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Overland Expo West – Vendor Photos

May 12 – 14, 2017
Lots of photos of the things we saw this year.


Campers & Overland Vehicles

XP Camper 

XP Camper

We did catch up with Marc Wassman of XP Camper on Thursday night and visited his vendor site off and on during the weekend.

The Cube

Built on a Mercedes Truck chassis


We stopped by to visit Earthcruiser several times.

Global Expedition Vehicles 


A very large truck



Their vehicle is metal covered with rivets.

Jon checks out the back of the vehicle

Bliss Mobil BV

Bliss Mobil

This one was very large.

Alaskan Campers

Alaskan Campers

A hard-sided pop up truck camper

VMI Offroad

VMI Offroad 

They have an unusual pop-up 

Kodiak Trailhead Pop-up

A Few from Unknown Vendors

Roof-top Tents and Trailers

There were quite a few of these this year.



A pop-up roof


Tepui Tents

Friday night, they had a happy hour with free beer and a musician performing from one of their rooftop tents.

We were impressed.

Taylor Rae

AT Overland 

AT Overland

An interesting rooftop tent by Nemo.

Camping Structures 

Advanced Shelter Systems


It was great to see Shelterpod at Overland Expo. They’ve been to a couple of these before and their tents held up well against the strong winds. 

Overland Vehicle Rentals

You don’t have to buy your own Overland Vehicle, there were several that rent them, too.

Adventure Travel Sports Rentals

Adventure Travel Sports Rentals 

They’ve been to several Overland Expo’s, too.

Adventure Rentals 

They brought a couple of items to the show.

Additional Vendors 
And a few more vendors

The Turtle Expedition was there. 

They had started out in the Showcase Vehicle section but moved their vehicle to the vendor area. It was good to see them again. 

Kargo Master Safari

The brought live music, too. It is an interesting trend. 

Garmin inReach 

As always, we always visit the Garmin (formerly DeLorme) booth. 

We love the inReach. It is a great device for two-way satellite texting and reaching out for help in case of emergency. We used it last year when we were stuck in the Black Rock Desert Playa. We didn’t have cell service, so being able to reach out for help was great.

ARB 4×4


They brought a great display for their air lockers.

Here are a few more images

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Overland Expo West – Our Classes & Programs

May 12 to 14, 2017

Our classes

Jon points out the refrigerator electronics

We taught our Basic American Camper, Tricks & Tips on Friday and Saturday at 11. 

Friday worked well. We made it to the Demo Tent in plenty of time. 

On Saturday, the traffic to come to Expo was so backed up that we resorted to driving contrary to the flow of traffic to get there in time.

Jon discusses carrying spares


Jon talking about propane and maceraters

Our Presentation 
On Sunday afternoon, we gave our presentation “So This Happened: A heavy-vehicle recovery story”. It was on getting stuck in the Black Rock Desert Playa last year. If you want to know more, check out our blog posts from July 2016.

Our presentation was at 1:00 on Sunday afternoon. Most Sunday afternoon classes are lightly attended and ours was no different. 

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