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The Overland Expo is held twice a year. The west coast version is held in May near Flagstaff, AZ. The east coast version is held in October near Asheville, NC. We attended the Western one. The Expo is where the makers and shakers of choice overland equipment interact with customers. A place where you can see, and drool over, the coolest expedition vehicles on the market. A place where I drooled over, and on, custom bumpers. This year, they had over 200 exhibitors, vendors and featured vehicles.

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Once in, the first stop we made was the Global Expedition Vehicles Exhibit.Later, we saw the unmistakable, bright orange Perky Mog which is also a GXV build.

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Over at the Phoenix Popup Campers area, we spied this unique custom camper dubbed “Rediculous”. The family that runs the company has a long tradition of creating 4×4 capable campers. They founded Four Wheel campers and later started Tiger Motorhomes. Four Wheel has since changed through many hands. Phoenix Popup Campers, the family’s current venture started in the 80’s, has a goal of developing “the most personalized, toughest, best performing off-roading camper imaginable.” PHX also had a rocking Fuso, which was one of my favorite rigs there.

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Vans! I love vans. I was happy to see so many. The first two are Ujoint Offroad builds. The next four are of unknown origin. The rest are Sportsmobiles. Unfortunately, I spent a lot of time talking (and drooling) and no time taking pictures at Aluminess‘s booth. However, a ton of the rigs at the show were sporting their bumpers.
 

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There are a lot of very cool and unique overland rigs at the Expo. There’s no way I could cover them all in this post. So, here are some random images from the show for your enjoyment.

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While the Overland Expo is held on private property, it is surrounded by some absolutely beautiful forest service land. There are lots of free dispersed camping locations near the Overland Expo.

Outside of the Expo

I hope to see you there next year!

 



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Reviewed on May 22, 2015
cyndi

I do love the tricked out rigs. But in the end, simple is what works for me. It would be nice to have something that could make it in the way out back rough country, though.

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Replied May 22, 2015

Yes. ^^ Exactly that.

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