"Overlanding" in a TouRig Customized Off-Road Mercedes Sprinter Van

Ron Resnick

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In the midst of the global virus pandemic who among us has not imagined bugging out in an off-road capable 4 wheel drive expedition vehicle of some kind?

EarthRoamer makes huge globe-trotting over-landing vehicles, but I doubt I would last a day driving one of those behemoths before I accidentally rolled over a row of tract houses. Something the size of an Amazon delivery van -- the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter -- looks more manageable.

TouRig, of Colorado, USA, modifies a 2WD Sprinter van into a self-contained, solar-powered, lifted, off-road capable, 4WD Sprinter you can live in. It has a full kitchen and a toilet and a shower.

What do you think of this TouRig Bruce Banner model?

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/mytourig.com/rigs/sprinter/bruce-banner/amp/

https://apple.news/Ai950K4IcTMWVUJVMaqJh-w


Who is experienced in overlanding/expedition vehicles?

Tell us about your overlanding vehicle. For how many days can you live in it without a resupply?

Tell us about your off-road trips.
 
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the sound of Tao

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Ron,
Little experience beyond distant juvenile memories of camping out in the back of an old Land Rover defender here... but I do very much like the post dystopian combat ready look of this one... I’d definitely go there.
 
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spiritofmusic

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In the midst of the global virus pandemic who among us has not imagined bugging out in an off-road capable 4 wheel drive expedition vehicle of some kind?

EarthRoamer makes huge globe-trotting over-landing vehicles, but I doubt I would last a day driving one of those behemoths before I accidentally rolled over a row of tract houses. Something the size of an Amazon delivery van -- the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter -- looks more manageable.

TouRig, of Colorado, USA, modifies a 2WD Sprinter van into a self-contained, solar-powered, lifted, off-road capable, 4WD Sprinter you can live in. It has a full kitchen and a toilet and a shower.

What do you think of this TouRig Bruce Banner model?

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/mytourig.com/rigs/sprinter/bruce-banner/amp/

https://apple.news/Ai950K4IcTMWVUJVMaqJh-w


Who is experienced in overlanding/expedition vehicles?

Tell us about your overlanding vehicle. For how many days can you live in it without a resupply?

Tell us about your off-road trips.
Surely the Bruce Banner model should only come in green?
 
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LL21

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Yes...but does it have a separate, isolated battery supply for the sound system? I mean...C'MON!!!
 

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9,000 km since end of June, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Holland

4 days independent is possible, then water is needed

Camperêve Magellan 643 Limited with separate shower and WC enclosures :)
 
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I'd definitely avoid the EarthRoamer--a good friend bought one of the biggest most fitted out versions for touring/etc--he had nothing but trouble with it-the service was poor and the thing stood idle in his warehouse for ages. I've been it it --the windage was very noticeable and it handled rather weird . Not a pleasant vehicle to drive. The straw that broke the Camels back was when it snapped a rear axel on trip --they could not get it out of the ditch as there was no tow vehicle strong enough in the vicinity.

The thing was sold off for a huge loss--:(

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BruceD

That Tourig BB looks the part alright!
 

Bobvin

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What you really want is an “earthroamer”: earthRoamer.com

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Bobvin

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The Benz is nice, the Airstream useless for boondocking. If its not four-wheel drive and lifted the places you can go will be limited to asphalt or tame dirt roads.
 

Bobvin

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Or Globalxvehicles.com:

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Bobvin

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I'd definitely avoid the EarthRoamer--a good friend bought one of the biggest most fitted out versions for touring/etc--he had nothing but trouble with it-the service was poor and the thing stood idle in his warehouse for ages. I've been it it --the windage was very noticeable and it handled rather weird . Not a pleasant vehicle to drive. The straw that broke the Camels back was when it snapped a rear axel on trip --they could not get it out of the ditch as there was no tow vehicle strong enough in the vicinity.

The thing was sold off for a huge loss--:(

Caveat Emptor

BruceD

That Tourig BB looks the part alright!

Didn’t catch your post before mine. Yes, getting a proven rig on a real chassis super important.
 

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