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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, Jon Burtt’s Gramp Camp.

The Truck

Many of you may recognize Jon Burtt’s name from Instagram or the story we ran on his Tacoma a few years back. (You can read it here.) By the time he sold that rig, it was one of the most heavily modified and well-known Toyotas in the community, but Jon wanted something better. He wanted more payload, better fuel economy, a larger bed, and in general, a platform better suited to his needs, and the Ford Super-Duty was a perfect choice. Specifically 

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A quick update,

First, we wish for health for you and your families!

2020 began with a high level of interest and momentum – which has continued into late summer. However, to ensure our high quality standards are not compromised, we have resisted the temptation to grow too fast.

This has resulted in historically long lead times. We encourage you to to connect with your nearest dealer so that you discover when to place your order in time to meet your 2021 trip needs.

Here’s to your future trips and adventures, and thank you for considering us to ride along with you!

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