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Luno Seatback Organizer The problem with those knee-height pockets in the back of your vehicle seats? Eventually, they just become one big pocket full of food crumbs, old tissues, and who-knows-what-else. That’s why the Luno Seatback Organizer is a breath of fresh air. It attaches to your seat’s headrest, putting it at eye level where…

Total Composites Expedition Truck Bodies

One of the biggest dilemmas when beginning a DIY overlanding vehicle build is the trade-off between ready-made components and self-built solutions. There is the most obvious dichotomy of cost versus time, given the prospect of designing, engineering, and building something from scratch, but there are other trade-offs as well. Things like precision, accuracy, and build…

Overland Vehicle Rental Guide: Campervans, Trucks, and Motorcycles

Compiling an overland vehicle rental guide is a challenging objective, primarily because the term “overlanding” has gotten a bit muddy, and I quickly found myself wondering what the most accurate definition is. I chuckled when my initial search led me straight to the Overland Journal podcast and Scott Brady’s discussion with Matt Scott about the…

RSI Smartcap is a Modular Stainless Steel Truck Topper

Hailing from Durban, South Africa, RSI’s design and manufacturing facility exists in a massive 88,000 square-foot space where they build truck accessories that are designed to endure traveling through African game reserves. Designer Mike Voss’ vision was a modular truck topper that would help keep gear organized, cargo secured, and provide a solid platform for…

Searching for Fall in Colorado’s High Country

  The snowstorm on September 8 delivered an unexpected coating of fresh white to Colorado’s high country, and I immediately wondered if there would be any leaves left when I made my way into the mountains. It wouldn’t be the first time that I’d seen fall color thwarted by the state’s fickle weather, but it…

Topper Lift Makes Your Truck Topper a Camper

Here is an interesting camper and cargo storage system that can enhance the versatility and space offered by your pickup truck topper. It’s called the Topper Lift, and it’s an electric, universal truck topper lifting system that fits pickup truck beds ranging from 5 feet to 8 feet in length.   No Hydraulics or Air,…

Featured Trailer :: OPUS Offroad OP2

Editor’s note: the OP2 is currently undergoing a redesign. The following article is based on available information as of September 5th, 2020.   If you prefer your off-grid living quarters to be separate from your vehicle, then the Opus Offroad OP2 trailer could be your home away from home. This high-clearance, low-profile trailer has a…

Sportsmobile West, Inc.’s License Agreement With Sportsmobile IP, Inc. Has Ended

As a significant development in the overland and #vanlife industry, Sportsmobile West’s license agreement with Sportsmobile IP, Inc. has ended. This represents 30 years of vehicle builds and product development from SMB West, including their targeted focus on building highly capable and durable vans for backcountry travel. Alan and Liz Feld are quite literally luminaries…

Expedition Portal Classifieds :: 1989 VW Syncro Camper

Modern vehicles certainly have some advantages when it comes to performance, reliability, and available parts. But it’s hard to beat the character of a classic adventure rig, especially the Volkswagen Syncro. The beloved, boxy T3 body style was produced from 1979 to 1991, with production of the 4WD Syncro continuing into 1992 at VW’s Austrian…

Could eBussy be the Campervan of the Future?

eBussy from German manufacturer ElectricBrands is the electric cargo van we’ve been dreaming of. Its modular design is advertised to be (almost) infinitely customizable, offering both commercial and recreational appeal, with swappable bodies and batteries. But just how soon can we expect to see a real-life eBussy camper cruising down the highway? And what kind…

Featured Trailer :: Pin Drop Trailers Road Runner 2.0

Pin Drop Trailers Manufactures Classic Teardrop Trailers in Arizona Arizona-based Pin Drop Trailers produces compact, off-grid travel models. With an old-school American dedication to quality, Pin Drop sums up one of their core business strategies with the simple phrase Build For Tomorrow. “We build our micro campers for longevity from the ground up,” Pin Drop…

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