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In Pictures: Over land to Overland Expo 2014

In Pictures: Over land to Over...
Overland Expo 2014
Overland Expo 2014
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After about five hours of highway driving, I continued south on Skutumpah Road in Grand Staircase
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After about five hours of highway driving, I continued south on Skutumpah Road in Grand Staircase
US Air Force Jeep set-up
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US Air Force Jeep set-up
Morning view from my Day 1 campsite in Grand Staircase
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Morning view from my Day 1 campsite in Grand Staircase
The "Lizzybus" has been on a grand trip across all seven continents
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The "Lizzybus" has been on a grand trip across all seven continents
After getting back onto pavement on Day 2, I found myself in the middle of a cattle drive - very slow and steady
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After getting back onto pavement on Day 2, I found myself in the middle of a cattle drive - very slow and steady
Another bright Unimog camper from Global Expedition Vehicles
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Another bright Unimog camper from Global Expedition Vehicles
US Air Force Jeep set-up
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US Air Force Jeep set-up
This yellow camping truck pairs a 2003 Unimog U500 and a GXV Safari camper
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This yellow camping truck pairs a 2003 Unimog U500 and a GXV Safari camper
This GXV Unimog camper was built for a cross-continental trip across Asia and Europe
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This GXV Unimog camper was built for a cross-continental trip across Asia and Europe
This 1996 Land Rover Defender 110 300 TDi-based camper is nicknamed "Lizzy"
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This 1996 Land Rover Defender 110 300 TDi-based camper is nicknamed "Lizzy"
Another Land Rover Defender with roof tent
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Another Land Rover Defender with roof tent
You can read more about the vehicle and voyage at whiteacorn.com
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You can read more about the vehicle and voyage at whiteacorn.com
The hydraulic system separates the bedroom into an upper loft, leaving the entire downstairs for other activities
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The hydraulic system separates the bedroom into an upper loft, leaving the entire downstairs for other activities
The Perky Mog
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The Perky Mog
Host Industries campers and expedition vehicles offer slide-out modules that increase living space
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Host Industries campers and expedition vehicles offer slide-out modules that increase living space
The Perky Mog was one of several featured vehicles at the show
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The Perky Mog was one of several featured vehicles at the show
Unimog dump truck
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Unimog dump truck
Host Outback expedition vehicle
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Host Outback expedition vehicle
Host Outback expedition vehicle
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Host Outback expedition vehicle
In addition to expedition vehicles and motor coaches, Host industries makes slide-out campers for trucks
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In addition to expedition vehicles and motor coaches, Host industries makes slide-out campers for trucks
Bed in the Host truck camper
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Bed in the Host truck camper
Inside the Host truck camper
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Inside the Host truck camper
The Host Industries slide-outs create a roomier interior, complete with fireplace
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The Host Industries slide-outs create a roomier interior, complete with fireplace
In 2007, Bend, Oregon-based Host credited itself with "America's first triple slide truck camper"
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In 2007, Bend, Oregon-based Host credited itself with "America's first triple slide truck camper"
The Moby1 C2 is designed to be towed by motorcycles and small cars
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The Moby1 C2 is designed to be towed by motorcycles and small cars
The Moby1 XTR off-road expedition trailer
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The Moby1 XTR off-road expedition trailer
A peek inside the Moby1 C2
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A peek inside the Moby1 C2
Moby1 options include an air conditioning unit
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Moby1 options include an air conditioning unit
The Moby1 C2 starts at US$6,500
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The Moby1 C2 starts at US$6,500
A Moby1 XTR set-up with roof tent for added sleeping capacity
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A Moby1 XTR set-up with roof tent for added sleeping capacity
Moby1 XTR
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Moby1 XTR
Moby1 trailers offer cozy sleeping quarters
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Moby1 trailers offer cozy sleeping quarters
The Moby1 XTR starts at $18,500
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The Moby1 XTR starts at $18,500
Cascadia Tents pickup set-up
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Cascadia Tents pickup set-up
Cascadia Tents pickup set-up
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Cascadia Tents pickup set-up
This Defender camper looks ready for anything
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This Defender camper looks ready for anything
Aftermarket love
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Aftermarket love
The Grub Hub is a portable camp kitchen unit
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The Grub Hub is a portable camp kitchen unit
Another Land Rover Defender camper
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Another Land Rover Defender camper
Trike spotted in the parking lot
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Trike spotted in the parking lot
A few off-road camper rigs tackle the skills area
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A few off-road camper rigs tackle the skills area
Rugged MAN camper
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Rugged MAN camper
This MAN isn't quite as big as the 8x8 with slide-out we saw in Dusseldorf, but it's still a big, capable machine
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This MAN isn't quite as big as the 8x8 with slide-out we saw in Dusseldorf, but it's still a big, capable machine
Trike spotted in the parking lot
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Trike spotted in the parking lot
Ambulance converted to a camper
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Ambulance converted to a camper
The owners said that the cabinet doors have a tendency to rattle and bust open, so they replaced them with webbing
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The owners said that the cabinet doors have a tendency to rattle and bust open, so they replaced them with webbing
Food storage and pass-through in the ambulance camper
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Food storage and pass-through in the ambulance camper
Part of the money-saving strategy behind this camper is being willing to leave your camper and possessions behind
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Part of the money-saving strategy behind this camper is being willing to leave your camper and possessions behind
Outside of adding the bed, removing the cabinet doors and shortening the rear cabinet to make more room, much of the work was already done
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Outside of adding the bed, removing the cabinet doors and shortening the rear cabinet to make more room, much of the work was already done
1945 Jeep CJ-2A
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1945 Jeep CJ-2A
What was once an ambulance is now a camper
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What was once an ambulance is now a camper
Inside the Jeep CJ-2A
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Inside the Jeep CJ-2A
1945 Jeep CJ-2A
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1945 Jeep CJ-2A
1945 Jeep CJ-2A courtesy of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum
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1945 Jeep CJ-2A courtesy of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum
Overland Journal Brute Double Cab Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Overland Journal Brute Double Cab Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Overland Journal Brute Double Cab Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Overland Journal Brute Double Cab Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Recaro seats in the Local Motors Rally Fighter
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Recaro seats in the Local Motors Rally Fighter
The Local Motors Rally Fighter may not camp anyone, but it's certainly ready to drive over land
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The Local Motors Rally Fighter may not camp anyone, but it's certainly ready to drive over land
Inside the Local Motors Rally Fighter
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Inside the Local Motors Rally Fighter
Inside the Local Motors Rally Fighter
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Inside the Local Motors Rally Fighter
The blue one was nice, but this is what the Local Motors Rally Fighter should look like
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The blue one was nice, but this is what the Local Motors Rally Fighter should look like
Goodyear tires
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Goodyear tires
The Rally Fighter is planted on a tubular steel space frame
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The Rally Fighter is planted on a tubular steel space frame
Local Motors Rally Fighter
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Local Motors Rally Fighter
Local Motors describes the Rally Fighter as a "50-state street legal off-road desert racer"
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Local Motors describes the Rally Fighter as a "50-state street legal off-road desert racer"
The $99,900 Rally Fighter is powered by a 430-hp 6.2-liter LS3 engine
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The $99,900 Rally Fighter is powered by a 430-hp 6.2-liter LS3 engine
A Toyota Land Cruiser pickup camping rig
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A Toyota Land Cruiser pickup camping rig
This Toyota Land Cruiser pickup was one of our favorite finds at the show
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This Toyota Land Cruiser pickup was one of our favorite finds at the show
Bellingham-WA based VMI offers the X-Tender line of off-road trailers
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Bellingham-WA based VMI offers the X-Tender line of off-road trailers
The VMI X-Tender Ox
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The VMI X-Tender Ox
The VMI X-Tender Ox starts at $18,995
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The VMI X-Tender Ox starts at $18,995
One of VMI's new add-ons is this slide-out tray that makes gear access easier
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One of VMI's new add-ons is this slide-out tray that makes gear access easier
VMI Off Road truck camper
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VMI Off Road truck camper
Vulture Equipment Works
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Vulture Equipment Works
VMI Off Road truck camper
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VMI Off Road truck camper
Inside the Stout Bell Tent
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Inside the Stout Bell Tent
Going old school: The canvas Stout Tent
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Going old school: The canvas Stout Tent
Inside the GXV Pangea LT
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Inside the GXV Pangea LT
Inside the GXV Pangea LT
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Inside the GXV Pangea LT
The GXV Pangea LT uses a hydraulic lift roof and starts at $229K
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The GXV Pangea LT uses a hydraulic lift roof and starts at $229K
Inside the GXV Pangea LT
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Inside the GXV Pangea LT
GXV Pangea LT floor plan and specs
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GXV Pangea LT floor plan and specs
The Pangea LT's roof lowers to cab height, allowing it to ship to your overland destination of choice
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The Pangea LT's roof lowers to cab height, allowing it to ship to your overland destination of choice
Land Rover G4 Challenge vehicle
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Land Rover G4 Challenge vehicle
The raised roof on the Pangea LT did not appear as high as the one on the Perky Mog, which is a GXV Pangea build
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The raised roof on the Pangea LT did not appear as high as the one on the Perky Mog, which is a GXV Pangea build
Inside a Sportsmobile
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Inside a Sportsmobile
Inside a Sportsmobile
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Inside a Sportsmobile
Sportsmobile van campers
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Sportsmobile van campers
Sportsmobile van campers
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Sportsmobile van campers
The latest Sportsmobile cutaway Ford camper van
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The latest Sportsmobile cutaway Ford camper van
This Sportsmobile's fiberglass camper offers a wider interior (up to 74 in/188 cm)
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This Sportsmobile's fiberglass camper offers a wider interior (up to 74 in/188 cm)
Power comes from a 6.8-liter V10 engine
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Power comes from a 6.8-liter V10 engine
This military-look Pinsgauer camper has a 16,000-lb (7,257-kg) winch
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This military-look Pinsgauer camper has a 16,000-lb (7,257-kg) winch
A 1976 Pinsgauer camper conversion
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A 1976 Pinsgauer camper conversion
A peek at the electrical/tool area of the Pinsgauer camper
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A peek at the electrical/tool area of the Pinsgauer camper
The Pinsgauer camper sleeps two up top
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The Pinsgauer camper sleeps two up top
A classic camper jeep
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A classic camper jeep
Land Rover drivers test their mettle
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Land Rover drivers test their mettle
Two types of classics
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Two types of classics
Military-style camping hardware
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Military-style camping hardware
Mini campers exist outside of concept cars
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Mini campers exist outside of concept cars
Military-style camping hardware
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Military-style camping hardware
Looking out at the sea of tents and campers from our Overland Expo campsite
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Looking out at the sea of tents and campers from our Overland Expo campsite
The first off-road leg of my journey to Overland Expo
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The first off-road leg of my journey to Overland Expo
Campfire, Night 1
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Campfire, Night 1
UT SR12 climbs Boulder Mountain where you can look out onto the canyon country below
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UT SR12 climbs Boulder Mountain where you can look out onto the canyon country below
This narrow, twisty section of Highway 12 is called the Hogback
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This narrow, twisty section of Highway 12 is called the Hogback
Kiva Koffeehouse, Escalante, Utah
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Kiva Koffeehouse, Escalante, Utah
The coffee was okay, but the views were what made this worth an hourlong stop
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The coffee was okay, but the views were what made this worth an hourlong stop
UT Highway 12
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UT Highway 12
View from Highway 12
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View from Highway 12
Driving into Sedona
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Driving into Sedona
Schnebly Hill Road opened up a great introduction to Sedona scenery
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Schnebly Hill Road opened up a great introduction to Sedona scenery
After rounding a corner on the forest road, a first glimpse of Sedona
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After rounding a corner on the forest road, a first glimpse of Sedona
My campsite along Schnebly Hill Road just before the descent into Sedona
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My campsite along Schnebly Hill Road just before the descent into Sedona
Sportsmobile campers at Overland Expo 2014
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Sportsmobile campers at Overland Expo 2014
Sportsmobile campers at Overland Expo 2014
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Sportsmobile campers at Overland Expo 2014
Sportsmobile campers at Overland Expo 2014
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Sportsmobile campers at Overland Expo 2014
Slide-out kitchen hardware
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Slide-out kitchen hardware
In addition to serving as camper platforms, ambulances served out coffee
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In addition to serving as camper platforms, ambulances served out coffee
SUV camper at Overland Expo 2014
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SUV camper at Overland Expo 2014
Ural Motorcycles
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Ural Motorcycles
Ural Motorcycles
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Ural Motorcycles
Ural Motorcycles
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Ural Motorcycles
Ural Motorcycles
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Ural Motorcycles
Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
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Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
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Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
Ready to road trip
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Ready to road trip
KTM bikes
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KTM bikes
Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
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Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
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Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
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Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
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Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
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Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
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Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
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Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
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Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
Back with the dirt and stickers to prove it
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Back with the dirt and stickers to prove it
Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
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Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
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Motorcycle Village at Overland Expo 2014
Jeep Wrangler Habitat
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Jeep Wrangler Habitat
Mobile office: Kanz Field Power Desk
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Mobile office: Kanz Field Power Desk
In addition to the kitchen and desk, Kanz also offers the Field Bar
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In addition to the kitchen and desk, Kanz also offers the Field Bar
The Kanz Field Bar is ready for all your post-adventure cocktail needs
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The Kanz Field Bar is ready for all your post-adventure cocktail needs
Under the awning of this Jeep pickup camper
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Under the awning of this Jeep pickup camper
Jeep Wrangler with pickup conversion and full camp kit
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Jeep Wrangler with pickup conversion and full camp kit
Jeep Wrangler with pickup conversion and full camp kit
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Jeep Wrangler with pickup conversion and full camp kit
Maxtrax FJ Cruiser
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Maxtrax FJ Cruiser
Maxtrax FJ Cruiser
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Maxtrax FJ Cruiser
A peek through the Earthcruiser's pass-through
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A peek through the Earthcruiser's pass-through