On session 5 of the Overland Roundtable, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various camp setups that are popular amongst overland travelers. The rooftop tend is a trendy, and expensive, accessory but it may not be right for you. The ground tent is widely accessible but has some characteristics that may not be well suited a long trips or wet environments. We had the pleasure of having Matt Henwood from Main Line Overland join us to discuss his expertise with Four Wheel pop-up campers. Four Wheel Campers slide into a pickup bed and transform your truck into an offroad ready camper with all the creature comforts you can imagine.
Guest Panelist: Matt Henwood from Main Line Overland
Matt Henwood serves as MLO's President, and has a deep passion for overlanding since it blends two loves: motor sports and the great outdoors. An SCCA enduro race driver, off-road rally enthusiast, and motorcyclist, Matt also enjoys rowing, hunting, fly fishing, hiking with his wife Kristen and their dog Gunner, and exploring new areas of the world whenever possible. Expeditions in various modes of travel include: Utah, Colorado, Vermont, Maine, Alaska, British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Alberta, New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Iceland, Europe, and South Africa. He has a rich automotive background, from restoring English classics, German sports cars, and American hot rods, to classic and modern 4×4s and motorcycles. He's also an experienced welder and fabricator of many of MLO’s custom products. Matt holds an MBA in marketing.
Matt works closely with customers to help make their overland dream vehicles come to life, and is also in charge of Four Wheel Campers and Adventure Trailers sales for MLO. In addition Matt also heads up planning for the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival, which is hosted by MLO.
Dan Cole: Dan explores in his 1999 Jeep Cherokee 2dr and 2007 GMC Yukon XL. Find Dan at www.the4x4podcast.com and also: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/the4x4podcast
Taylor Adney: 1993 Toyota 4runner, outfitted for overland travel. Part of a group called “The Overland Adventures” which can be found on:
Brandon Libby: Brandon Libby: Drives a 2 door JK Wrangler and a 2013 Pro4x Nissan Xterra. Has been into off-roading and overlanding for about 5 years. Contact Brandon at expeditionportal.com and search Brandon Libby. Also on Google+, Facebook, Twitter all under the same name.
Alex Garner: 1999 Nissan Patrol, has been an overlander most of his life. Runs the Intents Offroad blog which can be found at intentsoffroad.com and on:
Watch the full video of the session here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht1zm-xHHkg