The Costs of Converting an Overland Truck

I promised to give a roundup of the costs of converting The Beast, a Volvo N10 truck, into our new home. So here goes: To follow our rationale and decision process in choosing a Volvo N10, please see The Birth of The Beast – How To Source & Spec. an Overland Truck.

The Iron Lady of Grantham – Overland Adventures in the UK!

One way to make things difficult for yourself is to use a UK postcode to find a park-up in a rural location, then try to drive there in a 24-tonne truck.

Volvo Means ‘I Roll’: Moving Into An Expedition Rig

Finally, after a coronavirus lockdown that saw Mark and I trapped ‘in the brick’ for eight months, we are back on the road in The Beast, our new Volvo N10 expedition truck. The conversion went entirely to plan. In fact, we finished the work early, which allowed us a couple of weeks to test allContinue reading “Volvo Means ‘I Roll’: Moving Into An Expedition Rig”

MOT Misery & The Beast – Importing & Registering a Truck in the UK

My clothes smelled of diesel, my stomach was churning and my knuckles were white. For the first time, I’d heard the roar of The Beast, our new truck. I’d had a sleepless night. Storm Alex had raged and pounded us with torrential rain. Worry Number 1 was that our van, Big Blue, would be soContinue reading “MOT Misery & The Beast – Importing & Registering a Truck in the UK”