Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The Super Camper Survives Baja

Those of you who are familiar with this blog know that we started building The Super Camper in 2004. By the end of 2006 it was finished and made it's maiden voyage to Baja. On it's second journey over the border it was broadsided by another truck and nearly totaled (see the second video clip embedded in this post for that story). Finally at the very end of 2009, The Super Camper returned to Baja and completed the mission successfully. Check out a few clips from the adventure.

Music: The Mother Hips
Camper POV and longboard footage shot with the GoPro HD cam

Back in 2006, ten hours into a 14 hour drive we were hit in the side by an oncoming truck.
Our vacation that had just begun was suddenly cut short and we spent the next two nights in a junkyard.


Chris said...

Good to see the Super Camper is back on the road! Where are those sweet rights at?

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Anonymous said...


I have been reading through your build, and it is GREAT! So sorry that your blog has been inundated with moronic advert's, but still I have VERY MUCH enjoyed reading your blog.

Holy, I had actually read about you a few years back, due to inspiration you were to several young girls, and thought...Cool. Ironic to find a link to your page on Expedition Portal.

Ryan, My wife and I have been pondering exactly what we would want to do for our own overland camper, and I just want to tell you that I have learned a lot from your blog. that nida-core sure looks like a nice way to go. If you are willing, it would be great to get some feedback on how you feel about the product now, and how it does on very cold nights. We live in Utah, and spend time in very cold parts of the country often. Planning a trip to Alaska once we get our camper done.

GREAT Design, Great camper! Thanks again for sharing, and hope you have many many happy trials ahead of you.

If you two are still on Expedition portal could you contact me via "Ford Prefect" I would be grateful to ask a few questions of you.


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Alex said...

Also, if anyone knows if there is an all inclusive tune up kit I could buy. Plus, where do I find the cheapest parts on-line or yard for original/after market parts (ie: distributor, cam, headers, intake, exhaust, plugs, wires, carburetor, bla, bla, bla)? Anyones advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you! I got the thing for $500!! ^.^ Orange and white, I'm pretty stoked!

Rick said...

Out surfing the web this evening, looking at pictures of home made campers and stumbled into your blog. Very good.

Rick Angelini
East Haven, Ct.

Anonymous said...

I got totally sucked into the build and the trips... but I made it all the way here to January 2010... yay.

What a cool camper!

I hope ya'll keep enjoying it.

Thanks for sharing the adventures with the rest of us.