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Video of the week: Truckhouse BCT

We know that many of you have been following along with the development of the TruckHouse BCT camper, and if you’ve been lucky enough to get a first-hand look (it’s been on display at a variety of events), you are well aware that it is a thing of beauty. But do you know the backstory…

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Buyer’s Guide :: Best Gas & Diesel Heaters for Overland Travel

Gasoline and diesel heaters from companies like Espar, Webasto, and Planar are designed specifically for heating the cabins of vehicles like campervans, trucks, and global expedition vehicles. Regardless of the fuel type, forced-air heaters will operate in most environments, and some even perform well up to and above 10,000 feet in elevation. Although they cost…

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Featured Overland Teardrop Trailer :: Edgeout Trailer

The Edgeout is the first overland travel trailer that we’ve featured with a completely rotomolded body (a world-first, according to Edgeout). The futuristic-looking teardrop is constructed from two separate components: a sleeping pod and a kitchen, both of which are single pieces of seamless LLDPE (linear low-density polyethylene) plastic. LLDPE is known for being flexible…

Overland News of the Week

Aspen Frontiers Patagonia Black Hole Duffle Bag Hangers I get really excited when I see innovations in the campervan space, mostly because the industry seems to be maturing a bit and unique solutions are a little less frequent these days. But here’s something new: Black Hole duffel bag racks from Aspen Frontiers. This clever solution…

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Featured Campervan Upfitter :: Sync Vans

If you are considering purchasing an adventure vehicle and want something that is comfortable and nimble, a campervan is a great option. Vans aren’t quite as capable as trucks, and you’ll still have to pack up all of your belongings whenever you want to move (sigh). But what they lack in performance and convenience, campervans…

Video of the Week: Kenai Fjords National Park with Bound For Nowhere

Brilliant emerald greens and turquoise blue spill across the screen as Mak and Owen explore Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. If you haven’t yet been acquainted, these two adventurers are an illustrator and motion graphics designer who live full time in a Toyota Tundra with a Four Wheel Campers Hawk flatbed. Documenting their travels…

Overland News of the Week

Let’s Go Aero Moon Unit   In the search for the perfect overland shelter, there are many options to choose from (did you listen to our recent podcast about ground tents?). Personally, I have been intrigued by the hanging enclosures that integrate with some rooftop tents, creating a weather-resistant shelter annex with access to your…

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Ram 2500 Overland Build :: SPod Bantam X and Touchscreen Controller Installation

When I started researching how to install aftermarket lighting in my Ram 2500, I was very quickly overwhelmed with information. I was also discouraged to learn that making a small mistake could present a myriad of problems for the many computerized systems found in my vehicle. As someone with DIY ambitions who wants to understand…

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Overland Classifieds :: 2000 Ford E350 EB 7.3L Sportsmobile UJOR 4×4 with CCV Top

Sportsmobile is a well-established name in the overland and off-highway vehicle space and there’s a reason for that: they know how to upfit recreational vehicles with functional living spaces. Sportsmobile converts Promasters, Transits, and Sprinters, and they are best recognized for their Ford E-van pop-top conversions. Although today’s vehicle was originally built out by Sportmobile,…

Featured Campervan Upfitter :: New Wave Vans

The Midwest is probably not the first place you would think to search for a campervan upfitter, but maybe it should be. New Wave Vans, located in Madison, Wisconsin, was founded by Pete Thulie and Brandon Lord. Together, they pair sweet Midwestern demeanor with high-quality craftsmanship to build “nice vans for nice people”. Pete and…

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Salewa Dropline Mid Men’s Shoe

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Gear 2022 Issue. When it comes to running shoes, I’ve found considerable success and comfort with modern zero-drop designs. Because of that, I was a little hesitant to swap out my trusted trail runners for the Salewa Dropline, a neon-green trail option that looks like it…