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The Toyota IMV 0 Champ Carryboy Camper Is Everything We Need

What is the point of rubbing the noses of our American readers in the awesomeness that is the Toyota IMV 0 Champ, knowing full well that the vehicle will not be available in the USA. It does seem ever so slightly mean, but the vehicle should be available in Mexico by 2025, and that means that intrepid international overlanders will be able to source and prepare a vehicle there before heading all the way south to Patagonia. Personally, I have my eye on an Australian style, off-road biased overland setup for my possible future IMV 0 Champ (I live in Mexico most of the year) that will include a flatbed, rooftop tent, storage drawers, and 31/10.5/R15 tires. The Carryboy camper is, however, quite appealing as it is a viable option for long-distance overlanders looking for a comfortable and capable live-in camper, though you may have to fly to Thailand to purchase this unit.

Based on the outskirts of Bangkok, Carryboy is a company focused on manufacturing and customizing motorhomes and campers, providing innovative and tailored solutions for mobile living, as proven by their Hilux Champ and Mitsubishi Triton-based campers. The Toyota Champ provides a solid foundation for this camper as the IMV platform is well known for its durability and efficient performance, which is ideal for those who prioritize vehicle longevity and robust handling in varied terrains.

Carryboy takes the Toyota Champ and transforms it into a bespoke mobile home. The customization process is extensive and focuses on maximizing space efficiency while ensuring that every inch of the interior is tailored to the needs of modern travelers. One of the standout features of the Carryboy camper is its modular interior design. This allows owners to configure their living spaces according to specific travel needs, whether it’s accommodating more storage for long trips or optimizing the layout for comfort during extended stays at a single location. The Carryboy camper can comfortably accommodate solo travelers, couples, and even small families.

The vehicle comes equipped with several standard features to enhance comfort and convenience. These include a comprehensive 360-degree camera system, an electric entry step, a hot water shower, a toilet, a sizable 80-liter fridge, and a 100-liter fresh water tank. Entertainment and utility are further bolstered by a 32-inch smart TV, an air conditioning unit, a smart power management system, and an entry-level 200 amp-hour battery, complimented by a three-kilo-watt generator. Large and numerous windows, as well as a sunroof, allow for excellent ventilation. Externally, the camper is equipped with shore water and power utilities, storage boxes, a slide-out kitchen beneath an electric awning, and a rear ladder provided for easy access to rooftop storage or maintenance.

Safety and technology are also at the forefront of the Carryboy camper’s design. Integrated with the latest automotive safety features, the camper includes advancements such as enhanced braking systems, stability control, and comprehensive airbag coverage, ensuring that safety is not compromised in pursuit of comfort. Additionally, the vehicle is equipped with modern communication and navigation systems to assist travelers in staying connected and oriented, no matter how far off the beaten path they venture.

Environmental considerations are increasingly critical for the modern traveler, and the Carryboy camper addresses this with various eco-friendly features. Energy-efficient appliances, solar panels, and options for enhanced insulation are just a few ways the camper minimizes its environmental footprint while maximizing off-grid capability.

At roughly $55,000, including the base vehicle, the well-designed and seemingly well-built Champ Carryboy is sure to be a popular camper among international overlanders.


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Graeme Bell is an author and explorer who has dedicated his life to traveling the planet by land, seeking adventure and unique experiences. Together with his wife and two children, Graeme has spent the last decade living permanently on the road in a self-built Land Rover based camper. They have explored 27 African countries (including West Africa), circumnavigated South America, and driven from Argentina to Alaska, which was followed by an exploration of Europe and Western Asia before returning to explore the Americas. Graeme is the Senior Editor 4WD for Expedition Portal, a member of the Explorers Club, the author of six books, and an Overland Journal contributor since 2015. You can follow Graeme's adventures across the globe on Instagram at graeme.r.bell