Meet Pepe... the brainchild of AT Overland out of Flagstaff, AZ. Back in 2015, they set out to build a world-capable, American-based truck and overland-expedition camper. Not only did they succeed, they set the standard. Til' this day, the Dodge Ram x Four Wheel Campers combo is still the ideal overlanding setup.
Pepe is part truck, part camper.
The truck is a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, single cab, flatbed, equipped with a Cummins turbo-diesel engine, automatic transmission and four wheel drive (4wd/4x4). It has been outfitted with an Icon 4.5 inch Stage 3 suspension system, Alcan leaf springs, AirLift air springs (air bags), General Grabber X3 37 inch tires on AEV Salta wheels, ARB air compressor, ARB rear air locker, ARB front bumper with ARB intensity lights and ComeUp Seal Gen2 16.5s winch.
The camper is a 2015 Four Wheel Campers Hawk, Flat Bed Model. It has a queen-sized bed, dinette that converts into a twin-sized bed, stove, sink, hot water inside and outside showers, built-in waterless toilet and eight foot awning. It has thermal insulation to keep the camper warm on cold nights and cool on hot days. Plus, it has a forced air furnace (heater) if additional heat is preferred. Power comes from dual 6 volt batteries that charge when the truck is moving or from solar panels when the truck is parked. Both 12 volt and USB outlets are available to charge mobile devices and small electronics. And the refrigerator/freezer will keep food fresh, beer cold and ice cream frozen.
Together, the truck and camper are an amazing adventure-mobile. It can go anywhere a car can go and much, much further. Even though it is a full-sized truck, it is only 3 feet longer and 6 inches wider than a Toyota Tacoma. It is much easier to drive than most RVs and parking it is no problem at all due to its compact size and reverse camera.
For a video tour of the camper, copy and paste the following link into a web browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e1S7IOE8Ks
Everything you'll need to camp comfortably is included, including a two person sleeping bag, bath towels, beach towels, camping chairs, a camping table, cookware, cooking utensils and full propane and water tanks.
All you need to supply are your clothes, personal items and food and drinks.
This truck camper is for those who are interested in overlanding, off-roading, 4wd/4x4 truck campers, full-sized truck campers, flatbed truck campers and pop-up campers.
The state of California has 9 national parks and 280 state parks, as well as each county and city in California have their own parks too, so there's plenty to see and do here.
If you would like to stay at a specific campground, it is highly recommended you make a reservation well in advance, especially during the summer, on holidays and weekends.
Other things to note
While this truck camper is capable of going pretty much anywhere, it takes extensive off-roading skills to do so. Therefore, this truck camper is limited to EASY/BEGINNER rated off-road trails ONLY. It is not allowed on moderate/intermediate and difficult/expert off-road trails. Basically, if a stock 4x4 cannot easily navigate it, you cannot go on it.
Also, by law, this truck camper cannot cross any international borders, including Mexico and Canada.
Don't worry, there are thousands of miles of truck trails, Forest Service and BLM roads in the Southwest where you can enjoy secluded camping and beautiful views all to yourselves. Not sure where to go? Just ask us and we’ll show you.