Truck Camper Adventure to Attend Overland Expo 2017 WEST!

Truck Camper Adventure is proud to announce that we’ll be attending the 2017 Overland Expo WEST in Flagstaff, Arizona. The event will run from May 12-14, 2017. This will be the fourth time that Truck Camper Adventure will cover the show.

This year’s show will be held at a brand new venue—Fort Tuthill Fairgrounds, just a few minutes south of Flagstaff off Interstate 17. Surrounded by tall ponderosa pines, the venue offers all-weather access with plenty of pavement and parking, grandstands, a large stage and pavilion, and a large building for social hours. Camping is plentiful in and around the venue with an organized campground with room for 1,000 units onsite. There is also unlimited boondocking in the adjacent Coconino National Forest at 7,800 feet.

The Overland Expo is designed to inspire and motivate attendees to see the world through educational classes and workshops and a trade show featuring an amazing variety of campers, overland vehicles, and outdoor products. It’s the most popular overlanding show in the Western Hemisphere, and the most unique show of its kind in the world. Its sister show, Overland Expo EAST, is held each October in North Carolina, at the world-famous Biltmore Estate. Organizers are expecting over 10,000 visitors at this year’s event.

This year BF Goodrich tires and Four Wheel Campers, along with Land Rover, 7P International,
RawHyde Adventures, and BMW motorcycles, will be the top sponsors. They will be hosting an array of activities ranging from a custom instructional driving course built and staffed by the world-famous Land Rover driver team and an “Adventure Motorcycle Village” with a teaching arena and riding course.

Highlights of last year’s show included:

  • 255 exhibitors, authors, videographers, VIP travelers, and feature vehicles
  • 190 classes, programs, films, demos
  • 462 session-hours of programming
  • 160 presenters, instructors, and VIPs
  • 95 staff members and volunteers
  • 10,000+ total people onsite from around the world during the weekend
  • 550 Overland Experience package attendees
  • Attendees from as far away as Australia, Denmark, Argentina, China, and South Africa.
  • Attendees from many U.S. states and nearly all Canadian provinces.

Exhibitors this year will include Lance Campers, BundutecUSA, Four Wheel Campers, Hallmark Campers, and Hellwig. BFGoodrich, Sportsmobile, ARB-USA, Global Xpedition Vehicles, EarthRoamer, American Expedition Vehicles, Jeep and Ram will be there, too. Over 250 makers of equipment, camping gear, vehicles, as well as providers of services and travel resources and authors and filmmakers will be at this year’s show.

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Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure Magazine. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a truck camper and Jeep enthusiast, and has owned and restored several Airstream travel trailers. He enjoys college football, hiking, travel, off-roading, photography, and fishing. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years and now works as a project manager for a major banking and security firm. He also does some RV consulting and RV inspections on the side.