This Nissan Frontier Outpost Camper Truck is a Shockingly Affordable Overlanding Rig

May 3rd, 2021 by

It’s way less pricey than some of the other tent-equipped 4x4s we’ve seen. Earlier this year we brought you news of the TruckHouse BCT Toyota Tacoma overlanding rig. The carbon-fiber clad, go-anywhere, do-anything home on wheels looked sweet, but the Toyota-based project also costs a ridiculous sum of money. If you want to bash some…

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Hey, look! It’s a Free Bird.

October 22nd, 2020 by

While on a walk in the Happy Valley neighborhood, I spotted a rare bird. The Free Bird from Caravan Outfitters is a very cool camper van that we got to try out on a trip through Oregon a couple of years ago. We loved it. The vehicle is unique for a few reasons. The build-out…

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This $67,511 pop-top camper van built in a 2020 Mercedes-Benz minivan has two separate beds

Washington-based Caravan Outfitters has unveiled a five-passenger camper van built on a 2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van for $67,511. The conversion company was founded in 2015 by the co-owners of Campbell Auto Group, brothers Kurt and Craig Campbell. The company’s first van build, the Free Bird, can hold up to two passengers and comes with…

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This Mercedes Camper Van Is Your Perfect Gateway Into #VanLife

Dive into the online world of camper vans, and it’s easy to find yourself lost in an endless feed of high-end, super-opulent rigs. But as much as we all dream of luxurious vans decked out like Brooklyn apartments and off-road RVs as large as houses and as capable as military transports, you don’t need nearly…

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Backroad Camper Van Cheaper Than Metris Weekender, But Offers More

May 20th, 2020 by

And it’s available right now. Earlier this year, Mercedes unveiled its first factory-offered pop-up camper for the United States – the Metris Weekender. It isn’t available here yet, but for those wanting some Mercedes luxury on their next camping trip, they can look to the Caravan Outfitter Backroad camper van instead. It, too, uses a…

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Flexible Backroad camper van beats Mercedes Weekender launch and price

May 14th, 2020 by

Those waiting for Mercedes to launch its all-new Weekender pop-up camper van need not wait for a four-sleeper Metris pop-top if they don’t want to. Washington’s Caravan Outfitter isn’t a major automaker recognized the world over, but its Backroad camper van is every bit as efficient and versatile as Mercedes’ own camper. And the Backroad…

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Six Reasons Why We Love the Freebird

August 4th, 2019 by

You’ve gotta love a recreational vehicle that drives like a car. That’s exactly what you get with the Freebird, a product offered by Campbell Nissan of Edmonds, just north of Seattle. For anyone who wants to keep things simple, the Freebird is fantastic. Built on the compact Nissan NV200 chassis, it offers many advantages over…

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9 Lessons We Learned Living In A Van For 10 Days

August 4th, 2019 by

Earlier this June, Berty and I went on a road trip down the Pacific Coast living in a van for 10 days. Some highlights included exploring the Oregon Coast, Point Reyes National Seashore, exploring Yosemite National Park, and visiting the Painted Hills. We worked with a new camper van company called Caravan Outfitter, which converts…

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Free Bird Review From Tom and Linda

August 4th, 2019 by

Meet Tom & Linda Roe, with their Free Bird! They are our first customer to purchase this amazing small campervan. They first saw it on the ‘Everett Home & Garden Show’ and fell in love with it instantly. This was exactly the type of camper van they had been searching for. And they love the…

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Free Bird Adventure with Leslie & John!!

August 4th, 2019 by

Meet Leslie & John. They love everything outdoors and are constantly in search of the best bites. Leslie Kelly is a former food writer for various newspapers and currently, she writes for The Spokesman-Review. Leslie & John recently sold their home and are hitting the road, exploring America. They have always wanted to try something…

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