QUESTION & ANSWER
Q. Where are you located?
A. We are located in Springfield, Missouri (southwest Missouri), also known as the Ozarks.
Q. What is the price range of your vehicles?
A. GXV actually has the broadest range of Expedition Vehicles in the U.S. as well as most European countries. Currently prices start at $198,000 for the entry-level Adventure Truck and can be $850,000 for a custom-built Pangea Lifting Roof model.
Q. What is the difference between an XV (Expedition Vehicle) & an RV?
A. XV’s are made virtually 4 times stronger. First the chassis is much larger and is 4 wheel drive with tall off road capable tires. Next our bodies (not everyone’s) are made of a 2-3/8’’ thick, solid core, 3 ply Structural Composite Sandwich panels (SCS). Many RV’s are framed with a small wood stud on wide spacing’s, covered with a thin layer of vinyl or aluminum. An RV wall structure can literally shake apart in the terrains that are traversed with an XV. Next, our XV’s have redundant utility systems. For example, a GXV vehicle can have two or more heat, electrical and AC systems. This eliminates a distressful situation if there would be a utility failure, let’s say, in the mountains of Peru. Also note that an XV will not have slide outs, due to the fact they will not hold up properly in most off road conditions. Last, our XV’s are all hand built to the highest possible quality and to your custom specifications. Yes XV’s cost more, but there is no comparison in the durability and capabilities between the two.
Q. If I order one now, how long until the vehicle will be ready for delivery?
A. Six to eighteen months depending on type of build and specifications.
Q. Do you offer financing?
A. We suggest that you contact your bank for their options of financing as a primary or secondary residence. Certain tax deductions may apply that way. A tax attorney or CPA will be able to advise you of the best way to finance as well.
Q. Do you have local dealerships?
A. We build all vehicles to order in our U.S. manufacturing facility. Please call for delivery information for out of country sales.
Q. What chassis do you build on?
A. Actually, we custom build on a variety of trucks. Kenworth, International, Dodge RAM, Ford, BAE, Fuso, Freightliner, Unimog, MAN, & Mercedes are popular but many other chassis are possible to build on.
Q. How do I know what truck is best for me (and those traveling with me)?
A. That is where we start with our customers. We first learn the continents you want to travel and then the terrain you want to visit. GXV will then make a suggestion based on our millions of miles of experience in expedition travel. Number of travelers, fuel, wheelbase, horse power, speed and sleeping quarters are just a few more things taken into consideration when purchasing an Expedition Vehicle.
Q. Can these Expedition Vehicles be serviced by others?
A. Yes, we will recommend a chassis that will have a dealer or service center network in your travel area. Body systems, appliances, components and utilities can be serviced or repaired by most RV or independent service centers. Boat yards are an option as well since we primarily use marine grade components. In the event your repair facility cannot procure the parts necessary we will promptly ship what is needed to a convenient location.
Fuel - We start with the truck manufacturer's standard tanks, then add additional aluminum fuel tanks, according to available frame rail space on the chassis. A typical medium-duty (class 7) truck will have 200-250 gallons of fuel.
Fresh Water - The capacity will vary between models, ranging from 60 gallons to 180 gallons. See specs on each model for exact capacities.
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