Looking for a competent Overlander but running out of time to build your own? Among the many custom Overland product offerings is the all-new AEONrv which debuted at this year’s Overland Expo West in August. This unique overlander sits right in the middle of the current field of prebuilt overlander offerings. To see if the AEONrv is right for you, the production team created a full, nearly 40-minute walk-through video.
AEON is an acronym that stands for All-Season, Electric, All-Terrain, New, and Modern RV. This clever collection of verbs is a philosophy for the young earthly business looking to create an attractive overlander for adventure seekers. AEON was founded by two software engineers who were passionate about Overlanding and dreamed of building the perfect platform.
The result is a Ford Transit-based overlander with serious off-road capability. AEONrv is powered by Ford’s familiar twin-turbo 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 engine that sends power to all four wheels via Ford’s four-wheel drive system. To improve off-road capabilities, a new suspension system was installed with skid plates and off-road wheels and tires from BF Goodrich.
The AEONrv includes 7.7 kWh of lithium-ion batteries and a 700-watt solar panel on the roof. This onboard energy storage and generation system helps power creature comforts like an air conditioning unit, refrigerator, countertop two-burner electric range, and onboard lighting to name a few. . There is also a water storage on board where 66 gallons of fresh water can be stored and brought into the bathroom and galley.
So how much does this complete overlander build cost? The starting price for a new AEONrv is $ 194,500. That doesn’t include optional extras like a larger 12.8 kilowatt-hour battery, 4.75-gallon cassette toilet, and on-board air compressor. Would you choose the AEONrv over the current crop of land builds or would you rather build your own?