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TruckHouse Partners with American Expedition Vehicles to Introduce the BCR, a Cutting-Edge Carbon Fiber Expedition Vehicle

The Sierra Nevada-based company, TruckHouse has recently announced the launch of their newest 4WD camper, the BCR, and if the artist renderings are anything to go by, this vehicle is going to be a genuine globe touring tour de force. The state-of-the-art vehicle results from a collaboration between TruckHouse and American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a well-respected manufacturer of OEM-quality expedition parts and vehicles. With a focus on ingenuity, performance, and design, the BCR aims to set a new standard in the industry.

TruckHouse made its debut in 2021 with the revolutionary BCT, a mid-sized expedition vehicle featuring a carbon fiber house mounted on a highly modified Toyota Tacoma chassis. The BCT garnered tremendous attention and quickly sold out. In search of its next platform, TruckHouse chose the Prospector XL due to its exceptional off-road capabilities and proven durability. What started as a mere idea soon evolved into a design collaboration between the two companies, driven by their shared commitment to quality and design. AEV’s design team contributed their expertise to enhance the house’s exterior.

Dave Harriton, CEO and Founder of AEV said,

“I was initially impressed with TruckHouse’s extremely high build quality, strong work ethic, and logical approach. After talking through what they wanted to build next, we naturally saw an opportunity to collaborate; not only by supplying the AEV Prospector XL chassis but working together, we were able to design the BCR’s external surface to perfectly complement the refined ruggedness of the PXL”.

The BCR is designed to offer a high standard of luxury and livability while retaining reliability and off-road prowess. Its fully redesigned vacuum-infused monocoque house is creatively connected to the truck chassis through a carbon fiber reinforced torsion-free mounting system; the BCR blends striking aesthetic design with cutting-edge composite manufacturing techniques.

TruckHouse CEO and co-founder Matt Linder stated,

“It is about getting our customers further down the trail, further from others, and further from the monotony of daily life. The self-contained nature of the BCR allows our customers to travel with confidence even when there is no destination, timeframe, or itinerary. People are inspired by the vision that expedition vehicles can be built to the same quality and longevity standard as yachts and airplanes – we saw that with the tremendous success of the BCT.”

And so, inspired by aviation and performance automotive engineering, the BCR introduces HiPR Foils, a feature that aims to improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics significantly. These innovative foils reduce high pressure in front of the cab-over by redirecting and controlling drag-induced vortices along the sides of the camper. Similar to air curtains used in modern performance vehicles to manage airflow around the front wheels, HiPR Foils enhance drivability and fuel economy (the system is patent-pending and represents a leap forward in automotive aerodynamics).

Each BCR is packed with impressive features; the carbon fiber shell is crafted as a single piece using the vacuum infusion process, combined with the innovative HiPR Foils. An open floor plan inside the vehicle creates a spacious atmosphere, complemented by 270 degrees of windows surrounding the U-shaped dinette at the rear. The sleek dual-pane safari windows not only enhance aesthetics with their frameless design but also provide practical benefits by preventing heat loss and water intrusion. A robust lithium battery bank powers the house systems, managed through a user-friendly solid-state digital switching platform. The BCR embraces the latest technology and is Starlink Mobility compatible, allowing users to stay connected to the Starlink network for remote work. The well-equipped galley features modern conveniences such as an induction cooktop, a versatile convection oven/microwave, a spacious sink, and a marine 2-drawer fridge/freezer. With ample space to comfortably accommodate four adults, the BCR offers additional options like a pass-through to the truck’s cab (some would say a pass-through is essential for long-distance travel) and a choice of three toilet systems: cassette, dry flush, or composting.

AEV’s Prospector XL, known as a heavyweight in the overland industry, has earned its reputation for a reason. Starting as a 60-inch cab-to-axle RAM 3500 with high payload and towing capacity, this truck, available in regular or crew cab configuration, undergoes a remarkable transformation by AEV’s skilled team. With features like 40-inch tires, a robust stamped steel front bumper equipped with a powerful winch, a capable 3-inch dual sport RT suspension system, and rugged Highmark fender flares, the Prospector XL achieves off-road capability while retaining the RAM’s hardworking heritage. Customers can choose between the Cummins or Hemi power plants and benefit from an impressive fuel capacity of up to 74 gallons!

Pre-orders for the BCR are now open with a refundable deposit of $10,000. The first customer units are expected to hit the road in spring 2024, and pricing will be confirmed at a later date.


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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