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Mule Expedition Outfitters Builds a Hemi-powered Ram 2500 Tradesman

Mule Expedition Outfitters Builds a Hemi-powered Ram 2500 Tradesman

What is a Baja Runner? Designed to be a rolling showcase of the brands Mule Expedition Outfitters offers and the work the company performs, the Baja Runner started life as a Hemi-powered Ram 2500 Tradesman and was outfitted with a Norweld tray bed, Four Wheel Campers Hawk pop-up camper, AEV suspension, bumpers, and wheels, 40-inch Yokohama tires, and a whole bunch of overlanding friendly kit. No one thought it was a good idea for us to take the Mule Expedition Outfitters’ Baja Runner down Lippincott Mine Trail in Death Valley, which is exactly what motivated us to do it. We are getting ahead of ourselves though. First, a little more on the Mule Expedition Outfitters’ Baja Runner.

Your first thought might be “A Hemi?!” We will confess that it was our first though, however after driving the Baja Runner we can report that the only drawback to the gasoline engine is the fuel mileage. “We were concerned about the availability of DEF and ULSD fuel in Mexico and further south,” Mule’s Joe Marshall explained. The truck was fitted with 5.13 Nitro gears and ARB Air Lockers front and rear, keeping the engine in the powerband and providing plenty of power for passing on the freeway.

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