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Travel with our family

Join us as we explore the world in our carbon-neutral, 4x4 expedition vehicle called The EcoRoamer. We are happy to share our travel adventures, family memories and homeschooling experiences as we journey down the road less traveled.

Anyone been overland through Sabah?

Hi guys, We are off to Sabah in a couple of weeks for a brief trip with the kids from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan. We love it there and have been several times before. However, this time is a little different. Since our last visit there, we have started The Muskoka Foundation (www.themuskokafoundation.org) – our […]

Open source resources

Originally Posted by xracer144  Hey guys, can someone point me directly to the spreadsheet build page so I don’t have to hunt through 52 pages. Thanks.  You can find the spreadsheet and CAD files here: http://ecoroamer.com/drupal/open Good luck.

in Progress

hi Guys, Didn’t want you to think I’d forgotten about you… The truck is current at Ross Equipment Repair in San Jose. Doug Ross, and his crew there have actually been amazingly helpful in trying to figure out what went wrong and how we keep it from happening ever again. Some great suggestions, incorporating some […]

Duncan comes through…

My favorite response to our “incident” so far comes from Duncan Barbour, who thinks we’re being silly with all this Tow Truck and Workshop B.S… “You’ve got a front mounted winch so just pull that axle back into line, brace it with the rear winch, remove your prop shaft, engage diff lock and off you […]

—————— Please excuse the following rare, but important holiday season message! —————— Originally Posted by 1leglance  Jay, please take this in the way it is intended… But you guys are SUPER LUCKY when it really comes down to it… YES – you are right! We feel incredibly lucky, in so many ways: We could have rolled. […]

Originally Posted by john101477  Jay is this going out to Usal Beach?  Nope. It was on the Howland Hill Road in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park – easily one of my favorite drives we’ve found on the entire North American Continent. I highly recommend it to anyone going through Northern California. You enter it at South […]

…and a crappy new year!

…and a crappy New Year! A word of warning to all of you writing threads on ExPo. This is what happens when you post bold statements about how great things are going, and what your plans are for the next 4 months: Christmas Eve in San Jose, CA. We were (luckily!) traveling at about 5 […]

Happy Holidays!

Hi all, Merry Christmas from the EcoRoamer crew! Thank you all for a wonderful year on this thread. I can’t believe we’ve been on the road for 12 months now, and have come full circle (sort of) back to California. Here’s a Christmas treat for all of you, created by Scott Featherstone, who we just […]


Hi Guys, There is a hilarious thread going on over at rv.net in which somebody accused me of being a “Maoist Commie”, based on a photo someone posted – THAT’S NOT EVEN OF ME! Anyhow, check it out here if you want to have a laugh, and then repeat: “I love Expedition Portal” 10 times before logging […]

What’s in your wallet?

Originally Posted by fastring  Great buildup but I cant even imagine a $ number big enough to pay for it. What did it run to build?  Probably the number one question we get asked, though I’m really not sure why!? My standard answer is: “Two years of my life” – but, if you really want to […]