Getting Ready for the 2013 Overland Expo

Next weekend we’ll be attending the 2013 Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ near Mormon Lake. The Expo is held annually and is attended by people from all around the globe. The Overland Expo (OX for short) consists of classes, exhibits, and workshops for folks who enjoy camping, exploring, and four-wheeling. The exhibits, I hear, are first-rate. I’ve been told that if you enjoy off-road RVs and 4×4 vehicles this is the event for you. This will be our first time attending. We can’t wait.

At the same time we will be attending the RV.NET Truck Camper Rally along with 16 other truck camper owners in our Wolf Creek 850 truck camper. The Expo was thrilled to accommodate our rally and set aside a large area on their grounds for us to park. The TC Rally will be attended by folks from all over the country including a couple from England. I’m told that Angela and Gordon White from Truck Camper Magazine will be there, too. It should be a lot of fun. The weather in mid-May at this altitude should be perfect.

If you’re interested in learning more about this event, I’ve included more information from the official Overland Expo website:

When: May 17 – 19, 2013.
Where: Flagstaff, Arizona, 2 hours north of Phoenix off I-17, at Mormon Lake Lodge (Google map).
Flagstaff has thousands of hotel rooms, restaurants, bars, and is the
gateway to the Grand Canyon and the Four Corners back country. 
What: Overland Expo is an international event that
educates and inspires people to get out and explore the world, by bike
and vehicle— 85+ different classes, workshops, and roundtable programs.

140+ exhibitors ~ 4WD & adventure motorcycles, accessories, camping gear, experts, authors, & videographers from around the world.

Music, food, film festival, & happy hours.
1000s of overlanders from around the world.
Onsite & nearby camping for everyone.
Kids under 16 are free.
How: Register for a full, all-inclusive education
package—the Overland Experience (single or double)—or come on a Day Pass
and enjoy a la carte programs. Click here to see details on registrations & day passes.

Aerial view of the grounds.
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Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a certified RVIA Level 1 RV Technician, and has restored several Airstream travel trailers. A communications expert and licensed ham radio operator (KK7TCA), he retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years, holds a BS degree, and now runs Truck Camper Adventure full-time. He also does some RV consulting, repairs, and inspections on the side. He currently rolls in a 4WD Ram 3500 outfitted with a SherpTek truck bed with a Bundutec Roadrunner mounted on top.


  1. It is a great event and this is the second year we will be attending! It is cool you guys are attending. Stop by booth 42a (Living Overland) for one of our cooking classes!

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