Land Rover Owner international magazine, August 2022

Airstream Defender

by Land Rover Owner |


Our jaws hit the floor when we saw this Airstream-inspired Defender Td5 130 camper take shape, so editor Neil just had to see it and the chaps who built it. Read how the unique construction took shape, in our August 2022 issue.

Our main cover star is a bit more down to earth, but no less admirable. It’s the modest yet brilliant restoration of a 200Tdi Defender 90, revived on a budget, with faithful originality in mind. Mark Saville reveals how it was done.

Also in the August 2022 issue of Land Rover Owner magazine:

Featured Land Rovers

  • Defender 130 Airstream-inspired camper (see above).

  • 200Tdi Defender 90 restoration (see above).

  • Our Land Rovers – ex-G4 Range Rover L322, Discovery 3 brakes and Defender removable steering wheel.

Readers’ contributions

  • ‘World of Land Rovers’ photo competition – your photos from around the world

  • Letters – your contributions about re-issues old numberplates, cancelled Defender orders, Cat B write-offs and more...

  • Your Land Rovers – 300Tdi 90 visits the Arctic Circle, plus adventures with a Discovery 3, Freelander 1 and Range Rover Sport.

  • Your projects – Defender ambulances, modified Range Rover P38, Freelander 2 and more…

Classic LRO – our pages dedicated to classic Land Rovers

  • Roverphile: LRO historian James Taylor unearths an early Series game viewer, an armoured 90, and other archive curiosities.

  • Range Rover Classic off-grid camper conversion, based on an ambulance

  • Series I 80in restoration – a superbly thought-out rebuilt that balances authenticity with practicality.


  • Used and abused: product tests, including a bargain barbecue and an inflatable Optimill awning…

  • New products: camping products, tools, accessories, parts… all new to the market.

  • Price Guide: Our comprehensive list of up-to-date prices for a vast range of Land Rovers old and new,

News and comment

  • The latest Land Rover news, including Defender 130 details and prices.

  • ALRC National 2022 report, in Clubzone.

  • Events and LRO Adventure Club – things to do in your Land Rover, in July and August 2022.

  • Columns from writers Sam Watson, Peter Galilee, Jerry Thurston and workshop editor Martin Domoney.

  • Readers’ letters.


  • Part 18 of the LRO Adventure Trail – great greenlanes in Somerset and Exmoor, and where to find them.

  • Top 5 Aussi Drives – seasoned overlander John Pearson reveals his five favourite 4x4 routes across Australia.

In our workshop section

  • How to install a Roamerdrive overdrive to your Series.

  • How to facelift your Range Rover L405 for a modern look.

  • Air suspension! Read our quick guide to how it works and what it needs from you.

  • LRO Project 90 receives some choice accessories. We explain why and how they were fitted.

  • 16 of your technical queries answered by our workshop experts.

And loads more!

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Airstream-inspired Defender 130 Td5 camper conversion

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