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Grand Cherokee Overland Build: Meet the Participants of the 2020 Four Wheeler Overland Adventure

Grand Cherokee and a trailer!

Overlander: Ed Giesen

Vehicle: 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

About: "It is a home-built, budget-friendly rig that helps my family and me enjoy the great outdoors." The Jeep is accompanied by a dedicated overlanding trailer that began life as a "rusty frame of a pop-up trailer" then went through various configurations to get to where it is today. That includes ample storage and more ground clearance from adding taller tires and strategically lifting and lengthening underbody components. There's also a battery/inverter and solar panels.

The 2020 Four Wheeler Overland Adventure takes place November 16-20, 2020, and will begin in Wickenburg, Arizona, then conclude in Mayer, Arizona. The event will include highway and backcountry driving by day led by a professional off-road guide and camping at night. The expedition will feature 20 overlanding-equipped rigs, handpicked from dozens of applicants.