Project Orientation Service

Introduction Project Orientation

Our Project Orientation service can assist you in the biggest decision: Building your own truck

A common starting point for most with truck travel ambitions is to try and find the future Overland or Expedition Truck on the pre-owned market. The process is often dominated by technical compromises and import / registration / fiscal considerations. When there’s still a few years of time before the journey is scheduled to start, there is the opportunity to start a project to obtain your future Custom Built Overland or Expedition Truck.

The Biggest Decision - Getting there is half the fun 

In our experience starting your own project is the biggest decision one can make in terms of time, effort and investment. Doing so may push your future journey years ahead. Those who decided for a pre-owned truck may already be coming back from a multiple year journey when your truck is still to be delivered. Many things can happen in the meanwhile as life goes on. To actually get to travel with your future truck depends on many (unexpected, uncontrollable) aspects of life.
In other words, the project itself should better be equally appreciated as the journey ahead. When your future is your main ambition, starting a project may not be the best of ideas. Even when fully outsourced, you may need to spend a considerable amount of time and effort making design & construction decisions and be prepared to wait, sometimes beyond the agreed delivery date. 

Shaping your truck project

Getting to shape your own Overland or Expedition truck project is a process littered with many compromises and (irreversible) decisions along the way.  Establishing a well-balanced set of requirements is not easy. Ideally its the compromise between your dream truck and an more common design to recover your investment in the next 5 to 10 years. It requires knowledge not easily obtained without having the actual experience. Expecting the manufacturer to guide you in the process may as well be a tall order – it often requires (unpaid) manufacturer participation before the actual project is signed.

DIY Projects – The truck prototype

DIY manufacturing projects requires many things to be in place to be able to self-deliver a truck for a future world journey. Next to a day-time job the project can easily take 3+ years and soaks up almost all available free-time. Without prior experience with truck-based world journeys, the result is a 1-st prototype with most of the reserved budget spent. Several test journeys are required to self-validate the prototype. Often more time, effort and investments is needed to reach the next better version. Its a journey in itself requiring a rock-solid determination to reach the finish line to start a world journey. 

Project Orientation Service

Our project orientation service prepares you for what’s ahead during the Architecture, Design and Construction phases by

•    Balancing requirements on necessity and re-sale opportunities 
•    Architecture, design and construction considerations.
•    Essential truck requirements
•    Selecting manufacturers
•    Shaping a DIY project 
•    Budget considerations & estimations

Contact us for more about our Project Orientation Service.