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  • FWC Owner Survives 300-Ft Mountain Rollover and Fall

    FWC Owner Survives 300-Ft Mountain Rollover and Fall

    Fifty-two-year-old Marine veteran Sean Silvera was stoked when he completed work on his truck camper build in January. He purchased the best suspension upgrades for his Ram 2500 that money could buy, installed an imported aluminum tray outfitted with all the bells and whistles, and topped it all off with a brand-new Four Wheel Camper (FWC) Flatbed Hawk. In all, Sean spent $175,000 on the rig, but the results were worth it. “It was a one-of-a-kind truck,” Sean said. “It was a Ram AEV Prospector XL, so it was on 40’s. It was their full build. I put one of the first PCOR4x4 off-road trays on it from Australia. I put a Hawk Ute flatbed camper on it and really built that out for off-grid Read More…

  • The Ultimate Overlander? – OutdoorX4

    The Ultimate Overlander? – OutdoorX4

    “What’s this?” “Sorry. What?” I replied. Startled, I turned to witness an unknown woman approaching, talking, and pointing to the camper. “Oh, it’s a Four Wheel Camper,” I stated. Curiosity and questions became the norm while traveling through California and Nevada in a Four Wheel Camper AEV Prospector Ram Truck with a Hawk Camber mounted in the bed. I was on a mission to adventure in some beautiful, quiet places in California and Nevada, experiencing a pop-up truck camper. Before departing on this grand adventure, Robert Vogl, Four Wheel Campers CEO, provided a guided tour of their headquarters. He escorted me around and described how raw aluminum becomes a complete, highly engineered off-road camper. Vogl informed me that it takes Read More…

  • Returning to our Roots – Overland Journal

    Returning to our Roots – Overland Journal

    Sweaty palms. Blood flowing quickly through our veins. Butterflies blooming in our bellies. We were Yosemite bound. The thought of being suspended thousands of feet over the valley floor, balancing on webbing no thicker than a thumb, began to consume our minds with each passing mile. Since departing sea level, we’d been eastbound for the high desert, redwood forests, and everything in between. We’d set out to put the new rig, our Toyota Tacoma Xtra Cab Limited Edition Four Wheel Camper, to the test on a classic California overlanding expedition. After each of us spent four years living full-time on the road (Travis in his 1994 Dodge Ram van and me in my 1983 VW Westfalia), we paused our travel-centric Read More…

  • Sonoran Adventure – outdoorx4

    Sonoran Adventure – outdoorx4

    The Raven houses nearly all of the amenities of home: aking-size slide-out bed, running water, a stove, a fridge, a small rollover sofa and, much to our glee, a heater.  Read the full article on outdoor4x.com

  • Chile in a Four Wheel Camper – outdoor4x

    Chile in a Four Wheel Camper – outdoor4x

    Chile’s Patagonia region is a haven for exploration particularly with the amenities provided by a Four Wheel Camper As one of the thousands of loyal and satisfied owners of a California-manufactured Four Wheel Camper, I was immediately intrigued when I learned in 2019 that an affiliated small company, Four Wheel Camper Patagonia, had recently shipped two smaller-sized Four Wheel Campers to Chile’s northern Patagonia region of Aysen for rental. I had visited the area in 2012 and relied on local accommodations and tent camping and from that experience, I recognized the flexibility (and comfort) a small, lightweight but well-equipped slide-in camper on a robust diesel 4WD pickup would bring. I knew I wanted to go back and given access to these Four Read More…

  • The Russos Switch from Van Life to Truck Camper Life – Truck Camper Adventure

    The Russos Switch from Van Life to Truck Camper Life – Truck Camper Adventure

    Back in 2015, Joe and Kait Russo sold their home, quit their jobs, bought an RV and left the safety and comfort of home for a new beginning—life on the road. What started as a one-year vacation and a chance to do some traveling turned into an adventure with no end date, new careers, and a new understanding of what it means to truly live the life you want. During their first few months on the road, Joe and Kait began posting blogs to update friends and family about their travel. That led to posting videos on YouTube and slowly, they found that they were reaching far beyond their network of loved ones. They also realized this new reach could Read More…

  • A weekend at home during an atypical environment in Moab – outdoorx4

    A weekend at home during an atypical environment in Moab – outdoorx4

    Complaining about being stuck at home in Moab due to Utah’s “stay-at-home” order is akin to whining about only winning the regular lottery, not the Powerball. When spring rolls around, our weekends are typically spent anywhere but home. Given the current atypical environment, we’ve found ourselves venturing out into the eerily quiet desert landscape around Moab to camp, ride and hike. It’s given us a chance to rediscover why we moved here over fourteen years ago. Moab’s tourist season, referred to by Moabites as “no-left-turn-season”, runs from roughly the middle of February to the end of November. Campgrounds, restaurants, grocery stores, trails, the river, even the tire shop, are jam packed every weekend and more often than not, during the Read More…

  • Four Wheel Camper Hawk Flatbed – Our Overland Truck Camper

    Four Wheel Camper Hawk Flatbed – Our Overland Truck Camper

    In this post you will find all the details about our Four Wheel Camper Hawk flatbed model. Let’s start off with the basics. the pop up camper is a Four Wheel Camper Hawk the flatbed is a 7′ Norweld aluminum tray with storage boxes the truck is a 2000 F350 Super Duty 7.3 L V8 Diesel 4wd Watch the build process of our overland truck camper. – Watch Video We considered quite a few options before we made the decision to buy a Four Wheel Camper Hawk flatbed mounted on a Norweld aluminum tray. Having lived out of a Class A motorhome towing a Jeep Wrangler, then downsizing to Class B camper vans, and now living full time out of a pop-up overland truck camper, I can tell Read More…

  • Overland Nomad’s Awesome and Affordable Toyota Pickup Camper – Expedition Portal

    Overland Nomad’s Awesome and Affordable Toyota Pickup Camper – Expedition Portal

    I feel that there are two types of truly cool four-wheel drives out there. The first category encompasses all of the dream vehicles: EarthRoamers, Unimogs, restored Defenders, Land Cruisers, and portal axle G-Wagens. The sort of things we all secretly long for, but realistically could never afford. The second category, which happens to be my favorite, is the down-to-earth, well-used, real-world, four-wheel drives that simply get the job done. Each one is packed with character, and whether from international adventures or just countless weekends on the trail, have dents, scratches, and unique modifications that capture our imaginations like no brand-new car ever could. That’s why today we’re taking a fresh look at a rig that never fails to make us Read More…

  • Gramp Camp: Jon Burtt’s 7.3L Overland Truck Camper – Expedition Portal

    Gramp Camp: Jon Burtt’s 7.3L Overland Truck Camper – Expedition Portal

    There has always been something about old trucks with bed campers that captures my imagination. Maybe it’s the Texan in me or my childhood readings of Travels with Charley, but every time I see one, I long to leave the world behind in pursuit of an endless horizon. How could I not, though? A pickup with a camper is about as Americana as it gets. They are our nation’s 70 Series: affordable workhorses equipped to haul lumber to the yard or a family to the mountains with equal ease. In my opinion, there are few better options for exploring North America, which is why we’re going to take a closer look at one of the coolest overland truck camper builds around, Read More…

6/18 – After our seven week shutdown, on 5/11 we reopened the factory with a 100% employee retention rate. Upon our return we began COVID 19 best practice prevention, and we will continue to follow medical leadership guidance.

 

Since our return, the world has been increasingly focused on another challenge – social and race injustices and inequities. Though Four Wheel Campers is a very diverse company, and we firmly believe in the recent issues and voices, we now have a renewed responsibility to look inward. Over the next months and years we will check ourselves to make certain we are an optimistic force for social fairness and equality.

 

We want to thank our amazing employees for their spirit and teamwork, particularly during the challenges of 2020. Through it all they continue to be focused on making and refining the world’s best pop-up campers.

 

We also want to thank our “customers-in-waiting” for their unwavering patience.  It has been a journey.

 

We wish you all health and adventure!

Team Four Wheel Campers