On this episode of the podcast, I talk specifically about the impact of the CAFE regulations on the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and what that means to guys wanting to get a Jeep truck. I mentioned the possibility of a Jeep of Fiat pickup truck back on episode 72 but it struck a cord with many listeners so I wanted to go into this topic with a bit more detail. This weekend has also been the Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ. There has been a bunch of great pictures flooding my instagram feed from people who have been meeting other adventures, getting inspired, and well educated. Be sure to do a search on Instagram for #ovex or #OX14 and I’m sure that you’ll discover lots of other cool pictures.
I didn’t go through the entire list of classes and demonstrations that were taking place this year because it would have only made me sad since I wasn’t attending. But there were a few that really caught my attention because they were being led by friends of the show! Bryon Dorr from ExploringElements.com led a session on overlanding with a full size vehicle and got to show off his new rig. His Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck has had the bed removed and replaced with a prototype unit from XP Campers. Bryon’s rig looks amazing from the pictures that I’ve seen. Hopefully I’ll be able to get Bryon back on the show to discuss this topic of using a full-size rig as the basis for adventure travel.
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