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Help Preserve the Verde River :: Buy a Raffle Ticket, Win a Custom Pin Drop Travel Trailer

Two northern Arizona businesses, THAT Brewery and Pin Drop Travel Trailers, are collaborating on a project to raise awareness around Verde River conservation and to promote river sustainability. Both businesses are already champions of Arizona’s natural resource stewardship in a variety of ways. Furthering their efforts, the business pair will be raffling off a one-of-a-kind…

Emergency SOS via Satellite Now Available on the iPhone 14 Lineup in the US and Canada

Apple recently announced that the groundbreaking Emergency SOS satellite safety service is now available to customers in North America, specifically the US and Canada. The service is available on all iPhone 14 models; the advanced technology enables users to message with emergency services while outside of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage. Additionally, users can now open…

SEMA Gear of 2022

Smartop Truck Bed Covers Smartop Platform (originally from South Africa) secured the runner-up award for the Best New Van/Pickup/SUV product as a first-time attendee and newcomer to the US market. This truck bed cover is made from aluminum with built-in anchoring T-slots that can hold up to 550 pounds. You can secure jerry cans and…

Overland News of the Week

Special Edition Beast28 Helium Ultralight Frame Pack I remember backpacking with my first frame pack 30 years ago. It weighed almost more than the sum of its contents, was extremely cumbersome, and I would almost topple over when hoisting it onto my back. Granted, I may have packed too much stuff, but the Beast28 Helium…

Over-The-Counter :: Medicine for Travelers

As travelers prepare to return to international travel, many will likely forget to pack their over-the-counter and prescription medicines. Many more will forget to check the international rules and regulations for common medicines easily obtained in their home countries—but possibly not allowed overseas. Trip-takers consistently list “forgetting to pack prescription and over-the-counter medicine” as one…

The AEONrv is an All-American All-Rounder

The AEONrv is based on the Ford Transit EcoBoost 350 AWD platform and is being marketed as the first true all-season, electric cabin, off-road capable, new and modern (AEON, get it?), four-person recreational vehicle, retailing at $199,500 (plus fees and taxes). The fifth of a million dollar question is will this vehicle be worth the…

The Mars Campers Space X Air Trailer

No, Elon Musk is not dipping his toe in the overland world. Mars Campers is an Australian company that, for whatever reason, decided to brand their camper range “Space X.” (Please note that it is currently unclear whether a camper trailer from Australia may legally be imported to the USA, or Europe, etc. We advise…

Overland News of the Week

Volcon Off-Road UTVs to be Powered by General Motors’ Electric Propulsion System Off-road powersports company Volcon Inc. has announced it will power all of its off-road utility terrain vehicles with General Motors’ electric propulsion system, including its all-electric UTV, the Volcon Stag, which will come to market in 2023. The GM system will provide instant…

Airstream Heritage Center Museum Open to the Public

Today we learned that the astronauts of the original Apollo mission to the moon were quarantined upon return as it was feared that moon-based pathogens may have traveled back to Earth with the spacemen. They were quarantined in an Airstream travel trailer. And, did you know that a caravan of silver caravans made the arduous…

Supertramp Campers Flagship LT: The Slide-in that Fits Any Full-size Pickup

Photography by Coastless While the mid-size pickup is currently akin to the popular kid at school, full-size trucks are experiencing their own growth spurt. Improved capability, ample spaciousness, and power appeal to many who desire additional space for a family, more stuff, and a generous payload rating often exceeding mid-size offerings. Realizing this, Supertramp Campers introduced its…

Holy Toledo! Vanlife and Overland Gathering on the Oregon Coast, July 15-18

Highway 101, or the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, is a legendary road trip route that draws visitors from all over the globe. Typical postcard-worthy spots feature expansive beaches, weathered lighthouses, and rolling dunes. For those heading to the Oregon coast this summer, the Holy Toledo rendezvous might be a fun addition to your road trip…

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There’s Something for Everyone at This Year’s Northwest Overland Rally

Photography by Richard Giordano Nestled in the Beaver Valley and surrounded by the pine trees of the Wenatchee National Forest and the Cascade Mountains lies a field that, once a year, fills with trucks, vans, and cars, old and new, tents of all shapes and sizes, and overland fanatics, young and old(er). The brainchild of…

Rossmönster Overland Launches Lagom Truck Camper Series

Inspired by the Swedish word lagom, which means “just the right amount,” Rossmönster Overland recently launched their latest offering, the Lagom Series topper. Constructed with a quick and easy-to-use aluminum hard-walled folding system, the camper is four-season capable and offers full access to the truck bed. Featuring full-length front and rear window panes and locking…

Happier Camper Launches HC1 Studio and HC1 Venture

We first laid eyes on a Happier Camper at a campsite near Flagstaff, Arizona. The occupants were out exploring the area at the time, but we noticed the orientation of the camping chairs waiting for their return – diagonal, the reach of the armrests just touching. The scene was picture-perfect tenderness, happiness, and satisfaction. The…

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