I’ll never forget overhearing what my parents paid for our house when I was a kid. “Dad, you idiot” I groaned. “We could have bought a Ferrari!” Yeah. Sure, I didn’t understand the concept of mortgages, and it’s a good thing he didn’t listen to me, because you can’t sleep in many expensive exotics. Except for one: the …
Audrey loves to go camping. He was trying to make it work with his little Chevy hatchback, but he’s ready to treat himself to something nicer, bigger and ready for adventure. What car should he buy?
Remember car camping with your family? Most of us have trucked a Volvo/Ford Explorer/Chevy Tahoe from the ’burbs to a designated parking space in the woods for a few nights of bug bites and bonding time. The EarthCruiser takes that idea way, way further off the grid.
The camping-with-your-car-but-more-hardcore scene known as “overlanding” has picked up some steam in the last few years. And this $50,000 Wild Fennec conversion for your Land Rover Defender is pretty much the ultimate manifestation of it.
AT Overland’s new Tacoma Habitat package looks like a really elegant solution for off-road camping comfort without the mass of a full-on RV.
The KiraVan is apparently what you get from a room full of brilliant engineers with a bottomless budget. And of course, one objective: bring everyone’s high-tech adventure vehicle fantasies to life.
Ford has partnered with camper outfit Livin Lite to be the only automaker with OEM mobile home conversions on their trucks. You’ll also be able to get Ford-branded trailers by the time these hit lots in 2016.
I woke up naked and freezing, stretched around a heater like some desperate, heat-starved lizard with a headache so strong I was sure I’d been put to sleep by a frying pan to the face. A typical morning—until I noticed the Rocky Mountains instead of my Babes & Big Rigs calendar in the window. Welcome to van life.
The 2015 Overland Expo went down this weekend at Mormon Lake, Arizona just outside Flagstaff. It’s an annual convention of next-level camping nuts who spend the value of a house turning trucks into… well, houses. Just look at these marvelous monsters.
Alex and Hannah spent about a year turning this 1986 Hino flatbed truck into a beautiful cabin on wheels, which came out looking a lot better than every fort I've tried to make. Alex reckons his house will do a quarter mile in "at least thirty seconds."
You don't need an off-road trailer to get to some incredible camping spots. Check out how good this Airstream Basecamp looks with a color-matched Ford Raptor posting up on the Oregon Coast!
What started life as a 2WD delivery van had been reborn as an unbelievably bad ass off-road camper, which has since had the bejesus beaten out of it and needs a new maniac to bring it to life once again. Do it. DOOO IT. Because holy crap is this thing righteous.
Camping doesn't have to be a grueling endeavor deep into the hinterland. Sometimes you just want to rent a plot, pull your car up between a couple trees, set up a mosquito canopy, and crack a beer.
This incredible example of post-apocalyptic engineering and badassity was spotted entering Calgary, Canada... but I would've pegged the pilot as a Real American Hero any day. Everything about this setup is freakin' sweet as exclaimed in a Peter Griffin voice.
Maybe an RV has ruined a few backroads for you as a pain-in-the-ass pace car. But surely you've pondered the prospect of living and driving within the same four walls at least once. Well we tried it; the mobile couch and kitchen is pretty kickass. But a Class A RV drives the way it looks; slow and unsteady.
Tired of finally getting a potential mate to come home with you, only to be shut down when they realize you live in a crappy van? Sucks, doesn't it. You need a Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo; it's got the vagabondy swagger of a classic top-popper, with a three-pointed star to on the grille to prove you live on wheels by…
Forget living in your bathing suit and wearing marshmallow on your face for a few days. Taking your car camping in jolly olde England between the First and Second World Wars required a three-piece suit, driver, and a mobile cottage to rough it in.
Audi has teamed up with outdoor company heimplanet to build an rough-weather-ready geodesic retractable tent for the Q3 SUV. I'm not sure how deep into the great outdoors a Q3 could really get, but you'll certainly look cool wherever you pitch this bad boy.