• Want an Ultimate 4×4 Adventure RV? How About This ETL Overland Truck For Around $150,000? [Video]

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    ETL Overland – military chassis 4×4 RV

    When I heard that a recently completed ETL Overland 4×4 RV was in town, I jumped at the chance to see it. I met Andrew, CEO of ETL Overland, and went off for a quick drive in the Rocky Mountains. The concept it fairly simple. This four wheel drive RV allows for all-weather and all-terrain adventure driving for up to six people (four adults and two kids).

    This particular RV is based on a Stewart & Stevenson (LMTV) surplus military chassis. LMTV stands for Light Medium Tactical Vehicle. It’s powered by a Caterpillar C7 diesel engine that is mated to a 7-speed Allison automatic transmission. The C7 engine is available in several configurations and power levels. This one is rated at approximately 275 hp and 816 lb-ft of torque. Once you get used to the size of this beast, it’s relatively easy to drive. It is equipped with air actuated brakes, which can be touchy as slow speeds and need some getting used to as well.

    It’s all good, but you have to keep in mind that this military is not meant for high-speed highway cruising. It’s happiest at 55 mph on the highway, and it will go a maximum of around 60 mph if you push it. ETL Overland also builds on top of commercial truck chassis from International, in case you plan on doing a lot of highway driving. This LMTV is happiest lumbering off the pavement.

    It has 60 gallons of diesel fuel and enough fresh/grey/black water capacity to go off-the-grid for about a week and 250-300 miles.

    Check out the interior appointments and our quick Rocky Mountain adventure in this video.

    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.

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    17 thoughts on “Want an Ultimate 4×4 Adventure RV? How About This ETL Overland Truck For Around $150,000? [Video]

    1. OK, I’ll start the comments. This looks just like the truck that runs through my neighborhood every Tuesday morning. It always comes through really early and makes a lot of noise.

        1. That’s a lot better than those low riders Rob, maybe a bit tippy on the road but you can get to better spots than those keener campers and park it.

          Maybe someone saw something like this in the backwoods at some point and that’s how the BigFoot stories started

    2. These definitely don’t fit my needs for a motor home but they sure are cool. If you have the money and like going off the grid way out this is a perfect fit. Just make sure you have your dishes secured or have paper back up’s.

    3. Not into off road but this thing is really high. I’m afraid you would lay it on side if you go around a curve to fast or moderate bank. Also being high it would not be ideal for back east because of the standing hard woods that drape over lot of dirt rds and such. Just my 2¢.

    4. This style of vehicle has been used for decades in the various “Dakar” races with much success. Yes, it needs to be driven appropriately, but overall, the centre of gravity isn’t as high as you might think. I would love to have one of these, and for what you get, the price isn’t too crazy.

      1. Dakar rally does not go through standing hard woods.
        This something I would have no use for.

    5. It’s amazing to see this thing in wide open spaces, like in co. But you don’t see this thing back east on the dirt rds. It isn’t really practical back east with narrow rds and standing hard woods.

    6. I hane a LMTV, and noticed on your ETL Overland project, you had a winch mounted. Question is how did you mount the electric winch to the front of the truck, since the skid pan does not allow much room.

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