- ford will reveal the expedition timberline off-grid concept at this weekend’s overland expo east in arrington, virginia.
- the off-grid concept features mechanical upgrades for tackling tricky trails, like fox performance shocks, two extra inches of ground clearance, and 35-inch general grabber tires.
- the off-grid is outfitted for camping with a roof-mounted tent, portable privacy room shower, and a trailer with a stove and a sink.
a few weeks ago, ford refreshed the full-sized expedition suv, introducing sharper styling and a new off-road timberline model. now ford has trendily modified the expedition for overlanding, a pastime which combines off-roading and camping. the expedition timberline off-grid concept will debut this weekend at the overland expo east in arrington, virginia and shows off the new timberline model could be transformed into a true expedition vehicle.
ford painted the off-grid concept in forged green and added a custom topographic wrap from cg detroit. although the timberline already has 10.6 inches of ground clearance, the off-grid concept is boosted another two inches and gains fox performance elite series 2.5-inch shocks with dual speed compression adjusters and remote reservoirs front and rear. the timberline’s stock 18-inch wheels and 33-inch goodyear wrangler at tires are swapped out for 17-inch method race wheels with 35-inch general grabber all-terrain tires. deezee rock rail hoop steps make it easier to climb up into the high-riding suv.
the off-grid comes decked out with accessories available to customers at ford dealers, such as the thule tepui explorer tent strapped to the roof, the overland vehicle systems nomadic 180-degree awning, and a wild land portable privacy room shower. the off-grid also includes a transmission shield—which ford says is available from the factory—and plenty of auxiliary lighting for nighttime trail driving, with a 50-inch rigid light bar above the windshield, a 20-inch rigid light bar beneath the grille, and d-ss rigid cube lights on the hood. there are also lights placed within the wheel wells and liftgate, and a switch to turn the lights red for optimal stargazing.
inside, ford has added a luno camping mattress that can fit two, a ez stak aluminum storage unit, window shades, and a portable usb fan. ford has also fitted a clarios agm battery to provide the electricity needed for the off-grid’s electronic gadgets. the off-grid concept is also towing a turtleback expedition series trailer, which is also shod in method wheels and grabber all-terrain tires. the trailer carries camping essentials like a two-burner propane stove and deep-well sink, 42-gallon water tank and six-gallon water heater with external shower hookup, and drop-down tables. after the expedition timberline off-grid debuts at overland expo east on friday, it will be displayed at the sema show in las vegas beginning november 2.