Overland Classifieds :: 2005 Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ79 with Uro-Camper

The European overlanding scene is arguably more mature than ours here in North America. With easy access to Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East, there is a rich history of vehicle-based travel and countless tales of Europeans exploring areas that are geographically more challenging for us to get to. Europeans also have access to a variety of lust-worthy vehicles and unique camper options, including this 2005 Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ79 and Uro-Camper now available for purchase.

Uro-Camper is based out of Sevilla, Spain, and specializes in custom camper builds. In 2015, Brandon Libby wrote a profile about the company on Expedition Portal, which you can read more about here.

From Kirsten:

“This vehicle is for serious explorers. Built by my brother, a competitive round-the-world sailor and boat builder, every extra ounce of superfluous weight has been removed. Even the weight of the paint was taken into account. It is functional, spartan, and practical.

The cabin is independent of the truck, making it possible to leave it on its stands and use the truck. It is a vehicle for those adventurers who don’t need the creature comforts that less hard-core vehicles might offer. It is an off-road workhorse that won’t let you down traveling through deserts, snow, tropical forests, or mountains. This is what I love about it—no bells and whistles, but everything that one would need to travel safely and confidently off-road through Africa.”


2005 Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ79

4.2-liter diesel engine with a manual transmission
143,000 kilometers
Detachable bicycle rack with chassis anchorage composed of a double rail motorcycle structure
Regulatory rear lighting
Rear bumper
Platform made of aluminum and covered in plastic polymer
Old Man Emu suspension system with 50-millimeter lift
Rear wheel spacer, 30-millimeter
Duralumin underbody protection, 8-millimeter
BFGoodrich all-terrain T/A tires
Lower platform drawer made of 3-millimeter-thick aluminum, compression closures, and hinges
Side mirror extension
Whisper Power WBL 160 automatic battery separator charger (charges the cell battery from the vehicle’s alternator while driving)
Waeco Perfectview RVS reversing system with Waeco CAM 44 outer camera, Waeco Cam 11 inner camera, Waeco Switch 300 for two cameras, and wired system


Lifting roof made of 34-millimeter-thick sandwich panel, reinforced with carbon fiber and plastic polymer
Two-component polyurethane bonded vinyl flooring
Swella waterproof fabric and mosquito net window
Roof hatch with mosquito net Planus 40, 374- x 374-millimeter
Lifting legs up to 1,000 kilograms (four units)
Roof wheel carrier composed of two aeronautical guides, roof rack system, and wheel fixing system
Centering cones for platform
AGM 220-amp-hour battery
Cuadro of Vetus switches and fuses
Waeco MCA 1225 six-stage 220-volt battery charger
Waeco inverter from 12- to 220-volt, 1,000 watts
Technosun panel (150 watts), Votronic MPP regulator, and digital information display
Water tank between 100 and 140 liters
Vetus nautical pressure pump, particle filter, interior and exterior shower connector
Zarges box with fire stove and gas hose with quick plug
Hella fan, 12-volt
Uro-Rack interior furniture composed of anodized aluminum profiles, Alucobond composite panel, 3D connectors, and Euro Standard boxes on rails
Webasto Airtop 2000 heater with digital programmer and altitude kit, extra tank, and 10-liter Elgena Boiler water heater
Extra fuel tank protector in stainless steel
Nova Rade 353- x 606-millimeter side access gates with key lock
Bed seats and upholstery made of high-density foam and color fabric to choose from; carbon-reinforced bed support board.
Shower composed of a stainless steel plate, tropical wood tabletop, and waterproof fabric
Waeco CX 40 refrigerator
CO2 and narcotic gases detector (butane, propane)
Aluminum ladder for access to camper
Aluminum guide on platform or cell for lashing loads.

This 2005 Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ79 with a Uro-Camper is listed for €65,000 and is currently located in Spain. Peruse additional photographs of this vehicle viaUro-Camper’s Flickr account here.

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Ashley Giordano completed a 48,800-kilometer overland journey from Canada to Argentina with her husband, Richard, in their well-loved but antiquated Toyota pickup. On the zig-zag route south, she hiked craggy peaks in the Andes, discovered diverse cultures in 15 different countries, and filled her tummy with spicy ceviche, Baja fish tacos, and Argentinian Malbec. You can usually find Ashley buried in a pile of travel books, poring over maps, or researching wild medicinal plants. Ashley is a co-founder of Women Overlanding the World and crew member of Expedition Overland. You’ll find this Canadian-born couple exploring a different continent in 2021, and sharing their trip every step of the way at Desk to Glory.