If you like vehicle supported adventures, this show is for you. TAP went to the 2018 Overland Expo West to check out the gear, off-road trailers, rooftop tents, van conversions and much more. Here is a brief overview of the show.
Rigs: Never boring, always plentiful…
Many brands display their products and services via a very cool vehicle display. Here are a few I liked.
The Parking Lot was fun to browse through too…
Roof Top Tents…
RTT’s are going mainstream and were all over the place! Here are a couple to feast your eyes on.
As I said, there were massive amounts of Roof Top Tents. TAP will be coming out with an updated Roof Top Tent buyer’s guide this fall, so keep your eyes out for it.
There are so many to choose from based on your style preference and needs. Here is a taste of a few showcased at Overland Expo West 2019.
These photos and captions are only teasers. TAP will be publishing our 2018 Off-Road Trailer Buyers guide, in the fall, which will give you a comprehensive description, stats, pricing, locations and contact information on a large range of off-road trailer manufacturers in the United States.
Conversions…….a hot topic.
#Vanlife What van life? 4×4 overlanding maniac conversions is more like it. Seriously though, 2018 Overland Expo West gave us a vast array of vendors that cater to a broad range of buyers, from DIY to full lux, all were on display.
Aftermarket Components and other goodies….
Overland Expo West has really grown in the past few years. It lasts three days and you need that much time to take in all it has to offer. This year, Overland Expo West featured close to 400 vehicle and adventure motorcycle OEMs and accessory makers, a Land Rover driving skills course, BFGoodrich tire tests, overland driving and recovery trainings, adventure motorcycling courses, seminars on international travel, border crossings, first aid training, adventure films and much more. In addition to all of that, Overland Expo provides you with a venue filled with people who are passionate about the same types of things you are. So, get a ticket for Overland Expo West 2019. Go with a smile and a hello to other folks at the show and you are sure to come home full of inspiration and great feelings about the tribe who loves vehicle supported adventure.
Article and photos: Lori Palmer, Editor and Co-Founder, The Adventure Portal.