After a wildly successful 2022 Overland Expo event series, our Ultimate Overland Vehicle 2022, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X, is now up for auction on Bring a Trailer.
2022 GMC SIERRA
Thanks to the rise of overlanding, 4×4 trucks and SUVs are more popular than ever before. The handful of factory overland-ready rigs on the market are supported by hundreds of aftermarket parts makers that can transform a capable stock rig into a trail-conquering overland machine.
However, sifting through the virtual sea of parts to find the best, most solid and reliable pieces of equipment can leave your head spinning. After all, just because something looks cool doesn’t mean it’s tough enough to withstand a hundred thousand miles of overlanding.
To cut through the noise, and further inspire novice overlanders to get outfitted, inspired, and out on their own overland journeys, Overland Expo is building its own Ultimate Overland Vehicle.
THE BUILD STORY
Why we chose the GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X, build gear chronicles and stories from the road.
Trays are so ubiquitous that when an Australian buys a pickup truck from the dealer, the first question is, “What brand of tray are you going to put on it?”
After some recommendations and referrals from colleagues, friends, and fellow overlanders, I decided to take the truck on a portion of the Oregon Back Country Discovery Route 5, Section 2.
Based upon the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X, the build is Overland Expo’s vision of the ultimate overland vehicle.
The gear we chose for the Ultimate Overland Vehicle Build and why.
Made of water- and corrosion-resistant aluminum, AluBox Aluminum Storage Cases are a stackable, lockable, and lightweight solution designed to transport and store your valuable equipment.
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The ICON Alloys Rebound PRO with patented Innerlock Technology offers the best of both worlds by using a robust bead retention system to keep the tire bead secured to the wheel while also being fully DOT compliant.
Battle Born Batteries’ 100Ah 12V LiFePO4 Li-ion batteries are the ultimate upgrade, replacing lead-acid batteries for longer off-grid experiences.
The Drive Reach OTR is perfect for overlanders looking to explore rugged off-road terrain. With its all-weather, tough omnidirectional OTR antenna, the award-winning Drive Reach OTR cell signal booster stops dropped calls while improving voice quality, data speeds, streaming ability, and more.
We’re beginning to look for partners for our 2023 Ultimate Overland Build! Want to get involved? Let us know!
All 4Runner photography courtesy of Toyota.
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Photo by Brett Willhelm, Willhelmn Visual Works