THE ULTIMATE OVERLANDVEHICLE Build

Powered by GMC, Built by Overland Expo

Starting with the venerable 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X, we’ve outfitted it with the best overlanding gear on the market today.  Stay tuned here as Overland Expo’s staff of seasoned overlanders take the rig on their own adventures throughout the year capturing stories and demonstrating just how good the AT4X and our ultimate gear is on the trail.

Photos by Nick Jaynes

2022 GMC SIERRA

1500 AT4X

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.

BUILD GEAR

The gear we chose for the Ultimate Overland Vehicle Build and why. 

Cell Booster: weBoost – Drive Reach OTR

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. 

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Tray & Canopy: MITS Alloy

Removing the tub and replacing it with a MITS Alloy flatbed drastically improves your trucks overlanding capability as the flatbed forms the perfect base for a MITS canopy or four-wheel camper.

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Lighting: RIGID Adapt XP

The Adapt XP is feature-packed with the most advanced patented technology. This light features a high-strength aluminum heat sink and an impact-resistant polycarbonate lens.

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Tires: Firestone M/T2

Built for tackling the most challenging terrains, the Firestone Destination M/T2 is Firestone’s toughest max-traction tire and an essential for the serious off-road adventure.

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Refrigerator: Dometic CRX 110

With a modern, stylish exterior plus a well-organized and practical interior, the Dometic CoolMatic CRX 110 is the logical choice for overland vehicles that need ample food storage and energy efficiency. 

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

We’re building the ultimate overland vehicle in partnership with these great brands. 

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GET INVOLVED

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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