Overland Expo West 2016 – Day 2, May 20

The Featured Vehicle Area filled up.

The Featured Vehicle Area filled up.

We wandered around the Vendor Area in the morning.

The Vendor Area started to really fill up.

The Vendor Area started to really fill up.

We taught the “Frame Failure – Or How to Avoid Breaking Your Vehicle in Half” class at 11:00 at the Hands-On Demo area. This required packing up our vehicle and moving it to the area near the Entrance. So we made sure we were back at our vehicle by 10:00 to do all this. We arrived in plenty of time.

 

Jon describing the design process with our Fuso in the background.

Jon describing the design process with our Fuso in the background.

Jon referring to our vehicle (behind him) during his Friday Frame Failure class.

Jon referring to our vehicle (behind him) during his Friday Frame Failure class.

The class was based on the information Jon learned when we needed to replace the frame in our vehicle. It covered the different ways that a load can be attached to a vehicle and the advantages and disadvantages of the different systems.

Jon demonstrates how vehicle frames are constructed.

Jon demonstrates how vehicle frames are constructed.

Jon demonstrating how loads are mounted onto frames.

Jon demonstrating how loads are mounted onto frames.

We had a good turn out, but it was really cold, especially in the shade.

A very interested class. Listening to Jon talk about frame failures. It was very cold in the shade.

A very interested class. Listening to Jon talk about frame failures. It was very cold in the shade.

We met up with my mom and a friend in the late morning. She and Jim came out on Friday and Saturday for the day.

My mom, Susanna Clark and friend, Jim Langston.

My mom, Susanna Clark and friend, Jim Langston.

In the afternoon, we participated in a Roundtable Regional Q&A session on traveling in the Continental US West. We went to the Happy Hour after our Roundtable was over. We spend much of the day walking around talking with Vendors and other Overland visitors.

Miscellaneous Photos of the Vendor Area

ShiftPod by Advanced Shelter Systems.

ShiftPod by Advanced Shelter Systems.

An interesting experimental vehicle. Three wheels and a propeller on the back.

An interesting experimental vehicle. Three wheels with a propeller on the back.

Mastodon Motors

Mastodon Motors

360 degree awning sold by BundutecUSA

BundutecUSA

Cynology War Lab Vendor

Cynology War Lab Vendor

Tentipi

Tentipi

 

Hellgeth Engineering - Pinzgauer

Hellgeth Engineering – Pinzgauer

 

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