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The All New Brabus 800 Superwhite

Have you ever heard of Klaus Brackmann? No? He was an initial 50% shareholder in Brabus back in 1977 and sold his stock to Bodo Buschmann, the driving force behind Brabus, as Klaus had no interest in modifying vehicles. He sold the shares for 100 euros. The company is now worth billions of Euros and…

Overlanding with a “Big Rig” is a Game Changer

Photo by Jorge Gonzalez (with opinions from Gary Wescott and Ron Moon) I engaged low range and squeezed our Dodge Ram camper up the trail between wild, clawing thorn bushes and tall cacti. I could hear the paint protest as pinstripes streaked across the doors. The tires crunched wide. I was unfazed; pinstripes add character,…

Opinel Knives are Art

The Opinel Knife company is no ordinary company, and its knives are themselves not ordinary. The history of one of the worlds best-selling knives extends back beyond 1890 when the first Opinel factory was established in Savoie, France. Since then, the company has sold more than 15 million knives a year and the range has…

Mercedes-Benz Vans USA Unveils all-new Sprinter AWD System with an Advanced Engine Line-up

Mercedes-Benz Vans on Monday introduced the new all-wheel drive (AWD) system and 4-cylinder Sprinter diesel and gas lineup that will be available for the US market early next year. We expect the new configuration to be ideal for camper and touring conversions but do have some concerns that the 1.9l OM654 engine will have the…

I Owe the Poolahoop Inventor an Apology

Life has taught me to at least appear humble. I have a childhood friend who somehow got it into his stubborn mind that he would never, ever apologize. He is a miserable, wealthy adult. I am relatively poor but proportionately happy. I say sorry. As my Brazilian friend Rafa (pronounced Haafa) likes to observe about…

Nimbl Camper Factory Visit

Nimbl Campers was born out of the remnants of XP Campers which was sold at auction in August 2019. Jon Turner, Judd Newman, and investors saw an opportunity and invested in a business that they rightly believed had incredible potential. Currently, the company’s order book is full, and plans are afoot to expand production by…

PCOR Launches Accessories for Toyota Tacoma in the USA

PCOR, an Australian company (and a division of Patriot campers) has just launched a range of accessories for the ever popular Toyota Tacoma, these products include bed trays and canopies complimented by a range of electronic accessories. The launch coincides with Expedition Overland’s new five part YouTube series ‘The Last Frontier‘, in preparation for the…

The 2022 Nevada Trophy Registration is Open

The Nevada Trophy 2022 will be the 26th year of the event which makes this GPS “rally raid” the oldest in North America, preceding geocaching. The event is is based on the Camel Trophy and the organizers have chosen to expand the event which will take place from the 16th to the 19th February 2022 in…

Nimbl Evolution Camper Review

The Donner Pass has a formidable reputation, and this festive winter found a South African family driving a marvelous vehicle over record depths of ice and snow—white-knuckled. Us Southern Hemisphere people know as much about snow as you might about sangomas and umqombothi, and to be perfectly honest, we avoid the white stuff as we travel…

Toyota Announces Premium Equipped Tundra “Capstone”

The new Tundra Capstone grade provides a premium collection of features and upgrades for those who appreciate luxury mated to capability. As the new flagship in the Tundra lineup, Capstone builds on the features of Toyota’s all-new, full-size truck and will be arriving at dealerships this spring. Pricing is yet to be confirmed, but we…