Right now truck camper manufacturers are in Flagstaff, Arizona to kick-off Overland Expo West 2022. Get ready for a number of new truck campers, tricked-out overland truck camper rigs and more. Stormtroopers? Here?
In 2009, Roseann and Jonathan Hanson founded a conservation and overland travel trade show. Since then, Overland Expo has become a phenomenon; one of the largest niche outdoor events in the world. Roseann and Jonathan Hanson have since sold the event, but their vision and sheer grit fundamentally changed the overland marketplace forever.
Above: Hallmark RV on the way to Overland Expo West 2022
This weekend, Overland Expo West 2022 kicks off with a number of important new truck camper announcements and some incredible showcase truck and camper rigs. We have gathered the camper news for a sneak peek and will dig deeper into the new campers with the manufacturers upon their return.
Here’s what’s in store at Overland Expo West 2022:
Alaskan Campers is bringing two campers; an Alaskan 8.5 on a Ford F-250, and an Alaskan 7-foot model. Both campers have been reviewed in Truck Camper Magazine (see above links) and are excellent examples of the iconic brand.
Above: An Alaskan 8.5 on a Ford F250 and an Alaskan 7, check out more photos from Overland Expo on Alaskan’s Facebook page.
Alaskan will also be showcasing their new Lithium Package featuring an Expion360 lithium battery system. Expion360 was founded in 2016 by John Yozamp, the founder of Zamp Solar, with a focus on the overland and recreational vehicle marketplaces.
Bryan Wheat, President of Alaskan Campers, will be on hand to answer questions. If there’s one person on Earth who knows Alaskan Campers, it’s Bryan Wheat. In addition, a good number of Alaskan Camper owners will be in the camping area.
Four Wheel Campers
Four Wheel Campers is bringing a number of showcase rigs including an AEV Ram Prospector with a Hawk side-dinette, Toyota Tacoma with a Fleet front dinette, and a Ram 3500 with a Hawk flatbed.
Above: AEV Ram Prospector and FWC Hawk side-dinette (foreground), check out more photos from Overland Expo on Four Wheel Camper’s Instagram page
Above: The Toyota Tacoma and Four Wheel Camper Fleet front-dinette rig
Australian flatbed company, Norweld, is making the trip from down under to present two trucks in the Four Wheel Camper area; a flatbed model and a canopy model. This is a rare opportunity to talk with the team at Norweld.
Four Wheel Campers will also have over twenty Four Wheel Camper customers and their rigs in their booth. There’s no better way to see and experience a truck camper than to see an actual customer rig, and talk to the owner directly.
Speaking of Four Wheel Camper owners, MAK and Owen from Bound For Nowhere (pictured above) will also be in attendance showing two films at the Overland Expo Film Festival; Why We Roam and Lost and Found Episode 1. We are huge fans of MAK and Owen and have recently been devouring their amazing 15-episode Alaska series. Camper Beast loves them.
In addition, Off-Road Safety Academy will be presenting two free classes in the Four Wheel Camper booth, and WolfPac Outdoors will have Norweld Australia USA products on display. TCM featured the Norweld system (pictured above) in Charles Rollins and Jessica O’Bryan’s article, “Will Work for Spontaneous Shenanigans”. Several other Four Wheel Camper customers will be showcasing unique products and rigs, so be sure to stop by.
Four Wheel Campers will be showcasing at all four Overland Expos this year; West, Pacific Northwest, Mountain West, and East.
Hallmark RV will unveil the all-new 2023 Hallmark Victor at Overland Expo West.
Above: The Hallmark Victor that’s on display at Overland Expo West 2022
This front-dinette Victor has origins reaching all the way back to the 1960s with refinements and major upgrades from the past six-decades. The new model includes a more open floor space, underbed storage, Tern windows, and Hallmark’s latest materials and components.
Above: A Ford F350 and Hallmark Guanella, check out more photos from Overland Expo on Hallmark’s Instagram page
For all the Star Wars fans out there, Hallmark RV has a special surprise. A black and white Hallmark Guanella 8 and Ford F-350 with a custom Bowen Customs bed (pictured above) that they’ve called the Stormtrooper. This rig wants to see your identification, is looking for the Death Star plans, and will blast you if you’re a Rebel.
Above: The camper on the left, a Ram 3500 and Hallmark Guanella won’t be at Overland Expo, but the Ford F-350 and Hallmark Guanella aka the Stormtrooper rig on the right will be in attendance.
Above: The Hallmark RV display at Overland Expo West 2022
In addition to the new Victor and the Storm Trooper rig, Hallmark will display a Hallmark Milner with Arctic Tern windows.
Hallmark RV will also be showcasing campers at Overland Expo Mountain West in Colorado from August 26-28th, 2022.
LOKI Basecamp will be debuting the Icarus 6 at Overland Expo West. LOKI debuted the fiberglass Icarus series with the 8-foot long bed version in TCM back in November, and is now releasing the 6.5-foot Icarus 6 short bed version.
Above: The LOKI Icarus 6, check out more photos from Overland Expo on LOKI’s Instagram page
The concept of this camper is a small, lightweight, and extremely durable all-weather, all-overland conditions truck camper with the latest 12-volt technology and options. Being an even smaller and lighter short bed version takes the go-anywhere in any-condition concept to the next level.
Of course, we’ll dig into this camper more with our standard rigor and detail with a forthcoming new camper announcement. In the meantime, this interesting new camper is exclusively at Overland Expo West.
Kudos to the LOKI Basecamp team for making the 2,600-mile (4,200-kilometer) drive from Quebec City to Flagstaff, Arizona.
Above: The LOKI team is ready for Overland Expo West
Along the way, they’ve been taking photos of their journey.
Above: The LOKI Icarus 6 on the Bonneville Salt Flats
The LOKI team really knows how to take photographs and create videos; maybe the best in the business.
Overland Explorer Vehicles
Above: The OEV Camp FX And Aluma Tray HD, check out more photos from Overland Expo on OEV’s Instagram page
Overland Explorer Vehicles (OEV) is debuting the all-new flatbed 2023 OEV Camp-FX at Overland Expo West. This model is essentially a flatbed version of the Camp-X with a number of tantalizing extras.
The most notable addition comes in the form of additional storage. The Camp-FX has more underbed storage, underseat storage, and exterior storage made possible by the flatbed approach and other design improvements. The Camp-FX also has a wet bath.
Another OEV product making its debut at Overland Expo West is the Aluma Tray HD. Where the standard Aluma-Tray has a capacity of 3,000-pounds, the new Aluma-Tray HD offers 4,000-pounds and is compatible with cab and chassis trucks.
Above: The OEV Aluma-Tray
We will have an in-depth announcement of the OEV Camp-FX and Aluma-Tray HD in a future edition of Truck Camper Magazine.
Overland Explorer Vehicles will be showcasing at all four Overland Expos this year; West, Pacific Northwest, Mountain West, and East.
More Overland: A Lot More
There will be over 400 vendors at Overland Expo West this weekend. Hellwig, Redarc, Battle Born, Rivian and more will be in attendance. Check out the full vendor list.