Choosing Your Overland Rig

overlandblog02Last month, Kendrick and I represented nüCamp RV at the Overland Expo West – a professional trade show for camping and vehicle equipment to get you out and overlanding.

While I was walking around the show, I was overwhelmed by all of the options! I had no idea so much was out there! We realized that some of you may not know much about what “Overlanding” is – let alone where to start in choosing a rig!

In the pursuit of making life a little easier for you, we put together a basic video listing the different types of overlanding rigs, along with some things you should consider about each. Check it out and let me know which you think is best!

Vlog #34: Choosing Your Overland Rig

Between tents, vans, truck campers, tow behinds, and huge expedition vehicles – you’re in for a big decision! Just like anything else, there is no perfect solution, just the perfect solution for you.

Here’s to getting out there and safely adventuring in the great beyond!

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10 Comments

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    Judi D. Thomas-sheerer

    July 1, 2018

    I like the idea of using my Subaru Forester to pull something like your Boondocks trailer. I think despite my disability, left leg slightly paralyzed from series of strokes, I can still hook it up, level it out and manage it. I have no problem driving my Suby currently and have trailered over fifty years on farm trailers and wagons. I could parallel park my Ram 2500 Diesel with the Dumptrailer on it when I was hauling grain to my cattle four years ago!

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      mandylea

      July 1, 2018

      Hi Judi! You sound like one tough cookie! Haha, with your background I’m sure you would have no problem towing a T@G or T@B. I’m always telling people they are so much easier to manage than they think! The only piece of advice I would give you is to make sure you know the towing capacity of your Subaru and stay well below it. Happy Camping!

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    MereMyst

    July 1, 2018

    What happened to the braids?? Your haircuts look very similar now. Hope Kendrick is feeling ok…he seemed a little low energy in the video. Thanks for the informative video! I am not ready to go too far off the beaten path yet….just vanning it.

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      mandylea

      July 1, 2018

      Hi MereMyst! I LOVED my long hair, but it was just getting to be so much to manage that I chopped about 14″ off! I grows so very fast though that it will be long again before you know it. I can still braid little short braids, I guess I just didn’t for this video! Kendrick is good… He gets very serious when he has something important to say 🙂

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    Brian Slaughter

    July 1, 2018

    Nice Overlanding summary Mandy & Kendrick. A lot of people ask what makes their vehicle an Overlander or not…but it really is about the journey more than the gear. An aspiration to disconnect with technology and reconnect with nature is my own definition, but there are many. I have a teardrop and an OzTent RV-2 30 second tent…depending on my destination I’ll use one, the other, or both. Actually sold my Roof Top Tent for the reasons you noted, plus a big one…they are over 100lbs. and getting them on and off is a pain on an SUV. Safe travels!

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      mandylea

      July 1, 2018

      Hi Brian! Thanks for the kind comment… and I completely agree with you. I like your definition very much 🙂

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    Guy Vincent

    July 3, 2018

    Your question at the end of the video say “Overloading” which to me is partying to the point I don’t know where I am… Now Overlanding is “boondocking “.. no outside power sources (except solar) nor resources obtained through payment….. Love your photography btw…

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      mandylea

      July 3, 2018

      Hi Guy! It’s funny you are only the second person to point out my mistake! I thought everyone would be throwing that back at me, hahaha. I love that you defined both for me though 🙂 Thanks for watching my video and following along!

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    Jon

    July 3, 2018

    I’m interested in attending the UCamp meet in July. I don’t have a camper as yet, but I would like to attend and take advantage of all the event as to offer..Thank you

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      mandylea

      July 3, 2018

      Hi Jon! Below is the link to the event with all the details. You might want to contact the organizer: allison@nucamprv.com to ask how you can participate and if you can get a deal since you don’t have a camper. She should be able to answer all your questions!

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