Julian's knowledge of cruisers is second to none, and I thoroughly recommend him.  Read More…
Andrew Wightman
Julian is a master of Landcruisers. He took us from being a couple of novices into knowledgeable mechanics....  Read More…
Charlie & Nina
I was impressed by Julians knowledge, and the suggestions that he made . . . Highly Recommended.  Read More…
Ken Jordan
I have no hesitation in recommending Julian and Overland Cruisers to all LC owners.  Read More…
Piers Finlayson
I drove from my home in Southern Spain up to their workshops in Hereford.....I can definitely say that it was worth the journey.  Read More…
Dave Heppell
I highly recommend Julian for his knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm in relation to Land Cruisers  Read More…
Barbara Hawksley
Discovering Julian and his knowledge of the Landcruiser is one of those "at last" moments when you finally discover an expert.  Read More…
Damien J. Hill
I have no hesitation in recommending Julian, his knowledege and his workmanship.  Read More…
Graham Smith
Julian is the acknowledged heart-surgeon of LandCruisers for good reason; what he doesn’t know is not worth knowing.  Read More…
Barrie Dunbar
His enthusiasm and knowledge is unrivalled in the UK (or Libya and Morocco as well, BTW). We wish Julian and Overland Cruisers all the very best.  Read More…
Paul Blackburn
A true specialist, I would not hesitate to recommend his services to any Landcruiser owner.  Read More…
Colin Moore
....the greatest resource you can have is a fully charged telephone and Julian Voelcker's phone number  Read More…
Daniel Dungate
I recommend to anyone doing an overland trip in a Land Cruiser to spend some time in the Overland Cruisers workshop.  Read More…
Neil Lister
I have no hesitation in recommending Julian and Overland Cruisers.  Read More…
Richard Kaad
I thoroughly recommend Julian as someone who is honest, brilliant at what he does and has your interests closest to his heart.  Read More…
David Gittelson
I am happy to say that I would thoroughly recommend Julian and his work to anyone, and would be happy to be contacted to verify this.  Read More…
Paul Mills
I would have no hesitation in recommending Julian to do work on your Landcruiser, I have always found him to be very knowledgeable and friendly.  Read More…
Chas Spencer
‘Overland Cruisers’ are the ONLY company that we would use for work on our client’s Landcruisers.  Read More…
Matt Richards
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending, without qualification, Julian and Overland Cruisers to anyone needing work done on their Land Cruiser.  Read More…
Peter Jacques
.........it was Julian's voice that came through on the forums offering excellent advice.  Read More…
Graham Naismith
We would recommend Julian to help with pre trip arrangements and servicing.  Read More…
Bob and Anne Finch
We'll be using Julian again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him others.  Read More…
Paul Driver
With an unmatchable knowledge of Land Cruisers and continued support on the road we couldn’t recommend Overland Cruisers more.  Read More…
Martin McGowan

Introduction

The first thing to do when preparing your Land Cruiser for an overlanding trip is to think long and hard about the sort of driving you are going to be doing and the terrain you are likely to be crossing.

The chances are that most of your journey will either be on tarmac or on local unsurfaced roads that the locals are driving on in beaten up old Peugeot 504s or Mercedes saloons, in other words the sort of conditions that a bog standard Land Cruiser will take in it's stride.

It is for this reason that we feel that the most important part of your preparation should be spent ensuring that your LC is capable of doing the trip before you start thinking about bolting on all the extra goodies like roof racks, bull bars, etc.

We therefore recommend that before all else you should 'Baseline Service' your LC to ensure that it is mechanically sound, and then progress from there to improving it's offroad capabilities for the occasions on your trip when you want to drive off the beaten track.

It is only at that point that you should start thinking about all the extra kit you want to have bolted onto the LC to increase your range, carry extra equipment, and generally make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable.