Put in my order yesterday for my maverick xlt fx4. Overland Possibilities.

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I placed my order for my maverick xlt eco boost fx4 yesterday. I wonder how this truck will be for overland adventures?
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I think it will be good for camping. If a cap ends up becoming available for it that will hold a rooftop tent. I think we will start taking it camping. our island ist really typical overlanding, but setting up a camp for 2 or 3 days at the beach or mountain, with your own power, water, and food is typically what we do. We are also restoring a AMC Eagle which has enough room in the back for me and my wife. Our future Maverick with a top and tent. Would be perfect. She could drive out the Maverick with grandma and 2 of the 3 nieces/nephew and I could take 1 one of em and the dogs in the Eagle. We have 2 fridge freezers, a griddle, camp oven, a pop up, hammocks, and a RTT enclosed with annex. Kids up top in the tent, grandma in the annex, me and the wife under the stars in the back of the Eagle. Bring 30-40 gal of fresh water, popup, fridge, hammocks, and chairs in the Mav bed. Then load up boards or bikes and another fridge and solar setup in the Eagle, toss in a frisbee and we are good to camp. Since im a GingerSquatch I usually string up a few tarps for additional shade.

I think the Mav on its own would be pretty good overlanding. Maybe a hitch box kitchen with legs(to drop so you can open the tailgate) would make more room for other gear.
 

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I placed my order for my maverick xlt eco boost fx4 yesterday. I wonder how this truck will be for overland adventures?
Overlanding is pretty extreme. I really love my mav, but that's just not what this was built for.
 

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Depends on how extreme you want to go. Given that it's not really a spectacularly capable off road vehicle, you will be limited in where you can get to. I'd like to get a pop up trailer and use it to camp but it's not clear how roughly you can really rough it.

I don't think the bed is really big enough for a rooftop trailer seeing as how it's only 4 1/2 feet long. And what does "overlanding" really mean?
 

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Overlanding is pretty extreme. I really love my mav, but that's just not what this was built for.
Overlanding is just camping, but not at a KOA. The Maverick is good enough for just about any park trail or fire road. Overlanding doesnt have to include rock crawling or deep river crossing. If you dont believe me watch the Mowverlanding episode of Dirt Every Day.
 

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Overlanding is just camping, but not at a KOA. The Maverick is good enough for just about any park trail or fire road. Overlanding doesnt have to include rock crawling or deep river crossing. If you dont believe me watch the Mowverlanding episode of Dirt Every Day.
Overlanding is just what you do to get there..... you know, camping ✔🇺🇸
 

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I’ve see a few Mavericks videos doing seriously enough off-roading and handling pretty good in deep snow and mud, with just a 2” lift and better tires the Maverick can be a little giant !!
 
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