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The many outdoor expositions throughout the country can provide excellent ideas and products for the expedition traveler. Here are some of the better suppliers on display for this years expo. www.sportsexpos.com
The Four Wheel Pop-up campers were on display, highlighting their Grandby, Hawk and Eagle models. The Four Wheel camper is a great solution for remote expedition travel, and was utilized successfully for many years by Gary and Monica Wescott from the Turtle Expedition.
These truck campers can be outfitted with stoves, heaters, sinks, showers, refrigerators, etc.
These trailers have been towed across the Rubicon, and have some very nice design features. The larger unit (Fargo) has a payload of 770 lbs., and holds (4) five gallon fuel cans, and (4) five gallon water cans. The large center box has 56 cubic feet of storage! This trailer makes my VenturCraft seem very small, but it does lack the changing area.

used with permission: Jumping Jack Trailers

Very interesting camper tent/utility trailer. The 4x6.5' junior model has 2 single beds and has great interior room. The tent can withstand relatively strong winds due to its internal frame system, the hydraulic cylinders and some built in "give".

I am most impressed by the available payload of 1145 lbs., as this would allow you to carry Kayaks, fuel, spares, etc. in the trailer. In addition, the tent assembly can be removed, and the unit used as a utility trailer.

The trailer uses 15" wheels, and 2,200 lb. torsion axles
Tongue weight: 90 lbs.
Dry weight: 850 lbs.
GVWR: 1995 lbs.
Payload: 1145 lbs.

 

One of the best finishes of any spray-in bedliner I have seen. Very uniform texture. Lifetime warranty and up to 1/4" thick for interior coatings. I think an interior and bed coating of this spray in liner would be an interesting solution for an expedition vehicle.

Note: Picture is of a Double Cab Toyota Tacoma