At a minimum you should carry spare filters and be able to change one yourself.
While our experience is now a bit dated (2009/10) we got bad fuel between Nasca and Cusco that required an unscheduled fuel filter change.
We were driving a 2007 Silverado Duramax and filters for that vehicle/engine...
SOLD - the sale closed 2/11/2019.
Thanks to all those that expressed interest.
The time has come.
Our 2003 Uimog U500 with a Global Expedition Vehicles camper (camper built in 2011-12) is for sale.
Asking price is $225,000.
Details of the vehicle, contact details and lots of images can be...
have used powder in 295/60r22.5 on my Earthroamer. Seems ok
Tried beads in 395/85r20 on my mog .. they glog up the valves. Now dont use anything in the 395s. At 80-90 kph they dont turn very fast so balancing does not seem to be an issue
I have decided to sell my 2008 Earthroamer #75, asking price is $90,000. The vehicle is based on a 2008 Ford F550 6.4 Super duty. Current mileage 54,000. The vehicle is registered in South Dakota but currently located in the Seattle area.
For full details, more and larger photos, and...
I agree with Charlie re Neil he is on the ball. Might also try Rob Pickering at Terry Lee Enterprises in La Junta CO and I have also used Salt Lake City Freightliner for U500 parts.
Would also consider Erik at adventure-trucks.com. He is inbyhe Netherlands but deals in old Mercedes trucks.
I use Progressive for my U500 camper. I recently added the U500 back onto my policy (have another RV with them also) as I am shipping it back to North America.
Actually at this moment in Halifax waiting for it to clear the port.
You can not imagine the hassle getting a package consisting of a rear hub outer case, large and small gear wheel and a full set of bearings into Iran. All because the hub drained of oil without any outward sign of a leak. I would have noticed any leak because one of the front hubs had been...
Wish I could get down to 3.55 m - that would have saved some parts of a Mulberry tree a few days ago in Cordoba Spain. I just did not think enough about exterior dimensions when this vehicle was being specified.
I read about your no-start incident some where - I dont carry a Gold Star so would...
The ULSD/DEF/AddBlue thing is a real dilemma for travelers to less "developed" parts of the world. And Mexico is NOT the real test.
Its getting a bit dated now but I was in Russia and Central Asia in 2013 and noticed some of the Russian stations advertising Euro diesel. However locals I had...
I apologize to everyone for this lengthy entry and that it probably sounds a bit too opinionated -- I should probably just keep my mouth shut but I cannot help myself.
By way of credentials, you can read more of this on my website www.whiteacorn.com, but in brief:
- My wife an I traveled from...
Yes, both ways across the Atlantic we used https://www.seabridge-tours.de/ (and we will use them again this year). They regularly ship European vehicles to/from Nth America and have people in each port to assist. For example in US ports you need someone with a TWIC card to drive the vehicle...
Just to add my 2 cents worth to this discussion. My wife and I have shipped motorhomes/expedition vehicles RORO a number of times,
Panama to and from Colombia
Seattle to Vladivostok
Antwerp to/from Halifax
and we plan on Antwerp to Halifax again later this year
No problems in regard to...
On "height" - we occasionally come across an underpass or some such that is rated less than 4.0m. We have found that most rated at 3.8m or higher
will allow us to pass as these signs tend to be conservative.
However more frequently we find entry gates( with a topping arch), trees and wires an...
Window tinting is illegal in Kazakstan - if you ever happen to get there - we got stopped at least once for that.
We lost the tinting across the bottom of the windshield when we replaced glass in 2014 - VERY expensive even in Europe
Sound proofing is a good idea - we get 100 decibels in the...