If you’ve been following the camper biz lately, you may have heard some buzz about Alucab’s Khaya. It’s basically an off-road, inspired alternative to a four-wheel camper that is designed to be used for overland travel. Unfortunately for those of us interested in purchasing one, there just haven’t been enough reviews and feedback around to get a good reading on their quality, livability, and usefulness. At least that was the case until Chris Shontz of Venture4WD got his hands on one. After Overland Expo he borrowed the OK4WD Tacoma/Khaya combo and set out for an extended trip back to New Jersey. Along the way he filmed a three part series on the journey, and dove into what it’s like to live with this camper day in and day out. Check it all out on the OK4WD page, starting with part one of the series below.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.