Nick's second Round the world trip is an interesting story. The vehicles used in his first around the world trip were his two Series Dormobiles. I did a lot of the electrical upgrades to one of them in our rush to get them ready for the trip. I was asked to go along but decided I just did not want to be driving my own Dormobile through the middle east. There can be cultural issues with a woman driving alone in a vehicle.That's the big question, I think Eric has a reserve on his #2 vehicle lower than my reserve on #1 vehicle. Would really love to see Land Rover buy them and put them in their collection... These vehicles are more rare than camel trophy trucks and just look at the prices they are demanding..
Here are some pictures of the Dormobiles
He planned to take the Dormobiles on the second trip around the world and had several companies provide product donations to reequip the trucks. In the final weeks of preparation Land Rover offered to be a sponsor for the trip if and only if Nick left the Dormobiles behind and took factory refurbished Discoverys. The goal was for Land Rover to use the trip to show the reliability of refurbished off lease Discoverys. So the recently refurbished Dormobiles stayed at home and the factory refurbished off lease Discoverys went instead. The companies that donated parts & such for the Dormobiles got burned because their donations were not acknowledged or returned. As it was, Nick & company ran low on funds near the end of the trip and one of the Dormobiles was sold to help pay for the last leg of the trip. Nick still has one of the Dormobiles in which he occasionally goes camping.
The Dicoverys were just off lease factory refurbished vehicles when Land Rover provided them to Nick. Nothing really special.