Overland Expo 2015: The Australian Influence

ByBryon DorrMay 26, 2015
Overland Expo 2015: The Australian Influence

The annual North American gathering of the overland tribe, known as Overland Expo, just wrapped up in Mormon Lake, Arizona this past weekend. The event was marked by unusual winter conditions this year, with sleet, hail, snow, rain and cold temperatures. All of that crazy weather added up to some pretty muddy and cold overlanders! The hearty ones that toughed out the whole weekend were rewarded with sunshine and more time to share stories from the road on the final day. The Australian overland/4×4 touring/off-road influence was felt throughout the show, as the pictures below show.

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The Map Patrol was in attendance as HEMA works to improve off-road track mapping around the globe.

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There were more than 6 formidable world capable Earth Cruiser in attendance this year. The company even released a full hard sided model that can better handle a variety of weather conditions.

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The All Terrain Warrior vehicles are luxury homes on wheels.

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There were a number of Australian overlanders in attendance. This couple has been on the road for at least 3 months a year in this FUSO based camper for over 14yrs now.

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This Land Cruiser based overland vehicle built with Tray On camper is an extremely rare sight in North America.

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Bundutec has US distribution and is quite a unique product in North America.

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OZ Tent showed off a bunch of their tent and camp furniture products.

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ARB is big around the globe.

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TJM showed off a full compliment of products.

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There were lots of different off-road camper trailers at Overland Expo, including this Australian unit from Bushranger.

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The ARC trailer Jockey Wheel is getting rave reviews in America.

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Ark Pak continues to improve and expand their product lineup.

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Maxtrax wasn’t in attendance this year as a vendor, but they were being used everywhere around the event to extract vehicles out of the muddy quagmire in the general camping area. They also worked great to remove the mud from boots and act as foot bridges around camp.