Sarah and I were lucky enough to talk Marc Wassmann, owner of XPCamper, into letting us borrow his Tacoma V2 Prototype camper build for a few days of overland backcountry exploring. He wanted feedback on layout, ride and the ergonomics of all the integrated systems. We are always on the lookout for the next adventuremobile and really love the concept behind this rig. We managed to squeeze a few days out of our busy summer event and travel schedule to get out into the California backcountry for 2 days in the V2. Our loop started in Nevada City, went up near Bowman Lake and looped back through Alleghany before getting back to the XPCamper factory in Grass Valley. The route was mostly narrow dirt and gravel roads that would be passable by most high clearance 4×4 vehicles. The Tacoma V2 build held up to our abuse well and we had a blast. Sarah and I are both looking forward to getting back to this region to explore again soon. Check out my full XPCamper V2 review HERE. I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.
A huge thank you to the new DeLorme inReach SE for allowing us to track our route and for the security in knowing that we could reach out for help, even while out of cell reception. This device is the future of backcountry travel!