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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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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