An Overlanding Titan
Building an Overlander for Canada’s Arctic
While overlanding has a lot in common with offroading, long-distance exploring 4WDs are built quite differently than your average wheeler. Hard-core off-roading capabilities are often sacrificed for selfsufficiency and highway comfort. These were traits we had to account for when planning for the Titan Arctic Challenge. You really need to put a lot of thought into building an overlander, as you will often be a long way from civilization. Throw Arctic weather and terrain into the mix and you have set of unknown variables that can challenge the status quo.
Back in January, we came upon these challenges building two Nissan Titan XD’s into full-fledged overland machines. We had time limits, budget constraints and nasty weather to contend with, but we were successful in our execution. So, if you are planning to build a full-size truck into an overlander, here are six key features we built into the Titan XD’s.