March 31, 2015
After searching on Craigslist and AutoTrader we found the truck we were looking for in Sandy Utah: a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Quad Cab with a Cummins 5.9L turbo diesel engine, 4WD with only 48 000 miles. Because our journey will take us through South America, we had to go with a 2007 truck or older because of the Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel ULSD that is not available in most Central and South American countries.
Since we were in Florida and the truck in Utah, we hired the Lemon Squad to do an inspection and everything came out good. We then contacted Montway Auto Transport and we had our truck delivered within 3 days on March 31st 2015.
The next step will be the addition of the V1 XPCamper in June 2015 (ended up being the end of August). We will be leaving Florida May 5th heading for the Overland Expo West May 15-17, 2015 in Flagstaff AZ to get “outfitted, trained and inspired”. Then Grass Valley CA to the XPCamper factory.