Like most of us, I spend too much time browsing the Internet. Mainly too much time browsing Expedition Portals classified ads, Reddit’s r/overlanding, and Craigslist. I’m always on the lookout for a suitable overland travel platform. Expedition Portal is a great place if you’re looking for a vehicle that is already built out. Jeff even found a 60-foot Expedition Yacht that caused me to look at this whole overland travel in a new way. You don’t have to use something with four-wheels?!?!
I’ve run into several builds over time with Iveco trucks. These trucks are larger than most Land Cruisers and Land Rovers, but smaller than Mitsubishi Fusos or the Ford F-550 platforms. I’ve always been curious about the Ivecos and found a video reviewing the latest crew cab 4×4 version.
Andrew St. Pierre White is the host of 4xoverland on YouTube and is the overland version of Jeff Glucker. He travels a lot, uses loads of equipment that we don’t always see in the states, and makes YouTube videos.
About that other truck though
Andrew’s current overland vehicle is a 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series Troop Carrier (Troopy). It’s forbidden fruit here in the U.S. and a vehicle that I will continue to lust over until I drive one. His has a turbo diesel with an Alu-cab roof camper conversion as well. A properly kitted rig.
Even Andrew has been interested in the Iveco Daily 4x4s, so he arranged a test drive over some notable Australian obstacles near Perth. Spoiler alert: sand dunes, uneven sections of dirt road, and some rocks don’t slow down the Iveco at all.
Iveco Daily 4×4 Crew Cab specifications:
- Engine: 3.0L Turbo Diesel four-cylinder, 170 hp & 295 lb.-ft.
- Transmission: Six-speed overdrive manual
- Transfer Cases: Two for double low range transmission with 24 forward gears and 4 reverse gears.
- Wheelbase: 3.4m or 133.9 inches
- Standard front, center, & rear differential locks
Watch Andrew’s review and decide for yourself.
I’m still in love with the Land Cruiser Troop Carrier, but I wouldn’t turn down a trip across Western Australian in an Iveco Daily 4×4 Camper either.