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  • Why Truck Campers Are the New Full-Time Rigs

    Why Truck Campers Are the New Full-Time Rigs

    More people than ever are choosing to live full-time on the road, whether it’s a gap year from college or a retirement plan. Choosing this lifestyle is free, full of opportunities, and embracing every adventure life throws us. It’s been a little over a decade since ‘vanlife’ and ‘living on the road’ resurfaced in popularity, and now we are seeing another shift in this lifestyle. Many who have been full-time for numerous years are trading in their vehicles. Vanlifers are selling their vans and upgrading to rigs with more accessibility and versatility. We’re unsure what this new lifestyle is called since ‘vanlife’ no longer quite fits – riglife, maybe? Either way, we love the transition! Why Vanlifers are Switching to Read More…

  • <strong>9 Best National Parks to Visit in The Fall</strong>

    9 Best National Parks to Visit in The Fall

    1. Yellowstone  If you want to see wildlife, Old Faithful, or Grand Prismatic Spring without crowds, October is the perfect time to visit. During peak tourist season in the summer, parking lines for sites like Grand Prismatic can stretch a mile down the road. Wildlife will be hard to stop for (since everyone will already be fighting for parking spots), and nearby towns will be quiet and calm. Better yet, wildlife flourishes in the fall in Yellowstone. Late summer is the worst time to visit for wildlife, but many species, including bison, grizzly bears, and elk, come down from high tundra mountains to lower Yellowstone valleys in the fall in preparation for winter, making it the perfect time to visit. Read More…

  • Six Best Ghost Towns in the United States

    There are dozens of ghost towns across the country, from deep Appalachia to the remote Death Valley Desert. Some of the towns are preserved & maintained by government agencies such as the National Park Service, while some are left completely abandoned, where only a few buildings but many ghost stories remain. Many travelers, from urban explorers to historians, explore ghost towns. Some are tourist towns, some so remote one must cross three rivers to reach the destination. All are unique and hold their spot in American history. And in true Four Wheel Camper style, we had to make sure some of the ghost towns mentioned are 4×4 only! So pack up your truck camper and enjoy the ride to the Read More…

  • Best Rivers to Fly Fish in The United States

    Best Rivers to Fly Fish in The United States

    Many of those in our 4×4 camper community love to pack their fishing gear on trips. Lucky for us, there are an unbelievable number of great fly fishing spots in the United States, from lake fishing in the Midwest to fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains. If you’re an avid fisherman who is looking for the best place to set up camp and cast your fly fishing pole for a few days, we’ve curated a list of the best rivers to fly fish in the United States!  Best Rivers to Fly Fish In the U.S. 1. Clark Fork River, Montana The Clark Fork River is a section of the Columbia River and spans 310 miles between Idaho and Montana. The Read More…

  • What to See Along Route 66: Complete Road Trip Guide

    What to See Along Route 66: Complete Road Trip Guide

    Nearly everyone has heard of the classic road trip adventure along Route 66, which stretches over 2,400 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica. Along the way, there’s a little bit of everything, from funky roadside attractions to beautiful natural wonders.  Planning what to see along Route 66 can be one of the most difficult parts, as stopping for every attraction along the way will turn a long journey into and forever journey. There’s just too much to do!  Many of those who do Route 66 also don’t like lugging big RVs or trailers through the route. It starts in downtown Chicago and ends near LA, after all! But it’s a perfect option for our truck camper family in Four Wheel Read More…

  • Things to Know Before Hitting the Road Full Time

    Things to Know Before Hitting the Road Full Time

    Embarking on a full-time adventure on the open road is a dream for many. It offers the freedom to explore breathtaking landscapes, complete freedom, and create unforgettable memories. If you’re considering going full-time and want to know the essentials before hitting the road, we’re here to help! Here is everything you need know before hitting the road full-time in your truck camper or van: Choosing Your Rig One of the most crucial decisions you’ll make is selecting the perfect rig for your adventure. These days full-timers use a variety of setups in order to live on the road full-time, and the rig you choose will have a drastic impact on what you do.  Pop-up truck campers are lightweight and provide Read More…

  • The Most Affordable 4×4 Camper: The Project M Topper Camper

    The Most Affordable 4×4 Camper: The Project M Topper Camper

    Embarking on off-road adventures and exploring remote destinations has never been more accessible than with a lightweight camper. In this article, we’ll delve into the world of the Project M, our most affordable pop-up truck camper that combines affordability, durability, and versatility. We’ll explore how its lightweight design provides increased access to campsites, trails, and roads, making it the perfect companion for your outdoor adventures big and small. We love this setup, and we hope you do, too! Why We Love the Project M as a 4×4 Camper Like the slide-in campers, the Project M is cab-over truck camper. It is a game-changer in the realm of lightweight campers. Built for the rugged demands of off-road exploration, it strikes the Read More…

  • Safety Tips When Camping in Bear Country

    Safety Tips When Camping in Bear Country

    Bears are wonderful creatures, but they are also mighty creatures. Camping in bear country is just part of life, and you’ll most likely experience it at least once, as at least 40 U.S. states are home to black bears.  Before setting up camp and grilling steaks for dinner, it’s important to understand bear safety, such as food storage, leave no trace principles, and the importance of carrying bear spray. Safety Tips When Camping in Bear Country Understanding the Difference: Black Bears vs. Brown Bears Black Bears: Black bears are the most common species of bear in North America. Despite their name, their fur color can vary from black to brown, cinnamon, or even blonde, meaning they are often mistaken for Read More…

  • Most Scenic Campsites in Arizona 

    Most Scenic Campsites in Arizona 

    Are you ready for an epic camping adventure in Arizona? With your slide-in truck camper or pop-up truck topper, you can explore some of the most scenic and remote campsites that this beautiful state has to offer. From red desert landscapes to rugged mountains, Arizona has something for every nature lover. In the piece, we’re detailing some of our favorite scenic campsites in the state, from easily accessible & maintained campsites to 4×4 routes with a little extra spice.  Here are seven must-visit campsites that will leave you in awe: 1. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Nestled in the southwestern corner of Arizona, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a pristine desert oasis that can only be accessed via four-wheel Read More…

  • Overlanding vs. Off-Roading: What’s The Difference?

    Overlanding vs. Off-Roading: What’s The Difference?

    Overlanding and off-roading are often used interchangeably, but they are actually very different activities! They do have some similarities, but many of those who purchase our pop up truck campers are interested specifically in overlanding. If you are just getting into the hobby of overlanding and wondering how it differs, here is our full guide when it comes to overlanding vs. off-roading. What is Overlanding? Overlanding is a form of self-reliant, long-distance travel that involves exploring remote areas and traversing rugged terrains in a truck camper or equipped rig that can handle 4×4 roads or rough terrain. We have an entire blog post dedicated to the best overlanding routes in the United States that you can find here. With overlanding, Read More…

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