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Expedition with Sole Vehicle v More Than One Vehicle

I am trying to weigh up the advantages of having more than one vehicle on an expedition, say through North Asia to Europe, as opposed to a sole vehicle travelling alone. Background is, my intention is to travel in a Landcruiser ute with my wife.Most of the trip blogs I read only talk about expeditions of a sole vehicle (with the exception of escorted and tag-along trips). This leads me to think the disadvantages of more than one vehicle outweigh the advantages of having the freedom of a sole vehicle.Can any one direct me to a success story where there was more than one vehicle or are these stories just not there. Is it a function of the type of person wanting to explore remote places and this type of person likes to do it in only one vehicle?Chris
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Hi Chris

the obvious pro's and con's as you state - see the following list:

www.overland-underwater.com



there must be loads more

My wife and I travelled with others, particularly some motorbikes in East Africa - firm friendships were formed or people get on your nerves.

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yes vs No

if they have loads of ..definatley.

Its all about how sure of yourself you are. IE getting unstuck by your self, safety, sharing experiences with lots or few people.


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More the merrier!!!

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For the "difficult" countries like Iran and Pakistan we made sure we stuck together (though in retrospect it was only really important in terms of peace of mind, it made little real difference as we did Indonesia and East Timor separately with no problems), and we had to be together for financial reasons through China (one guide between us) and then other places we had the freedom to come and go as we pleased depending on what we wanted to see and do, and who came to join for sections of the trip. We ended up doing about half the trip together and half apart.

You do still get on each other's nerves sometimes so it helps if you're very good friends beforehand!

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