)
  • 1 wet bath
  • Perforated wrap-on camper windows
  • Fiamma F45010Ti-(X) motorized operation awning on passenger side below windows
TRUCK / CAB 2012 INTERNATIONAL 7500 SFA 4X4 build list/vehicle specifications available
  • National 2000, high back, air suspension, heated seats
  • King racing shocks (front and rear)
  • Additional 70-gallon fuel tank (140 gallons total) with transfer pump
  • Truck-Lite LED headlights in front bumper
  • Custom Aluminess fold-away headlight grille guards on front bumper
  • 2 jump seats w/factory 3-point lap and shoulder belts on custom storage boxes in cab


  • Premium quality cabinets with positive lock/latch
  • Cabinet grade hardwood cabinetry
  • Hafele positive-locking hardware.
  • Quartz stone countertops
  • Stainless steel backsplash at galley
  • Stainless steel sink with single lever faucet
  • Webasto diesel cooktop with high altitude option
  • Vitrifrigo marine-grade stainless steel refrigerator, 2.7 cu.ft. (drawer)
  • Vetrifrigo marine grade stainless steel freezer, 3.7 cu.ft. (drawer)
  • GE convection/grill microwave (grill, bake, roast and auto features)
  • Adjustable table in dinette (converts to auxillary sleeping area)
  • Dining cushions: Ultraleather


  • Premium queen mattress
  • Storage cabinets above bed area


  • Wet bath with shower, sink, and toilet
  • Teak bathroom cabinets with stainless steel sink and hot/cold faucet
  • Quartz stone countertop
  • Medicine cabinet with mirrors
  • Thetford cassette toilet (direct plumbed water supply)


  • Kitchen: upper and lower cabinetry
  • Bed area: upper cabinetry
  • Under dinette: heavy-duty storage drawers
  • Clothes closet with hanging clothes bar


  • Lonseal diamond bar vinyl flooring
  • Plynyl wallcovering (commercial grade)
  • Padded vinyl ceiling panels
  • Ultraleather dining cushions
  • Quartz stone countertops


  • Flatscreen television
  • Mobile audio visual system, radio, CD, DVD with 4 Speakers

  • Fischer Panda 4,000 AGT DC 12-volt diesel generator
  • Controls for systems management and monitoring
  • 12v with 120v System, consisting of shore power plug and interior outlets
  • 120-volt inverter
  • 2 175-watt Solar Panels
  • Breaker box with automatic circuit breakers and interrupters for all 12-volt DC circuits
  • 765 amp hour, AGM batteries
  • Voltmeter for control of battery charge level
  • Battery separators to allow isolation of truck to cabin batteries
  • Battery main switch with overload interrupter
  • Combination of low-amp draw LED lights
  • Flexible arm LED reading lights (2 @ bed)


  • Control Webasto diesel air furnace 5,100-13,300 BTUs exhaust electronic t-stat
  • Webasto diesel hydronic boiler 28,000 BTU
  • Fantastic-Vent exhaust fan with remote and rain sensor
  • 15,000 BTU air conditioning with auxiliary heat


  • 125-gallon freshwater supply thermally protected from freezing (473 litre)
  • Water pump variable speed, 4.5 gallons (17 litres) per minute
  • Isotherm hot water heater
  • Gray water poly tank thermally protected from freezing (87.4 litre), 36 gallon
  • Pex water piping installed within Cabin Envelope to protect from freezing
  • Exterior shower: hot and cold water, stainless steel marine grade
  • Exterior city water connection
  • Exterior marine grade water fill point with locking door

Price $195,000 USD

To view the original ad and contact the owner, check out the forum thread here.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.