Overland Classifieds :: 2019 Acela Monterra 4×4 Full Expedition Build

This is not the first Acela truck we’ve featured, with previous examples including this $115,000 Monterra Overland Platformand a fully-equipped $675,000 2021 SLRV Expedition Vehicle on Acela 6×6 Chassis. Based in Bozeman, Montana, the Acela Truck Company is highly regarded for its go-anywhere expedition rigs, which are “born from a desire to build the most reliable, durable, and capable trucks in North America.” In short, Acela brings tried and tested military-grade vehicles to the commercial market, but not before they completely overhaul and upgrade almost every component.

Today’s 2019 Monterra is priced at $329,000 and offers a sweet spot between the two Acelas listed above. That’s a huge amount of money, but it’s competitively priced when pitched against comparable vehicles produced by EarthRoamer, EarthCruiser, and Global Expedition Vehicles. Furthermore, with the world reopening and summer fast approaching, today’s Monterra is a turnkey, go-anywhere expedition camper that can be yours immediately.

From the Seller:

“Custom-built expedition vehicle motorhome on an Acela Truck Monterra 4×4 that’s ready for adventure. We are in the Puget Sound area of Washington State until mid-May, then we’ll be driving south towards Texas May 12th – 30th. If you are along that route and would like to arrange a time and place to see the rig in person, please contact us. We may also be in the Flagstaff area May 20th for Overland Expo West.”

2019 Acela Monterra 4×4

This Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) line of trucks was initially designed exclusively for military use; however, the Acela Truck Company has since made them available to the public, with the “Monterra” being their flagship vehicle. The company does not simply resell these vehicles; rather, each truck receives a comprehensive rebuild, including over 300 point tests and inspections and more than 600 certified OEM-guaranteed parts. The Monterra 4×4 (LMTV M1078a1) is fitted with a Caterpillar C7 diesel engine that produces 330 horsepower and a monstrous 860 feet-pound of torque. A powerful engine is matched by excellent all-terrain capability, with 4WD features that include:

  • Full-time 4WD
  • Locking center differential
  • High and low range
  • Ground clearance of 22 inches
  • Water fording capability of 50 inches

Distinguishing Features

  • Total Composites habitat box
  • Aluminum wheels with Hutchinson beadlock inserts and Goodyear tires
  • Victron LiFePo 5,760-watt hour lithium batteries with 650 watts of Panasonic solar panels
  • Diesel hydronic heating system
  • Freshwater tank, 70-gallon
  • WeBoost RV 65 cell signal booster and GL.iNet 4G LTE wi-fi router

This 2019 Acela Monterra 4×4 is listed for $329,000 and is currently located in Puget Sound, Washington State. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.