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    2020 Overland Explorer Vehicles (OEV) CAMP-X pop-up slide-in pickup camper

    I think OEV at the moment has plenty of opportunities to grow in different segments. But don´t forget there are serious supply chain issues in the industry and I imagine OEV has challenges to manage growth and production with the existing line up let alone introduce and produce more new models...
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    2020 Overland Explorer Vehicles (OEV) CAMP-X pop-up slide-in pickup camper

    HBE is 8 ft, the Xis 6.5ft. The FX will probably have rear entrance if it has basically the same layout as the X with a lot more storage. Sounds interesting.
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    New kid on the block! AWD Transit with composite camper AEONrv

    I own/have owned vans with both concepts. Insulating a cab is impossible. Due to its large windows it is a major heat source in summer and always cold and wet in winter. Having a solid door between cab and cabin has one additional advantage. The cabin can be much better secured against break-ins...
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    2021 Overland Explorer Vehicles (OEV) CAMP-HBE pop-up flatbed pickup camper

    I am following your build with the new Aterra with great interest. Especially the stated weight of 1250 lbs wet or less than 1000lbs dry for a 8ft camper intrigues me. But this is a hard walled camper and its natural competitor would be a Total Composite camper not the HBE which is a pop up. The...
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    Overland through Niger, Chad, Central African Republic

    What a wonderful report. I have been traveling in the Sahara several times (I was a member of the Sahara Club too) in the 1980s. In the 1990s I spent some time working in Mali, Burkina Faso, Cote d´Ivore and Ghana. My dream has always been to see Chad and Niger but I never dared because of the...
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    Off-Grid A/C questions!

    All that is possible in a large RV. But where would you put 1000 w solar and 500 Ah batteries in a pop up camper? How do you lift a roof with 1000 w solar? Remember the op is thinking about a pop up. In a pop up ac works only with shore power or generator. If you use a generator I hopefully will...
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    2021 Overland Explorer Vehicles (OEV) CAMP-HBE pop-up flatbed pickup camper

    When I looked at the Basecamp the obvious differences were: Cabin is firmly attached to the frame. Saves weight and height, for me a plus. (+) for others a deal killer. Only works with one type of vehicle (-) Roof is raised electrically (+) Diesel or gas heating and hot water. For me no...
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    2021 Overland Explorer Vehicles (OEV) CAMP-HBE pop-up flatbed pickup camper

    I have visited them recently and had a look at the Basecamp. It looks very good and has a lot mor storage than the HBE. I also asked them why they don´t move the shower in HBE to the entrance. The problem seems to be that the entrance sits directly on the tray and there is no room for the drain...
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    Is it easy to have an Iveco Daily 4X4 serviced in South America or Central Asia?

    I've o has no presence in North America and only a very limited presence in South America. In Asia I never saw Iveco except for vans build in China which looked like older Ivecos. The 4wd model is very rare even in Europe. I never saw a local one either in SA or Asia. That may change with the...
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    2020 Overland Explorer Vehicles (OEV) CAMP-X pop-up slide-in pickup camper

    I have a F 150 cc shortbed 7000# and a Camp X since 2016. The unit has been almost permanently on the truck. E rated tires and Timbrens. We did multiple long trips to Yukon and the NWT including Dempster. No issues whatsoever. Fully equipped for a long remote trip I am a little over GVWR but it...
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    2020 Overland Explorer Vehicles (OEV) CAMP-X pop-up slide-in pickup camper

    Storage is a problem in small pop ups. I own the very first prototype CampX and had a lot of input in the design of this unit. I often travel for 6 to 8 weeks to remote locations (Yukon, NWT) and therefore tried to get as much storage as possible. Here are the main differences to the new CampX ...
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    AWD transit in sand

    I have driven an AWD Transit in sand. Mostly the Kalahari desert in Africa and some beach driving on the Baja. The van was doing better than I thought but it is not great. As you know the performance in sand depends on the diameter of the tires and the pressure of the tires on the ground. The...
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    Sprinter 4x4 (Diesel) or Transit+Quigley (Petrol) for RTW

    I have used a Transit AWD diésel for my trips through Africa, parts of Europe and Latin America. Both vans you mentioned have their advantages and disadvantages. Both 4wd systems are rare. Quigley is unknown outside North America, the Sprinter system is only available in North America and...
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    Tire Choices for South America

    After driving through Latin America and Africa from 2011 to 2019 I can only second alanymarces comments. I suggest you stick with the 17 inch rims because they are used on a number of midsized trucks and therefore easier to get. Get the highest load rating you can find, install a TPMS if you...
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    Gassers: Ram 3500 6.4L vs Ford's F350's 6.2 and 7.3 Godzilla for overlanding

    Here on our website http://reisephant.blogspot.com/?m=1. Mostly in German though.
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    Gassers: Ram 3500 6.4L vs Ford's F350's 6.2 and 7.3 Godzilla for overlanding

    The entire rig was just under 8000. It was a Transit AWD cutaway with a 12 ft. composite box similar to the ones offered by Total Composits. Between 2011 and 2019 I did about 100,000 miles in Africa and Latin America with that rig. The only unplanned technical stops were due to tire punctures.
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    Gassers: Ram 3500 6.4L vs Ford's F350's 6.2 and 7.3 Godzilla for overlanding

    When thinking about extending your range keep in mind that you won't need the extra range very often. As long as you stay in populated areas or on the major roads you will find enough gas stations. I only needed a a range of about 700 miles when I was exploring remote areas in the Atacama...
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    Gassers: Ram 3500 6.4L vs Ford's F350's 6.2 and 7.3 Godzilla for overlanding

    If you want to travel internationally avoid mods. It is difficult enough to get parts and support for a American one ton truck abroad. Aftermarket parts will have to be shipped. Any stock HD truck is capable enough to deal with anything you encounter on a trip to Patagonia or Africa with one...
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    Gassers: Ram 3500 6.4L vs Ford's F350's 6.2 and 7.3 Godzilla for overlanding

    Ford has a much better dealer network internationaly. HD pick up trucks are basically unknown South of Mexico let alone Africa, Europe or Asia.
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