Patriot Camper: The ‘Worst-Case-Scenario’ Mobile

Meet the vehicle that turns the ‘worst-case-scenario’ into just another obstacle.

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Don’t get me wrong, being stranded in the jungle would be a bummer. But if you were driving around in this, it would definitely be less of a bummer, and you probably wouldn’t get stranded at all.

Meet the Patriot Campers LC79 Supertourer, an aluminum-body monster designed to get, well, anywhere.

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The LC79 is an overland camper setup built onto a GXL Toyota Landcruiser dual cab with 300mm chassis extenstion. The $91,000 beast comes standard with a host of features to go over, through, and under most terrain.

It starts off with an upgraded 3,800kg EFS suspension upgrade. The Elite 60mm tube suspension adds 3 inches of lift. Couple that with ROH Wheels and burly Mickey Thompson Tires, and getting stuck means you probably made a really bad decision.

River in your path? It comes standard with an engine snorkel for crossing deep streams. There’s also a 70L water tank with an electric pump, and front and rear 1,200-lb. winches for when the going gets ridiculous.

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You need to be self-sufficient far from civilization. Four toolboxes and a storage tray will give you organization and storage for spare parts and tools, right from the factory.

If you like options, there are plenty of those as well. Think mini-fridge storage, dog crate, and pop-up tent accessibility. You know, everything you’d need if your overland trek turned into an extended, self-supported, survival expedition.

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There’s really only one drawback: It’s only sold in Australia. Sadly, the ocean is about the only thing it can’t cross.

Want to see it in action? Check out this mini-series Patriot produced to show off its creation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpz9prlDdR0


Patriot Campers LC79: $91,000

  • GXL Toyota Landcruiser dual cab
  • Extended chassis (300mm)
  • 3,800 kg EFS suspension upgrade w/ 3″ lift
  • 70L water tank and electric pump
  • TJM Airtec snorkel
  • GME heavy-duty antenna
  • Front and rear 1,200-lb. winch
  • Sidebar step
  • Four toolboxes and a rear drawer
  • GME TX3550S radio
  • Hema HN7 navigation system (Australia)
  • *Front-mounted spotlights
  • *Pop-up tent
  • *Air compressor
  • *Coil springs
  • *Roof rack
  • *Sliding 65L fridge mount and storage bay
  • *Dog crate/extra storage
  • optional extra equipment

 

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Adam Ruggiero is the editor-in-chief of GearJunkie and a fan of virtually all sports and activities. From biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming — if it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.