Company Vehicles

Oh, so many vehicles…

Details on each one are below, but first a listing of which trip used which vehicles

  • Westward Ho (September 2016)
    • 2016 Subaru Outback
  • Random Interim Ramblings
    • A 1982 VW Vanagon diesel camper van
  • Nova Scotia (August 2013)
    • A Ural Patrol & One of our BMW F650 GSs
  • Colorado Ho (July 2012)
    • A Ural Patrol & One of our BMW F650 GSs
  • Usuaia Ho (December 2010)
    • Two BMW F650 GSs

Vehicle Details

2008 Ford E-450 Ambulance

A 6.0L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel behemoth weighing in at ~11,500 lbs (5,216 kg). There’s a lot to be said for why we chose an ambulance, but the short version is we missed many of the creature comforts we had in our Vanagon, but wanted something that could hold up to rough roads, pull itself up a mountain, and had replacement parts available.

Ambulance Build Thread

2016 Subaru Outback

Outback Camping

Sam is a 2016 2.5i Premium Subaru Outback. Kay and Dachary were lured in by the Outback’s reputed reliability, reasonably competent offroad AWD, high ground clearance and impressive carrying capacity.

To date, Sam the Outback has remained essentially stock, with only the following mods/upgrades:

Further updates are being considered, such as roof tent and potential suspension upgrades, if the Outback remains in the stable and becomes a true overland travel vehicle.

Horse and Nargo relaxing after a long drink
Horse and Nargo relaxing after a long drink


Nargo is Dachary’s company vehicle. Nargo is a black 2007 BMW F650GS. Dachary has made many modifications to prepare Nargo for travel, including:


Horse is Kay’s company vehicle; a yellow 2003 BMW F650GS with similar modifications:

Stravinsky - aka the Dog Mobile
Stravinsky – aka the Dog Mobile


aka Dog Mobile

Stravinsky is a 2013 Ural Patrol, purchased explicitly to carry our canine interns. To add to the comfort of our interns (and riders), Stravinsky currently has the following mods:


    1. Ack! Sorry for the slow reply, Fred – I didn’t get a notification about your message. I was just telling someone else that the sailmaker that did this cover for us did it as a custom one-off – they indicated that they weren’t interested in making and selling these as a product – and I’ve just discovered that they’re no longer in business. So it’s not possible to get one from them, but a sailmaker would be a good place to try if you’re thinking about having your own custom cover made.

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