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    2020 Ford Transit AWD

    Yes the European system is integrated into the 6 speed manual transmission and is mechanical /hydraulic. There are zero common parts with the US system.
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    2020 Ford Transit AWD

    I know you speak German. Check out this website https://www.extremfahrzeuge.com/transit-4x4/ . It looks like 10 cm or 4 inches.
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    2020 Ford Transit AWD

    In the European Transit both cv joints have the same length. They are both long enough for a lift.
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    Slide in Camper Survey

    Overland Explorer now offers the Camp X as a shell and they sell the components too including a Truma. The website doesn´t show any prices.
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    Any recommendations for a shipping company from Morocco to the US?

    Once you are in Europe shipping to the US is no problem. There are various options. Right now the problem is to ship from Morocco to Europe. Morocco is a favourite destination for older folks with RVs to spend the winter. Unfortunately ferry service was suspended because of Corona. Lots of snow...
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    Full Size Overlanding In Namibia/Botswana?

    I think we are talking about the Sacu (South African Customs Union) with Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and the little countries inbetween. We are not talking about the Congos or Central Africa. were infrastructure (or the lack thereof) is very challenging. If you really want to go there we...
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    2020 Overland Explorer CAMP-X pop-up slide-in pickup camper

    I have this https://www.amazon.com/Indel-TB51A-Travel-Portable-Refrigerator/dp/B01J0WQ4KS Indel fridge. It fits well on the bench, is relatively quite and doesn't use too much power.
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    Full Size Overlanding In Namibia/Botswana?

    I visited almost every National Park in Botswana with my Ford Transit AWD. I made it without mishap but it was sometimes close. The biggest problem was tire size and ground clearance with my 225/75R16 tires. The local Toyota usually have at least 245/75R16 and up. All the Safari operators drive...
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    Full Size Overlanding In Namibia/Botswana?

    There are none in Canada. Even the Ranger is different from the the ones sold in the rest of the world. The Transit and the Sprinter are about the only vehicles sold in Canada which can be a good base for an overland vehicle and are at least very similar to the ones sold in the rest of the...
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    Vehicle Pondering

    I have traveled in Africa, North and South America and Europe with my camper since 2010. I build a composite camper on a Ford Transit AWD chassis and stayed within 3500 kg at least on paper. In reality I had 3700 kg wet fully loaded with all our gear and ourselves. This combination was very...
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    Full Size Overlanding In Namibia/Botswana?

    My experience with the 7700 lbs restrictions was in 2011/12 when we travelled through Africa. Check the websites of the National Parks for up to date information. But staying within the 7700 lbs limit is helpful for international travel because in almost all countries outside North America a...
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    Full Size Overlanding In Namibia/Botswana?

    I have done all of Southern Africa (SA, Nam, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mosambik etc.) in a 4wd camper about 20 ft long, a little over 7ft wide and almost 9 ft high. I had no problems but I wouldn't want to have anything bigger. Height was the most critical factor because of low branches. You should...
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    2020 Overland Explorer CAMP-X pop-up slide-in pickup camper

    I have my Camp X on a F 150 crew cab 5.5 bed with max tow package. The only mod I have are Timbrens and e rated tires. So far I have done about 100,000k (60,000 miles) including a trip to the Canadian arctic with the camper. We live in the Rockys with mostly steep hills and drive a lot of gravel...
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    sprinter vans

    Look at the Transit AWD. It has a gas engine and no problems with the emission control systems. Service and repair costs are a lot lower at Ford. Mercedes is expensive.
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