Mountain Men stars Martha & Elli Tansy's Ford F-250
Attendees who arrive to SEMA early each morning will always catch last-minute cleaning and detailing of the cars, trucks, and products on display—but some remain proudly filthy, including this beefy Ford F-250. The dirt proves that Mountain Men star Martha Tansy and her daughter actually take this rig off-roading in Alaska, where the laundry list of rugged gear will definitely prove necessary. Highlights not immediately visible include a 37-gallon transfer tank for extended range between fill-ups, a four-link suspension setup from Fabtech with Dirt Logic shocks, and a Husky 5,000-pound Super Brute electric jack for getting unstuck in the farthest reaches of the remotest state in the Union.
Ford Econoline Van
Pickup trucks and SUVs tend to make the most common foundations for overlanding builds, but a Ford Econoline van equipped with four-wheel drive can serve equally well—while providing more space for sleeping and secure gear storage inside a comfortable cabin. Unfortunately, not every build on display at SEMA arrives with a spec sheet, so some mystery still surrounds this van, which appeared to show off gear from Tuff Stuff Overland, but was actually unaffiliated with the brand.
Still, a closer look revealed dual remote-reservoir Fox shocks up front supporting the added weight of a high-clearance front bumper with winch, a roof rack-mounted tent (despite the spacious interior), awning, and ladder, plus a swingout rear bumper setup. While the wheels might come off as a bit showy—this is SEMA after all—at least the manually locking front hubs match the rims.